A big THANK YOU to our 2017 Colorado Riverfront Concert Series Sponsors:

Redrock Level - KREX-TV; River Level - City of Fruita, Sandstone Concerts, Townsquare Media; Sunset Level - Alpine Bank, ANB Bank, Daub & Associates, Entrom Candies, Family Health West, FCI Constructors, Home Loan and Humphrey RV and new this year, Grand Valley Bank, KAFM Radio and Curbside Recycling, Indefinitely, Inc. Without their generous sponsorship support, we would not be able to bring you our 2017 concert season.  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Michele at the Riverfront office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or by phone at 970-683-4333.

2017 Colorado Riverfront Concert Series Schedule


Blues great Tinsley Ellis channels the Grateful Dead with Blues is Dead - Thursday, May 25, 2017


Ellis is a longtime Atlanta fixture who played the blues before playing the blues was cool, and was among the first of the New Generation blues heroes that included Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Duke Robillard and Ronnie Earl. Ellis founded The Heartfixers in 1981, and carried that band to regional fame before he broke away for a solo career and signed with Alligator Records, the groundbreaking blues record label. His new album was released on his own label, Heartfixer Music."

Local opening act - Bobby Walker

Revered New Orleans horn band Big Sam's Funky Nation brings jazz, soul and R&R - Thursday, June 8, 2017


From national performances at Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits, to hometown appearances at Voodoo Fest and Jazz Fest, Big Sam's Funky Nation have built their reputation onstage. The band's live performances are legendary, filled with blasts of brass, bursts of electric guitar, and the charisma of Big Sam, a frontman who sings, plays, dances, and involves the audience in everything he does. You don't just watch a Funky Nation show. You become part of the show, singing along with Big Sam whenever he demands a call-and-response.

Just announced June 1st - local opening act - CMU Faculty Jazz Trio

Texas' legendary Fabulous Thunderbirds come to the river.  Ain't that tough enough! - Thursday, June 29, 2017


For over 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American band.  The group's distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, mainfested itself into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as "Tuff Enuff" and "Wrap It Up".  Co-founder Kim Wilson, the sole original member, still spearheads the group as it evolves into its newest incarnation.

Local opening act - Doubious Brothers

Concert Series Information


Ticket Availability:
You may obtain tickets to all 2017 Summer Concert Series shows at one time starting on Saturday, April 15th.  Tickets are available now at all area City Market stores or Kings Soopers store or online at TicketsWest.com.  

Quantity of Tickets:
The limit on the number of tickets you obtain at one time has been lifted. For the 2017 Concert Series, you’ll be able to get as many – or as few – tickets as you desire at any City Market location or online. Please see “Ticket Locations” for further information. As always, children under the age of five do not need a ticket, all children five and older are required to have a ticket to enter.

All concerts are held at the James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park in Fruita, located ½ mile south of I-70 on Highway 340. Gates open at 5:30pm; show time is 7:30pm.  CONCERTS WILL GO ON RAIN OR SHINE.


Please follow the directions of the parking crew and avoid driving on the road shoulder. Orange cones mark sprinkler heads but some may be unmarked so please stay on the roads. Parking inside the park is limited and we request a minimum of four occupants in each vehicle parking inside the park. Please carpool.

 WINE, BEER, SOFT DRINKS, WATER, PIZZA, BBQ, ICE CREAM & GELU ITALIAN ICE will be available for purchase inside the concert area. ABSOLUTELY no alcoholic beverages will be allowed into or out of the facility. No outside beverages of any kind are allowed; including water bottles. The only exceptions are beverages for baby needs.

THINGS YOU CAN BRING IN: Lawn chairs; food coolers/picnic baskets (please pack out your trash); a flashlight (helps when walking back to your car later).

Anything flammable - including cigarettes
Professional cameras or recording devices
Pets – leave them at home, they’ll be happier. Really.
Blankets and tarps

REMEMBER: Space is limited don't take more than necessary; watch out for children at all times - especially when driving through the park.