A big THANK YOU to our 2019 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, Inc., Enstrom Candies, Family Health West, FCI Constructors, Grand Valley Bank, Home Loan, Humphrey RV, KAFM Radio and Curbside Recycling Indefinitely, Inc. (GJ CRI). Without their generous sponsorship support, we would not be able to bring you our 2019 concert season. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Michele at the One Riverfront office by phone at 970-683-4333 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Sonny Landreth – Thursday, June 20th

https://www.sonnylandreth.com/

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Landreth has collaborated with the very top names in guitar over the years: Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Eric Johnson, Derek Trucks – the list goes on. The noted slideman cut his musical teeth in The Red Hot Louisiana Band of zydeco king Clifton Chenier, and Landreth has since recorded and toured with artists ranging from John Mayall to John Hiatt. ‘Recorded Live in Lafayette’ adds another major chapter to his tale, as new vocal and instrumental colors emerge, with guitarist Sam Broussard providing brilliant musical counterpoint to Landreth’s innovative playing on songs like “A World Away.” “There’s nothing like a slow minor blues,” Landreth says. “I don’t think there’s anything more beautiful.” Referencing Conn and Broussard’s contributions to his composition, he adds, “This track has one of the greatest accordion blues solos of all time, only to be followed by one of the greatest acoustic blues guitar solos of all time. I’m blown away, and we never plotted out who was gonna play where on what.” 

 Robert Earl Keen – Thursday, June 27th

https://www.robertearlkeen.com/

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“The road goes on forever …”

It’s not always easy to sum up a career – let alone a life’s ambition – so succinctly, but those five words from Robert Earl Keen’s calling card anthem just about do it.

You can complete the lyric with the next five words – the ones routinely shouted back at Keen by thousands of fans a night (“and the party never ends!”) – just to punctuate the point with a flourish, but it’s the part about the journey that gets right to the heart of what makes Keen tick. Some people take up a life of playing music with the goal of someday reaching a destination of fame and fortune; but from the get-go, Keen just wanted to write and sing his own songs, and to keep writing and singing them for as long as possible.

 Tab Benoit – Thursday, July 11th

https://www.tabbenoit.com/

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Tab Benoit is Louisiana’s No. 1 roots export. More than just an acclaimed bluesman, he is an indefatigable conservation advocate. Benoit is a driving force behind Voice of the Wetlands, an organization working to save Louisiana’s wetlands. In 2010, he received the Governor’s Award for Conservationist of the Year from the Louisiana Wildlife Federation. Benoit also starred in the iMax motion picture Hurricane on the Bayou, documentary of Hurricane Katrina’s effects and a call to restore the wetlands.

In 2007, Benoit won the dual awards of B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and Best Contemporary Male Performer at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis (formerly the W.C. Handy Awards). In 2006, he received a GRAMMY nomination for the Best Traditional Blues Album for Brother to the Blues, a collaboration with Louisiana’s LeReoux. LeRoux joined Benoit on Power of the Pontchartrain in 2017 and the live Night Train to Nashville in 2008.

 

Concert Series Information

 

Ticket Availability:
You may obtain tickets to all 2019 Summer Concert Series shows at one time starting on Tuesday, April 30th.  Tickets will be available 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 2019 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.

CONCERT RULES FOR JAMES M. ROBB COLORADO RIVER STATE PARK – FRUITA

TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR CONCERT EXPERIENCE:
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.  Per Colorado Department of Transportation, NO PARKING ON HWY 340.  Violators will be ticketed.

WINE, BEER, SOFT DRINKS, WATER, PIZZA, BBQ, ICE CREAM & OTHER TREATS 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).

THINGS NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE CONCERT FACILITY:
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.