Thank you to all our 2014 Colorado Riverfront Concert Series Sponsors and supporters for another successful year.  Please check back in late April or early May for our 2015 schedule.

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.


Tab Benoit - Thursday, June 12, 2014 

Tab Benoit

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 ouisiana Wildlife Federation.  Benoit also starred in the iMax motion picture Hurrican on the Bayou, a documentary of Hurrican 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 W.C. Handy Awards).  In 2006, he received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album for Brother to the Blues, a collarbaration with Louisiana's LeRoux.  LeRoux joined Benoit on Power of the Pontchartrain in 2007 and the live Night Train to Nashville in 2008.

Freddy Jones Band - Thursday, July 17, 2014

Freddy Jones Band

In 2000 the Freddy Jones Band went on hiatus.  During the ten previous years of recording and touring, the bad had amassed a body of work that included five albums of ambitious, wide-reaching rock and a reputation for expansive and energetic live shows that made the quintet a hot commodity on the tape-trader circuit.

And now the Freddy Jones Band is back and reminding the world what was so special in the first place.

The groups original lineup - singer-guitarists Wayne Healy, Marty Looyd and Rob Bonaccorsi, bassist Jim Bonaccorsi and drummer Simon Horrocks - reunited in the summer of 2005 for a charity show in it's former home base of Chicago.  Now the FJB is playing for keeps again.

the subdudes - Thrursday, August 14, 2014

the subdudes

They're back!  Tommy Malone, John Magnie, Steve Amedee and Johnny Ray Allen - the original lineup of the subdudes - are going on the road for the first time in 17 years.

In 1987, four musicians got together for what they envisioned would be a one-time performance at Tipitina's in New Orleans.  It was a night of mostly acoustic music - sparse instrumentation with a strong emphasis on songwriting and vocal harmonies.  The show far exceeded expectations, and on that March night the subdudes were born.

Nearly 10 years later, after releasing five critically acclaimed albums and building a hard-core cadre of fans through relentless touring, the subdudes called it quits.  Spinoff projects ensued, as did the occasional renunion show.  About five years later, three of the guys decided to get back together.  They recruited some friends and hit the road for the rest of the decade before taking another break.

Now, starting in March 2014, they're giving it another go.  This time it's the original lineup for the first time in 17 years, playing a few select shows.

And after nearly 30 years, still nobody in the world sounds like them. 

News Update - subdudes concert

While the subdudes take time to mourn the untimely passing of bass player Johnny Ray Allen who died at this home in New Orleans last Friday at the age of 55, Cosmic Cowboy Michael Martin Murphey and the Rio Grand Band have put on their white hats and are riding into Fruita to save the show this Thursday at the James M. Robb Colorado River State Park in Fruita.

Concert Series Information

Ticket Locations:
Tickets will be available through all City Market stores and online at In order to accommodate this convenience, there will be a small service charge on each ticket. The base ticket price is free for the 2014 Riverfront Concert Series; the only cost is the small charge for the ticketing services. Tickets will no longer be available at Gene Taylor’s Sporting Goods in Grand Junction or Over The Edge Sports in Fruita.

Ticket Availability:
You may obtain tickets for all 2014 Summer Concert Series shows at one time. Once tickets are made available, you’ll be able to pick up tickets for one or more shows with one stop at City Market. Ticket availability is May 3, 2014.

Quantity of Tickets:
The limit on the number of tickets you obtain at one time has been lifted. For the 2014 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 6:00pm; show time is 7:00pm.  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 & ICE CREAM 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.