Friday, June 20
Todd Johnson will play a free set at the Dillon Farmers Market on Friday, June 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and then stay in town after the market for the free Friday Night Concert Series with One Ton Pig. The Jackson Hole, Wyoming, sextet One Ton Pig melds the hard luck singer-songwriter tradition of artists such as Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Steve Earle with the dazzling musicality and imaginative genre-bending of jam-band musicians for a fingerprint aesthetic that blurs the lines between folk, country, jazz, gospel, bluegrass and rock ’n’ roll. The free show starts at 7 p.m. at the Dillon Amphitheater. If that’s still not enough live music, head to the after party at Pug Ryan’s with live music featuring John Trucelli. Visit www.townofdillon.com for more information.
Sonic Bloom festival in South Park
The Sonic Bloom electronic music festival continues at the American Safari Ranch in South Park on Friday, June 20. Friday acts include John Wayne & The Pain, Dyno Hunter, Marvel Years, Zoogma, Benji Vaughan, Ott, Tipper and The Polish Ambassador, plus Mamuth, Coult-45, Verdarluz, Sixis, Lunar Fire, Yamn and more. Three-day tickets for Friday, June 20, through Sunday, June 22, are still on sale for $180. Parking and camping passes are also available. Visit http://sonicbloomfestival.com for more information and a complete lineup of bands and other activities for the weekend.
Meniskus reunites at the Snake
Meniskus will play reunion gigs at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21. The music of the Colorado trio is informed by the extensive classical training of Cris Ryt and Eric Ostberg, as well as the unique sound Bardusco brings from his experience as a self-taught guitarist growing up in Venezuela. The three players weave all their diverse flavors into a cohesive, powerful and unique sound. The influences of popular rock bands, as well as the rhythms of Latin grooves and European techno-house music have found new life in the music of Meniskus. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Saturday, June 21
Live music all day at Dillon Brew Festival
This year’s Lake Dillon Brew Festival will feature live music from No. 9 Coal, a traditional acoustic bluegrass band from the Denver, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Americana band The Brewbadours from 5 to 6:30 p.m.; and Boulder band The Samples from 7 to 9 p.m. If you missed them on Friday night, catch One Ton Pig at the after party at Pug Ryan’s. Admission to the brew fest is $30 per person for unlimited beer samples or $5 to enter if not drinking, and kids 12 and younger are free. Visit www.townofdillon.com for more information.
Tipper headlines Saturday at Sonic Bloom
The Sonic Bloom electronic music festival continues at The American Safari Ranch in South Park on Saturday, June 21. Saturday acts include Acorn Project, DVS, Signal Path, O-Neb, Michael Menert Big Band, Quantic Live, Quixotic, Opiuo and Tipper, plus Kruza Kid, Urban, Subliminal, Zion I, Desert Dwellers and more. Two-day tickets for Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22, are still on sale for $145. Parking and camping passes are also available. Visit http://sonicbloomfestival.com for more information and a complete lineup of bands and other activities for the weekend.
Sunday, June 22
Sonic Bloom ends Sunday with EOTO
The Sonic Bloom electronic music festival concludes at The American Safari Ranch in South Park on Sunday, June 22. Sunday acts include Tnertle, Snug Harbor, Polar Vortex, Dirtwire, Zilla, Break Science, Shpongle, EOTO and the Sonic Bloom Orchestra, plus Caustik, Tropo, Bird of Prey, Dopapod, Random Rab and more. Single-day tickets for Sunday, June 22, are still on sale for $75. Parking and camping passes are also available. Visit http://sonicbloomfestival.com for more information and a complete lineup of bands and other activities for the weekend.
Tuesday, June 24
Anders Osborne brings NOLA to Vail
The Bud Light Hot Summer Nights concert series at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail continues on Tuesday, June 24, with Anders Osborne. OffBeat magazine awarded Osborne with four 2013 Best of the Beat Awards, naming him the Crescent City’s Best Songwriter for the third straight year. In addition, he won Best Rock Album for “Peace,” Best Rock Artist and Best Producer. In 2013, New Orleans’ Gambit Weekly honored Osborne as the Entertainer Of The Year. Hot Summer Nights shows are free to the public, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and happy hour with food and drink specials until the start of the concert at 6:30. For more information, like “Vail Free Concerts” on Facebook or visit www.vvf.org.
Wednesday, June 25
Bluegrass Wednesdays at The Barkley
Bluegrass Wednesdays continue at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Wednesday, June 25, with Poor Old Shine. Poor Old Shine is a roots band with a grassroots ethos. The Connecticut quintet prizes the human element that underpins its music, from songwriting to recording to album design. Formed at the University of Connecticut, an early version of Poor Old Shine landed its first gig — opening for a friend’s band at the legendary New Haven club Toad’s Place — before the musicians had even decided what to call themselves. The music starts at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Elephant Revival plays Riverwalk Center
Elephant Revival will play the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge on Wednesday, June 25, as part of the Breckenridge Music Festival’s Blue River Series of concerts. The five souls in Elephant Revival are Sage Cook (banjo, guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, bass and fiddle); Bridget Law (fiddle, octave fiddle); Bonnie Paine (washboard, djembe, musical saw, stompbox); Daniel Rodriguez (guitar, banjo, bass); and Dango Rose (double-bass, mandolin, banjo). All share vocals and write songs. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets start at $20. Visit www.breckenridgemusicfestival.com for tickets and more information about the Blue River Series.
Weekly music happy hour at Next Page books
The Next Page bookstore in Frisco continues its new weekly music and happy hour on Wednesday, June 25, 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 7 p.m. Visit www.nextpagebooks.com for more information.
Thursday, June 26
Crooks play Frisco’s Concert in the Park
Frisco’s Concert in the Park free music series continues on Thursday, June 26, with Crooks. Crooks are country music at its dangerous best, breathing new life into decades-old musical traditions, stripping away the polish and shine of modern radio country and replacing it with earnest songs about life, work and pain. Sometimes, it’s weary and lonesome, sometimes it’s downright bleak, and oftentimes it’s just reckless fun. Add an accordion and a trumpet, and this is country redefined. The free music runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Frisco Historic Park, 120 Main St., and concession sales benefit the Summit Independent Business Alliance. For more information, visit www.townoffrisco.com/events/concert-in-the-park.