Music Scene: Funkiphino one night only at the Snake in Keystone
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Music Scene is a series of briefs that runs in the Summit Daily News every Friday, highlighting live music from around the county. If you are a band or venue that would like to have your shows featured in the newspaper, email arts and entertainment editor Krista Driscoll at email@example.com for more information.
Friday, Aug. 7
Funkiphino one night only at the Snake
Funkiphino will bring its booty-shaking beats to the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, Aug. 7. One of Colorado’s premiere dance bands, Funkiphino is the 12-piece funk sensation that’s been funking it up all over the state for more than a decade. Pronounced “Funk-If-I-Know,” the band is the most requested group in the region. Each member is hand picked for musicianship and professionalism. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Scott Staten, SHEL at LateNite in Breck
Breckenridge Creative Arts will welcome Scott Staten and SHEL to the Ridge Street Arts Square in the Breckenridge Arts District as part of the LateNite @ the District concert series on Friday, Aug. 7. Staten, a Summit County resident for more than 20 years, is a seasoned performer who honed his art form on the beaches of Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, California. A technical guitarist and vocalist, his music reflects the ocean, surfing and his classic rock roots. SHEL is four sisters, raised in an atmosphere of creative freedom and diligent study, who have honed their musical skills and blended their personalities and visions into a unified whole. The live music starts at 6 p.m., followed by a screening of “The Incredibles” at 10 p.m. Visit http://www.breckcreate.org to learn more.
Free live music, morning and night, in Dillon
Spend some time soaking up the sun with free live music in Dillon on Friday, Aug. 7, starting with Beau Thomas at the Dillon Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dillon Town Park. The music continues in the evening with Darlingside at the Dillon Amphitheater at 7 p.m. With four distinct voices clustered around a single microphone, Darlingside effortlessly draws audiences into its lush musical world. The band’s sound, characterized by classical strings, tight vocal arrangements, bluegrass and rock instrumentation and smart lyricism, is the product of complete collaboration among the four close friends. To learn more about these musicians and events, visit http://www.townofdillon.com.
Juke Joint Jubilee plays country rock, blues
Weston Smith and friends’ Juke Joint Jubilee will bring country rock and blues to the MotherLoaded Tavern on Friday, Aug. 7. Smith just finished recording his first album. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Ridge Street Wine welcomes Acoustic Moose
Elastic Moose, formerly Acoustic Moose, plays Friday, Aug. 7, and Saturday, Aug. 8, at Ridge Street Wine/Breckenridge Cheese & Chocolate in Breckenridge. Known for playing some of the loosie, goosiest shows in the county, the long time High Country warbler is made up mostly of organic Indonesian rubber and has the ability to stretch from the Ramones to Van Morison to an Elastic Moose original without missing a beat. The music runs from 5:30 to about 8 p.m. Call (970) 453-5139 for more information.
Saturday, Aug. 8
December ’63 plays Sunset at the Summit
The Sunset at the Summit concert series continues Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Dillon Amphitheater with music from December ’63. The music of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons comes to life in this tribute concert experience. December ’63 showcases all your favorite songs from Valli, including the one-of-a-kind classics that have been thrilling audiences for decades. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.townofdillon.com.
Quirky indie rock at The Barkley
Stella Luce will play The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Saturday, Aug. 8. Stella Luce is a quirky blend of indie rock, ethnic strings and electronic experimentation. The SXSW veterans were named Best Indie Rock band by the FoCoMA Peer Awards and Best Avant Pop Band by Westword magazine. Doors open for the free show at 9 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com.
Feel the Love at the Snake
The Snake River Saloon in Keystone welcomes Denver-based band The Love Electric to the stage on Saturday, Aug. 8. Spearheaded by drummer Trevor Mariotti, The Love Electric plays great music of today mixed with hits spanning several decades. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Breckenridge band plays to home crowd
Breckenridge band El Paso Lasso takes the stage at the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Saturday, Aug. 8. 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 http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Sunday, Aug. 9
DooWop Denny in Frisco for 16th season
DooWop Denny’s rockin’ oldies show continues its 16th season at Frisco’s Blue Spruce Inn on Sunday, Aug. 9. 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 http://www.doowopdenny.com for more information.
