While many enthusiasts come to Grand Junction for the renowned outdoor attractions – like Colorado National Monument and the Grand Mesa National Forest – the multitude of concerts and live events booked for this spring make a visit to the other side of Colorado even more attractive. The spring concert and event season in Grand Junction has already kicked off so check out these upcoming events, organized by venue, and add them to your calendar!
For a complete list of events, concerts, races, and shows, check out the Visit Grand Junction Event Calendar.
As the largest country music festival in Colorado, Country Jam is a celebrity-filled three-day event. This year’s headliners are Eric Church, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw, complimented by many well-known artists and up-and-coming talent from Nashville. Chris Janson, Riley Green, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Lainey Wilson and many others round out the line-up. Concert goers from all over the county plan for this annual event each year. If you haven't been to Country Jam, it's a must-do bucket list experience. The event is June 23 - 25 and tickets are on sale now! You can purchase yours here.
Las Colonias Park Amphitheater
Grand Junction’s biggest outdoor concert venue, the Las Colonias Park Amphitheater, begins the season with performances by Snoop Dogg and Bert Kreischer. Kick off the outdoor concert season and enjoy a comfortably warm spring evening in Grand Junction, while listening to some of your favorite artists and acts. The “Amp” is set to host concerts all summer long and tickets are going fast, so grab yours while you can!
As the only shirtless stand-up comedian, storyteller, and outlandish personality, Bert Kreischer is scheduled to take the stage in Grand Junction in late April. Get ready for a memorable night and bring your sense of humor!
May 14: Wuffstock Music Festival
Take your four-legged friend down to Las Colonias Amphitheater to celebrate the immeasurable bond between you and your pup with live music, food and drinks. There is plenty of grass and open space to run around in.
May 20: Cody Johnson and Friends
Bull rider turned country music star, Cody Johnson has recently become a powerhouse in Nashville and is coming to rock out in Grand Junction.
May 27: Jake Owen
Hitting the stage with three top 20 singles, country music artist, Jake Owen, is set to play at Las Colonias Amphitheater, so get ready for a “Barefoot Blue Jean Night”.
May 28: Travis Tritt - Set in Stone Tour
As a multi-platinum and award-winning artist, Travis Tritt, plans to deliver a quintessential performance including touches of Americana and Roots.
For a complete concert schedule, ticket prices and event updates, visit the Amphitheater’s event calendar for more information.
This bar, restaurant, and lounge - Warehouse25sixty-five - was voted iHeart Radio Rocky Mountain Country Music Venue of the Year and is one of the best places for indoor and outdoor live music in Grand Junction. The spring 2022 concert lineup includes:
April 22: Jesse Daniel
Jesse Daniel performs traditional country music based on real experiences and hardships. He takes those character-building events and creates lyrical masterpieces that touch your soul. Jesse is recognized as a consummate showman and performer, but his songwriting ability is what really sets him apart.
April 23: Trey Lewis
Even though he became famous for his NSFW (Not Safe For Work) parody song about “Dallas”, Trey Lewis is a singer-songwriter with more than just a few comedic lyrics. Tiktok parodies aside, Trey is an up-and-coming country music talent with a unique country voice that can carry both a serious and funny tune.
April 30: Moonshine Bandits
Artfully fusing hip hop with country, Moonshine Bandits music is a unique crossover of genres. They refuse to be confined by stereotypes both in character and music, defying trends at all cost. They boast over 250M views collectively including #1 Music Video on CMT.com, #1 Amazon debut, #1 iTunes HipHop Chart, and #13 Billboard Country Charts.
May 12: Aaron Watson
Going on 20 years in the country music industry, Aaron Watson pays tribute to every era in his life through his latest song “Riding with Red”. Aaron owns his own label, publishing, and writes all his own tunes, sharing that he puts everything on the line. Armed with 20 new songs, Watson looks forward to stopping in Grand Junction to share his songs from the Red Bandana album.
May 14: Rodney Atkins
One of country music’s biggest stars is starting his next chapter. Atkins states his newest album, “Caught Up in the Country”, is the most daring collection of his career, and one where he took a significant amount of time and experimentation to write. We can only hope that Rodney will slide in a few fan favorites including, “If You’re Going Through Hell”, as he steps on stage in Grand Junction, Colorado.
