Grand Valley music not to miss this week
Grand Valley restaurants, riverfronts and theaters will host a variety of concerts, from country to folk, this week.
1. HOT TOMATO CAFE
Ask Sophie will play at The Hot Tomato Cafe (124 N. Mulberry St., Fruita) on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 7-9 p.m. The group is “an Americana/folk band from Washington’s Snoqualmie Valley,” according to its website. The band will play on the back patio. Seating is limited, so get there early.
For more information, find Hot Tomato Cafe on Facebook.
2. PICKIN’ ON THE PINYON
Base Camp 40 presents Pickin’ on the Pinyon — a fundraiser benefiting veterans — on Saturday, Aug. 9, at 7001 DS Road, in Glade Park. Country music performances include Mark Ramsey, Morgan Crouse, Andy Griggs, Scooter Brown Band, Stray Grass, and Bone Tree. Event grounds open at 10 a.m., with music starting at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $30 and are available online at http://www.monumentalevents.com.
Free on-site camping is provided and food will be available. Please bring your own beverages.
For more information, visit http://www.bc40hunts.com.
3. HEAR IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE CONCERT SERIES
The Hazel Miller band is set to perform at Grande River Vineyards on Saturday, Aug. 9, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 per person and 100 percent of the proceeds benefit Mesa County Partners. Bring your own chair.
Grande River Vineyards is located at 787 N. Elberta Ave., in Palisade.
For more information, visit http://www.granderivervineyards.com.
4. NAGGY MCGEE’S
Becky Barksdale, a blues/rock artist, will perform at Naggy McGee’s (359 Colorado St., #103, Grand Junction) on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 9 p.m. The event is free.
For more information, visit http://www.naggymcgees.com.
SHEL, a band of sisters from Fort Collins, will perform at Cavalcade (201 E. Aspen, Fruita) on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15. Reserve your spot by calling 970-260-5413.
For more information, visit http://www.cavalcade.com.
6. RIVERFRONT CONCERT SERIES
The Subdudes will perform for the Riverfront Concert Series at James M. Robb Colorado River State Park, Fruita Section (595 Highway 340), on Thursday, Aug. 14. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free, but will have a processing fee when purchased online or at City Market stores. Parking is also free to vehicles holding four or more people, otherwise a $7 park pass is needed. Wine, beer, soft drinks, water, pizza, and ice cream will be available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair, picnic baskets and a friend.
For more information, visit http://www.riverfrontproject.org/concert-series
7. FRUITA CONCERT SERIES
Enjoy the last free concert at Fruita Civic Center Park on Thursday, Aug. 14. Hamilton Loomis, a funk/blues/rock band, will start playing at 7:30 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets.
The park is located at 325 E. Aspen Ave., in Fruita.
For more information, visit http://www.fruita.org.
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