Friday, March 14
One Ton Pig returns to Summit County
Jackson Hole’s One Ton Pig, famous for down-and-dirty outlaw country, bluegrass and Americana, will take the stage at The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern in Keystone on Friday, March 14. One Ton Pig has released three critically acclaimed and commercially successful CDs of original music (“High On the Hog,” 2008; “Big Norm,” 2010; and “One Ton Pig,” 2012). They also pull out cover tunes from their repertoire of more than 100, bringing smiles to the faces of bar patrons, festival attendees, prison inmates, cowboys, sailors and the like. The show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit www.soupandwhiskey.com/events for more information.
Co-headliners rock Barkley Ballroom
Mike Dillon Band and Consider the Source take the stage at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Friday, March 14. How many artists can claim being praised a “punk rock provocateur,” “jazz vibraphone visionary” and “percussion virtuoso” in the same sentence? There’s only one: Mike Dillon. Whether through his affiliation with artists such as Les Claypool, Brave Combo and Ani DiFranco, collaborations such as Garage A Trois, The Dead Kenny Gs and Critters Buggin or bands he’s fronted, including Billy Goat and Hairy Apes BMX, the Texas native has set his own standard for 25 years now. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the free show. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Mark’s Midnight Carnival Show at AOB
Mark’s Midnight Carnival Show will play a free show at Alma’s Only Bar on Friday, March 14. Mark’s Midnight Carnival Show may very well be one of Colorado’s best-kept secrets, but this indie rock-power pop band won’t stay that way for long. It really isn’t surprising when you consider that in the three short years the band has been together, it’s played more than 500 shows. “People are shocked and surprised they’ve never heard of us before,” Mark said. “We put a lot of heart and soul into our live shows, and we think it is evident when you see us live.” The free show starts at 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.almasonlybar.com.
Local music at Jonny-G’s in Frisco
King & I will play Jonny-G’s in Frisco on Friday, March 14. King & I is a six-piece ensemble of some the most legendary musicians in the South Park area. With more than 50 years of experience combined, King & I covers the classic rock genre and a few originals. Some of the members of King & I have performed with such artists as John Popper of Blues Travelers, Lubriphonic, Rising Lion, Salem and Strive Roots, to mention a few. Visit www.jonnygs.com for more information.
Snake hosts Funky Johnson
Funky Johnson will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15. From the metropolis of Summit County comes a funk outfit with tasty vocals, virtuosic guitar grooves, solid bass and tight drum beats. The band plays originals and covers ranging from Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind and Fire to James Brown, Aretha Franklin, the artist formerly known as Prince and The Funky Meters. Doors open at 4 p.m. both nights, and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Saturday, March 15
Three20south hosts Acorn Project, Yamn
Acorn Project and Denver band Yamn will co-headline a show at Breckenridge’s three20south on Saturday, March 15. With very few musical boundaries, Acorn Project takes its audience on a unique journey each night. Seamlessly blending deep electro-funk grooves, psychedelic rock, signature soundscapes and electronic dance music translates to a very unique live experience, one that is filled with the passion brought to the stage at every Acorn performance. That passion is contagious, resulting in the regularly packed houses for this jamtronica act. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Baltimore funk act at The Goat
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will take the stage at The Goat in Keystone on Saturday, March 15. Funk, rock, electronic: These four Pigeons bring it every night. Based out of Baltimore, Md., Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has an undeniably unique and versatile live sound. Their evolving arrangement of original compositions, psychedelic improvisational jams and contagious smiles have “The Flock” growing and coming back for more. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit www.soupandwhiskey.com/events for more information.
Local singer-songwriter performs in Breck
On Saturday, March 15, Josh Galvin will be performing at the Tenmile Station Restaurant Starlight Dinner, which delivers diners via sleigh to a gourmet dinner under the stars at the Tenmile Station on Peak 9 at the Breckenridge Ski Resort. Galvin is an acoustic guitar player, singer-songwriter and recording artist from Breckenridge who plays original songs and eclectic covers. He will play from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit www.joshgalvin.com for more information.
Sunday, March 16
Great American Taxi in Breckenridge
Three20south in Breckenridge will host Great American Taxi with Gipsy Moon on Sunday, March 16. Great American Taxi’s uninhibited sound is a swinging concoction of swampy blues, progressive bluegrass, funky New Orleans strut, Southern boogie, honky tonk country, gospel and good old fashioned rock ’n’ roll. Great American Taxi was born when singer, guitarist and mandolin player Vince Herman, of Leftover Salmon, joined keyboard player and singer Chad Staehly for a superstar jam to benefit the Rainforest Action Group in Boulder in March 2005. Doors open at 9 p.m. Sunday, and tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Wednesday, March 19
Kyle Hollingsworth comes to Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco welcomes the Kyle Hollingsworth Band with opener the Jaden Carlson Band on Wednesday, March 19. Thirty years ago, Hollingsworth set out on a career in music. With a wealth of desire and an abundance of ability, he has established himself as a formidable and versatile music talent, deftly able to contribute, collaborate, compose and communicate on a number of levels and within a vast spectrum of musical environments. Today, as a member of acclaimed jam masters The String Cheese Incident, Hollingsworth is revered by both peers and fans for his ability to write and perform in a mosaic of styles, from rock to classical, ragtime to bebop. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the show. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Thursday, March 20
Members of Big Gigantic, Elephant Revival in Breck
The Everyone Orchestra will take the stage at three20south in Breckenridge on Thursday, March 20. The Everyone Orchestra is an all-star band that offers a visual and audio spectacle all can enjoy. Combining the captivating precision of live painters, dancers and more, the group creates a unique, circus-like show during each performance. The Everyone Orchestra seeks to challenge its performers while exciting and engaging audience members. This is done so by the unique way conductor-founder Matt Butler leads the orchestra and his audience. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $16 in advance or $18 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.