Friday, Aug. 29
Drew & Brett, aka Two Dudes, come to The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Friday, Aug. 29. Drew & Brett incorporate rock, blues, country and hip-hop music into their shows to help lift the spirits of their fellow man. Prior incarnations include White Chocolate, Dude Stew and Car Ramrod. Presently, they are touring under the name Two Dudes. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit www.motherloadedtavern.com.
DJ Eric at the Snake in Keystone
DJ Eric will rock the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, Aug. 29. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Rockin’ oldies in Silverthorne
The Silverthorne Pavilion will host local favorite DooWop Denny and one of his last rockin’ oldies dances of the season on Friday, Aug. 29. Lifelong entertainer Denny promises “music to bring out the rock ’n’ roll kid in you,” with songs from the ’50s and ’60s, island tunes and slow dancing. “Wear your dancin’ sneakers!” Denny said, as he encourages folks of all ages to feel the foot-stompin’ beat at Silverthorne’s elegant ballroom. Doors and cash bar will open at 6 p.m., with dancing at 7. Because the show usually sells out, it is recommended that tickets be purchased in advance. For more information, visit www.doowopdenny.com.
Back to back free music in Dillon
The free music in Dillon will kick off on Friday, Aug. 29, with live beats at the Dillon Farmers Market from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring John Truscelli. Stick around after the market for the Friday Night Concert Series at the Dillon Amphitheater, this week featuring Missed the Boat. This band has been stunning listeners at live shows and over the airwaves throughout Colorado with its unique Americana-jamgrass driven sound. MTB produces the energy-infused, positive and upbeat sound that concertgoers love. The music runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Visit www.townofdillon.com for more information.
Randall Band plays FAC at Keystone
Randall Band will play Friday Afternoon Club at Keystone on Friday, Aug. 29, at the Summit House at the top of Dercum Mountain. Bud Light will be giving away a Yeti bike at this week’s event to one lucky attendant who submitted an entry at a previous FAC; must be present to win. FAC runs from 1 to 7 p.m. Visit www.keystoneresort.com for more information.
Saturday, Aug. 30
Eminence Ensemble at Napper Tandy’s
Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub in Breckenridge welcomes Summit High grads Eminence Ensemble on Saturday, Aug. 30. The band has been mesmerizing the Colorado music scene with its eloquent, inventive composition style and captivating, explosive performances, elegantly fusing elements of jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop, reggae and electronica. The all-ages show starts at 3 p.m., immediately following The Summit Foundation’s Rubber Duck Race. Tickets are $5 and will benefit Breckenridge Mountain Rotary and the Rotary Student Exchange Programs. Visit www.eminenceensemble.com for more information.
Stoney Live at the MotherLoaded
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge will host Stoney Live on Saturday, Aug. 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31. 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. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday, and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Sold-out concert closes music festival
Local jazz band Trading Fours will close out the Snake River Music Festival at The Keystone Center with a sold-out show on Saturday, Aug. 30. For those who were lucky enough to have already reserved a seat, the free night of music features café seating, appetizers and wine. The music starts at 7 p.m., and donations are encouraged. For more information on the festival, email Karina Wetherbee at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (970) 485-4801.
Free music, fireworks at Dillon Amphitheater
Back in the Day will take the stage at the Dillon Amphitheater on Saturday, Aug. 30, to conclude the Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s Sunset at the Summit concert series. Back in the Day is a multi-talented, old school Motown band from Denver. The music is sure to bring back old memories while creating new ones. The free music runs from 7 to 9 p.m., followed by the town of Dillon’s end of summer fireworks celebration. Visit www.townofdillon.com for more information.
Sweet sounds of Arnie J. Green at the Snake
Arnie J. Green will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday, Aug. 30. Green grew up in Vallejo, Calif., where the Bay Area’s secular and religious music inspired him to his life’s calling. His work with other musicians has varied, taking him from the New Orleans blues of the Subdudes to the Grateful Dead greatness of Shakedown Street and Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Beau Thomas, special guests in Frisco
Beau Thomas & G-Mac featuring Jay Allan will take the stage at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Saturday, Aug. 30, with soulful vocals, smooth rhythms and percussion playing originals and all of your favorite covers. Fresh off his appearance on “The Voice,” Thomas leads this talented group of musicians, including Allan, who is a touring guitarist from Arizona and will be playing as a special guest. The free show starts at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Sunday, Aug. 31
DooWop Denny at Blue Spruce
DooWop Denny brings his rockin’ oldies show to the Blue Spruce Inn in Frisco on Sunday, Aug. 31, for the final time this 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.
Kenn Lee at The Next page
Kenn Lee will play free live music at The Next Page Books & Nosh on Sunday, Aug. 31, from 2 to 4 p.m. Visit www.nextpagebooks.com for more information.
Wednesday, Sept. 3
Weekly music happy hour at Next Page books
The Next Page bookstore in Frisco concludes its weekly music and happy hour for the summer on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 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, Sept. 4
Barkley welcomes Pink Floyd tribute
Northern Strangers will play a tribute to Pink Floyd at The Barkley Ballroom on Thursday, Sept. 4. Northern Strangers are a four-piece psychedelic folk rock band from Los Angeles. They have gained quite a reputation for their Strange Floyd shows, where the band plays an entire Pink Floyd album synced to various video projections. “Wish You Were Here” and “Dark Side of the Moon” will be played in full at the free Frisco show, which starts at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Jam at the Dam with Arnie
Thursday, Sept. 4, 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.