2021 Chautauqua – the 19th Amendment and All that Jazz
October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The 2021 Colorado West Chautauqua will feature performers representing Jeanette Rankin, Billy Sunday, & Josephine Baker and more fun characters introducing us to the 20s. Performances will be October 22 and 23rd. Purchasing a ticket on this page will allow you to go to either performance. Your tickets will be on will-call at the Grand Valley Event Center.
Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door!
Friday, October 22:
- Doors @ 6:00pm Performances Begin at 6:30
- Young Chautauquan Performance
- Grand Valley History Players Performance
- Jeanette Rankin portrayed by Jeanmarie Simpson
Saturday, October 23:
- Doors @ 5:30 Performances Begin at 6:00
- Grand Junction High School Jazz Band
- Young Chautauquan
- Josephine Baker portrayed by Becky Stone
- Billy Sunday portrayed by Doug Mishler
Saturday, October 23, 11:30am-3:30pm a daytime panel discussion will be held that is free and open to the public. The performers who portray Billy Sunday, Josephine Baker & Jeanette Rankin will be discussing their characters with the Grand Valley History Players.
Mesa County is experiencing high rates of COVID transmission. In preparation for attending History Alive! Colorado West Chautauqua, we strongly urge you to get vaccinated. If not vaccinated, please protect yourself and others by getting a COVID test and do not participate in name of your event if your test is positive. COVID symptoms can be quite varied so if you are experiencing symptoms of any kind, please do not participate in name of your event. We encourage safe infection control measures such as social distancing and wearing a mask. It is important that we all do our part in limiting the spread of COVID-19 in Mesa County.