Robinson Theatre, North 12th Street, Grand Junction, CO, USA
On Thursday, December 20th, the hippest big band on the Western Slope takes the Robinson Theatre stage at CMU for A Swingin' Holiday with the Western Colorado Jazz Orchestra (WCJO). This is the WCJO's fourth annual Holiday concert and their first at Colorado Mesa University.
The concert begins at 7:00pm and will feature Aspen jazz singer Jeannie Walla and everyone's favorite local crooner Scott Betts on vocals as well as several instrumental versions of your favorite Christmas songs by the 20 piece big band. The setlist for the evening will be announced soon and is a veritable Holiday mixtape of favorites all arranged and orchestrated to show off that big band sound.
All seating is general admission and tickets are $20 per person in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets are available online at GJSO.org, by calling 970-243-6787, or by visiting the Grand Junction Symphony office at 414 Main Street. Tickets will also be available one hour prior to the concert at the Robinson Theatre box office.
This is one Holiday concert you won't want to miss!
The WCJO, under the direction of Greg Karly, performs the great musical works from all eras and styles of the American jazz tradition. The WCJO is also available for festivals, concerts, weddings, private parties and special events throughout the Western Slope and mountain communities of Colorado, and Eastern Utah.
The Avalon Theatre, Main Street, Grand Junction, CO, USA
Beatles vs. Stones - two of the greatest bands of all time face off in a high-energy, adrenaline-pumping musical showdown. The Fab Four, represented by tribute band Abbey Road will engage in a barrage of hits against premier Rolling Stones tribute band Satisfaction. It’s a face-off you won’t want to miss!
Fruita Community Center, North Coulson Street, Fruita, CO, USA
Join us for a weekend of fun and running on the beautiful trails near Fruita, Colorado. The weekend kicks off on Friday night with packet pickup and a dinner. Saturday is the trail marathon and 50K, followed that night with a racer party at a local brewery. Sunday’s events include a 10K, half marathon and kids’ races. Sunday’s races did sell out in 2018, so get in early.
We can’t wait to see you this April – hopefully with fresh legs and a powerful spirit, ready to start the racing season off right! We wish you all health, happiness, and smart training in the weeks to come!
The Rabbit Valley Half Marathon is a fun, rugged, desert run as an out and back mostly on the Kokopelli Trail. Runners will enjoy 13.1 miles of gorgeous early season desert with short steep climbs, rock gardens and sand traps.
Unique beauty, amazing wildlife and profound solitude – all the elements of true adventure – reward racers willing to brave the strenuous Desert RATS journey. Vast landscape and ancient obstacles combine to create the rugged and stunning beauty of the Kokopelli Trail. Desert RATS is more than just a race. It is not only a journey through true backcountry desert but within yourself. While some will race, most are there to test their mental and physical limits. Don’t expect to set personal records for the distance you’ll cover; you will need to pace yourself for the heat and terrain. You must have patience and grit in order to not be fighting your own frustration. The race is about the experience, pushing yourself and making friends along the way.