United Way plans benefit concert at new venue

A fund-raiser for United Way of Mesa County will offer live bluegrass music, food, beverages and games.

The Chilled by the River event is set for 6 to 9 p.m. July 22 at the new Las Colonias Park amphitheater in Grand Junction.

The event will feature the music of Head for the Hills, an award-winning bluegrass band based in Colorado. Food trucks will serve various fare, and adult beverages also will be available.  Badminton, bocce ball and other games will be offered.

Tickets sell for $30 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available online at www.monumentalevents.com. Proceeds will benefit United Way of Mesa County.