Rockestra, classic autos a good fit

If you’re born to be wild, then the second annual Rocker Ball is for you.

With a rockin’ assortment of ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s tunes performed by the Grand Junction Rockestra, this event with the theme “Born to be Wild” is set for Saturday, June 8, at Allen Unique Autos, 2285 River Road.

The Rocker Ball will begin with a cash bar at 5:30 p.m. and the opportunity to view the cars in the Allen Auto Museum. Pre-concert music will be by Tony Rosario. A buffet dinner will be catered by Cowboy & The Rose and the Enstrom Candies ice cream trailer will have desserts for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to the Grand Junction Symphony, of which GJ Rockestra is a complementary group.

Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild” will open the concert at 7:30 p.m.

“Drawing from the auto museum atmosphere, many of the tunes for the evening are themed around cars and the open road,” a news release said.

Audiences will groove to Foghat’s “Slow Ride,” Wilson Pickett’s “Mustang Sally,” Aretha Franklin’s “Freeway of Love,” Prince’s “Little Red Corvette,” AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” and many more.

During intermission, there will be games and contests including a centerpiece silent auction and a “Dress as Your Favorite Rocker” costume contest.

Tickets to the event cost $65 per person and can be purchased at gjsymphony.org, by calling 243-6787 or at the symphony office, 225 N. Fifth St., Suite 120, in the Alpine Bank building.


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