Arts and entertainment briefs from Summit County and beyond |

Arts and entertainment briefs from Summit County and beyond

Compiled by Krista Driscoll
Courtesy of Beaver Creek
Courtesy of Beaver Creek |

LDTC youth theater performance in Silverthorne

The Lake Dillon Theatre Company will present a pair of summer Youth Theatre Workshop performances on Saturday, June 27, in the former Adidas Store in the Green Village of the Outlets at Silverthorne.

The first performance, at 10:30 a.m., is “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr.,” by Timothy Allen McDonald, Jonathan Walker, David Weinstein and Steve Gabriel, based on the “Flat Stanley” books by Jeff Brown, and the second show, at 1 p.m., is “Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs before Dark (Kids),” by Randy Courts, Jenny Laird and Will Osborne, based on the books by Mary Pope Osborne.

“The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr.” tells the story of Stanley Lambchop and his too-normal life. He wishes to see far-off places and be something extraordinary. One night, he wishes on a star and wakes up the next morning flat! What ensues is a hilarious trip around the world as Stanley searches for a solution to his problem and ends up making it big in Hollywood, meeting the Mona Lisa and even surfing in Hawaii.

“Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark (Kids)” is the first in the “Magic Tree House” series. It tells the story of Jack and Annie, brother and sister, who discover a tree house in the woods with magic books that can transport them anywhere they want to go. In this musical, they are transported back to the age of the dinosaurs, where they encounter the beasts face to face and learn the value of teamwork and believing in each other.

Admission to both shows is free for all ages. For more information about this and other upcoming Youth Theatre Workshops, visit

Live music next week in Frisco, Breckenridge

The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes the Jerry Weiss Duo on Tuesday, June 30. This talented, professional, flexible and original duo plays all styles of instrumental jazz, from swing to bop, Latin to contemporary, funk and even some jazzed-up pop tunes. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit for more information.

Bluegrass Wednesdays continue at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on July 1 with Running Out of Road. Running Out of Road is a contemporary bluegrass band hailing from Durango specializing in songwriting, rich vocal harmonies and ripping fast instrumental breaks. Doors open for the free show at 9 p.m. Visit for more information.

Weekly music and happy hour at The Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco takes place on Wednesday, July 1, 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. The music runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

On Thursday, July 2, Hot Buttered Rum takes the stage at the Frisco Historic Park for the Concert in the Park series. Hot Buttered Rum’s three songwriters, Nat Keefe, Erik Yates and Aaron Redner, spin tales about the good times, the bad times and the roads between and belt them from the heart in three-part harmony. Bryan Horne’s athletic standup bass and Lucas Carlton’s tasteful percussion combine with the acoustic instruments to create a sound that’s part bluegrass, pop and folk. The music runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and concession sales at this concert benefit the National Repertory Orchestra. For more information, visit, or call (800) 424-1554.

Loudwire Festival makes debut in Grand Junction area

Loudwire Festival will host dozens of well-known bands — including Linkin Park, Weezer, Rob Zombie and more — Friday, June 26, through Sunday, June 28, at Jam Ranch, located at 1065 Highway 6 & 50 in Mack. Tickets start at $100 for students and $115 for general admission. Single-day tickets range from $59 to $69, depending on the day. Camping is also available starting at $115 for the duration of the festival.

The event replaces Rock Jam, an annual festival held in the Grand Junction area from 2003 to 2013. Like Rock Jam, food, drink and merchandise vendors will also be located on site. Loudwire was created to fill the void Rock Jam left when Townsquare Media decided to revise the event.

Shuttles to Loudwire Festival will stop at four spots throughout the Grand Valley, including Central High School in Grand Junction, Grand Junction High School in Grand Junction, Fruita High School in Fruita and DoubleTree by Hilton in Grand Junction. Shuttle passes cost $30 for the entire weekend.

For a full lineup of bands, times and more information, visit

BMF fundraising committee announces summer events

The annual Breckenridge Music Festival Applause! Membership Picnic will be held on Tuesday, July 7, at 6 p.m. at the Carter Park Pavilion. Grilled burgers and brats will be served, and attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. This is a welcome event for all returning Applause! members and an invitation to all to join Applause!

Applause!, the special events and fundraising committee of the Breckenridge Music Festival, recently announced its lineup of summer Bon Appetit parties and functions to support the BMF. Through these social affairs, Applause! volunteers provide a venue to strengthen the Summit County community and at the same time raise a substantial portion of the annual BMF budget.

Bon Appetit season schedule

• 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 16 — Opening Night Extravaganza, Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge

• 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23 — Meet the Maestro and More!, Barney Ford Museum, 111 Washington Ave., Breckenridge

• 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 — Where the Wild Things Are!, Breckenridge

• 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 — A Biking Event with a Historic Leadville Bent, Frisco

• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20 — Mushroom Mania, Breckenridge

• 4-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug 23 — A Rip-Roarin’ Rootin’ Tootin’ Road Rally Rodeo!, Cater Park Pavilion, Breckenridge

• 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 — History Repeats Itself, Breckenridge

Applause! membership benefits include two vouchers for 2-for-1 tickets to Breckenridge Music Festival summer or winter concerts, an invitation to the Membership Picnic in July, reduced rates for Bon Appetit parties, your name in the BMF program and a copy of the membership poster. Applause! membership is $50. Click on “Applause!” at for membership forms and more information.

Beaver Creek Rodeo Series continues throughout summer

The Beaver Creek Rodeo Series, presented by The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, began Thursday, June 25, for the 14th season, with events, food, drinks, a kids’ zone and more. The series continues every Thursday night through Aug. 13, except for July 23.

New this summer, ranch saddle bronc riding will be added to the event lineup. Ranch saddle riding is similar to other bucking bronc events; however, the horse must be saddled as it is for daily use on a ranch, rather than with a rodeo-specific model. Other events include bareback and saddle bronc riding, kid-friendly calf scramble and mutton bustin’, team roping, barrel racing, burro racing and bull riding competition.

Rodeo gates open at 5 p.m. each Thursday, with the grand entry and national anthem beginning at 6 p.m. Rodeo tickets can be purchased at or by visiting the Beaver Creek Adventure Center in Beaver Creek Village until 3 p.m. the day of the rodeo. Tickets may also be purchased at the rodeo beginning at 5 p.m. The rodeo takes place rain or shine, and tickets are nonrefundable.

For more information and ticket prices, visit or call Beaver Creek at (970) 754-4636.

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