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Rock ‘n’ roll hits on display at GJ Rockestra

By Ann Wright

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 ...


Music Scene: Los Lobos and other area shows for Aug. 11–17

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Legendary East Los Angeles band Los Lobos began in a garage in 1973. More than 40 years later, Los Lobos continues to perform its unique blend of music, once described by longtime drummer Louis Perez as “the soundtrack of the ...


Not much for small talk, McMurtry speaks through music

By Rock Cesario

James McMurtry, one of my favorite singer-songwriters, is playing at the Mesa Theater at 8 p.m. Thursday. Before that performance, James has graciously agreed to an in-store performance at Triple Play Records at 6 p.m., followed by a short ...


Music Scene: The Newsboys and other area shows for Aug. 4–10

By Tammy Gemaehlich

The Christian band The Newsboys was founded in Australia more than 30 years ago and is still going strong today. The Newsboys will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, at The Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park, 925 Struthers Ave. It was in 1985 ...


Mark Wills to play with John Berry at Amphitheater at Las Colonias

By Ann Wright

Mark Wills hit it hot in country music in the late ‘90s. In 1998, he was the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Male Vocalist and a number of chart-climbing songs to his name: “Jacob’s Ladder,” “Places ...


Music Scene: We McDonald and other area shows for July 28–Aug. 3

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Not one ... not two ... not three, but all four chairs turned when 17-year-old Wé McDonald performed “Feeling Good” during the blind auditions for Season 11 of “The Voice” last year. The Harlem, New York-born ...


Music Scene: Kalinec and KJ and other area shows for July 21–27

By Tammy Gemaehlich

A happenstance meeting about four years ago brought together two singer/songwriters who now tour the country as a duo billed Kalinec & KJ. Brian Kalinec of Texas and KJ Reimensnyder-Wagner of Pennsylvania will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, ...

Entertainment Calendar: July 21–27

By Staff

FRIDAY, JULY 21 CALEB DEAN BAND, 8–11 p.m., Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, IF I FAIL CD RELEASE, 8 p.m., Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., pop rock/pop punk from Denver, with Fox Lake, This Foul Year, The ...


NightVision 2017: ‘God is in Control’ Christian music festival draws thousands to Olathe

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Multi-award winning headliners Matthew West and Steven Curtis Chapman will perform at the annual NightVision 2017 that draws thousands to Olathe for two days packed with Christian music and speakers. “God is in Control” is the ...


Music Scene: Leo Kottke and other area shows for July 14–20

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Guitar master Leo Kottke will bring his acoustic show to Grand Junction at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St. The native of Athens, Georgia, lived in 12 different states and “absorbed a variety of musical ...

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