A&E briefs: Live music for Mardi Gras in the mountains
Ryan Summerlin February 28, 2014
Funky Johnson will play a Mardi Gras show at The Goat in Keystone on Tuesday, March 4. 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 & Fire to James Brown, Aretha Franklin and the artist formerly known as Prince. Funky Johnson is dance music with funk and soul overtones.
The show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit www.soupandwhiskey.com/events for more information.
The Barkley Ballroom will host its second-annual Mardi Gras party with Sneaky Pete and The Secret Weapons and DIGG on Tuesday, March 4. Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons is a five-piece funk outfit from Jackson Hole, Wyo. They have been playing original high-altitude groove-funk for a wide variety of audiences for just a short time, but have already had face-melting effects on any and all who come across their high-energy live performances. They play original tunes inspired by the funkiness of life in the mountains, as well as a slew of unique covers guaranteed to make you dance uncontrollably.
Doors open at 8 p.m., DIGG kicks off the music at 8:30, and Sneaky Pete goes on at 10:30; there’s no cover. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
The Grouch & Eligh with Madchild, Sweatshop Union, Pigeon John and DJ Fresh will invade three20south in Breckenridge on Tuesday, March 4. Known for captivating their listeners with their down-to-earth and truthfully poignant raps, electrifying live performances and stellar production, The Grouch & Eligh have released more than 20 projects within their respective solo careers, as well as a duo. The Grouch & Eligh have toured extensively over the course of their career, gracing stages across the continental U.S., Europe, Japan and Australia.
The 21 and older show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Barkley Ballroom hosts Hog Magundy
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco will host Hog Magundy for a free show on Wednesday, March 5. Hog Magundy’s passion for bluegrass and jam music shines as they bring a new kind of foot-stomping-good-timey grass music. Their shows are a mix of unique originals and covers from across the musical spectrum that will be sure to get the dance party started.
The free music starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Progressive dance at Copper Mountain with Papadosio
Papadosio will inspire creativity and unity through their progressive dance fusion on Thursday, March 6, at the Copper Mountain Conference Center. Melding progressive rock with psychedelia, folk with electronica and dance music with jam, the quintet has amassed a dedicated following of thousands of like-minded individuals sowing the seeds of unity and spreading the sounds of exaltation. The rock-solid battery of drummer Mike Healy and bassist Rob McConnell anchors singer-songwriter Anthony Thogmartin’s visionary lyrics, eclectic production and signature guitar work.
The show starts at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $18. For more information, visit www.coppercolorado.com.
Salem and Voile gear at The Gold Pan in Breck
Salem will play The Gold Pan in Breckenridge on Thursday, March 6, touring as the official house band of Voile Manufacturing. Salem shows combine songwriter Todd Anders Johnson’s original blend of hip-hop, jazz and neo-soul with the Voile backcountry ski culture, promoting “good vibes, great powder and Voile skis, split-boards, bindings and avalanche safety equipment,” the company said. And each stop comes with a chance to win some gear.
The show starts at 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.reverbnation.com/salemtoddandersjohnson.
East Texas rock at The Barkley with Jaredd Reed Band
The Barkley Ballroom welcomes the Jaredd Reed Band on Thursday, March 6. A hard-working young man with ambition to write, travel and play music, Reed is no stranger to the road. The subtle rock ’n’ roll aspect of the band’s folksy style captivates audiences of all ages and backgrounds. While Reed is playing drums or guitar and singing, he is accompanied by fellow East Texas natives Ben Cobb on bass and Chris Wesson with his stylish lead guitar licks.
The free show starts at 10 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Imperial Brown Ale, open mic at Dillon Dam
After 17 years, the Dillon Dam Brewery decided it was time to take a spin on its classic Sweet George’s Brown Ale by going big. The 17th Dam-versary Imperial Brown Ale has a big malt balance with a chocolate backbone that’ll melt on your tongue. Smooth, dark brown and boozy, this is the kind of beer you want to hold tight on a winter’s night while sitting next to the fire, watching snowflakes the size of doilies fall from the sky. But be careful, its 8.5 percent alcohol by volume could screw up your plans for first chair in the morning.
The brewery will also host an open mic night with Arnie J. Green on Thursday, March 6. There’s no cover, and the music starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.dambrewery.com for more information on upcoming events and food specials.
Final race of Beaver Creek snowshoe series is this weekend
The Beaver Creek Running Series: Snowshoe Edition brought to you by The North Face will celebrate the final race of the 2013-14 winter season on Sunday, March 2. This event offers winter enthusiasts of all ages and levels the opportunity to participate in snowshoe races including the Atlas Snowshoe 10 kilometer and the East West Resorts 5 kilometer for adults and the Nature Valley 1 kilometer distance race for kids. The races will kick off at Beaver Creek’s McCoy Park Nordic Center in Strawberry Park at the top of Chairlift No. 12, Strawberry Park Express Lift.
The race begins at 11 a.m. and features a slope-side sponsor expo and a post-event party which will be held for all participants, with a variety of giveaways and a post-race meal provided by The Dusty Boot Steakhouse and Saloon. Limited free demo and rental snowshoes provided by Atlas Snowshoes are available at the Beaver Creek Nordic Center as long as supplies last.
To learn more about the Beaver Creek Snowshoe Running Series visit www.beavercreekrunningseries.com.
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