Fruita's Weekly Concert Series Begins
KREX News Room
FRUITA, Colo.- Fruita is kicking off summer the right way by starting their weekly concert series that runs for 11 weeks.
"We have everything from class, rock, country, and a little alternative jam," said Kelley Griffin, special events supervisor for the City of Fruita.
"It's helping our nightlife in Downtown Fruita; it's a great thing," said Shauna Davies, director of the Fruita Chamber of Commerce.
The Thursday night concert series is intended to fill the whole summer, lasting until August 15.
"We've expanded the length of the series and the number of people who attend has grown," said Griffin.
Each year around 800 people flock to Fruita to attend the free concerts and grab a bite to eat.
"From Grand Junction to Palisade and the surrounding areas; I think it's a good boost to our economy," said Griffin.
"It really helps; it brings people downtown. The town is busy on Thursday nights. A lot of our business people downtown, our merchants, they stay open," said Davies.
If feeling inspired after hearing the bands, folks can head down to one local shop to show off their talents.
"For instance I'm standing in front of Cavalcade and they have a open mic night on Thursday nights," said Davies.
The concerts feature an array of music from local bands to groups who are passing through the area.
"You can hang out with your neighbors, see old friends, bring the kids out where they can run around in the grass; it's fun for the whole family to just relax and hear some good music," said Griffin.
"Sit, visit, and listen to the music and just have a great time in your small town," said Davies.
On July 4 the Centennial band will be performing at the Fruita Civic Center and City Council members will be handing out free ice cream.
All the concerts are held at the Fruita Civic Center and begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays.