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Avalon Grand Opening Community Celebration Weekend planned for Sept. 26-28

Free Press Staff Report
Avalon Theatre on Main Street in downtown Grand Junction features a renovated theater, plus a new glass-faced addition with an elevator.
Brittany Markert / bmarkert@gjfreepress.com | Free Press

The Avalon Grand Opening Community Celebration Weekend is planned for Friday, Sept. 26, through Sunday, Sept. 28. Grand Junction’s newly renovated Avalon Theatre on historic Main Street opened to the public last week after more than a year of construction.

According to Robin Brown, Avalon Cornerstone Project’s development director, all proceeds from the upcoming celebration weekend will directly fund Avalon redevelopment. Day passes cost $8 and family passes cost $25.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, Sept. 26: Inspire Dance Company will perform at 5:30 p.m. Rosewood and Ivory starts at 6 p.m. Beyond Boundaries Contemporary Dance will perform at 7 p.m. Morgan Stewart with Fuzebox 95 Music performs at 7:30 p.m. Then No Outlet will conclude the evening at 8:30 p.m. with “good old-fashioned rock and roll.”

Saturday, Sept. 27: Inspire Dance Company will perform at 10:30 a.m. Nine Province Kung Fu and the Lion Dance Team will perform at 11 a.m. Absolute Dance will perform at 11:30 a.m. Then Mesa Outloud! will sing popular songs at noon. Grand Junction Senior Theatre is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. The Third Tree with Reza Kaleel is set for 1 p.m. Sultan’s Pride Middle Eastern Dancers start at 2:30 p.m. Dance Works performs at 3:30 p.m. Wooden Nickel plays live music at 4:15 p.m. Pascal’s Wager Rock Band goes on stage at 6 p.m. Vintage Voltage, a four-piece classic rock and blues band, performs at 7:15 p.m. Ab-Synth Dance will conclude the evening with tribal fusion and a burlesque dance.

Sunday, Sept. 28: Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus will perform at 2 p.m. Colorado Mesa University’s Student Woodwind Quintet will take the stage at 3 p.m. Luis Lopez and Frank Coons will perform poetry at 3:30 p.m. Then the Palmas Guitar Duo will perform flamenco music at 4 p.m. Colorado Divide will play hard-driving, banjo-based bluegrass at 5 p.m. Bone Tree, featuring “deep canyon” music, will start at 6 p.m. And King N Trio will end the evening with live music at 7 p.m.

For more information about the Avalon Cornerstone Project or to donate, visit http://www.avalontheatrefoundation.org.


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