Quick Picks: June 23-24

Stray Grass Garry Tullio, Ted Shook, Byron Walcher, Tom Spehar and Alycia Vince

Photo by Gretel Daugherty—Grapevines fram the Colorado National Monument in this view from Two Rivers Winery.

Friday, June 23

One evening only

Celebrate life and resiliency through the “Expressions of Life Art Show.”

Original artwork, created by 14 artists who are part of Hilltop’s Life Adjustment Program, will be on display for one night only.

From 5:30–8 p.m. Friday at The Main Street Gallery, 412 Main St., you can see the art and meet the artists while enjoying refreshments.

Learn about the Life Adjustment Program for adults with traumatic brain injuries at htop.org.

Saturday, June 24

Listen up

Just in case you haven’t heard, the Hear It Through the Grapevines concert series ready to begin.

Each of the series’ five concerts is held at Grande River Vineyards, 787 N. Elberta Ave., and benefits a local nonprofit organization.

Stray Grass will lead off the series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in a concert to benefit the Roice-Hurst Humane Society. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets to this concert cost $15 in advance and can be purchased at Grande River Vineyards, Fisher’s Liquor Barn, Roper Music and granderiverwines.com. Tickets cost $20 at the gate.

Take a chair and a picnic, or plan to purchase food at the event. On this Friday, the food trucks Colorado Q and Michael Angelo’s Wood Fired Pizza will be at the event.

No outside beverages are allowed. Wine and soft drinks can be purchased and water is complimentary.

Here are the other upcoming concerts in the series. Each concert starts at 7:30 p.m., with gates opening at 6:30 p.m.:

■ July 8: Quemando plays a concert to benefit Child and Migrant Services. Tickets are $18 in advance, $24 at the gate. There will be homemade Mexican food to purchase.

■ July 15: Boogie Machine, benefits Homeward Bound of the Grand Valley. Tickets are $17 in advance, $23 at the gate. A local culinary program will grill burgers and hot dogs and make barbecue chicken sandwiches and more.

■ Aug. 5: Hazel Miller Band, benefits Mesa County Partners. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the gate. Food vendor TBA.

■ Aug. 23: R. Carlos Nakai Quartet, benefits The TANK Center for Sonic Arts. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the gate. Food vendor TBA.

For concert series information, go to granderiverwines.com.


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