Are you in the mood for live music? Where will you find the best music in Grand Junction? Here are the top five picks according to Yelp!

I agree with Greg Karly from the Western Colorado Jazz Orchestra - Grand Junction really does have a great live music scene. He made comments about the matter at a concert at Robinson Theatre a few months ago. He and I both have musician friends working in Las Vegas. Our friends are struggling to find gigs, right there in one of the biggest entertainment cities in the world. One of my friends, undoubtedly one of the best pianists in Las Vegas, works driving for Uber when not gigging. Meanwhile, in Grand Junction, you can find live music almost any night of the week.

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Based on user reviews, these are Grand Junction's top five "venues" for live music:

  • Waylon Jordan

    Warehouse 25 Sixty Five

    2565 American Way

    No surprise here. Coming in at #1 is Warehouse 2565 Kitchen + Bar. They're running live music at least two nights a week. I've played there a few times on Sunday nights with the Western Colorado Jazz Orchestra and the Swing City Express.

    Warehouse's music typically leans Country, but they have a very eclectic schedule.

  • Waylon Jordan

    Cruisers Bar

    715 Horizon Dr

    This venue has been around forever, offering live music on weekends. Show at Cruiser's typically start a little later than most, with downbeat usually right around 9:30.

  • Zane Mathews


    539 Colorado Ave

    I feel terrible for saying this, but..... I haven't visited this venue yet. Looking at their schedule, it appears they have several great local acts. I'll have to give it a try.

  • Keyes

    Ale House

    2531 N 12th St

    Several of my favorite local acts play here from time to time. If you enjoy "music on the patio," this is the place for you.

  • Keyes

    Quincy Bar & Grill

    609 Main St

    This is a fun place. I've seen several great bands over the years. You'll hear about every kind of band you can imagine.