What better way to cap off an unforgettable day of riding world-class singletrack than taking in the electrified sounds of four terrific bands. The inaugural
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 the headlining alt-rock icon,
Perfectly mixing rock, punk, alternative country, psychedelia and blues, Cracker is widely known for helping bring alternative rock into the mainstream. The band achieved great commercial success in 1993 with Kerosene Hat, a gold album that sold nearly a half-million copies in one year. With radio hits like "Low", "Get Off This" and "Teen Angst", Cracker quickly became one of the most recognized alternative rock bands of the early 1990's.
Founded by singer David Lowery of Camper Van Beethoven and guitarist Johnny Hickman, Cracker has released 10 studio albums as well as compilations, collaborations and live albums. Showing their love for the iconic Led Zeppelin, Cracker also performed "Good Times Bad Times" on the popular Encomium Led Zeppelin tribute album.
Using creative and unforgettable lyrics about junkie cosmonauts, a million poppies and brown skies, Lowery's unique and dynamic vocals are instantly recognizable, as is the heavy, thick powerful tone of Hickman's guitar.
The Williams Brothers Band
At 2p, the infectious grooves of
The Williams Brothers Band will get downtown Grand Junction jamming. Considered the anchor of Western Colorado's music scene, TWBB have headlined top musical venues and boasts #1 hits on mp3.com over the last 20 years. Nominated for a 2008 IAIA Golden Kayak Award by the International Academy of Independent Artists for best Rock Song, "Circles" perfectly showcases the homegrown jam band feel of TWBB that keeps heads bobbing and booties shaking.
Jack + Jill
At Noon, finishers and spectators alike will enjoy the dynamic sounds of
Jack + Jill coming from the main stage. If Dave Matthews Band and Alice in Chains were to produce offspring, they'd be Jack + Jill; a Grand Junction husband and wife indie alternative rock duo destined to rock your face off. Blending grungy vocals with big guitars and a unique twist of electric violin, this fiery and eclectic couple have performed together at Carnegie Hall and shared festival bills with bands like Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Slightly Stoopid and Everclear. Alex and Jessica Siebert have been married six years, and have recently released their third album, COLORADiO.
See you Saturday, August 31 in downtown Grand Junction for an unforgettable day of live music at the inaugural Grand Junction Off-Road Presented by U.S. Bank.
Epic Rides requests all concert attendees bring two canned goods for donation to the
Community Food Bank of Grand Junction. In the meantime, show your support, give them a 'like' on FB!
See ya trailside,
The Crew at Epic Rides
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