Friday, Aug. 1
Warren Station hosts Band of Heathens
The Band of Heathens kicks off the Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival at Warren Station Center for the Arts on Friday, Aug. 1. In the course of their evolution from loose assemblage to world-class rock ’n’ roll outfit, the Band of Heathens has built a potent body of recorded work that’s won the Austin, Texas, ensemble a reputation as one of its hometown’s most vital musical resources. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Visit www.keystonefestivals.com for tickets or more information.
Local Folk brings bluegrass to LAKE Dillon TAVERN
Come check out Summit County’s favorite bluegrass band, Local Folk, at the Lake Dillon Tavern on Friday, Aug. 1, with authentic, high-energy, fun music all night long. Local Folk is a collective string band composed of players from the Summit County area. The band features an up-tempo mountain grass party, playing a fresh mixture of bluegrass, old-time, Western swing and fiddle tunes. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/lakedillontavern.
FAC at Keystone with Chancer’s Hooley
Chancer’s Hooley will play Friday Afternoon Club at Keystone on Friday, Aug. 1, at the Summit House at the top of Dercum Mountain. One of the best Celtic bands in the Denver and the Front Range area of Colorado, Chancer’s Hooley plays a blend of modern and traditional Celtic music with some great classic rock around the edges. Your feet will be tapping, your head will be bopping and you will be singing along for sure. FAC runs from 1 to 7 p.m. Visit www.keystoneresort.com for more information.
Trio performs ‘Barcelona Nights’ in Dillon
The Snake River Music Festival kicks off on Friday, Aug. 1, at the Dillon Community Church with “Barcelona Nights,” featuring Chas Wetherbee on violin, Joel Becktell on cello and Myriam Avalos on piano. Musical selections include Da Falla’s Suite Populaire Espanole for violin and piano, Turina’s Piano Trio, Op. 91, “Circulo,” Albeniz’s Tango for violin and piano, Granados’ Danza Espanola, No. 2 “Orientale” and Granados’ Piano Trio, Op. 50. The free concert starts at 7 p.m. Visit www.dercumcenter.com for more information.
Breck musician plays hometown venue
Josh Galvin, an acoustic guitar player, singer-songwriter and recording artist from Breckenridge, will perform on Friday, Aug. 1, at Ridge Street Wine & Cheese. Galvin will be playing original songs from his “Ten Mile Ranger” CD, as wells as eclectic cover tunes. His original songs ranging from humorous country Western to heartfelt ballads delivered in an interactive and relaxed style will have you coming back for more. The music runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m., and there’s no cover. Ridge Street Wine & Cheese is located at 304 S. Main St. in Breckenridge. Visit www.joshgalvin.com for more information.
Funk and junk at the Snake
Harmonious Junk takes the stage at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, Aug. 1. Harmonious Junk is a Denver-based rock group fusing jazz, funk, progressive and improvisational styles led by former James Brown lead guitarist Damon Wood. The band was voted best Jamband by Westword magazine in 2005 and plays 60 to 80 Colorado shows per year. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Texas singer-songwriter in Breck
Dallas singer-songwriter Vic Duncan will play the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Friday, Aug. 1. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Back to back free music in Dillon
The free music in Dillon will kick off on Friday, Aug. 1, with free live music at the Dillon Farmers Market from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stick around after the market for the Friday Night Concert Series at the Dillon Amphitheater, this week featuring Chris Duarte. With the release of his latest opus, “My Soul Alone” Duarte is still reaching for new ground while also throwing out some of his best blues work to date. The maturity in the phrasing and melodic statements are a far cry from the early raw days of his first few releases. The music runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Visit www.townofdillon.com for more information.
Saturday, Aug. 2
Snake in Keystone gets funky
Funky Johnson will bring the noise to the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday, Aug. 2. 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 for more information.
Keystone Bluegrass fest continues
The Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival continues on Saturday, Aug. 2, with live music on three stages in River Run Village. Bluegrass acts include Missed the Boat, Drunken Hearts, Camptown, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Wood & Wire, The Deadly Gentleman and headliner Peter Rowan. Stick around after the festival for an all-star super jam featuring Rowan, Solivan and Deadly Gentleman at Warren Station. The free festival music runs from noon to 5 p.m., and the all stars go on at 9 p.m. Visit www.keystonefestivals.com for beer-tasting tickets or more information.
