Music Scene: Bryan White
Experience a memorable holiday concert with Grammy award-winning country artist Bryan White on Friday, Dec. 10, at the Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St.
His “A Night to Remember Christmas Tour” will take White to venues in Oklahoma, Georgia and Kansas. The show is described as a blend of yuletide favorites plus, a number of White’s greatest hits and songs from his recently released CD “Dustbowl Dreams.”
A native of Oklahoma, White was born and raised in Lawton/Fort Sill. His parents and grandparents were musicians and singers, playing various styles of music and providing him a diverse musical background. However, right out of high school White packed up his guitar, drum sticks, angst, dreams and $500 and headed to Nashville to pursue a career in country music.
He has charted 17 singles on Billboard’s Country Charts, had six No. 1 singles, two platinum records, and two gold records and has won a Grammy, a CMA Horizon Award, and an ACM Top Male Vocalist award.
His songwriting has helped several other artists earn notice — Sawyer Brown and Diamond Rio landed top five positions on the charts with songs co-written by White, and Wynonna, Joe Diffie, LeAnn Rimes and Lila McCann have recorded songs he co-wrote. White has appeared on “The Tonight Show,” “Late Night With David Letterman,” NBC’s “The Today Show” and “CBS This Morning.”
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show, with guests Andy Griggs and Gary Lear, is at 7:30. Tickets are $22 general admission and $35 reserved seats. Purchase tickets at http://www.ticketswest.com or call 866-464-2626.
Other music events in the area:
• Mesa View Elementary’s Holiday Concert and Principal Story Time, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 243-5113.
• Christmas by Candlelight, holiday concert presented by Valley Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Delta Performing Arts Center in Delta, 7:30 p.m Friday, Dec. 10; Montrose Pavilion in Montrose, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, $15 adults, $12 seniors, $5 ages 17 and younger, tickets at the door or purchase in advance at Clubb’s in Delta and Homer L. Sims Agency and DeVinny Jewelers in Montrose, 252-3610, http://www.valleysymphony.net.
• Chase Baumgartner, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, ages 21 plus, 241-8888.
• Donny Morales, Rockslide Brew Pub, 401 Main St., 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, ages 21 plus, 245-2111.
• Handel’s “Messiah,” presented by Western Colorado Chorale, Mesa State College Chamber Choir, Schumann Singers and Grand Junction Symphony Chorus, Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., Saturday, Dec. 11, Classical Conversation 6:30 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m., 243-6787, http://www.gjsymphony.org.
• Flobots, with guests, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, $18 advance, $20 day of the show, all ages, 241-1717.
• Kenney Ray and Friends, Horsefly Brew Co., 2320 E. Main St., Montrose, Saturday, Dec. 11, 249-6889.
• Rob “Chicken Fat” Mitchell, Enzo’s Pizzeria, 759 Horizon Drive., 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, all ages, 255-8500.
• David Faricy, Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 7 p.m Saturday, Dec. 11, 241-8686.
• King ‘N Trio, benefit concert for The Salvation Army’s toy drive, Roper Music Ballroom, 130 N. Fifth St., 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, $15 plus a toy, tickets at Bray Real Estate and Roper Music Store, 242-3647, 216-8279.
• Mesa State College Department of Music Holiday Concert, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, 1231 N. 12th St., 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, world-premiere with Gwyneth Walker, composer-in-residence, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students/children, 248-1604.
• Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus Holiday Concert, The Atrium, 3260 N. 12th St., 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, 242-2657.
• An International Christmas, Montrose Community Band’s eighth annual free Christmas concert, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Road, Montrose, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, 252-0918.
• Singer and keyboardist Sherry Ruble, Advent Mini-Concert, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Fifth and Palmer, in Delta, 12:10-12:55 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, 874-9485, 874-9489.
• Central High School Choirs Holiday Concert, Central High School Auditorium, 550 Warrior Way, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, $3 adults, $2 students or one canned or nonperishable food item per person to be donated to the food bank.
• Grand Junction Youth Jazz Ensemble and Redlands Middle School Eighth Grade Jazz Band, Moss Performing Art Center Recital Hall, Mesa State College, 1231 N. 12th St., 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 248-1088.
• Wagner’s “Die Walküre” in high-definition, encore presentation of the live opening night in Milan, Italy, Carmike Theater, 590 24 1/2 Road, Wednesday, Dec. 15, $25, 523-9605, highdesertopera.org.
• Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus Holiday Concert, Museum of Western Colorado, 462 Ute Ave., noon Thursday, Dec. 16, 242-2657.
• East Middle School Holiday Concert, with guests Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus, 830 Gunnison Ave., 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, 254-5020.