by Cassidy Gafford
Downtown Grand Junction is proud to announces its 28th Annual Downtown Music Festival. Starting May 20-22, 2016 Main Street will consist of 18 bands, 3 stages, 4 block beer garden, and don’t forget the “Dirt Church” Sunday gospel brunch with Off-Road Mimosas. Grand Junction Off-Road will be in collaboration with Downtown Grand Junction to make this the funnest musical weekend of the summer. Thousands come together every year for the FREE music and extensive beer and wine garden.
Grand Junction Off-Road has been bringing in amateur and professional riders to the Western Slope for over 4 years now. The festival is a great way for people to experience all the natural beauty Grand Junction has to offer. The start and finish line will be placed within the festival and several bike vendors will be available.
Head for the Hills, will be the headliner on the main stage Friday evening at 8:30pm followed by The Stone Foxes, on Saturday at 8pm. Other regional acts include Changing Lanes Experience, Quiet Life, Mama Magnolia, Atomga, Stray Grass, and Tight Thump, as well as local favorites such as We Speak Imaginese, Bobby Walker, Wave Baby, Radicult, the Doug Simons Band, Still House String Band, Clive McGee, Alycia Vince, Soul Habit and Gonzales with Bicycle Annie. Along with the main stage on 4th and Main there will also be stages in the breezeways of 500 and 600 block of Main Street.
The “Dirt Church” will start Sunday, May 22 from 10:30am-2:30pm and offer gospel performances by Salt Lake City band, Changing Lanes Experience, Sierra Nevada Micheladas and Off-Road Mimosas. There will be a breakfast food truck available as well.
Grand Junction comes to life for a weekend to celebrate its 28th year of the Downtown Music Festival. Grab friends and family and head down to Main Street for unbelievably good food, drinks, and most importantly music.