Arts and entertainment briefs from Summit County and beyond |

Arts and entertainment briefs from Summit County and beyond

Compiled by Krista Driscoll

Ullr’s Sports Bar & Grill in Breckenridge closes its doors

Ullr’s Sports Bar & Grill, located at 505 S. Main St. at the base of Peak 9, is hosting a party on Saturday, June 20, as a final farewell before the bar closes its doors. The party will run from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., with a DJ, $1, $2 and $3 cocktails and happy hour pricing all night long for beer.

James Boyer, owner of Ullr’s, said he’s trying to sell everything off from the past eight years of serving thirsty customers in Breckenridge, so anything from booze to the beer signs adorning the walls of the bar will be available to buy.

“It’s been a fun ride,” he said. “The locals have supported us through everything, and if it wasn’t for them, we would have been out of business a long time ago.”

Boyer plans to create a new breakfast spot in the space that the bar currently occupies. Dubbed Toast, he plans to be ready to open the doors on his new format in time for Fourth of July weekend. Check the Summit Daily in coming weeks for a longer article about Ullr’s and Toast, or for more information, visit

Keystone debuts new farmers market on Father’s Day

The brand new Keystone Farmers Market will debut in the resort’s Lakeside Village on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday through Sept. 6, with Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables.

More than 15 booths will be online for the inaugural market, which will feature children’s activities such as painting and kids’ tennis nets, as well as a full schedule of live music by Umberto Fonte (June 21, July 5, 26, Aug. 9, 30), Phil Jensen (June 28, July 19, Aug. 16) and Beau Thomas (July 12, Aug. 2, 23).

The Farmers Market will have several giveaways, including water bottles to the first 100 dads on Father’s Day and reusable canvas bags available each Sunday until supplies last. Visitors who bring their own reusable bags or utilize the free Keystone canvas bags can enter a drawing to win a free Keystone-Arapahoe Basin season ski pass at the end of the summer. The more times someone visits the market, the more chances they have to win.

Chefs at Keystone Resorts’ dining properties will also utilize the market throughout the summer to shop for their own outlets and include products in their menu offerings. For more information, visit

Breckenridge Film Fest fundraiser is Saturday, June 20

Tickets are still on sale for the Breckenridge Film Festival’s Hollywood & Wine fundraiser, taking place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 20, in Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center’s Imperial Ballroom. The event is an early-summer red carpet evening of fine wines and local beers, food and a silent auction, plus live and on-screen entertainment, including movie trivia hosted by Gary Martinez, county manager and film fest board president.

Tickets are $55 in advance, $500 for a table of 10, or $65 at the door. Ticket and silent auction purchases help the Breckenridge Film Festival further its mission of presenting and celebrating art in the form of cinema to the community, visitors and filmmakers through diverse film experiences in our authentic mountain environment, including film nights, educational forums and the four-day fall festival.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Slew of live music at venues around Frisco, Dillon

DooWop Denny’s rocking oldies show continues its 16th season at Frisco’s Blue Spruce Inn on Sunday, June 21. A lifelong guitar-vocal entertainer, DooWop Denny delivers a feel-good mix of 1950s and ’60s oldies, island tunes, slow dancing and more. 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 Main Street Frisco. The music runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Visit for more information.

The Jon Stickley Trio will bring its new-grass sound to The Barkley Ballroom for Bluegrass Wednesday on June 24. Stickley’s guitar style has evolved from bluegrass flatpicking into his own sound that spans from soft harmonic chimes to straight-up shredding. Backed by a drummer with hip-hop influences and a violinist reminiscent of Lindsey Stirling’s jazz-dubstep, this band is defining a new sub-genre of bluegrass music. Doors open for the free show at 9 p.m. Visit to learn more.

The town of Frisco’s free Outdoor Concert in the Park Series kicks off on Thursday, June 25, with music from Rose’s Pawn Shop at the Historic Park Gazebo & Lawn. With an arsenal of guitars, banjo, thumping upright bass, fiddle and drums delivering neo-classic-sounding melodies and lyrics, Rose’s Pawn Shop’s sound is a wholesome mishmash of creek mud, rusty nails and your mom’s cooking. The music runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and refreshments will be available for purchase to benefit local nonprofit Summit Independent Business Alliance.

The Barkley Ballroom welcomes Bill Smith to the stage on Thursday, June 25. Smith’s distinct brand of music should be classified as modern classic rock. The 10,000 Lakes and Summer Camp veterans play a high-energy show with a healthy mix of originals and covers. Doors open for the free show with a free keg at 8 p.m. and the music starting at 9:30. For more information, visit

Todd Johnson and Breaking Blues will play the Dillon Dam Brewery on Thursday, June 25. This veteran lineup of musicians plays roots blues to rockin’ blues. Led by Johnson on guitar and vocals, the songs will take you from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago to Texas and beyond. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

Breckenridge Gallery hosts Paris-based artist

Breckenridge Gallery, located at 124 S. Main St. in Breckenridge, will host Paris-based artist Chris Veeneman for a special showing of abstract paintings on Thursday, July 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. Veeneman grew up in Breckenridge and went on to study design and interior architecture in Europe. He was one of 12 finalists for the Emirates Future Artists International Competition and has had shows in the U.K. and New York City.

For more information, contact Breckenridge Gallery at (970) 453-2592.

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