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Community Concert Information

Join Epic Rides and the City of Grand Junction for a complete lineup of music from 10a - 8p on Saturday, August 30th in downtown Grand Junction. This day of rock steady music and mellow vibes includes a canned good drive for the Community Food Bank of Grand Junction. Epic Rides respectfully requests ALL attendees bring two canned goods per person for donation.

What better way to cap off an unforgettable day of riding world-class singletrack than taking in the melodic fashionings of four terrific bands. The 2nd annual Grand Junction Off-Road presented by U.S. Bank will host a full day of free live music in downtown Grand Junction with popular local performers and an unforgettable national touring headlining band to end the evening.

The venue is perfect for reveling in the day's effort as participants cross the nearby finish line from their challenging mountain bike ride featuring the world class Lunch Loops and even better for the boot scoot'n type as the sun sets over Colorado National Monument directly west of the outdoor stage.

Once the concert concludes, attendees are encouraged to make the short migration from the beer garden to Main Street, home of a number of culinary destinations and watering holes.

With thousands of mountain bikers, plus their friends and family members in town for the weekend, Grand Junction, Colorado is a town packed with mellow bike culture vibes and promise for a better world through healthy pursuits and outdoor living.

With great cooperation from City of Grand Junction, Downtown Grand Junction, and Grand Junction Economic Partnership, the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Beer Garden will open near the stage area at 11a, expanding to Main Street at 2p, and making for the perfect place to unwind with an oat soda while glorious music fills the air into the evening.

2014's Band Bio's and Stage Schedule

6p - 8p Headlining Act - Jamestown Revival

Headlining the Grand this year, and coming off a successful summer tour including stops at Bonaroo Music Festival and the Hangout Music Fest is Jamestown Revival; a hardy duo from Austin, Texas who capture the essence of Western frontier living with foot-stomping rhythms and soothing harmonies. With recent appearances on Conan O’Brien and praise from both Rolling Stone and Last Call with Carson Daly, the Southern soul blended with Western rock sound of Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance is getting noticed on airwaves across the country.

Taking the stage at 6p on Saturday, August 30, Jamestown Revival will play a host of tunes off their first album, Utah, including “California (Cast Iron Soul)”, a song that captures the essence of the bands influences including Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Everly Brothers and fellow Texans Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Guy Clark. Anchored by a big fat backbeat, the sounds of steel guitar and a warm Fender Rhodes keyboard will be a perfect pairing for Colorado’s Western Slope city of Grand Junction.

 

Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance are childhood friends, sharing a love for adventure and the outdoors that permeates their music. The sounds of Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Everly Brothers and fellow Texans Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Guy Clark shine through in the unique sound that is Jamestown Revival; a deeply harmonious sound of the South mixed with gritty American West rock ‘n roll.

To capture the essence of this sound, Clay, Chance and the band went high into the Wasatch Mountains of Utah and converted an old log cabin into a temporary recording studio, performing live with no headphones, straight to tape. This traditional and beautifully antiquated approach to recording comes through in all 14 tracks, practically putting you amidst the rustling aspen trees and crisp mountain air that mountain bikers all live for.

Equal to the richness of their harmonies, the lyrics of Jamestown Revival are highly autobiographical, telling tales of their adventures, discomforts and observations. Add in the iconic style of a steel guitar and the warmth of a Fender Rhodes keyboard anchored by a big fat backbeat, the soulful sounds of Jamestown Revival will be a perfect match for Grand Junction's Main Street.

Get more information on Jamestown Revival, see their performance on Conan O’Brien and buy their album at – jamestownrevival.com.

4p - 5:30p Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Amateur Awards Party

2p - 4p Wild Party

Texas-based band Wild Party will bring a unique groove-infused indie rock sound to Grand Junction. Thrust into the spotlight after being offered a gig to support The Wombats UK tour in 2010, Wild Party took charge of their fate, building a sizable fan base through social media and inking a deal with indie/rock label Old Friends Records in late 2013. Their debut album, Phantom Pop, is due out later this summer featuring the single “When I Get Older”.

Noon - 2p Williams Brothers Band

The Williams Brothers Band takes the stage at noon, bringing a blend of outlaw country, classic rock and high desert Americana sound that will get the crowd going as finishers of The Grand cross the line after an unforgettable day on the bike. The Williams Brothers Band is one of the most successful bands in the Western Colorado region, often being tapped to play with national acts and to headline the regions top festivals

10a - Noon Poke Squid

Starting the day off at 10a, Grand Junction local Poke Squid will get a good reggae vibe flowing with some smooth and grooving sounds of the islands. Hailing from Hawaii, members of Poke Squid attend Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, performing at CMU events and local bars.

 

 
 
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