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Romance in Harmony: The Suits

Jan 29, 2024 01:55PM ● By Jan Weeks

Gentlemen, wondering what to get your lady for Valentine’s Day? Treat her to the sweet serenade of timeless hits from her youth, courtesy of The Suits at Grand Junction’s Avalon Theatre on Thursday, March 14.

Four gentlemen, four decades: That’s how The Suits bill themselves. 

The group members vary depending on schedules and locales, but these dapper gentlemen will bring the best of music from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, to the Avalon Theater as the fourth presentation of Community Concerts of the Grand Valley.

The members take you back to musical memories from eras that span doo-wop, Motown, rock and pop, which will make you want to sing along and dance in the aisles. Tight harmonies blend the four voices on hits such as The Four Seasons’ “Sherry” and “Oh, What a Night.” Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl” gets the place rockin’, and The Beatles “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “Can’t Buy Me Love” make the counterculture decade come alive again.

Choosing songs from four decades makes certain that there is something for everyone and keeps the show interesting, according to Amy McAndrews, who with her husband James, owns Sunset Singers, which manages the group. 

“We love having the variety, from the birth and rock and roll through the synth-pop of the 80s,” McAndrews said. “Iconic singers, iconic decades.”

Members are all working professionals in the music industry and often have parts in film and television. Performers sometimes work on other projects, and when those gigs are finished, they come back to Suits.

The Grand Junction show will be performed with professionally produced pre-recorded tracks, though depending on the venue, The Suits may sometimes appear with a band. 

“There is a set show for most of our acts,” said McAndrews. “Different performers have different favorites. When we see the audience really enjoying specific songs, that’s a great feeling and a highlight of our performances.”

The Suits will perform on Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Avalon Theatre. Doors open one hour before the show. 

Mid-Season Ticket Sale 

Tickets for the last 3 concerts are available for $60 plus fees. If available, individual concerts tickets are $35 plus fees starting three weeks before the concert. 

Buy tickets at the Avalon Box Office or call 970-263-5757 

See the rest of the 2023-2024 lineup.

WIN FREE TICKETS TO THE SUITS!

Send in your answer by Friday, February 23 to be entered into a drawing for two tickets to see The Suits perform at Grand Junction’s Avalon Theatre.

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