Live music abounds in Breckenridge, Summit County and beyond |

Live music abounds in Breckenridge, Summit County and beyond

Daily News staff reports


New Family Dog at the Snake

The Snake River Saloon will be rocking to the sounds of New Family Dog tonight. The band is Jon Ridnell's latest incarnation, aimed at getting back to his funk and jazz roots. New Family Dog features Ridnell on guitar and vocals, son Miles Ridnell on bass and vocals, Steve Saviano on drums, Paul Stadler on sax and Dave Lyons on percussion. Ridnell has written a lot of new progressive material, although the band has the versatility to play almost any genre. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music gets started around 9:30 p.m. For more information, call (970) 468-2788.

Hazy guitar at three20south

Mosey West will play a free show in Breckenridge at three20south today. Mosey West fuses psychedelic, folk and country-rock influences in a haze of distorted guitar, pedal steel and reverb-soaked vocals. The "raw and edgy roots rock" group is known for its live energy on stage, soaring harmonies and unique performances. The band just finished recording its third EP at the legendary Blasting Room Studios in Fort Collins, which is scheduled for release in January. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the free show starts around 10. Visit for more information.

Rising Lion comes to AOB

Alma's Only Bar will host Rising Lion for a free show today. Rising Lion is a veteran touring and recording artist with a remarkable and innovative mix of roots reggae, dancehall, R&B/soul, rock 'n' roll, blues, jazz, country and hip-hop in his sound. Rising Lion has a reputation for bringing good vibes to every show. His uplifting message, fiery guitar and soul-stirring music will make your waist groove and your feet want to dance. The free music starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit for more information.


'90s pop-rock trio at the Snake

The JV3 will play the Snake River Saloon on Saturday. Denver's premiere '90s pop-rock cover trio, The JV3 brings a straightforward, unique and fresh sound to familiar '90s, well-placed '80s, 2000s and newer songs, making your ears happy and needing more. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music gets started around 9:30 p.m. For more information, call (970) 468-2788.


'Rocky Mountain High' at Riverwalk

Back by popular demand, the Peaceful Blue Planet Foundation presents the award-winning Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon, A Tribute to John Denver. The nation's most exciting John Denver Tribute band returns to the Riverwalk Center on Sunday for a night of the music that shaped a generation. Memories will come alive as you sing along with Denver's most loved songs, including "Rocky Mountain High," "Sunshine," "Annie's Song" and many more. The music starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children 18 and younger. For more information, visit

Piano recital in Dillon

Madison Bristol, Ali Christiansen, Chloe Krasowski, Anne Parker, Kaeli and Priya Subberwal, Arel Svenson and Andrew Vargas will present a piano performance Sunday at Dillon Community Church. Repertoire will include works of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Mendelssohn and more, plus student compositions. For more information, call (970) 453-6243 or (970) 485-9938.

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Breckenridge bumps to funk-rock

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will bring their high-energy mix of funk, rock, electronica and jazz to three20south in Breckenridge on Wednesday. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has an undeniably unique and versatile live sound that ascends peaks of musical ecstasy, consistently creating a great time for all. Through a continually evolving selection of original and cover songs merged together by seamless improvisational jams, they've built a strong loyal following, aptly called The Flock, which they refuse to disappoint. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the music starts around 10. Tickets are $6. For more information, visit

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