The Monument Rally Music Festival kicks off today at 2pm in Fruita at the Civic Center Park. This is a benefit for Operation Revamp. Those people work with returning veterans to help them deal with the hidden wounds of war. There is no cost to enjoy the live music so grab some friends and lawn chairs, the beer garden will open at 2pm, you will need to buy your own beer, when the first band hits the stage.

The Hooten Hallers

This two piece number is from my neck of the woods Columbia, MO. Seeing The Hooten Hallers perform can be a life-changing experience. Their shows are fun, fascinating and a little bit scary.

At 4pm the next band will hit the stage.


The Yawpers


Led by dynamic young singer-songwriter Nate Cook and guitarist Jesse Parmet, emerging Boulder trio The Yawpers (named after Walt Whitman's promise to "sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world") recall a grittier version of Wilco, with as much raw country sensibility as twisted indie imagination.


The third band to hit the stage today will be.


Sour Diesel Trainwreck


Sour Diesel Trainwreck is a 4 piece high energy Americana/Southern Rock/Alt Country band from Mesa, AZ. The style is lyrical and vocal driven, organic and acoustic and at times dark and aggressive with a sound that is a little Country a little Rock and a lot of soul. Jeremy Graham frontman of Sour Diesel Trainwreck. “I want to write and record songs from my soul that feel real and dont leave a plastic taste in your mouth."

The last band to hit the stage tonight is.

James and the Devil


These guys from Denver bring it every time they hit the stage. If I had to put a label on them I would call it Rocky Mountain Fiddle Rock. This is sure to be a great day of live music in Fruita.