Music always a hit at farmers market

Although Bobby Walker lives in Grand Junction, he spends most of his time on the road, simply because there aren’t as many places to play his style of music. Look for him at the American National; Bank Downtown Farmers Market on June 16.



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Although Bobby Walker lives in Grand Junction, he spends most of his time on the road, simply because there aren’t as many places to play his style of music. Look for him at the American National; Bank Downtown Farmers Market on June 16.

QUICKREAD

American National Bank Dowtown Farmers Market Schedule
June 9, 2011
Fourth and Main Street Vintage Voltage
Fifth and Main Street Record Setter DJ’s
Sixth and Main Street Huey
Seventh and Main Street Ric Gaines
June 16, 2011
Fourth and Main Street Stolen Base
Fifth and Main Street Sultan’s Pride Middle Eastern Dance Troupe
Fifth and Main Street Mark Berenson
Sixth and Main Street Honey Don’t Duo
Seventh and Main Street Bobby Walker
June 23, 2011
Fourth and Main Street Barbershop Chorus
Fifth and Main Street We Be Jazz’ with Boo Hargis
Sixth and Main Street Tony Rossario
Seventh and Main Street Record Setter DJ’s
June 30, 2011
Fourth and Main Street Jack + Jill Band
Fifth and Main Street American Song Classic Tribute
Sixth and Main Street Carlos Rivera
Seventh and Main Street Ron Koss
July 7, 2011          
Fourth and Main Street Michael Meadows
Fourth and Main Street Sultan’s Pride Middle Eastern
Fifth and Main Street Hard Pressed
Sixth and Main Street Donny Johnson & Dawni Johnson
Seventh and Main Street Ken Dravis
July 14, 2011
Fourth and Main Street Instigators
Fifth and Main Street Bobby Walker
Sixth and Main Street Kenny Brent
Seventh and Main Street David & Tamara Hauze
July 21, 2011
Fourth and Main Street Chris Laterzo Band
Fifth and Main Street Hallelujah Band
Sixth and Main Street Record Setter DJ’s
Seventh and Main Street Huey
July 28, 2011
Fourth and Main Street Desert Flyer Band
Fifth and Main Street Jack + Jill Duo
Sixth and Main Street Russ Chapman
Seventh and Main Street Acoustic Pop
Aug. 4, 2011
Fourth and Main Street Roundabout
Fifth and Main Street The Snap Dragons
Sixth and Main Street Sultan’s Pride
Sixth and Main Street Howard Berkman
Seventh and Main Street Carlos Rivera
Aug. 11, 2011
Fourth and Main Street Record Setter DJ’s
Fourth and Main Street Fido Follies
Fifth and Main Street Morgan Crouse
Fifth and Main Street Grand Mesa Pipes & Drums
Sixth and Main Street Say Cheeze
Sixth and Main Street Boyd Family, Sisters Boyd
Seventh and Main Street Chris Laterzo
Aug. 18, 2011
Fourth and Main Street Desert Moon
Fourth and Main Street Ric Gaines
Sixth and Main Street Grand Junction Symphony
Seventh and Main Street Joel Rodney
Aug. 25, 2011
Fourth and Main Street The Thomasina Brown Project
Fifth and Main Street Record Setter DJ’s
Sixth and Main Street Vibhas Kendria
Seventh and Main Street Honey Don’t Duo
Sept. 1, 2011
Fourth and Main Street Project Groove
Fifth and Main Street Hallalujah Band
Sixth and Main Street D & G (Donny & Glenn)
Seventh and Main Street Shea Bramer & Kellen Michael
Sept. 8, 2011
Fourth and Main Street Flat Top Reed
Sixth and Main Street Manny Toro
Seventh and Main Street Steve William
Sept. 15, 2011
Fourth and Main StreetGoodman Band
Fifth and Main Street Bob Alster
Fifth and Main Street Sultan’s Pride Middle Eastern Dance Troupe
Sixth and Main Street Grand Junction Symphony
Seventh and Main Street Record Setter DJ’s



The American National Bank Downtown Farmers Market Thursday nights in Grand Junction is one of the best entertainment values and venues in the Grand Valley.

Where else can you see multiple local bands, dance troupes and performers, mingle with friends and family and enjoy world-class art, all for free? Add dinner at one of the many downtown restaurants or street vendors and you’ve got the makings of a great date night.

With all the entertainment and people watching available, don’t forget it’s a farmers market — the perfect place to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables that are in-season.

The downtown construction project will be finished in time for the first farmers market, giving it a fresh look to the downtown area.

“We are ending four years of downtown construction,” said Kathy Dirks, marketing manager for the Downtown Development Authority. “We’ve got kid-friendly features on the street and we want people to come and hang out.”

With live performances on four different street corners each week, there’s a good chance your favorite band will be performing at the market at least once this summer.

There’s a good variety of sounds, too, with the Barbershop Chorus scheduled in June, country rockers Desert Moon in August, Jack+Jill in June and July and plenty of other musicians playing many different genres. Not to mention the belly dancers.

It’s fun, it’s free and it’s a great opportunity to support local musicians.

There is no fee for the farmers market, however its a good idea to keep your wallet handy to purchase some of the Grand Valley’s finest produce as well as experience some of downtown’s finest restaurants.
Focus on Bobby Walker
Local bluesman Bobby Walker will play at the Downtown Farmers’ Market in June. He’ll be playing at the Downtown Farmers Market twice this summer, once in June and once in July.

“I love playing those farmers’ markets,” Walker said. “It’s my favorite gig there.”
Walker has been on the road, touring through Europe with Eddy Turner. He estimates that he’s gone about 200 days per year, which means he appreciates the opportunity to play a gig at home every once in a while.

“You get to an audience you don’t normally see,” Walker said about the downtown market. “All kinds of diversity you don’t see anywhere else.”

When he plays solo, Walker does it all, playing the guitar while using his feet to play the drums.

“People seem to enjoy it,” he says about his one-man act. “When I’m not out doing the Bobby Walker thing, I’m out playing drums with other people.”

When he’s playing to a diverse crowd, Walker tries to do a diverse set. He’s equally at home playing Johnny Winter, Robert Johnson or Merle Haggard.

“I’ve even got songs for the over-70 crowd,” he says.
Look for Bobby Walker at the farmers market downtown on June 16 and July 14.

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