Friday, June 13
CD release party in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom will host the Jaden Carlson Band DVD release party on Friday, June 13. Jaden Carlson is a guitar prodigy who’s been compared to Eric Clapton, Duane Allman and Jimi Hendrix. From her stunning originals to a vast and varied collection of covers, all music lovers are sure to become a lifelong fan of Carlson’s original brand of fun, engaging and inspiring music. The band filmed its first-ever live DVD in front of a packed house at The Barkley Ballroom this past New Year’s Eve, and the DVD is now available. Geoffrey and Mac open at 8:30 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Free shows at farmers market, amphitheater
Local Folk will play a free set at the Dillon Farmers Market on Friday, June 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and then stay in town after the market for the free Friday Night Concert Series, which launches on June 13 with the 101st Army Dixieland Band. The 101st Army Dixieland Band is a component of the Colorado Army National Guard, acting as musical ambassadors for the state of Colorado and the United States Army. Colorado’s only Army band, the 101st features a variety of patriotic, jazz, popular, country, classical, rock and Dixieland music, performed by seven different ensembles. The free show starts at 7 p.m. at the Dillon Amphitheater. Visit www.101starmyband.com or www.townof dillon.com for more information.
Wheeler Brothers play Breck Town Party
Wheeler Brothers will play the Breckenridge Town Party at the Riverwalk Center on Friday, June 13. Making music continues to be a family affair for Wheeler Brothers. The Austin, Texas, quintet traces a personal lineage of rock, folk, roots, Americana and blues, cooking up an irresistible and inimitable gumbo of styles in the process. The group — Nolan Wheeler (vocals, guitar), Patrick Wheeler (drums), Tyler Wheeler (bass), A.J. Molyneaux (guitar, lap steel, back up vocals) and Nathan Rigney (guitar, backup vocals) — opens the door even wider for everyone to join the family. The Town Party starts at 4:30 p.m., and admission is free. For more information, visit www.townofbreckenridge.com.
Free Friday Music at the Snake
The Snake River Saloon in Keystone is offering Free Friday Music on June 13, with The Kenny Perkins band, a new rock and dance group out of the Front Range. Born in Texas, where he met guitar legends such as SRV and Eric Johnson, Kenny Perkins attended art school in Denver and played the music circuit with various bands, including a stint as lead guitarist for Gary Morris. He won the Colorado Composers Classic two years in a row and now fronts a three-piece power trio playing throughout Colorado and the west. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Tunes to pair with your barbecue
The Colorado BBQ Challenge on Main Street in Frisco will feature free live music on Friday, June 13, from Mile High 101 Rock Band from 1 to 2 p.m., Naive Melodies from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Tab Benoit Band from 6 to 8:30 p.m. All concerts take place on the music stage at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Main Street in Frisco. For more information on the bands and a complete schedule for the BBQ Challenge, visit www.townoffrisco.com/events/bbq-challenge.
Saturday, June 14
Barkley hosts band of Summit High grads
Eminence Ensemble will play The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Saturday, June 14. Eminence Ensemble is a five-piece progressive electronic rock group based out of Boulder. Since forming in 2008, the Summit High School graduates have been mesmerizing the Colorado music scene through their eloquent, inventive composition style and captivating, explosive performances, elegantly fusing elements of jazz, rock, funk, classical, hip-hop, reggae and electronica. Transfer Station and DJ OG open at 8 p.m., and tickets are $10. Visit www.barkleyball room.com for more information.
Feel-good music in Keystone
Leung and The Wreck will be playing their rock and dance music at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday, June 14. Pulling from a dominant rock-blues background, Leung and The Wreck keep the traditional feel-good music alive with modern twists to each song. Electric fast licks, break beats, precision funk bass and stunning vocal rasps engage audiences of many ranges. Drawing inspiration from Led Zeppelin, Primus, Ray Charles, The Temptations, Jimi Hendrix and Parliament, this up-and-coming band leaves people wondering where they have been hiding. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30.
Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Free music continues at Frisco barbecue
The Colorado BBQ Challenge on Main Street in Frisco will feature free live music on Saturday, June 14, from Beau Thomas from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Charlie Hunter from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Rebirth Brass Band from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. and Bonerama from 4 to 6:30 p.m. All concerts take place on the music stage at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Main Street in Frisco. For more information on the bands and a complete schedule for the BBQ Challenge, visit www.townoffrisco.com/events/bbq-challenge.
Sunday, June 15
Free mood music for Outhouse Races
The Pine Beatles will get the party started before the annual Kingdom Days Outhouse Races in Breckenridge on Sunday, June 15, in front of the Blue River Plaza on Main Street. The Pine Beatles is a community-based band out of Breckenridge. The free music starts at noon. Visit www.gobreck.com/events/kingdom-days for a complete schedule of Kingdom Days activities. Find the band on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pinebeatles.
Tuesday, June 17
Rusted Root performs first free Vail concert
The Bud Light Hot Summer Nights concert series at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail will kick off on Tuesday, June 17, with Rusted Root. With eight albums under their belt, more than 3 million records sold worldwide and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root transcends age, generations, cultures and musical styles. Their music has been featured in films such as “Ice Age,” “Twister” and “Matilda,” TV shows like “New Girl,” “Ally McBeal,” “Charmed” and “Chuck.” Hot Summer Nights shows are free to the public, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and happy hour with food and drink specials until the start of the concert at 6:30. For more information, like “Vail Free Concerts” on Facebook or visit www.vvf.org.
Wednesday, June 18
Free music at The Barkley Ballroom
After Jack will play a free show at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Wednesday, June 18. After Jack is a musical celebration of togetherness. Named 2014 Americana Vocal Group of the Year by the Appalachian Cultural Music Association, the trio couples a modern sensibility with distinctly old-time energy to blend bluegrass, gospel and folk elements. Combine your most beloved musical memories with a foot-stomping string band and top it off with harmonies that spring straight from the soul of the mountains, and you’ve got After Jack. The show starts at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.