GARY RUSSELL BAND, 6 p.m. Friday, June 11, Meeker Farmers Market, 555 Main St., Meeker, live music in the MeekerPalooza concert series, beer garden and other activities, facebook.com/GaryRussellBandGJ.
BRIAN AND TROY, 5–8pm Friday, June 11, Bailey’s Lounge, Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., duo of the Troy Douglas Band, 241-8411.
HAPPY HOUR, 5–7pm Friday, June 11th Sage Alley, behind the Blue Sage Center for Arts, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, opening night with local music and art, bluesage.org.
GRAND VALLEY FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Friday, June 11th Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 US Highway 50, live music from From the Top (Thomasina Russell and Terry Flanagan), beer and wine, grandvalleyfoodtruckfridays.com, 261-8484.
PALISADE BLUEGRASS BASH, Friday and Saturday, 11. – 12. June, at Palisade, line-up for Friday, June 11: Elk Range, 3–4.30pm, Palisade Brewery; BBQ (Bud, Bettina V and Quinten, 3: 30–5 p.m., The Livery; Stray Grass, 7–10 p.m., Talbott’s Taproom; Elle Michelle, 7–10 p.m., Palisade Brewery; The River Arkansas, 8: 30–22 p.m. : 30 p.m., Pressed; All Star Jam hosted by the Blooming Onion String Band, 11: 00–1: 00, The Livery. Line-up for Saturday, June 12: Elle Michelles Grateful Holler, 11: 00–12: 30 p.m., Pressed; Danny, 12 p.m. – 1.30 p.m., Talbott’s Taproom; The Gunny Sons, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., The Livery; Bettina V, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Palisade Brewery; Still House String Band, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. , Pressed; The River Arkansas, 6–8pm, Talbott’s Taproom; Chicken Wire Empire, 7–10pm, Palisade Brewery; Black River Revue, 8–10: 30pm, Pressed; All Star Jam hosted by the Blooming Onion String Band , 11pm – 1am, The paintwork. Info: palisadebluegrass.com facebook.com/palisadebrewingco.
BLOOD BROTHERS FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER, 11. – 13. June, 3170 N. I-70 Frontage Road, Desert Off-Road Family Fundraiser, Races, Horseback Riding, Music and More, June 11th Music Program: John Garriques, 6:00 pm; Suckafish, 7–2:30 pm; Union Of None, 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.; Light show, 11 pm June 12th Music program: StrayGrass, 7 pm–2.30 pm; Zolopht, 9 pm-10.30pm; Light show, 11 p.m. Program and information: Blutbrüderstiftung.org and facebook.com/events/201761931712530.
MUSICAL STORIES WITH THE SYMPHONY, 6:30 pm Saturday, June 12th, Las Colonias Amphitheater, 925 Struthers Ave., Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra conducts an entertaining and narrated concert with Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” and other wonderful family-friendly works by favorite composers , Picnic and chairs / blankets, no alcohol allowed, free of charge, gjso.org.
RAGEBOT: EDM NIGHT, Doors 7:00 p.m., Show 8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 12, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., $ 15, mesatheater.com.
BONNIE PAINE & BRIDGET LAW, 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 12, Poulos Park, 217 Grand Ave., Paonia, string / vocal duo in the Live Music Still Soothes the Soul Series, tickets $ 25 in advance, $ 30 show day, tickets included paradiesofpaonia.com.
SUGAH STICK, 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12, Restoration Vineyards, 3594 E 1/2 Road, Palisade, Band in the Barrel concert series, live music, wine and food trucks, reservations at restaurationrvineyards.com, facebook.com/RestorationVineyards.
MARK WILLS, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday, June 12, Camp 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, $ 25, lager2565.com.
PUNK SHOW, doors open at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 12, Mutual Friends, 429 Colorado Ave., with Nude Dude, Deaths Lope, Night Whip and Aware, facebook.com/mutualfriends.gj.
VALLEY CURSE WITH CREPE GIRL, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12, Monumental Beer Works, 2575 US Highway 6 & 50, indie rock and dream pop, facebook.com/monumentalbeerworks.
REFIND ART FESTIVAL, 11 am–3pm Saturday, June 12, Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center, 195 E. Main St., Cedaredge, in the parking lot and theater, furniture, housewares, jewelry, outdoor items and more recreated by locals Artists, beer and vineyard street tacos, music, facebook.com/grandmesaartscenter.
CAVALCADES IN PERSON VARIETY SHOW, 7.30pm-9.30pm Saturday, June 12, Fruita United Methodist Church, 405 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, music, short films, local poets and more, tickets $ 10 adults, $ 5 students, at 970tix.com, 260-5413, facebook.com/cavalcade.fruita.
“ConfiDANCE”, 10:00 am and 6:00 pm Saturday, June 12th, Avalon Theater, 645 Main St., Inspire Dance Company Spring Recital, tickets $ 15, at ticketmaster.com.
HIGHBALLS & HANDBAGS, 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, a vintage 1950s girls’ night fundraiser hosted by St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, The Sister Michel Patient Compassion benefits lost items, new and carefully used high-quality branded handbags for sale and for the silent auction, highball cocktails, starters and raffles, $ 40 tickets at cbo.io/tickets/smhf/tix, 298-2478.
BAD RIDE POKER RUN, registration 9:00 a.m., last driver at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 12, Eagles Lodge, Bikers Against diabetes awareness event at Community Hospital, coffee and donuts at registration, stops: Wagon Wheel , Wild Horse Roadhouse, Triple Tree Tavern, The Elks Lodge and Eagles Lodge, party with music by Walker-Goodman Blues, raffles, prizes, silent auction, cost $ 20 driver, $ 10 passengers, additional poker hands $ 5 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARLOS MENCIA, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 13, Avalon Theater, 645 Main St., Comedian, $ 29- $ 49, ticketmaster.com.
TRADITIONAL MIDSUMMER PARTY, 2–6pm Sunday, June 13th Hawthorne Park South Shelter, between Gunnison and Hill Avenues and Fourth and Fifth Streets, hosted by Grand Valley Swedes, take away a dish to share, lemonade and water provided, RSVP to 241-2945.
EXIT 42, admission from 6 p.m., music from 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, on the lawn of Two Rivers Winery, 2087 Broadway, Honky-Tonk Country Rock in the Music in the Grapevines concert series presented by The Art Center Guild, take a Chair and picnic, wine by the glass or bottle available, no external drinks for adults, 15 USD in advance, 20 USD at the gate, tickets at artcenterguild.org, 985-1015.
ACOUSTIC / BLUES JAM, 7–10pm Tuesday, June 15, Terrace at Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St., take an instrument, wear a mask, 241-4010.
JAZZTOPIA JAZZ WORKSHOP CONCERT, 7.30pm Wednesday June 16, Colorado Mesa University, on the quad between the Moss Performing Arts Center and the Tomlinson Library, take a chair or blanket, jazz music played by Sean Flanigan, Tim Emmons, Darin Kamstra , Tim Fox and Joe Anderies, accepted free donations for CMU music scholarships.
SOUL HABIT, 7:30 p.m. Thursday June 17, Fruita Civic Center Park, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Funk, Rock, Soul at the Fruita Thursday Night Concert Series, take a blanket or lounge chair, 858-0360.
TIM + RICHARD, 6 p.m. Thursday June 17, Ramblebine Brewing Co., 457 Colorado Ave., facebook.com/TR970/.
BLUES JUNCTION, 7–10 p.m. Thursday, June 17, Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St., fun blues music, 241-4010.
THE BROTHERS, 6–9 p.m. Thursday, June 17, Ute Theater, 132 E. Fourth St., Rifle, jazz trio in the Thursday Patio Music Series, utetheater.com.