Tickets priced $8-$80 (+fees). Prices increase at the door. Tickets available online at monumentalevents.com, by calling 800-626-8497, or in person at the Monumental Events Box Office located at the Avalon Theatre (7th & Main Street in Downtown Grand Junction) 12pm to 8pm Monday through Saturday.
Biography: (courtesy of charleyjenkins.com)
“Born country?” Exactly!!! Charley Jenkins has country roots that run deep. He was raised on a farm in Eastern Utah where he learned how to rope, ride and work hard. Life on the Jenkins farm revolved around cows, horses and of course rodeo. Country music is all about a real cowboy’s life like Charley’s. “Country is who and what I am. It is only natural for me to sing the songs that I love and relate to.”
Charley’s first album, Greatest Hours was written and produced by Charley with the help of his friend, Jordan Allen. With the success of this album and some personal advice from George Strait, Charley decided to push his career to a new level.
In the summer of 2001, Charley loaded up his truck with everything he owned and headed off to Nashville, Tennessee. It didn’t take him long to get his foot in the door in the country music industry. Charley was soon working on Music Row for a song writing publishing company. It was here that Charley learned the “ins and outs” of the country business. He became personal friends with a number of Nashville “greats.”
Out of 45,000 contestants Charley was a top 12 finalist on NBC’s hit show, Nashville Star. He has also appeared on the Today Show and has opened up for over 30 national acts including Lady Antebellum, LeAnn Rimes, Alan Jackson, Lonestar, Montgomery Gentry, Kellie Pickler, Taylor Swift, Josh Turner and many others.
Charley has sung country music for tens of thousands. He has an unusual ability to customize his show to fit the personality of any crowd. Dan Truman of Diamond Rio says this, “Charley Jenkins’. He’s great! He’s real, and he’s full of energy and passion.” That’s what Charley is all about.