Friday, May 30
Blues is Dead at the Snake
The Blues Is Dead, featuring Latella and Howard from Whitewater Ramble, will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, May 30. The band plays Grateful Dead tunes with a twist of rhythm and blues. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Dance and light in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco welcomes Spafford on Friday, May 30. Spafford is an eclectic blend of driving rock, funk, dance and light. The result is something like electro-funk therapy. Melting through genres while creating an illuminated mind- and mood-altering experience night after night, Spafford is lighting up the Southwest and beyond with its improvisational prowess. The band is paving the way for something new, yet familiar, that beckons to be seen, heard and felt. The free show starts at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Saturday, May 31
Shake it at the Basin with The Champions
The Arapahoe Basin May Concert Series Shakin’ at the Basin presents The Champions on Saturday, May 31. The Champions, featuring current and former members of Funkiphino and the talented vocals of Amber Hutchings and Greg Jacyszyn, will rock you back to the ’80s with stadium rock anthems from all of your favorite bands, performing the music of Journey, Heart, Boston, Deep Purple, Stevie Nicks, Pat Benatar, Bon Jovi and many more. The free and family-friendly show runs from 1 to 4 p.m. in the base area. Visit www.arapahoebasin.com/events for more information.
Vail rock band plays the Snake
Vail rock band Town Cavalry will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday, May 31. Town Cavalry combines covers of rock, blues, reggae, funk, country and jams, with Johnny Schleper (MTHDS) on guitar and vocals, Rob Eaton Jr. (Brothers Keeper, Drunkin Hearts) on guitar and vocals, Mark Levy (The Congress) on drums and Alex Scott (Frogs) on bass. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Shot of Whiskey at The Barkley
The Whiskey Richards will invade The Barkley Ballroom on Saturday, May 31. The Whiskey Richards are your one-stop shop for funk, blues and good ol’ rock ’n’ roll. They effortlessly blend a jam-band feel, classic rock and a splash of funk attitude to create a killer energy. The free show starts at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Wednesday, June 4
High-energy Americana at The Barkley
The Sweet Lillies will come to The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Wednesday, June 4. The Sweet Lillies have a high-energy Americana sound, Colorado style, with powerful, three-part female harmony and the driving, unrelenting and exacting rhythms of great bassist Ian Anderson and exceptional drummer Chris Stongle. The sound is gripping and progressive bluegrass and high energy enough to get you up on your feet dancing. The free show starts at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Thursday, June 5
Free music at The Barkley in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom hosts a free show with WoolEye on Thursday, June 5. WoolEye is an eclectic group of veteran Fort Collins-based musicians, with influences in jazz, rock, jam, funk, etc. Founded by Mike Rouse in 2005, the band has since played hundreds of shows across the country. Reformed in 2011, the music takes you on a journey with a plethora of sounds. With a unique but familiar groove, the group is known for its powerful, funky jams coupled with lyrics that provoke thought and inspire the crowd to move to its rhythm. The show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.