Best Places to Enjoy A Concert on the Western Slope
Growing up on the front range and being in the music industry, I've had the opportunity to see so many great shows over the years. I've seen mega groups like Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Van Halen, Cody Johnson, Toby Keith, and Keith Urban. Being partial to '70s & 80's rock and Country.
It's no secret I love my concerts. So imagine how excited I was to hear about some anticipated shows in 2023. A few of these artists, who filled the Pepsi Center and even McNichols Sports Arena back in the day, are still touring and many have performed right here on the western slope. Bands Like ZZ Top, Night Ranger, and Foreigner.
Being a concert lover in general, I have enjoyed quite a few shows in which local Coloradans have come to show off their amazing talents on the small stages. If you love live music with a local flavor, check out some of these great venues and shows that are coming our way.
Montrose Rotary Amphitheater - 410 Shane's Way Montrose
Last Fall Montrose gained a venue for community events and concerts. The Montrose Rotary Amphitheater can hold close to 5,700 patrons. Whether is sitting on the cool grass, lounging on a soft blanket or bringing our comfortable lawn chair, it's a wonderful way to see a show. located on the west side of Cherise Park near the Uncompahgre River. The wooded area adds to this amazing ambiance.
Montrose Pavilion - 1800 E Pavilion Pl Montrose
My first time every attending The Montrose pavilion was this year's "Christmas By Candlelight" performance with the Valley Symphony Orchestra. All I can say is, "AMAZING ACOUSTICS"
Mesa Theater - 538 Main St. Grand Junction
Hands down on of the best places to see a show in Grand Junction. For such a small venue, it brings in a lot of big name performers.
Avalon Theater - 645 Main Street Grand Junction
The Avalon theater was built back in 1923 and received a much need renovation in 1996. The current layout has brought an intimate setting for over a 1,000 plus patrons. It also provides great acoustics as well.
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Los Colonias Park - 925 Struthers Avenue Grand Junction
Formerly the home of migrant farm workers and a former uranium mill tailings clean-up site. It has become one of the best venues on the Western Slope to see some of the top performers in music. Las Colonias Park is 130 acres of restored riverfront on the banks of the Colorado River in the heart of Grand Junction