Colorado jam band Eufórquestra plays in Palisade Saturday, June 28 |

Colorado jam band Eufórquestra plays in Palisade Saturday, June 28

Eufórquestra, a Front Range-based funk band, will jam Saturday, June 28, at Palisade’s Grand River Vineyards. The show starts at 7 p.m.
Tobin Voggesser |


WHAT: Eufórquestra

WHEN: Saturday, June 28; doors open at 6:30 p.m. & show starts at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Under the stars at Palisade’s Grand River Vineyards, 787 Elberta Ave.

COST: $20 in advance; $25 at door


Shake, two-step, swirl and twirl: Eufórquestra’s funky, toe-tapping tunes will reverberate throughout Palisade’s Grand River Vineyards this Saturday, June 28. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

“Our shows are all about energy and getting people on the dance floor,” Eufórquestra front man Mike Tallman said. “The group will try anything musically, as long as people can dance to it.”

Pronounced yoo-FOHR-keh-struh, this instrumental jam band hails from Colorado’s Front Range, fusing funk, soul, afro-beats, dub, reggae and more in high-paced original songs.

Eufórquestra’s name is also a fusion, combining two words — “euphoria” and “orchestra” — to embody its high-octane music.

“This is, no joke, one of the best funk and jam bands in Colorado, and it’s sure to get you tapping your feet and bouncing to the beats,” KAFM events and outreach coordinator Cash Kiser said. Grand Junction’s KAFM Community Radio invited Eufórquestra to play Saturday’s show because “we were looking for a band that would make an impact.”

According to Tallman, this is Eufórquestra’s first time playing in Mesa County as part of a push to promote their fifth full-length album — FIRE — which was produced by Kyle Hollingsworth of The String Cheese Incident.

“We funded the whole record from a Kickstarter campaign,” Tallman said. “Check it out. We’re really proud of it.”

With five core members — Tallman on guitar; Austin Zalatel and Ryan Jeter on saxophone; Adam Grosso on bass; Matt Wright on keys; plus Craig Babineau on drums — the band also invites a rotating cast of musicians to perform, creating an orchestral feel for the audience. Eufórquestra got its start in Iowa, where many of its members grew up. The band moved to Colorado in 2008.

“Whether you want to dance or enjoy some great listening music from the comfort of your camp chair, there’s something for everybody,” Kiser said. “That’s what KAFM Community Radio is all about.”

For more information about Saturday’s show, visit To learn more about Eufórquestra, visit

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