Friday, April 11
Jonny G’s welcomes Beau Thomas Band
The Beau Thomas Band will play a free show at Jonny G’s in Frisco on Friday, April 11. Thomas is a 27-year-old singer-songwriter and dad of three from Frisco. He grew up in the Denver metro area and started playing music publicly in 2009 at local open mic nights. He now performs four to six nights a week at bars, restaurants and private events as an acoustic soul singer, or “blue eyed” soul as others have come to call it. Thomas’ local popularity has exploded since he recently participated as a contestant on NBC’s “The Voice.” The show starts at 10 p.m. Visit www.jonnygs.com for more information.
The JV3 at the Snake
The Snake River Saloon will host Denver’s premiere ’90s pop-rock cover trio The JV3 on Friday, April 11. With only vocals, guitar, bass and drums, the JV3 brings a straightforward, unique and fresh sound to familiar ’80s, ’90s and newer songs, making it very easy for any crowd to dance and sing along to their favorite songs. The three experienced musicians that make up this remarkable trio strive not only to put on a show but to turn any occasion into a memorable experience. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Signal Path, RUMTUM in Breck
Signal Path will take the stage at three20south in Breckenridge on Friday, April 11. The band began in the mountains of Missoula, Mont., in 2001, where it forged a unique brand of electronic dance music by splicing technology with raw instrumentalism. Now thriving in one of the most explosive electronic scenes in the country, the Denver-based band creates powerful studio work and wildly popular live shows. Signal Path creates music as beautiful as it is intense as it bends guitars, bass, drums and keyboards around a core of unrelenting rhythm and massive low-end production. Doors open for the 21-and-older show at 9 p.m., and tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
El Paso Lasso in Breckenridge
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge will welcome El Paso Lasso on Friday, April 11. Fused from Texas and Canada, El Paso Lasso delivers smooth sounds and covers from Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Everclear and Marvin Gaye. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit www.motherloadedtavern.com for more information.
Saturday, April 12
Leadville band plays Breckenridge
Leadville Cherokee will play a free show at three20south in Breckenridge on Saturday, April 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. Doors open at 9 p.m. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Local band Salem at the Snake
Salem will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday, April 12, 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. Visit www.risanmedia.com for more information on the band. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Fiddle rock at The Barkley
James and The Devil will rock The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Saturday, April 12. Formed in Denver, James and The Devil perform their own brand of music, best described as Rocky Mountain fiddle rock. Rhythm guitarist and lyricist Jim Campbell brings a unique element, providing a clever assortment of songwriting, while equipped with a quick-tempo, intense vocal performance. Doors open for the free show at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Drew Reges at MotherLoaded
Drew Reges will play the MotherLoaded Tavern on Main Street in Breckenridge. Reges plays songs to make you laugh, cry, dance and sing, bringing you live music from 6-foot-6. He covers rock ’n’ roll through the ages, from the ’80s to the ’90s and today. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit www.motherloadedtavern.com for more information.
Monday, April 14
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 14. 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 16
Marvel Years at three20south
Marvel Years with Krooked Drivers and MuzzY will play three20south in Breckenridge on Wednesday, April 16. Cory Wythe, the producer and guitarist better known as Marvel Years, has been making waves within the electro-soul hip-hop community. Much more than your average DJ-producer, Marvel Years is an incredible guitarist that shreds well beyond his years. His approach to blending electronic beats and soulful guitar on his original tracks and remixes creates a sound that is a unique hybrid of EDM combing glitch, retro-funk, soul, jazz and hip-hop. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Bluegrass at The Barkley
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco hosts Ragged Union for a free show on Wednesday, April 16. Ragged Union is Geoff Union’s traditional-minded bluegrass band, where “powerful drive meets outsider songwriting.” Union fronts the band with his high-flying flatpicking and unexpected songwriting. His strong southern vocal is complimented by his wife, Christina’s, beautiful tenor, with many of the songs featuring the duet style. The songwriting comes from an outsider place — part Texas, part Hartford and Blake. The performances lean toward the raw and unabashed energy of Dan Paisley or Red Allen, and the flatpicking follows in the footsteps of Watson, White, Rice, and Grier. Doors open at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Thursday, April 17
Three20south hosts Pato Banton
Three20south welcomes Pato Banton & The Now Generation with Na’an Stop on Thursday, April 17. Banton first saw success as a reggae singer in the early ’80s due to his work with The Beat and singles he recorded with Fashion Records and Don Christie Records. After releasing his debut album with Mad Professor, Banton continued to gain popularity in the reggae world. He collaborated with Sting on his single “This Cowboy Song” and received a nomination for Best Reggae Album at the 2001 Grammy Awards. Banton’s most recent release is 2008’s Destination Paradise. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Transfer Station heads to Frisco
Local duo Transfer Station will take the stage at The Barkley Ballroom on Thursday, April 17. Transfer Station has been writing and free styling together for several years, inspiring fellow Summit County locals in the process. Dylan and Scott grew up in music and do it because they love it. Both have a wide variety of music inspiration that helps form the music they play, from hip-hop to rock, electro to bluesy soul guitar riffs, it is all simply their emotions put into play. The free show starts at 9 p.m., with great drink specials. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.