Music Scene: Live music, film screening at LateNite @ The District in Breckenridge
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday, July 31
Breckenridge Creative Arts will welcome Cody Wayne Live and the Trevor Jones Band to the Ridge Street Arts Square in the Breckenridge Arts District as part of the LateNite @ the District concert series on Friday, July 31. Wayne is an Idaho-born troubadour, who has established himself in the art and music community around the country, with his mix of folk, roots and Americana. Trevor Jones has graced stages from Red Rocks to deep in the Bayou of Louisiana. With musical influences from the bright lights of New York City to the West Coast and beyond, the Trevor Jones Band will delight listeners of all musical genres. The live music starts at 6 p.m., followed by a screening of “The Great Outdoors” at 10 p.m. Visit http://www.breckcreate.org to learn more.
Halloween in July at MotherLoaded
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge will host a Halloween in July party on Friday, July 31, with music from Two Dudes. Drew and Brett claim they were born in a Himalayan monastery in the ’80s. They lived the monastic lifestyle until hearing “Van Halen I” in their tweens, when they then hit the road to “shred insane and blow the doors off.” The evening begins at 10 p.m. and will include a costume competition with cash for the winners, bobbing for apples, free bathrooms and all kinds of shame and prizes. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloaded tavern.com.
Free live music, morning and night, in Dillon
Spend some time soaking up the sun with free live music in Dillon on Friday, July 31, starting with Amanda Huggenkiss at the Dillon Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dillon Town Park. The music continues in the evening with HoneyHoney at the Dillon Amphitheater at 7 p.m. To learn more about these musicians and events, visit http://www.townofdillon.com.
Original Americana at the Snake
Coral Creek will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, July 31. An Americana band featuring the original music of Chris Thompson and Bill McKay, Coral Creek puts on a high-energy show appealing to audiences across the bluegrass, blues and jam band spectrum, playing genre-bending original music and unique renditions of traditional bluegrass tunes and Americana classics. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Ridge Street Wine welcomes Acoustic Moose
Eagle County-based, soon to moving to Boulder to start grad school, hard-skiing, mountain-loving songstress Page McLean will be playing a Breckenridge show at Ridge Street Wine, Cheese and Chocolate on Friday, July 31. Featuring songs from her latest CD, “Departures,” she weaves tales of her travels from around the globe with tasty covers and very original guitar and vocal stylings. Come by and encourage her to sing her favorite Bob Dylan tunes in any of her five languages. The music runs from 5:30 to about 8 p.m. Call (970) 453-5139 for more information.
Saturday, Aug. 1
Electro hip-hop Krooked Drivers in Frisco
Krooked Drivers with Kinetik Groove and Unfold Music head to The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Saturday, Aug. 1, for a free show. Truly experts in dynamism, electro-hip-hop phenomenon Krooked Drivers have been captivating ears ever since bursting into the electronic scene in 2011. The Denver-based duo strives to keep the sounds of the past alive by sampling old vinyl, creating an entirely new collage of emotion. Blending heavy-hitting bass lines with neck-breaking drum patterns, they create an emotional roller coaster ride of power and feelings. Doors open at 9 p.m., and Kinetik Groove and Unfold Music open. For more information, visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com.
Honkytonk Voodoo plays Sunset at the Summit
The Sunset at the Summit concert series continues Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Dillon Amphitheater with music from Honkytonk Voodoo. Described as country music with an edge, Honkytonk Voodoo has taken the Colorado country music scene by storm. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.townofdillon.com.
Breckenridge band plays to home crowd
Breckenridge band El Paso Lasso takes the stage at the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Saturday, Aug. 1. 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. 2
Breckenridge singer-songwriter at farmers market
Breckenridge singer-songwriter Josh Galvin will perform his eclectic mix of originals and covers at the Breckenridge Farmers Market on Sunday, Aug. 2. The free music runs from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.breckfarmersmarket.org.
Stoney Live at the MotherLoaded
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge welcomes Stoney Live for a porch party on Sunday, Aug. 2. 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 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.
DooWop Denny in Frisco for 16th season
DooWop Denny’s rocking oldies show continues its 16th season at Frisco’s Blue Spruce Inn on Sunday, Aug. 2. 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. 2, 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.
Monday, Aug. 3
Delta blues at Blue River Bistro
Mark Schlaefer brings his delta blues to the Blue River Bistro on Monday, Aug. 3, and Wednesday, Aug. 5. 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. 4
Contemporary jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro brings contemporary jazz to Breckenridge with the Thomas Haupt Duo on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Wednesday, Aug. 5
Bluegrass Wednesdays at The Barkley
Bluegrass Wednesdays continue on Aug. 5 at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco with Thunder and Rain. Thunder and Rain is an original string band with exceptional vocal harmonies. Members of Thunder and Rain hail from bluegrass meccas such as North Carolina, Wisconsin and the Colorado mountains. Their diverse bluegrass influences have helped capture a unique sound steeped in traditional bluegrass. Doors open for the free show at 9 p.m. 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. 5, 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. 6
New Orleans Suspects at Concert in the Park
Frisco’s Concert in the Park series will welcome New Orleans Suspects on Thursday, Aug. 6. New Orleans Suspects began playing together in 2009 as a pick-up band putting a contemporary twist on the funk, rock and R&B traditions of New Orleans music. They quickly began attracting large crowds from San Francisco to New York. In three short years, they released three CDs and established themselves as one of New Orleans’ best super-groups. The music runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and concession sales at this concert benefit Advocates for Victims of Assault. To learn more, visit http://www.townoffrisco.com, or call (800) 424-1554.
Instrumental jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes the Jerry Weiss Trio on Thursday, Aug. 6. This talented, professional, flexible and original trio 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.
Get Rowdy at The Barkley
Rowdy Shadehouse takes the stage at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Thursday, Aug. 6. Rowdy Shadehouse is a high-energy funk rock explosion. This seven-person fireball never ceases to blow people away with their incredible musicianship and suggestive stage antics. Doors open for the free show with a free keg at 8 p.m., with the music starting at 9. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Open mic night at the Dam
The Dillon Dam Brewery will host open mic night on Thursday, Aug. 6, with host and guest artist guitarist Keith Synesvedt. Serious local musicians age 21 and older are invited to drop in to session. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit http://www.dambrewery.com for more information.
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