Grand Valley performances: Week of Dec. 5, 2014 |

Grand Valley performances: Week of Dec. 5, 2014

Compiled by Brittany Markert
The Ballroom Thieves will perform at Cavalcade on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m.
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Many performances are planned throughout the Grand Valley, featuring a variety of music styles — from classical to rock — between Dec. 5 and Dec. 11.


On Friday, Dec. 5, the Colorado Mesa University wind symphony will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Theatre (1231 N. 12th St., Grand Junction). They will perform a composition by Michael Markowski. The new piece is entitled “Our Illusion of Separateness.” This concert will also feature compositions of past commissions as the CMU Wind Symphony prepares for its performance at the Colorado Music Educators Conference in January. Guest conductors for the concert are Karen Fannin from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Debbie Baker from Colorado Christian Schools. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students.

Colorado Mesa University’s annual holiday concert returns on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. in the Robinson Theatre on CMU’s campus. Performances include the jazz ensemble, music department choirs and symphony. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for adults.

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David Lanz, a new age pianist, will perform on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., at Colorado Mesa University’s Moss Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall (1100 North Ave.). The concert will also feature his fiance and Grammy-nominated new-age vocalist, Kristin Amarie. Tickets cost $20-45 and open to all ages.

For more information, call 970-261-8455.


The Ballroom Thieves will perform at Cavalcade, located at 201 E. Aspen St., in Fruita, on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $12 and available at the door.

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Copper Club Brewing Company will host an acoustic jam night every Thursday starting at 7 p.m. Bring the mando, banjo, or guitar to jam with friends. If you don’t play an instrument, just sit back, relax and listen to the music with a delicious brew. All musical levels are welcome. This is a terrific night of local musical talent.

For more information, find Copper Club on Facebook.


A weekly blues jam is set for Charlie Dwellington’s (103 N. First St., Grand Junction) every Tuesday from 7-10 p.m. It includes open-play sessions and performances by the host band. It is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Troy at 970-314-7004.


The annual community hand-bell concert is set for Redlands United Methodist Church (527 Village Way, Grand Junction) on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 970-270-5898.


The Grand Junction Centennial Band will perform its holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. at Avalon Theatre (645 Main St., Grand Junction). Tickets cost $7 per person.

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So You Think You Can Dance’s performance, set for Thursday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Avalon Theatre is sold out.

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Palisade High School Choral Department will perform “Sounds of the Season” on Thursday, Dec. 11, through Saturday, Dec. 13, at Jubilee Family Church (483 30 Road, Grand Junction). Tickets cost $12 and include entrance to the performance, holiday desserts and beverages. Proceeds benefit the choral music department of Palisade High School. Performances will start at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, and Friday, Dec. 12. There will be a matinée performance on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m.

For more information, call 970-210-1787 or email


Bela Fleck and Abigal Washburn will perform at the Avalon Theatre (645 Main St., Grand Junction) on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 8 p.m. Tickets for $20-35.

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