Signature Downtown Event

2016 Grand Junction Off-Road & Downtown Music Festival

FREE! 3 Days, 18 bands, 3 stages, 4 block beer garden, “Dirt Church” Sunday gospel brunch with Off-Road Mimosas, GJ Off-Road Mountain Bike event all on Main Street, Grand Junction, CO! 

Downtown Grand Junction is pleased to announce that the 2016 Downtown Music Festival will once again partner with the Grand Junction Off-Road Mountain Bike Event from May 20-23, 2016 in beautiful downtown Grand Junction, Colorado! The Downtown Music Festival, in its 28th year, draws thousands of local and regional residents to Main Street to enjoy 3 days of FREE music on 3 separate stages while enjoying our Beer & Wine Garden which spans the entire festival area…4 blocks of Main Street!

The Grand Junction Off-Road, in its 4th year, brings both professional and amateur riders and their families from all over the country to Grand Junction to enjoy our amazing trail system and our scenic downtown. Combining with the Grand Junction Off-Road Mountain Bike Event allows us to include the race start and finish line within the festival, as well as a Bike Expo featuring vendors from across the Mountain Biking industry.

Click here to download our map and schedule!

Our 2016 musical lineup includes

Denver based band, Head for the Hills, will headline the main stage Friday evening at 8:30pm followed by The Stone Foxes, out of San Francisco, on Saturday at 8pm. Other regional acts include Changing Lanes Experience, Quiet Life, Mama Magnolia, Atomga, Stray Grass, and Tight Thump, as well as local favorites such as We Speak Imaginese, Bobby Walker, Wave Baby, Radicult, the Doug Simons Band, Still House String Band, Clyde McGee, Alycia Vince, Soul Habit and Gonzales with Bicycle Annie. In addition to the main stage at 4th and Main, the festival also has stages in the breezeways on the 500 and 600 block of Main street, creating unique venues for both performers and festival attendees.

New this year to the festival is Dirt Church, which will take place on Sunday, May 22  from 10:30a-2:30p and include a gospel performance from Salt Lake City band, Changing Lanes Experience, Sierra Nevada Micheladas and Off-Road Mimosas, as well as breakfast food trucks. The Grand Junction Off-Road boasts a large number of professional riders for their pro race on Sunday morning and Dirt Church- slang used by mountain bikers for riding on Sunday morning- was organized as a fun way to get a larger crowd down to watch the pros.

Call for entry for food vendors is currently closed. We are not accepting applications for Musical Entertainment for this year’s festival.
All events subject to change without notice.

Stay tuned for information on the Downtown Art Festival in the fall. 

*Reminder* Per City Ordinance, no pets are allowed at Downtown events. Thanks for leaving your pets at home!


Friday May 20th West Slope 500 block

2:00pm - 3:00pm Bobby Walker
3:30pm - 4:30pm Bobby Walker
5:00pm - 6:00pm Mama Magnolia
6:30pm - 7:30pm Mama Magnolia

Friday May 20th Main Stage

6:00pm - 7:30pm Tight Thump
7:30pm - 8:00pm Awards
8:00pm - 8:30pm Band Change
8:30pm - 10:00pm Head for the Hills

Friday May 20th Best Slope 600 Block

3:00pm - 4:00pm We Speak Imaginese
4:30pm - 5:30pm Still House String Band
6:30pm - 8:00pm Atomga

Saturday May 21st Main Stage

11:30am - 2:00pm Straygrass
2:00pm - 3:00pm Amateur Awards
3:00pm - 4:00pm Changing Lanes
4:30pm - 5:30pm Changing Lanes
5:30pm - 6:00pm Set Change/ House Mix
6:00pm - 7:30pm Quiet Life
7:30pm - 8:00pm Set Change/House Mix
8:00pm - 10:00pm The Stone Foxes

Saturday May 21st West Slope 500 Block

1:00pm - 2:00pm Bone Tree
2:30pm - 3:30pm Alycia Vince
4:00pm - 5:00pm Bobby Walker
5:30pm - 6:30pm Doug Simons
7:00pm - 8:00pm Doug Simons

Saturday May 21st Best Slope 600 Block

12:30pm - 1:30pm Clyde McGee
2:00pm - 3:00pm Soul Habit
3:30pm - 4:30pm Gonzales
5:00pm - 6:00pm Radicult
6:30pm - 7:30pm Wave Baby