Chris Jericho and his Fozzy band mate, Rich Ward, are all about reminding fans that "rock and roll is about invoking dirty, sweaty, loud, spandex-clad jubilation," according to fozzyrock.com.
Which is kind of like professional wrestling, and Jericho knows a little about that too, having championed in WWE, WWF and AEW arenas.
Rock and metal outfit Fozzy is touring in support of its seventh LP, "Judas," and will climb into the ring... er... take the stage, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Mesa Theater, 538 Main St.
"Ward is one of the most versatile, underrated riffers in rock and metal, and has been since being a founding member of Stuck Mojo, a band still known as being one of the innovators of the rap metal genre," fozzyrock.com says. "In 2000, Chris Jericho, already known the world over for his legendary professional wrestling career, sat in on a few Fozzy sessions before becoming a permanent Fozzy fixture at lead singer."
Fozzy has opened for Metallica, Kiss, Avenged Sevenfold, Slash, Saxon, Theory of a Dead Man, Drowning Pool, Steel Panther and Buckcherry. These days, Fozzy has become the main event.
The title track from "Judas" spent five weeks at No. 1 on the "Big Uns Countdown" on Sirius/XM's Octane channel and peaked at No. 5 on the Active Rock Mediabase Chart, fozzyrock.com says.
The song has had millions of streaming views in the United States and its music video has more than 28 million views.
Tickets to the Mesa Theater show cost $9.70–$23. Go to mesatheater.com or call 773-1775 for information.
Here are details on many other music events happening in the area:
'Winterreise: A Hero's Winter Journey," 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., presentation of Schubert's masterpiece song cycle by CMU music faculty members Graham Anduri and Adam Kluck, $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students, tickets at coloradomesa.edu/tickets, 800-410-MAVS.
Bluegrass jam, 7–10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave., take the stage to pick and sing, facebook.com/EdgewaterBrewery.
Oxymorons, 8–11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, free show, warehouse2565.com.
Still House String Band, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, local bluegrass, cruisersgj.com.
Felix y Los Gatos, 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, Black Canyon Golf Course, 1350 Birch St., Montrose, free Montrose Summer Music Series concert on the driving range featuring the band from Albuquerque, New Mexico, guest Ghost River Band, take a blanket or chair and a picnic, there will be food and beverages available to purchase, montrosesummermusic.com.
Singing My Way Through, 10–11:30 a.m. or 1:30–3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, Saccomanno Center, St. Mary's Medical Center, featuring award-winning singer/songwriter and mental health awareness advocate Meg Hutchinson from Boston, $40, benefits the low-income counseling services at Counseling Education Center, tickets at eventbrite.com, 985-8347.
Desert Flyer Band, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to a variety of rock 'n' roll and country songs, Bronco-theme dance, wear your favorite team jersey, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.
Soul Habit, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-1462.
Moab Music Festival in Moab, Utah, "A Paris Revue," 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, Star Hall, $25 adults, $5 ages 6–18; open rehearsal, 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, Star Hall, free; Bix and Friends 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, Sorrel River Ranch & Spa, $35 adults, $5 ages 6–18, ages 5 and younger free; "The Soldier's Tale," 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, Grand County High School, $25 adults, $5 ages 6–18, moabmusicfest.org/calendar.
From The Top, 5:30–8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, Fruita Civic Center Park, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, featuring Thomasina Russell and Terry Flanagan during Grand Valley Food Truck Friday, grandvalleyfoodtruckfridays.com, 261-8484.
Rock Dawgs and 6 Million Dollar Band, gates open 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, Las Colonias Amphitheater, 925 Struthers Ave., during the Colorado Pork and Hops Challenge barbecue competition, take a chair or blanket, tickets $15–$35, tickets at ticketmaster.com, schedule at porkandhops.com.
Pasty Jeff & The Boy Toys, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-8318.
Goodman Band, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, local rock/blues, cruisersgj.com.
Pops in the Park, 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, Cedaredge Town Park in Cedaredge, Valley Symphony Association orchestra and chorus perform popular and contemporary music styles, homemade pie and ice cream social fundraiser, take a chair or blanket, free; 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, Riverbottom Park in Montrose, take a chair or blanket, food trucks on site, free, valleysymphony.net.
Glen Velez and Loire Cotler, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, Paradise Theater, 215 Grand Ave., Paonia, World Music in Paradise music series featuring Velez, a Grammy Award-winner and founding father of the modern frame-drum movement with rhythm vocalist Cotler, $20 in advance, $15 students, $25 day of event, paradiseofpaonia.com.
