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Win BIG with Community Concert tickets from the BEACON

May 29, 2024 12:52PM ● By Penny Jansen, CCGV Board President

Our CCGV 79th season concert ticket winners from top left: Folk Legacy Trio winner Ron Busterud, Phat Cat Swinger winner Cynthia Revesz, Sounds of Silence winner Nancy Wall, The Suits winners Brenda Hyde and Joe and Grace Konzier, Sounds of Silence winner Brian Moffet, 7,000 Miles to Broadway winner Linda (Wano) Urbonas.

Winners not pictured: Shemeah Richardson won tickets to Phat Cat Swinger, Gisela Koplin won tickets to ABBAfab, Kitty Bearden won tickets to 7,000 Miles to Broadway and Cathy Bobbit won tickets to ABBAfab.

Community Concerts of the Grand Valley (CCGV) would like to thank YOU, our music champions, for your continued commitment to bringing world-class performances to the Grand Valley at an affordable price.

Our 2023-2024 concert season included an exciting lineup of performances. The Folk Legacy Trio brought a wave of nostalgia and tranquility with their beautiful vocals, guitar melodies and music from iconic artists like The Weavers; Peter, Paul and Mary and Joni Mitchell. The 11-piece Phat Cat Swingers delivered electrifying entertainment with their lively singing and dancing. 

The Sounds of Silence transported us back to the 1970s Greenwich Village folk scene with hits by Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, John Denver and others. The Suits took us on a journey through the decades from the ’50s to the ’80s with smooth choreography and tight harmonies in songs like “Oh, What a Night” and “My Girl.” 

ABBAfab had members singing, dancing and dressing up in ABBA style, while 7,000 Miles of Broadway, brimming with radio and Broadway hits, treated us to a musical journey spanning from country twang to Frankie Valli.

We extended our gratitude to volunteers from a different local organization at each concert, including Partners of Mesa County, Meals on Wheels, VA of Western Colorado, Grand Junction Lions Club and St. Mary’s Hospital.

We had a blast expanding our social media presence through exciting drawings held during intermissions. Be sure to follow us on Instagram at @communityconcerts_grandvalley or on Facebook at Community Concerts of the Grand Valley to catch previews of upcoming performances, meet the artists and even snag some free tickets so you can bring your friends!

Who made all of these performances possible? YOU, our valued and faithful ticket-holding members; our very generous sponsors and donors; our dedicated volunteers; the helpful Avalon staff; our artist agents and our wonderful friends at the BEACON. Thank you for your continued support!

We are looking forward to a wonderful 80th concert season! Here’s what we have planned:

Friday, September 6, 2024 

The men of Uptown bring together the smooth sounds of R&B with the energy of today’s hits. Their dynamic performance blends the charisma of Bruno Mars with the soulful vocals of Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. 

Jared Freiburg/Vagabonds
Wednesday, October 8, 2024 

Prepare to enter a time capsule to the Golden Era of American music with your favorite rock ’n roll, blues, country and jazz hits from the 1950s. Piano maestro Jared Freiburg and his Vagabonds’ repertoire span anywhere from Elvis to Frank Sinatra. Jared portrayed Jerry Lee Lewis in the touring production of Million Dollar Quartet.

Nayo Jones
Friday, November 22, 2024 

This sophisticated chanteuse will captivate you with her renditions of timeless standards, enhanced by jazz piano, bass and drums. Nayos’ vocal range has been compared to Natalie Cole, Nancy Wilson and Whitney Houston. 

Decades of Love - Ernie Hass
Sunday, February 2, 2025 

Seven-time Grammy Award-nominated and multi-GMA Dove Award-winning group Ernie Haase & Signature Sound breathes new life into romantic classics from the past century. With songs spanning The Beatles to the Bee Gees to Michael Bublé, this show is enjoyable for all ages.

Doo Wah Riders
Monday, February 17, 2025

The Doo Wah Riders have been blazing their own musical trail for over 40 years. With tight musicianship and powerful arrangements of both classic and original songs, this band leaves a lasting impression wherever they go.

Street Corner Symphony
Saturday, May 17th, 2025 

This male a cappella group from Nashville and runner-up in NBC’s “Sing Off” in 2010 will captivate you with their versatile sound. From gospel to rock and pop, their repertoire appeals to audiences young and old. 

Watch previews of the acts at or call 970-778-4941 for more information.

Get your season tickets

Season tickets for new members go on sale June 20!

With prices beginning at just $90 plus fees per season ticket, you’ll enjoy top-tier entertainment for less than $20 per concert. It’s truly the “best kept secret” in the Grand Valley!

Season tickets for existing members: 

Want better seats? You have until June 15.

All tickets are available through the Avalon Theatre Box Office.
Visit for box office hours and more information.

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