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Music of life: What is the Soundtrack to Your Life?

By Melinda Mawdsley

What does music do for you? For some, it triggers emotions. It may help people get through a morning run or a weekend cleaning the house. Music can offer a distraction on long road trips or something to sing in the shower. But for many, ...


Music Scene: Nautical Nation, other local shows

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Nautical Nation has set sail on a coast-to-coast tour this summer and will stop in Grand Junction for some upcoming shows. The alternative rock band from Austin, Texas, plays at 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 13, at Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, ...


Stellar lineup for festival’s sixth year

By Tammy Gemaehlich

The sixth annual Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Festival is set to open with a stellar lineup of bluegrass acts, traditional and contemporary Americana music and a plethora of activities for festival-goers. The festival will fill Riverbend Park ...

Jefferson Starship to salute America in GJ

By Melinda Mawdsley

Longtime rock group Jefferson Starship will perform a free show titled “Salute to America” as a way to honor U.S. veterans, active military servicemen and women and their families. The concert is part of nonprofit Help ...

Exit 42 to open Grapevine series

By Tammy Gemaehlich

You heard it right. The Hear it Through the Grapevine Concert Series will begin Saturday, June 14, at Grande River Vineyards, 787 N. Elberta Ave., in Palisade. The concert series features a lineup of bands playing bluegrass to blues and ...


Interview with a tree: And thoughts from other year-round inhabitants of Country Jam ranch

By Melinda Mawdsley

Crickets were chirping, and we’re not talking about musician Joe Nichols’ “Crickets,” although songs off his 2013 album likely will be heard when he performs Thursday, June 19, at Major Mortgage Country Jam USA. No. ...


Music Scene: Tab Benoit and other shows for June 6–12

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Louisiana swamp rocker Tab Benoit will perform at the first Riverfront Concert Series of the season set for Thursday, June 12, at James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park, Fruita Section. Beniot’s bio at describes his 2011 ...

Music Scene: Zolopht and the Destroyers, other local shows

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Local mountain-reggae band, Zolopht and the Destroyers, will have a CD release party from 7–10 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St. There is no charge for the show. The CD, titled “pH Balanced,” ...

Thursday Night Concerts return to Fruita Civic Center

By Staff

Thursday evenings just got better with the return of the Thursday Night Concert Series at the Fruita Civic Center Park, 325 E. Aspen, in Fruita. All the concerts are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays from June 5 through Aug. 14. Take ...

Mural Jam adds array of individual events this year

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Chalk it up to popularity, but Mural Jam has added chalk art to this year’s event, which features aerosol paint competitions, as well as a skateboarding competition. Set for 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Westlake Skate Park, 325 ...

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