Yawpers, 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, Barons Grill, 539 Colorado Ave., Denver punk-garage trio touring in support of its new album "Human Question," guest Night Whip, $12 in advance, $15 day of show, tickets at eventbrite.com, 245-0995.
Echo of the Ages, 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, The TANK Center for Sonic Arts, 233 County Road 45, Rangely, soprano Jolle Greenleaf and lutenist Hank Heijink sharing Renaissance and early Baroque music, $75 inside seating, $10 outside seating, tickets at brownpapertickets.com.
Heavy Diamond Ring, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, Mad Dog Cafe, 300 Colorado Highway 92, Crawford, Mad Dog Summer Concert Series with guest Pure Weed, free, pickinproductions.com, 260-6493.
Echo Monday, 6–10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road, Glenwood Springs, high-energy cover band in the Music on the Mountain series, free gondola ride after 4 p.m. with the donation of a canned food item for Lift-Up, 970-945-4228, glenwoodcaverns.com/events/category/music-on-the-mountain.
12th Street Jive, 6–9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, Talbott's Cider Co., 3782 F 1/2 Road, Palisade, Tap House Cider Music Series, 464-5656, talbottsciderco.com.
Whiskey's Alibi, 9–11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, country rock from Wyoming, free show, warehouse2565.com.
U4iK, 7–10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, Enzo's Ristorante, 707 Horizon Drive, 255-8500.
Haven Effect Duo, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-1462.
American Culture, 7:35–10:35 p.m., Copeka Coffee, 1012 N. Fifth St., with Natural Violence, Bronco Country and Wrestle Mania, 628-0878, facebook.com/copekacoffee.
Railbenders and David Lee Murphy, gates open at noon Saturday, Sept. 7, Las Colonias Amphitheater, 925 Struthers Ave., during the Colorado Pork and Hops Challenge barbecue competition, take a chair or blanket, tickets $15–$35, tickets at ticketmaster.com, schedule at porkandhops.com.
The Art of Duo, 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St.; 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive in Montrose, Western Slope Concert Series concert featuring Yumi Hwang-Williams on violin and Hsing-Ay Hsu on piano, season tickets available, single-performance tickets cost $12–$22 adults in advance or at the door, $5 children, children younger than 10 free, season tickets available, tickets at westernslopeconcertseries.org.
The Kings Loyal, 4–8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road, Glenwood Springs, collective of Christian musicians from around the Roaring Fork Valley in a Christian Music Night concert, free gondola ride after 2 p.m. with the donation of a canned food item for Lift-Up, 970-945-4228, glenwoodcaverns.com/events/category/music-on-the-mountain.
Wuffstock Music Festival, gates open 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, Lincoln Park, event celebrates the human-canine bond, music by Flat Top Reed 11 a.m.–noon, Gold Company 12:30–1:30 p.m., Stray Grass 2–3 p.m., Leon and the Revival 3:30–5 p.m., kids activities, adult yard games, pet-related booths, giveaways, adoptable dogs on site noon–4 p.m., take a chair or blanket and an empty water bottle, no outside food or beverage, there will be food, beer, wine and water will be available to purchase, $20 for the day, free for ages younger than 12 and well-behaved, leashed dogs, tickets at rhhumanesociety.org.
The Black Dahlia Murder, doors 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., with Vale of Pnath, Awaiting Eternity and Wall of the Fallen, $18–$22, mesatheater.com, 773-1775.
Soul Habit, gates open 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, Two Rivers Winery and Chateau, 2087 Broadway, dance funk and soul in the Music in the Grapevines concert series, take a chair and a picnic, wine available by the glass or bottle, $15, tickets at the Chateau or The Arts Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., benefits The Art Center, gjartcenter.org, 243-7337.
Tom Keogh, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to country and classic rock 'n' roll, free family line dance 6–7 p.m., for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.
Blues jam, 7–10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, Charlie Dwellington's, 103 N. First St., take an instrument, 241-4010.
Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., chorus directed by Olyn Carlson, A Little Noon Music free concert series, donations accepted, fumcgj.org, 242-4850.
Daniel Rodriguez, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., Colorado folk singer/songwriter and a founding member of Elephant Revival, $9.70–$18, mesatheater.com, 773-1775.
Goodman Unplugged, 5–8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, Bailey's Lounge, Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., 241-8411.
George Gray and the Elvis Experience Band, 7–9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, Las Colonias Amphitheater, 925 Struthers Ave., Elvis tribute band hosted by Museums of Western Colorado, to kick off the "That's the Way it Was: The Baby Boom Years" Chautauqua event, tickets $9.50, purchase tickets at ticketmaster.com.