Music five days a week at Blue River Bistro
Start the week at Blue River Bistro on Sunday, Aug. 9, with free live music from guitarist and vocalist Rob Wivchar. Around the Denver area, his varied set list and high-quality musicianship find him performing in a wide variety of locales and private events. And attending Wivchar’s shows actually helps the environment: 30 percent of all the money that ends up in the tip jar goes straight to environmental charity organizations. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit blueriverbistro.com for more information.
El Andy rocks the porch at MotherLoaded
El Andy, lead singer from El Paso Lasso, returns to the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge for a solo porch set on Sunday, Aug. 9. The music runs from 5 to 8 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Monday, Aug. 10
Delta blues at Blue River Bistro
Mark Schlaefer brings his delta blues to the Blue River Bistro on Monday, Aug. 10, and Wednesday, Aug. 12. Schlaefer writes personal acoustic blues about his life in the Colorado High Country. “Even though these songs were written above 9,000 feet, they still sound firmly rooted in delta mud,” the artist said of his album, “The Sweet Honey Mead,” released in 2002. “Dressed in plain spoken words, that sound cuts to the core of the human experience and reveals the indomitability of our souls.” The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Tuesday, Aug. 11
Instrumental jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes the Jerry Weiss Duo on Tuesday, Aug. 11. 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 blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Wednesday, Aug. 12
All-star lineup for Bluegrass Wednesdays
YarmonyGrass All-Stars take over the stage at The Barkley Ballroom on Wednesday, Aug. 12, for Bluegrass Wednesdays. Members of Head for the Hills, The Drunken Hearts, Caribou Mountain Collective and Coral Creek will perform with additional special guests from this weekend’s YarmonyGrass festival. Festival passes and merchandise will be given away. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the free show. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Weekly music happy hour at Next Page books
The weekly music and happy hour at The Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco takes place on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 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 http://www.nextpagebooks.com for more information.
Thursday, Aug. 13
Dead Winters Carpenters at Concert in the Park
Frisco’s Concert in the Park series will welcome Dead Winters Carpenters on Thursday, Aug. 13. The time spent in the studio, in the woods and crisscrossing the American countryside has provided Dead Winter Carpenters with a ground-breaking sound that blends Americana roots-rock with a tinge of straightforward, tell-it-like-it-is alt country that is as hard-hitting as it is whimsical. The music runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and concession sales at this concert benefit League for Animals & People of the Summit. To learn more, visit http://www.townoffrisco.com, or call (800) 424-1554.
Sweet Earth grooves in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco welcomes Sweet Earth to the stage on Thursday, Aug. 13. Sweet Earths sound is an intricate mix of mathematic rock, grooving pocket funk, bumping dance beats, atmospheric ambiance and soaring melodies. Doors open for the free show with a free keg at 8 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. For more information, visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com.
Stoney Live at the MotherLoaded
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge welcomes Stoney Live on Thursday, Aug. 13. 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 http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Nuskool jazz in Breckenridge
Wirtz’s Nuskool Modern Jazz on Thursday, Aug. 13. Over the past 10 years, Wirtz has performed mainly as a sideman, having worked with Grammy-winning producers Malcolm Burn and John Macy, and shared the stage with artists including Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Robbie Krieger, Melissa Etheridge, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and even Justin Timberlake. The free music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Getting down and dirty at the Dam
Sam Pace & The Gilded Grit will perform their brand of “rock ’n’ roll, smooth and dirty, soul music mean” at the Dillon Dam Brewery on Thursday, Aug. 13. Pace said the Austin, Texas-based band isn’t “afraid to get a little weird.” The music starts at 9:30 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.dambrewery.com for more information.
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