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Live Music

— Live Music Locations —
» Blu Pig - Blu Bar
811 S. Main Street, Moab
» Red Cliffs Lodge
Mile 14 on Hwy 128 (River Road)
» Avalon Theatre
645 Main St.
Grand Junction, CO
  Moab Backyard Theater
56 W. 100 S. (Next to zax)

Mar 24 Spitfire Smokehouse-  Joey Ganino

Mar 24 Live Music: Live at Red Cliffs- Val & Alan Brown 6-9pm

Mar 24-25 Live Music: Blu Pig- Chaz DePaolo

Mar 25 Moab Backyard Theater: Magic Show with Rick Boretti, the Four Corners most acclaimed magician. The longest running outdoor magic show in the Southwest! Prepare to laugh; be mystified! 7pm

Mar 25 Spitfire Smokehouse- DJ - 80's Music Party 9pm

Mar 25 Live Music: Live at Red Cliffs-
Val & Alan Brown 6-9pm

Mar 28 Live Music: Blu Pig- Bob Greenspan

Mar 26 Live Music: Live at Red Cliffs- Doc Kota Lost Buffalo 6-9pm

Mar 27-28 Live Music: Blu Pig- Johny Rawls

Mar 29 Moab Backyard Theater: Bluegrass night with Quicksand Soup- High powered music from one of the Four Corners most legendary bluegrass bands. Free admission. 7pm

Mar 29 Live Music: Blu Pig- Community Music Night

Mar 30 Live Music: Live at Red Cliffs- Glenn Sherrill 6-9pm

Mar 30- Apr 1 Live Music: Blu Pig- Stone~Hall

Mar 31 Avalon Theatre “Garrison Keilor Tonight” - Garrison Keilor, of "Prairie Home Companion" fame, will take the stage for a night of storytelling, humor, poetry and music. Doors open at 6:30pm, performance at 7:30pm at the Avalon Theatre in Grand Junction, Colorado. info:
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Mar 31 Spitfire Smokehouse-  Siddney Montana

Mar 31 Live Music: Live at Red Cliffs- Glenn Sherrill 6-9pm

Mar 31- Apr1 Live Music: Blu Pig- Mitch Raymond Trio

Music, Storytelling, Humor Coming to Grand Junction’s Avalon Theatre
by Sharon Sullivan

There are at least two reasons to consider a trip to western Colorado in March.

A.J. CroceOn Friday, March 17, singer-songwriter A.J. Croce will perform “Croce Plays Croce” – an evening of music that will feature classic songs by his late father Jim Croce, who died in a plane crash when A.J was 2. Jim Croce was an American folk singer, whose records sold more than 50 million.

And on Friday, March 31, Garrison Keilor will take the stage for a night of storytelling, humor, poetry and music.
Both events take place at the Avalon Theatre in downtown Grand Junction.

A.J. Croce is a virtuoso piano player and will perform a complete set of classics by his father – songs like Operator, Time in a Bottle, and You Don’t Mess Around with Jim, as well as some of his own music, plus songs that influenced both him and his father.

Around the age of 4, A.J. Croce lost his sight due to horrific abuse from his mother’s then-boyfriend. He spent half a year in a hospital and was totally blind in both eyes for six years. It was during this period that he began playing piano, inspired by blind pianists Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder. He regained sight in his left eye when he was 10.

A.J. Croce has toured with artists such as Willie Nelson; Lenny Kravitz; Earth, Wind and Fire; and B.B. King. He’s produced 10 studio albums that have all landed on several charts, including Top 40, Blues, Americana, Jazz, College, and Radio 1.

Garrison Keilor

Many may remember Garrison Keilor from “A Prairie Home Companion,” a radio show performed before an audience that he hosted for 40 years. The writer-comedian invented a town called Lake Wobegon, “where all the children are above average, even though he himself grew up evangelical in a small separatist flock where all the children expected the imminent end of the world,” according to his web site.

Keilor’s “Garrison Keilor Tonight” at the Avalon on March 31, will feature sonnets, limericks, and musical jokes, touching on the theme of “the beauty of growing old.”

The evening will include an a cappella sing-along with the audience singing from memory an odd medley of patriotic songs, pop standards, and hymns, ending with the national anthem.

Since his retirement Keilor has written a memoir, and a book of limericks, and is working on a musical and a Lake Wobegon screenplay. He also continues to do “The Writers Almanac” which is sent out daily to Internet subscribers for free.

Doors open for both of these events at 6:30 p.m., with shows starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $29-$49.
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Moab Backyard Theater Returns for 2023: Celebrating 10 Years!

Magician Rick BorettiThe Moab Backyard Theater returns for its tenth season of bringing open air live music and magic to locals and visitors alike. The Theater, located at 56 W 100 South, just behind Zax, opens for business this year on Saturday, March 15th

Magician Rick Boretti
will be returning his internationally acclaimed magic show back to the Theater Stage every Saturday starting on March 15 . Rick’s hilarious and mystifying show is one of the “don’t miss” selections on Trip Advisor and Yelp. A member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Rick blends lots of humor with great illusions in a one of a kind family-friendly show. Admission is 10 dollars for adults and 5 dollars for kids 3 and up.

Quicksand SoupThe Backyard Theater Free Bluegrass Wednesdays
bring their tradition of live bluegrass music for the 8th straight year with local “legends”, Quicksand Soup, a five piece high energy band with lots of traditional and contemporary influences and tons of original songs and favorites. The band consists of David Steward on lead guitar, Eric Jones on mandolin, Alan Snow on bass, Tamara Freida on fiddle and songwriter Sand Sheff, All five band members sing. They play old time style in front of a couple of old time microphones. The shows start at 7pm sharp beginning March 15, and seating for the popular show is first-come, first serve. The show is free.

On Thursdays, honky tonk fusion band Juniper Drive brings its unique mix of American standards and classics back for its fifth year. Admission is free.

Also onsite this year is the fabulous local family food truck, El Local, with southwestern and Mexican taste sensation specialties all made fresh to order.

So if you want a trip to yesteryear, when live entertainment outdoors was part of the American experience, come on down and join the one-of-a-kind Moab Backyard Theater celebrate their 10th birthday. See you There! Located at 56 west 100 South, behind Zax.


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