Rock ‘n’ roll hits on display at GJ Rockestra
Grand Junction Rockestra’s new season should leave fans in no doubt about genre.
“I Love Rock and Roll!” is the theme for the 2017–18 season featuring three concerts.
The first concert, titled “Let There Be ROCK!”, will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, outside on The Plaza at Colorado Mesa University.
The set list is “eclectic,” starting with AC/DC then skipping around from Kansas to Paul Simon to Cher, said Calvin Hofer, founder and director of Rockestra.
This concert is free to attend (take a chair or blanket), but for those wanting star treatment, there is the Stella VIP Tent that was popular at the outdoor concert last year, Hofer said.
VIP includes three drinks, hor d’oeuvres and preferred seating. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased at coloradomesa.edu/mosstickets or at the door.
Rockestra will follow its season-opening concert with “Women Who ROCK! at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St.
This concert will be held in collaboration with the 2017 Rocky Mountain Women’s Expo. Tickets should be available soon for this concert at monumentalevents.com, Hofer said.
The season’s third concert is titled “Ages of ROCK!” and will be at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at Robinson Theatre in CMU’s Moss Performing Arts Center.
That concert will cover rock ‘n’ roll hits starting in the ‘50s with Elvis, then The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and move through to the present, Hofer said.
All proceeds from Rockestra’s concerts go to the CMU music scholarship fund.
For information about the concerts and the group, go to Grand Junction Rockestra’s Facebook page.