Entering into the fall season, the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center (GMAEC) plans to host at least five more concerts in its 2019 Bank of Colorado theater season. Performances will include an Americana duo, returning artist Karla Bonoff, an Eagles Tribute and more. Bonoff wrote the song “Someone to Lay Down Beside Me,” popularized by Linda Ronstadt.
Concerts are sponsored by Starr’s Guitars, a guitar shop in downtown Cedaredge owned by musician David Starr. Starr also serves as vice president of GMAEC board of directors. Starr said he “continues to look for unique acts” to feature at the GMAEC.
“As a songwriter, I’m always excited about good songwriting, bringing good songs to the stage,” he said.
In the future, Starr said he’d love to host a songwriting festival and more songwriting workshops. For 2020, he’s already working on bringing in more local, regional and national acts and hopes to include some Nashville-style songwriting events.
Seats for concerts may be reserved by calling Starr’s Guitars at 970-856-2331, stopping by the shop at 250 W. Main St. in Cedaredge, or going online at starrsguitars.com. No paper tickets are issued. A will-call list will have customer names at the door on the day of the show.
“Don’t be afraid to buy tickets for something new,” said Starr, who’s had many people walk away pleasantly surprised when attending unfamiliar shows.
Some details may be subject to change. Keep up with concert activities, donate to the center or to volunteer visit the GMAEC website at grandmesaartscenter.com.
7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22: Award winning Americano duo Ordinary Elephant with perform with special guest Shelley Rae. Tickets are $20. More info, visit ordinaryelephant.net.
7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28: Returning for another show at the GMAEC is Karla Bonoff with special guest David Starr. Her last show sold out quickly, and Starr is confident this performance will be no different. Tickets are $30. For more info, visit karlabonoff.com or davidstarrmusic.com.
7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26: Actor/Songwriter Ronny Cox has performed all over the U.S. at folk festivals, concert venues and theatres. Tickets are $20. For more info, visit ronnycox.com.
7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2: Boys of Summer is a band that tours constantly and is cited as one of the top Eagles Tribute acts. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit boysofsummertribute.com
7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14: Johnsmith is an artist with eight solo CDs under his belt and leads musical tours to Ireland. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit johnsmithmusic.com.