Friday, Aug. 8
Swerve will play the Snake River Saloon on Friday, Aug. 8. Swerve is a professional, working cover band based in Denver, performing rock, classic rock and modern country, as well as a variety of other material. The band has performed on large and small stages at bars, festivals and private events. Its stage show and set list are diverse enough to entertain people of all ages and backgrounds. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Music for imbibing from WhiteWater Ramble
WhiteWater Ramble will play Friday Afternoon Club at Keystone on Friday, Aug. 8, at the Summit House at the top of Dercum Mountain. Described as high-octane Rocky Mountain dancegrass, Whitewater Ramble uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. FAC runs from 1 to 7 p.m. Visit www.keystoneresort.com for more information.
Stoney Live at the MotherLoaded
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge will host Stoney Live on Friday, Aug. 8. 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 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Saturday, Aug. 9
Free music in Dillon
HomeSlice will take the stage at the Dillon Amphitheater on Saturday, Aug. 9, as part of the Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s Sunset at the Summit concert series. HomeSlice Band is a nine-piece vocal and horn musical powerhouse group based in Denver. The enthusiastic and animated performances of the group are targeted to captivate and entertain a wide variety of audiences and ages. The free music starts at 7 p.m. Visit www.townofdillon.com for more information.
Rock ’n’ blues at the Snake
The Brian Hornbuckle Band takes the stage at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday, Aug. 9. The Brian Hornbuckle Band has been methodically and diligently carving out a growing niche in the regional music scene, becoming one of Denver’s hardest working, and most requested bands. Along for the ride are Jonny “Hot Rod” Vaughan on guitar, who is also currently part of the Lewis and Floorwax Groovehawg band, as well as national touring veterans Jimmy Yozell on drums and Mark DeGeorge on the keyboards. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
MotherLoaded hosts one-woman band
Tiffany Christopher will take the stage at the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Saturday, Aug. 9, with her one-woman band. 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. 10
Singer-songwriter in Breck
Boulder singer, songwriter, poet and multi-instrumentalist Weston Smith plays the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Sunday, Aug. 10. Smith’s set lists consist of his original music, as well as classic folk, blues, bluegrass and country arrangements, which helped to influence and shape his unique songwriting style. The music starts at 4 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Memorial concert at Dillon Community Church
The Snake River Music Festival continues on Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Dillon Community Church with the third-annual Max & Edna Dercum Memorial Concert, featuring Chas Wetherbee on violin, Hakan Rosengren on clarinet and David Korevaar on piano. Musical selections include Mozart’s Kegelstadt Trio, Juon’s Violin Sonata, Brahms’ Clarinet Sonata and Bruch’s Three Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano. 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. 12
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real plays in Vail
The Bud Light Hot Summer Nights concert series at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail continues on Tuesday, Aug. 12, with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real is an American rock ’n’ roll band based out of California and Hawaii. 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, Aug. 13
Uptown Toodeloo String Band & Friends in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco welcomes bluegrass Grateful Dead tribute Uptown Toodeloo String Band & Friends on Wednesday, Aug. 13. The Uptown Toodeloo String Band plays with special guest musicians from the YarmonyGrass schedule as part of the Summit County YarmonyGrass kickoff festival. Two weekend passes to YarmonyGrass will be given away at the show. Doors open at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Led Zeppelin tribute at MotherLoaded
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge welcomes Led Zepagain on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Since the band’s inception in 1989, Led Zepagain has become highly regarded as the most authentic representation of Led Zeppelin in the world today. Having played nationally and internationally in such places as Japan, Ireland, Germany, Bosnia, Peru, Canada, Mexico City and Guam, Led Zepagain regularly performs to packed houses all over the world. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Weekly music happy hour at Next Page
The Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco continues its weekly music and happy hour on Wednesday, Aug. 13, with music from Jobuk Johnson. Singer and guitarist Johnson draws on traditional styles of country and jazz guitar from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s. He synthesizes them into a virtuoso style in which bass, chords and melody are played simultaneously. Johnson calls his style “Jackalope Jazz.” The music runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Visit www.nextpagebooks.com for more information.
Thursday, Aug. 14
Hometown beats in Breckenridge
Breckenridge band El Paso Lasso takes the stage at the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Thursday, Aug. 14. 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.
Dillon Dam welcomes Wonderlic
Wonderlic will play the Dillon Dam Brewery on Thursday, Aug. 14. Wonderlic is a funky rock band from Denver that has been playing along the Colorado Front Range for the past nine years. The lineup consists of an eight-string electric mandolin, guitar, drums and bass. Their high-energy shows focus on original compositions and occasional covers that span a mix of genres, including funk, bluegrass and jazz. The music starts at 9:30 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit www.dambrewery.com for more information.
Brothers Comatose wrap up Concert in the Park
Frisco’s Concert in the Park free music series concludes on Thursday, Aug. 14, with Brothers Comatose. Despite their name, the band members are anything but Comatose. They toss inflatable alligators into the crowd, they hand out chopsticks for audience-percussion participation and are known to jump down and play acoustic encores in the middle of the crowd at the end of a set. 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 National Repertory Orchestra. For more information, visit www.townoffrisco.com/events/concert-in-the-park.
Spafford at The Barkley
Spafford will play The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Thursday, Aug. 14. Spafford is an eclectic blend of driving rock, funk, dance and light. The result is something like electro-funk therapy. Melting through genres while creating an illuminated mind-and-mood altering experience night after night, Spafford is lighting up the Southwest and beyond with their improvisational prowess. Doors open at 9 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.