Head to Gateway for music and BBQ
If you know you’ll want to end the summer music season with an out-of-town adventure, keep the Gateway Canyons BBQ and Blues festival at the Gateway Canyons Resort in mind.
“Blues and barbecue always go well together,” said Kindra Mazurek, sales and marketing manager for Gateway Canyons Resort.
The Hazel Miller Band — which headlined at the Grand Junction Art and Jazz Festival and will be one of the Hear it Through the Grapevine artists this year — will be the final act Sept. 3, culminating a day that includes a blues band from St. Louis and three other front range blues groups. A fireworks show during intermission of the final act is also scheduled to give one final blast of summer.
About 800 to 1,000 people attend the concert and Gateway Canyons Resort, which is generally sold out of room during the festival. There is some camping available that do reauire reservations.
In addition to barbecue and music, there will also be artisans, craftsmen and assorted food vendors throughout the day.
Partial proceeds of the festival will benefit the Wounded Warriors Sons and Daughters of America this year.
Gates for the festival open at noon on the day of the event, and the first act will take the stage at 2 p.m.
Tickets go on sale at City Market locations on Aug. 1 and are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate.