Music Scene: Tyler Walker Band and other area shows for Dec. 6-12

Special to the Sentinel THE TYLER WALKER BAND

When Nashville country meets Colorado music elite, you can't help but produce an award-winning country band.

Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame's 2018 Band of the Year and five-time Rocky Mountain Country Music Award nominee, the Tyler Walker Band will perform a free show from 9–11:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way.

With ties to the state and region, the band has headlined at venues, fairs, festivals and high-profile events such as "A Taste of Colorado," The Greeley Stampede, Cheyenne Frontier Days and Colorado State Fair, according to thetylerwalkerband.com.

Lead vocalist Tyler Walker "discovered his love for music at an early age, banging out his own melodies on the family's old upright piano," the website says.

His passion for music compelled him in 2004 "to pack up his '94 Honda Accord, leave his family and his college degree behind, and spend several years pursuing a recording and publishing deal in Nashville."

Filling out the Band are Brian Sunde, Ryan Kimray, Paul Trinidad Jr., Joe Marone and John DeWitt.

The Tyler Walker Band released "The Rivergate Sessions EP" in April 2018.

Go to warehouse2565.com for information about this show.

Here are details on other music events happening in the area:

Drones Over Yellowstone, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, rock from Wyoming, 314-2554, cruisersgj.com.

Sodown, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., $10-$12, mesatheater.com, 773-1775.

Colorado Mesa University Wind Symphony, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, Robinson Theatre, Moss Performing Arts Center, CMU, 1231 N. 12th St., Best of the West Music Festival, world premiere of the commissioned work by guest composer Paul Dooley, $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students, coloradomesa.edu/tickets, 800-410-MAVS.

Oxymorons, 8–11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, free, warehouse2565.com.

Fortunato, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, Paradise Theater, 215 Grand Ave., Paonia, jazz violinist Anthony Salvo and his new group, a virtuosic ensemble playing the best of gypsy, klezmer, Indian, Latin, African and other roots traditions, $20–$25 adults, $15 students, tickets at brownpapertickets.com.

Valley Curse and Roy Catlin, 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, $5, 260-5413, cavalcadefruita.com.

Winter Showcase, doors 6:30 p.m., concert 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, Canyon View Vineyard Church, 736 24 1/2 Road, featuring the vocal performance class from Grand Valley Academics home school co-op, $10 ages 14 and older, free ages 13 and younger, limited seating, tickets at 970tix.com.

Let It Snow: Grand Junction High School's annual Holiday Extravaganza, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6–7, 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, First Church of the Nazarene, 2802 Patterson Road, sweet treats and holiday music by GJHS's seven choirs, advance ticket purchase recommended, individual tickets and tables of eight available, tickets at 970tix.com, at the door, 201-0038, brad.hirsh@d51schools.org.

Sounds of the Season: Jingle all the Way, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road, Palisade High School's Choral Music Program presents a holiday concert with dessert and beverage, limited seating, reservations recommended, $12–$14, tickets at eventbrite.com.

Celtic Christmas Concerts, 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, Garfield County Libraries, Rifle Branch, 207 East Ave., Rifle; 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, Parachute Branch, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, acclaimed Celtic guitarist and storyteller Jerry Barlow presents, gcpld.org.

Storehouse Gospel Quartet, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, Connection Church, 655 N. First St., Unit A; 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, Fruita Faith Baptist Church, 180 S. Elm St., Fruita, Christmas concerts, donations accepted, 644-1789, storehousegospelquartet.org.

Desert Flyer Band, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to a variety of rock 'n' roll and country, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Jared Gottberg, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, Americana rock with Cody Snow, 314-2554, cruisersgj.com.

Stray Grass, doors 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., high-energy interpretation of acoustic music, $20, tickets at kafmradio.org, 241-8801.

Julien Kozak, doors 6:30 p.m., show 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery, 68 S. Grand Ave., Montrose, singer/songwriter, $10–$15, healthyrhythm.net.

Colorado Mesa University Best of the West Final Concert, 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, Robinson Theatre, Moss Performing Arts Center, CMU, 1231 N. 12th St., free concert featuring high school bands, coloradomesa.edu, 800-410-MAVS.

Tabla Recital with Andy Skellenger, 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, Paradise Theater, 215 Grand Ave., Paonia, musician from Fortunato, $10, paradiseofpaonia.com.

Christmas Concert, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, Chapel of the Cross, Pioneer Town, 388 S. Grand Mesa Drive, Cedaredge, Christmas favorites for organ and voices featuring organist John Howard and Mensing from First Presbyterian Church in Grand Junction, admission by donation, 856-7554, pioneertown.org.

The Messiah Choral Society Sing-A-Long, 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., free, all singers welcome, loaner scores available, 434-9661.

Western Colorado Flute Choir Christmas Concert, 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, Choir Room, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., free concert featuring a collection of Christmas favorites.

Handbell Concert, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road, Kokopelli Bells and Music at First Ringers combine for the free concert, 270-5898.

Celltheamo, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., free, coloradomesa.edu/tickets, 800-410-MAVS.

Cattle Decapitation, doors 5:30 p.m., show 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., death metal from San Diego on the Geocidal Tendencies Tour with Atheist, Primitive Man, Author & Punisher and Vitriol, $25–$30, mesatheater.com, 773-1775.

Flute Recital, 3–4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., Ruth Maurer will present 10 works by mostly 20th century composers on five different members of the flute family, free, 254-0156.

The Dead South, doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., Canadian folk-bluegrass ensemble with The Legendary Shack Shakers, SOLD OUT, mesatheater.com, 773-1775.

Mensch, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-1462.

String Players from Valley Youth Orchestra, 12:10–12:55 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Fifth and Palmer streets in Delta, Advent concert, 874-9489, 874-9832.

Tom Keogh, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to country and classic rock 'n' roll, free family line dance lessons 6–7 p.m., for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Blues jam, 7–10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, Charlie Dwellington's, 103 N. First St., take an instrument, 241-4010.

Rittz and Dizzy Wright, doors 6 p.m., show 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., on The Winner's Circle Tour with Ekoh and Whitney Peyton, $23–$115, mesatheater.com, 773-1775.

A Little Noon Music, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., Kelley Latshaw on flute, and Arthur Houle on piano, donations accepted, fumcgj.org, 242-4850.

Ouija Macc, doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., on The Ghetto Alchemy Tour with Gizmo, Death Plus, $12–$15, mesatheater.com, 773-1775.

Troy Douglas Band, 5–8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, Bailey's Lounge, Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., 241-8411.

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