Friday, April 4
Stoney Live at the MotherLoaded
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge welcomes Stoney Live on Friday, April 4. Justin Stone brings classic covers back to life, from Johnny Cash, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Alice in Chains, Neil Diamond and OAR to The Rolling Stones. He brings a certain amount of Texas red dirt music to the mountains, as well. Stone plays the best of the ’80s and ’90s rocking the house and inviting you to dance on the table. The free show starts at 10 p.m. Visit www.motherloadedtavern.com for more information.
Mind-moving music in Frisco
Filthy Children will take the stage at The Barkley Ballroom on Friday, April 4. This funk, jazz and rock septet serves up a funkinetic frenzy of fresh, original, mind-moving music, reminiscent of such groove giants as Soulive, Greyboy Allstars, John Scofield and Deep Banana Blackout. Filthy Children deliver action-packed funk that’s sure to be “a big fat kick in the groove.” The free show starts at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
The Snake brings back The Congress
The Snake River Saloon in Keystone brings back Summit County regulars The Congress on Friday, April 4. Evoking emotions that you thought had long passed — the feeling of your first cigarette or the way you feel listening to a worn vinyl as it warmly crackles against the sound of a summer night — The Congress is naturally compared to many names and styles of years gone by, but ultimately, the band plays rock ’n’ roll. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Catch Analog Son in Breckenridge
Analog Son will play three20south in Breckenridge on Friday, April 4. The first album from this funky brainchild, featuring musicians from The Congress, Fox Street, The New Mastersounds, Dumpstaphunk and more, was born at Scanhope Sound in fall 2013. While Jordan Linit (Kinetix/Ableminds) and Josh Fairman (Kinetix) had conceptualized this project for years, much of the composition was impromptu, as each guest musician brought his own unique brand of artistry to the table, stirring up a sizzling musical melting pot. Doors open for the 21-and-older show at 9 p.m., and tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Saturday, April 5
Highway 50 at The Barkley
Highway 50 featuring Al Laughlin and Jeep MacNichol will take the stage at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Saturday, April 5. When Laughlin and MacNichol formed The Samples they never thought they’d have the privilege of playing “The Tonight Show” and touring with bands such as Sting, Dave Matthews, Phish and The Wailers. The last few years has been spent getting back to their roots, playing small clubs around Colorado with their current band Highway 50, which includes members of P-Funk and more. The free show starts at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Yamn plays Ten Mile Room
Yamn returns to Breckenridge for the Spring Fever Beer Festival to headline the Ten Mile Room on Saturday, April 5. Yamn has just released its second album, “Unity of Opposites,” and will bring its high-energy performance to the historic Ten Mile Room for two full sets. This is Yamn’s first appearance at this venue, which only hosts bands of the highest caliber, such as Phish, Widespread Panic, Leftover Salmon and String Cheese Incident. Fans can expect to hear material from the new album, as well as unreleased music. Tickets are $10 for the 18-and-older show. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show begins at 9. Tickets are available at www.holdmyticket.com/event/167934 and at Space Cowboy in Breckenridge. For more information, visit mcgoonproductions.com.
Get more whiskey in Breckenridge
Whiskey Richards will play the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Saturday, April 5. The Whiskey Richards is your one-stop shop for funk, blues and good ol’ rock ’n’ roll. Each member brings something to this rather eclectic table. They effortlessly blend a jam band feel, classic rock and a splash of funk attitude to create a killer energy. Guitarist Aaron Jenks absolutely shreds any and every song. Fellow guitarist Chad Williams chimes right in with a soulful rock edge and some great vocals. Add an animated and refreshingly brilliant drummer named Jake Straw, and you’ve got a recipe for a good time. The free show starts at 10 p.m. Visit www.motherloadedtavern.com for more information.
Filthy Children head to The Goat
Filthy Children will continue their two-night Summit County run with a show at The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern in Keystone. Based in Denver, Filthy Children first hit the stage together in 2003. Since then, they have been laying it down all over town, landing regular gigs at nearly all of Colorado’s most respected venues and festivals, including Boulder’s The Fox, Aspen’s Belly Up, Steamboat’s Ghost Ranch Saloon, Denver’s Cervantes, Bluebird and Gothic theaters and Copper Mountain’s Ride for the Cure. The show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit www.soupandwhiskey.com/events for more information.
Three20south hosts Jimkata
Three20south in Breckenridge will host Jimkata on Saturday, April 5. With the recent momentum in the electronic dance music scene, Ithaca, N.Y.-based Jimkata has evolved its own brand of electro rock. Combining the electronic elements of analog synthesizers and heavy bass, a guitar and vocal style that adds an indie-rock vibe and raw and relatable lyrics, Jimkata has gained national recognition and a strong fan base. Having just released the album “Feel in Light” on Tuesday, March 4, the band demonstrates its unconventional adaptation of modern rock while exploring themes of love, achievement and second chances. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Funkiphino takes over Keystone
The Snake River Saloon in Keystone will host Funkiphino on Saturday, April 5. Funkiphino is the 12-piece funk sensation that’s been funking it up all over Colorado for more than a decade. Funkiphino — pronounced “Funk-If-I-Know” — is the most requested group in the region. Each member is hand picked for musicianship and professionalism. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music gets started around 9:30 p.m. For more information, call (970) 468-2788.
Monday, April 7
Open mic at MotherLoaded
Moose will host an evening of open mic antics and live entertainment at the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Monday, April 7. Musicians from near and far will get together to rock the house with fresh, new music. Grab your guitar, drum or whatever rocks your world and show Breckenridge what you’ve got. The jamming starts at 9:30 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit www.motherloadedtavern.com for more information.
Wednesday, April 9
Sweet, sweet strings in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom will welcome the Sweetwater String Band on Wednesday, April 9. Sweetwater String Band is a high energy, cello-driven bluegrass band. They deliver soulful lyrics embedded in original tunes. Formed in 2008 in the small mountain town of Mammoth Lakes, their music is inspired by the wild deserts and high mountains of eastern California. The free show starts at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.