May 21: Travis Denning
Travis is a rising star and natural performer, mixing comedically crafted lyrics and rock’n’roll as his muse. Travis is a gifted talent who started performing in his early teen years. After moving to Nashville when he was 21, Jason Aldean, Justin Moore and Chase Rice all used cuts written by Travis, establishing his songwriting credentials. Jason signed his record deal at 25, and then the Top 40 hit “David Ashley Parker from Powder Springs” was released. “After a Few” did even better, rocketing up country radio’s Top 5.
The Historic Avalon Theatre
The Historic Avalon Theatre is Western Colorado's largest historic performing arts hall and is a premiere venue for concerts and theatre in Grand Junction. With acts ranging from orchestras to magicians and every genre in between, the Avalon Theater is hosting some talented performers this spring.
April 22-24: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Based on the animated film, Beauty and the Beast, the stage is set for the Grand Junction non-profit, The Theatre Project, to perform the award-winning feature. So, “Be Their Guest” and support the Grand Junction Theatre community.
April 27: Crystal Gayle
Crystal Gayle has been entertaining the public with country and pop music since the mid-’70s and her sister, Loretta Lynn, inducted Crystal Gayle into the Grand Ole Opry in January 2017. Her timeless signature song “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” is still heard on the airwaves today. Crystal’s career has culminated into over 20 #1 hits and has been awarded numerous times at the Grammy’s, CMA, ACM, and AMA.
April 28: Louis Prima, Jr.
Named after his late father, Louis Prima Jr. continues his father’s legacy. Louis Prima Jr. is a singer, musician and bandleader known for his energetic and entertaining performances with his boisterous New Orleans-style 10-piece horn-driven band, The Witnesses. The Witnesses was formed in 2006 and have been performing to sell out crowds around the world ever since. Prima Jr. distills the finer elements of his father’s five-decade career through a contemporary filter and adds his own original stamp. The band performs original music as well as Prima classics.
April 30-May 1: Classics Concert: All Mozart
This all-Mozart concert will be performed by the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and is the 6th Classics Concert of the 2022 season.
May 6: Marcus King
Marcus celebrates his recent release of the solo album “El Dorado”. This soulful singer-songwriter is known for his awe-inspiring guitar technique. Vacillating from swaggering rock to supersonic soul, the five members of the band create a soulful unit. Drummer Jack Ryan, bass player Stephen Campbell, trumpeter/trombonist Justin Johnson, keyboard player, and sax player Chris Spies make up the kinetic team. Marcus traveled with Chris Stapleton, who called him “one of his favorite artists” when he joined him onstage.
May 7: Crocodile Rockin’
Crocodile Rockin’ has no age limit as you glimpse into the world of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Jim Witter’s Crocodile Rock will shake your cage, rock your evening, get your body grooving and your jaw a flappin'!
These four Celtic Soloist Women perform heart-touching centuries-old Irish traditions by sharing them through music and song.
For more concerts and live events at Grand Junction’s Avalon Theatre, plus updated event info and ticket prices, visit www.avalontheatregj.com/events.
Some of the best music and comedy performers in the region – and on a national tour – perform at Grand Junction’s Mesa Theater, a historic theater in the heart of Downtown Grand Junction. From cover bands like Elton Dan and the Rocket Band to comedians like Ginger Billy and Steve Hofstetter, the concerts and live events are some of Grand Junction’s best. Check out Mesa Theater’s event calendar for the latest offerings and weekly events.
April 21: Rehab
“Hey bartender”, Mesa Theater really did it this time by bringing Rehab to the stage right here in Grand Junction during their Bust a Hole in the Wind Tour. This southern hip hop group has produced seven albums with “Bartender Song (Sittin’ at a Bar)” being one of their most popular tracks.
April 30: Tech N9ne
Tech N9ne has sold over 2 million albums, started an independent label company, and has been an icon in the chopper rap game for years. Tech has teamed up with more than just a handful of big-name artists on his albums like Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Wiz Khalifa – just to name a few.
May 1: Wednesday 13
Bringing a setlist spanning 20 years of career guitar screeching, emphatic rhythms, and vigorous vocals, Wednesday 13 was the frontman for Murderdolls and several other punk rock bands, so get ready for a night of punk and goth music mayhem.
May 15: Steve Hofstetter
After Steve is done being yelled at by Stephen A. Smith on national television and hosting “Laughs” on Fox Network, he heads to the stage to provide you with some comic relief. Hofstetter’s fifth and most recent comedy album was #1 on the iTunes comedy charts and has multiple other top performing albums including one that was 100% ad-libbed.
No matter what concert or live event you decide to attend in Grand Junction, you will not have any trouble finding hotels and lodging options that suit your budget and venue location.