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Music Scene: Free music, fireworks at Dillon Amphitheater

Compiled by Krista Driscoll

Saturday, Aug. 30

Free music, fireworks at Dillon Amphitheatre

Back in the Day will take the stage at the Dillon Amphitheatre on Saturday, Aug. 30, to conclude the Lake Dillon Theatre Company's Sunset at the Summit concert series. Back in the Day is a multi-talented, old school Motown band from Denver. The music is sure to bring back old memories while creating new ones. The free music runs from 7 to 9 p.m., followed by the town of Dillon's end of summer fireworks celebration. Visit for more information.

Sweet sounds of Arnie J. Green at the Snake

Arnie J. Green will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday, Aug. 30. Green grew up in Vallejo, Calif., where the Bay Area's secular and religious music inspired him to his life's calling. His work with other musicians has varied, taking him from the New Orleans blues of the Subdudes to the Grateful Dead greatness of Shakedown Street and Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.

Beau Thomas, special guests in Frisco

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Beau Thomas & G-Mac featuring Jay Allan will take the stage at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Saturday, Aug. 30, with soulful vocals, smooth rhythms and percussion playing originals and all of your favorite covers. Fresh off his appearance on "The Voice," Thomas leads this talented group of musicians, including Allan, who is a touring guitarist from Arizona and will be playing as a special guest. The free show starts at 9 p.m. Visit for more information.

Sunday, Aug. 31

DooWop Denny at Blue Spruce

DooWop Denny brings his rockin' oldies show to the Blue Spruce Inn in Frisco on Sunday, Aug. 31, for the final time this summer. After a sunny season rocking Florida beach towns, Denny is looking forward to another summer in Summit County. His knack for connecting with the audience and playing to the crowd brings excitement to the dance floor, smiles to faces and a whole lot of fun to Frisco. Drop in for drinks, a bite to eat and your favorite '50s and'60s songs. The music runs from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit

Kenn Lee at The Next page

Kenn Lee will play free live music at The Next Page Books & Nosh on Sunday, Aug. 31, from 2 to 4 p.m. Visit for more information.

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Weekly music happy hour at Next Page books

The Next Page bookstore in Frisco concludes its weekly music and happy hour for the summer on Wednesday, Sept. 3, with music from Randall McKinnon. After growing up in south Arkansas and a stint in graduate school in Denver, McKinnon has settled into Colorado's High Country and proven himself as a favorite on the local entertainment circuit. McKinnon's delivery and outstanding musicianship are the stuff of expressive storytelling and satisfying listening. The music runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

Thursday, Sept. 4

Barkley welcomes Pink Floyd tribute

Northern Strangers will play a tribute to Pink Floyd at The Barkley Ballroom on Thursday, Sept. 4. Northern Strangers are a four-piece psychedelic folk rock band from Los Angeles. They have gained quite a reputation for their Strange Floyd shows, where the band plays an entire Pink Floyd album synced to various video projections. "Wish You Were Here" and "Dark Side of the Moon" will be played in full at the free Frisco show, which starts at 9 p.m. Visit for more information.

Jam at the Dam with Arnie

Thursday, Sept. 4, is open mic night with Arnie J. Green at the Dillon Dam Brewery. Experienced local musicians age 21 and older are invited to stop by and session with Green, playing funk, rock, R&B and other creative tunes. The jam starts at 9:30 p.m., and there's no cover. Visit for more information.

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