Music scene: Week of May 7, 2010


Other music events in the area:

• Nashville ##### with Green Jelly and Psychostick, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., Friday, May 7, 9 p.m., $15, ages 18 plus, 241-1717.

• Mesa State College Wind Symphony, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, 1231 N. 12th St., Friday, May 7, 7:30 p.m., 248-1604.

• Riders in the Sky, Western cowboy music, Delta-Montrose Community Concert Association, Delta Center for the Performing Arts and Education, 822 Grand Ave., Delta, Friday, May 7, 7:30 p.m., $20 adults, $5 students; concert free with purchase of a 2010–11 season ticket, 921-2142, 835-4480, 249-9154.

• The Pineapple Crackers, island rock/reggae, Lounge 743, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, Friday, May 7, 8 p.m., ages 21 plus, 241-8888.

• Downtown Grand Junction Art and Jazz Festival, Main Street, main stage at Sixth and Main streets. Friday, May, 7: Grand Junction High School Jazz Band, 4 p.m.; Jason Runnells, 6 p.m.; Hazel Miller, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 8: Fruita Monument High School Jazz Band, noon; ZARO, 2 p.m.; Aakash Mittal Quartet, 4 p.m.; Onda, 6 p.m.; Lipbone Redding and The Lipbone Orchestra, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 9: Bobby Walker Gospel, 10 a.m.; Influx, noon; Walt Smith and Friends, 2 p.m.; 245-9697.

• Valley Youth Orchestra 2010 Spring Concert, Wright Opera Housem, Ouray, Friday, May 7, 7 p.m., $4, ages under 12 free, 252-0552,

• Stray Grass, Palisade Brewery, 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, Friday, May 7, 7 p.m., $3, 464-7257.

• Bobby Walker, rock and funk, Boomers, 436 Main St., Friday, May 7, 9 p.m., $7, 248-9022.

• Instagators, Quincy Bar, 609 Main St., Friday, May 7, 9:30 p.m., 242-9633.

• Mother’s Day Concert, Symphony in the Valley with winners of the 2010 Young Artists Concerto Competition. Saturday, May 8: Rifle High School, 1350 Prefontaine Ave., Rifle, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 9: Glenwood Springs High School, 1340 Pitkin Ave., Glenwood Springs, 4 p.m. $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 youth, $30 families, 945-4490,

• Desert Moon, country rock, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., Saturday, May 8, 7 p.m., 242-7253.

• Steel Tigers of Death from Seattle with Neutralboy and Heavy Drags, Tenacious Brothers Pub, 118 S. Seventh St., Saturday, May 8, 10 p.m., $5, ages 21 plus, 589-6229.

• Vintage Voltage, ‘60s and ‘70s psychedelic rock and blues, Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Palisade, Saturday, May 8, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.,, 464-5449.

• School’s Out! Rock Out! featuring music students ages 12–18 from Hill Street Music Studios/Grand Junction Parks and Recreation, Lincoln Park Barn, Saturday, May 8, 7 p.m., with Jones/Adams Duo, Invisible Monsters Crowbar, New Revolution, The Deceived, Broken Throne, The Problem, advance tickets $5 at Hart Music, 417 Main St., $7 at the door, all ages.

• Ralph Dinosaur, classic rock, Boomers, 436 Main St., Saturday, May 8, 9 p.m., $7, 248-9022.

• Flat Top Reed, roots and blues, Bub’s Field Sports Pub and Grille, 715 Horizon Drive, Saturday, May 8, 7–11 p.m., 243-2827.

• Tim Brown, Enzo’s Pizeria and Italian Cafe, 759 Horizon Drive, Saturday, May 8, 8–10 p.m., 255-8500.

• Zac Grant and Friends, unplugged, Americana rock, Lounge 743, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, Wednesday, May 12, 8 p.m., ages 21 plus, 241-8888.

• An Evening of Chamber Music, musicians of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra perform in small ensemble groups, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Mesa State College, Thursday, May 13, 7:30 p.m., $20 adults, $5 students, benefits Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, tickets at, 243-6787.


Ragtime, flapper-era radio ditties and acoustic guitar performed by a master in a stage show that gravitates between vaudeville and performance art is what audiences can expect from Leon Redbone.

For more than 30 years, Redbone has performed in his “iconic guise of white fedora, jacket and sunglasses,” and has been thoroughly satirized — specifically, the “Leon Redbone Workout” Far Side cartoon.

His artist bio notes that Redbone made his network debut on “Saturday Night Live” in 1976 where he showcased his indelible version of “Walkin’ Stick.”

He has continued his love affair with tunes from the turn-of-the-century (20th), flapper-era radio ditties, Depression-spawned ragtime and World War II folk-jazz.

Redbone has more than 15 albums and provided the TV title tunes to “Mr. Belvedere” and “Harry and the Hendersons.” He had a guest role as a “quixotic guitar-wielding guardian to the character Corky on ABC’s critically acclaimed series ‘Life Goes On.’ “

On the big screen, he appeared as a wise, animated snowman opposite Will Ferrell in “Elf,” singing the movie’s theme song, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” with Zooey Deschanel. Redbone has done beer jingles, too. Does “this Bud’s for you” sound familiar?

Redbone will perform with special guest The A-1 Man Sircus Sideshow in Grand Junction on Friday, May 7, at the Roper Music Ballroom, 130 N. Fifth St.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the show is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for general admission, and only 190 tickets will be sold. Tickets can be purchased at City Market stores in Grand Junction, Roper Music, Triple Play and Back Porch Music.

For more information, call 243-8497 or go to


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