Summit Music Scene: FAC at Keystone with The Schwingers
Ryan Summerlin July 11, 2014
Friday, July 11
FAC at Keystone with The Schwingers
The Schwingers will play Friday Afternoon Club at Keystone on Friday, July 11, at the Summit House at the top of Dercum Mountain. The Schwingers are a simple trio that takes great tunes from every generation and boils them down to their core elements. The result is a cool, simple burst of classic modern music. Schwing is our specialty, and creating a positive mingling atmosphere is the band’s goal. FAC runs from 1 to 7 p.m. Visit www.keystoneresort.com.
Day of free music in Dillon
Warren Floyd will start off the free music in Dillon on Friday, July 11, at the Dillon Farmers Market from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Following the market, stick around for a free concert with Something Underground at the Dillon Amphitheater. Brothers Seth and Josh Larson and their long-time drummer, Trevor Mariotti, were born into musical families. That deep-rooted connection to music is ever-present in their seamless delivery of the many styles they perform. Rock, reggae and funk are just a few of the vehicles they use to move their audience. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Visit www.townofdillon.com for more information.
Funk Johnson plays double-header
The Snake River Saloon in Keystone will host Funky Johnson for a double-header on Friday, July 11, and Saturday, July 12. 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., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788.
Saturday, July 12
Sunset at the Summit series continues
The Mary Louise Lee Band will take the stage at the Dillon Amphitheater on Saturday, July 12, as part of the Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s Sunset at the Summit concert series. The Mary Louise Lee Band was established in 2006, specializing in R&B, soul, contemporary jazz and top 40, with choices from an eight-piece full band to a jazz trio. The band has opened for artists including Stephanie Mills, Boyz II Men, Surface, Con Funk Shun, Cameo and Al B. Sure. The music starts at 7 p.m. Visit www.townofdillon.com for more information.
Leadville band plays The Barkley
Leadville Cherokee will play The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Saturday, July 12. You can catch Leadville Cherokee at their regular shows anywhere from Leadville to Denver. Otherwise you can find members of the band skiing on the local mountain, rafting down Colorado’s rivers, climbing, mountain biking, hiking and just about any other outdoor activity. This is a band that believes life, as well as music, can be more than ordinary. Their passion, ideals, humor, and deepest emotion lie within not only the music they play, but also in their stimulating lifestyles. The music starts at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Sunday, July 13
Karaoke starts up at Moose Jaw
Maria Spotts will host the inaugural night of karaoke at the Moose Jaw in Frisco on Sunday, July 13. Spotts hosted karaoke night at Jonny G’s for the past seven years and is moving to the Moose Jaw to carry on the tradition. Sing anything and everything, and Spotts will provide costumes, hats and other fun props to help boost your confidence and get you feeling like a rock star. Karaoke starts at 10 p.m. and runs until 1:30 or 2 a.m. with no cover charge. Call (970) 668-3931 for more information.
DooWop Denny at Blue Spruce
For the 15th year in a row, DooWop Denny brings his rockin’ oldies show back to the Blue Spruce Inn in Frisco on Sunday afternoons for the 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 www.doowopdenny.com.
Tuesday, July 15
Hip-hop crews throw down in Vail
On Tuesday, July 15, Colorado’s top hip-hop dance crews and break-dancers will compete at the third-annual 8150 Urban Dance Challenge at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail. This urban-inspired dance competition will feature six crews and four pairs of B-boys from all over the state, who will then be judged by top-tier professionals from the hip-hop dance community. The crews and B-boys will compete for cash prizes and a spot to perform at the Vail International Dance Festival’s “Dance TV” performance on Saturday, Aug. 9. The event is free to the public and starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.vaildance.org.
Wednesday, July 16
Weekly music happy hour at Next Page
The Next Page bookstore in Frisco continues its new weekly music and happy hour on Wednesday, July 16, with music from Jobuk Johnson. Singer and guitarist Johnson draws on traditional styles of country and jazz guitar from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s. He synthesizes them into a virtuoso style in which bass, chords and melody are played simultaneously. Johnson calls his style “Jackalope Jazz.” The music runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Visit www.nextpagebooks.com for more information.
Thursday, July 17
Birds of Chicago at Concert in the Park
Frisco’s Concert in the Park free music series continues on Thursday, July 17, with Birds of Chicago. The Birds of Chicago display echoes of mountain gospel, doo-wop and classic soul, with back-porch instrumentation. With two truly compelling voices, Allison Russell’s pure voice wraps around the broken country-soul croon of JT Nero, delivering tales of hope, despair — and seahorses. The free music runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Frisco Historic Park, 120 Main St., and concession sales benefit Friends of the Dillon Ranger District. For more information, visit www.townoffrisco.com/events/concert-in-the-park.
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