Sunday, Aug. 3
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. Denny’s 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. 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.