Sunday, June 7, 2009

Fruita Thursday night free concert series off to musical start.

 "Hit Squad" played to a record crowd for the first in the summer series of free Thursday night concerts held at Fruita Civic Center.
Fred Breager, leader and sax player, shared the stage with Mike Gazdak and Eric Nohe, who played the key boards. The guitar was manned by Ron Jordan (bass).  Pat Olsen was Mr. Drummer with Greg Karly and Paul Deininger on trombones. Wendell Hennesy handled the vocals.
The band played hits of the 60's through the 90's. They are available to play for weddings, concerts and all occasions. 
All are grand Valley residents. Bookings are available by calling Frank Breagar at 970 858 1720 or 970 261 9895

This series of summer concerts is as follows:

June 4th Hit Squad

June 11th Flat Top Reed- Rockin Blues/ Alternative Country

June 18th Russ Chapman- Early Swing/ Pre-War Blues and New Orleans

Swamp Music

June 25th Dead Cowboyz- Classic Rock Dance Tunes

July 2nd Centennial Band – Concert Band Classics

July 9th Hard Promises- A Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tribute


July 16th TBA

July 23rd Pineapple Crackers- Reggae, Hawaiian, Rock

July 30th Desert Moon- Country

August 6th Finders & Youngberg- Folk/Bulegrass/Country

August 13th The King N’ Trio- Renditions of Popular American Songs

The concert provides a place to have a dinner and a concert. It provides a place for the whole family to relax and enjoy friends and music. A Grand Junction family was caught eating Kentucky Fried. They have been attending all the concerts, rain, shine or wind, for the past five years. 

You will find lots of dancing going on, both adults and youngsters. Pick up your date and head for Fruita and the concert next Thursday.

Summer Harrington of Channel 11 covered the news at Fruita's concert and the Parks and Recreation Master Plan information.

You never know who you might see. Elvis visited last summer.

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