Rockestra to feature songs covering 50-year span
“With the lights out, it’s less dangerous
Here we are now, entertain us
I feel stupid and contagious
Here we are now, entertain us ...” — Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
A heavy dose of entertainment is what you can expect at the next GJ Rockestra concert, set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Robinson Theatre in the Moss Performing Arts Center at Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St.
Hits from the ‘50s to the ‘90s, including Elvis’ “Jailhouse Rock” and “Love Me Tender,” Bonnie Raitt’s “Something to Talk About” and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” will be performed.
Songs by Chuck Berry and Bobby Darin will kick off the ‘50s tunes, followed by highlights from the Beatles and The Rolling Stones from the ‘60s.
If the ‘70s were more your style, listen for some Lynyrd Skynyrd and Eagles. Tunes from Rush, Toto and Poison will be in the spotlight for the ‘80s, and the Spin Doctors and Santana will round out rockin’ picks from the ‘90s.
GJ Rocketstra features Scott Davis on guitar; Scot Bingham, bass; Doug Morrow, keyboard; and Darin Kamstra, on drums, along with members from the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and Western Colorado Jazz Orchestra and vocalists Katie Walters, Toni Lombardi and Rich Lyon.
Tickets are $20 and $25 and can be purchased at gjsymphony.org, by calling the symphony office at 243-6787 or at the office, 225 N. Fifth St., Suite 120.
Beer from Breckenridge Brewery and wine from Grande River Vineyards will be available for purchase before the concert and during intermission.
Go to gjsymphony.org or call 243-6787 for information.