Editor’s Picks: Summit County’s best bets for the weekend
March 3, 2016
I was looking over my credit card bill for February and realized I had already bought four pairs of tickets for summer concerts, and the snow is still flying. It's easy to do when your inbox is flooded with announcements from JamBase, Bandsintown, AEG Live, Ticketmaster, Live Nation — to name just a few and not including the individual venues that send show announcements.
It wasn't that long ago that I could walk up to a ticket counter the day of a show and waltz right in. Now I find myself with no less than four devices (desktop computer, personal laptop, work laptop, tablet) all set up and counting down the minutes for exactly 10 a.m. when Widespread Panic tickets go onsale for Red Rocks. Or, as of recently, kicking myself for not buying Gary Clark Jr. tickets in Denver for an April show back in November.
Money for tickets, money for travel, money for transaction fees — it's where a majority of my money has been going for more than a decade. This weekend, however, there is great music right in our backyard. The Revivalists perform Sunday, March 6 at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. The first time I saw this New Orleans band play was at the now-defunct three20south music venue. I was blown away by their soulful rock sound and charismatic frontman, who I also saw sit in with a couple of bands on Jam Cruise a few years ago. I was so excited when I first found out they were playing in Summit, I immediately created a new Pandora station and started YouTubing videos. In fact, I found the Breckenridge show I was at on YouTube and am listening to it right now while writing this. The performance is from 7:30–9:30 p.m., and tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, and can be purchased at the Riverwalk Center Ticket Office, by phone at (970) 547-3100 or online at breckcreate.org.
EAGLES TRIBUTE CONCERT BENEFITING DOMUS PACIS
The Long Run, a Colorado band covering the iconic music of The Eagles, will perform Saturday, March 5 at the Riverwalk Center. Proceeds from the night will benefit Domus Pacis Family Respite, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing a week of respite in Summit County for cancer patients and their families. General admission tickets are $30, VIP $40, children are $10, and can be purchased online at breckcreate.org.
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