Lake Dillon Tavern hosts Booty Shakin’ Saturday
The Lake Dillon Tavern will host Booty Shakin’ Saturday with DJ Crisp on Saturday, Aug. 2. Summit County’s resident DJ will be throwing down the best in hip-hop, dance, funk and just plain fun music. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/lakedillontavern.
Sunset at the Summit series continues
Hot Lunch will take the stage at the Dillon Amphitheater on Saturday, Aug. 2, as part of the Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s Sunset at the Summit concert series. Hot Lunch, a Denver-based R&B band, was recently chosen as the local winners in the fifth-annual Budweiser Showdown. Thirty-five of the top radio stations in the nation are hosting “The tournament of Jams” in search of the best original, urban contemporary music talent. The free music starts at 7 p.m. Visit www.townofdillon.com for more information.
Rock, country at MotherLoaded
Dave Connelly will bring classic rock, country and top-40 hits to the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Saturday, Aug. 2. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Sunday, Aug. 3
Stoney Live at the MotherLoaded
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge will host Stoney Live on Sunday, Aug. 3. From Stillwater, Oklahoma, Justin Stone rocks red-dirt music like no other. Covering everything from country music to solid rock hits of the ’80s and ’90s, Stoney Live brings people to their feet and causes spontaneous dancing on the tables. The music starts at 4 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Final shot of bluegrass
The final day of the Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival is Sunday, Aug. 3, with music on three stages in River Run Village from Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, Finnders & Youngberg, Camptown, The Railsplitters, The Hillbenders, Chatham County Line and the Larry Keel Experience. The free festival music runs from noon to 5 p.m. Visit www.keystonefestivals.com for beer-tasting tickets or more information.
Part, Beethoven in Dillon
The Snake River Music Festival continues on Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Dillon Community Church with “Parts & Parcels,” featuring Chas Wetherbee on violin, Joel Becktell on cello and Myriam Avalos on piano and Karina Wetherbee’s photography. Musical selections include Part’s “Spiegel im Spiegel,” violin, piano and photos, Faure’s Elegie, cello and piano, Schubert’s Impromptu in A flat Major, Op. 90, and Beethoven’s Piano Trio, Op. 1 No. 3. The free concert starts at 7 p.m. Visit www.dercumcenter.com 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, Aug. 5
Double dose of hip-hop in Frisco
Mikey P ‘N Key with special guests will open for Ruka Puff at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Some critics say hip-hop artist Ruka Puff has one the best stage shows ever seen — you be the judge. Ruka Puff’s songs have been used for NFL games, movies (“Waist Deep” starring Tyrese), “The Sopranos” and the St. Louis Cardinal’s World Series championship song. Doors open at 9 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Wednesday, Aug. 6
Mountain music at The Barkley
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco welcomes Chain Station on Wednesday, Aug. 6. Chain Station is a four-piece, high-energy, get ’em out on the dance floor string band from the Front Range of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. They’ve become known for catchy and lyrically poignant original songs, which flow from the mountains, through them and right back to you — pure mountain music. Their live shows have become that of legend, with energy and stage antics that guarantee one heck of a night out. Doors open at 9 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Weekly music happy hour at Next Page books
The Next Page bookstore in Frisco continues its weekly music and happy hour on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 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 www.nextpagebooks.com for more information.
Thursday, Aug. 7
Boogie Machine at Frisco’s Concert in the Park
Frisco’s Concert in the Park free music series continues on Thursday, Aug. 7, with Boogie Machine. Boogie Machine has been packing dance floors for more than 15 years. Based in Denver, this four-piece band delivers its own flavor of ’70s and ’80s music, complete with massive hair and shiny costumes. 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 League for Animals & People of the Summit (LAPS). For more information, visit www.townoffrisco.com/events/concert-in-the-park.
Breckenridge band plays to home crowd
Breckenridge band El Paso Lasso takes the stage at the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Thursday, Aug. 7. Featuring the music of Mumford & Sons, the Lumineers and much, much more, they pack the house every time they play. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Jam with Arnie at the Dam
Thursday, Aug. 7, 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 www.dambrewery.com for more information.
More local music from a local band
Summit County rock band Crux will take the stage at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Thursday, Aug. 7. The band’s sound is a blend of heavy metal, grunge and punk. With lots of covers and original songs, they will knock your socks off. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show starts at 9:30. There’s no cover. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.