Music Scene: Two nights of Grant Farm 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday, June 12
The Snake River Saloon in Keystone welcomes Grant Farm to the stage on Friday, June 12, and Saturday, June 13. Led by National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Tyler Grant of the Emmitt/Nershi Band, the talented four-piece is built on the foundation of love, family and the joy of music. The Grant Farm train stops at all stations on the North American roots music line and is not afraid to let the whistle scream with some blistering jams. Doors open at 4 p.m. both nights, and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Free live music at Dillon Farmers Market
The Dillon Farmers Market hosts Warren Floyd on Friday, June 12, in Dillon Town Park. Floyd’s original songs grace us with a much-needed reminder of the humanity and grandness of everyday life and have recently been featured on John McEuen’s “Acoustic Traveller” show, XM Satellite Radio and “Another Music Scene With Gene.” He also performs rock ’n’ roll, folk-rock and country covers from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. The music runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit http://www.townofdillon.com for more information.
Breckenridge band plays to home crowd
Breckenridge band El Paso Lasso takes the stage at the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Friday, June 12. 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.
Ridge Street Wine welcomes Acoustic Moose
Acoustic Moose will be singing, playing and telling tall, tantalizing tales at Ridge Street Wine/Breckenridge Cheese & Chocolate on Friday, June 12. Not to be confused with Electric or Eccentric Moose, this ungulate has been ensconced in the local music scene for more than two decades, singing and blowing harmonicas with the likes of Buckwheat Groats, the Soul Bisquits, Raised on Rhubarb, The Pine Beetles and many more acts. The music runs from 5:30 to about 8 p.m. Call (970) 453-5139 for more information.
Delta blues at Blue River Bistro
Mark Schlaefer brings his delta blues to the Blue River Bistro on Friday, June 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 http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Going away party for AOB owner
Split Window will perform a free show at the farewell party for Alma’s Only Bar owner Dave Lawrence at AOB on Friday, June 12. Julian Daknis and Jodi Messa form the duo Split Window, playing a number of original pieces by Daknis, as well as various covers. While having a large focus on reggae, they play a variety of music, including blues, pop and classic rock, with an upbeat flair and fun, interactive stage presence. The free show starts at 9:30 p.m., with free champagne. Call (719) 836-2214 for more information.
Saturday, June 13
Barkley Ballroom rocks with DJ Tang
The Barkley Ballroom welcomes DJ Tang on Saturday, June 13. DJ Tang (Thang Ky) has been performing for 10 years playing underground music venues, action sport events, Red Bull Sponsored Shows, private parties, MTV Spring Break Tour, Playboy Playmate Parties and top 100 nightclubs. Somehow, he makes it work and has been known to play eight-hour sets without repeating music and crossing genres boundaries to always surprise the audience. Doors open at 9 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Keller & The Keels at State Bridge
On Saturday, June 13, Keller Williams will play two sets at State Bridge, located at 127 Trough Road in Bond on the Colorado River. He’ll perform both solo and with good friends Larry and Jenny Keels in a fan-favorite Keller & The Keels configuration. Expect Keller’s always-off-the-wall songs and some serious picking with the Keels. The show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. For more information, call (970) 652-4444 or visit http://www.statebridge.com.
Instrumental jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes the Jerry Weiss Duo on Saturday, June 13. 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 http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Stoney Live at the MotherLoaded
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge brings Stoney Live to the stage on Saturday, June 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.
Sunday, June 14
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, June 14. The music runs from 4 to 7 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 returns to Frisco’s Blue Spruce Inn for a 16th summer season on Sunday, June 14. 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.
Tuesday, June 16
Free concert series continues in Vail
Crazy Mountain Brewery’s Hot Summer Nights free concert series continues Tuesday, June 16, at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail with DJ Logic and friends with very special guests. While the context of his work may vary, DJ Logic’s spinning skills are definitely beyond reproach. With a growing catalogue of recordings under his belt, DJ Logic’s musicianship will allow him to journey wherever an infectious groove may take him. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with the main act taking the stage at 6:30. Visit http://www.vvf.org or follow “Vail Free Concerts” on Facebook to learn more.
Wednesday, June 17
Bluegrass Wednesdays at The Barkley
The Way Down Wanderers play Bluegrass Wednesdays at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on June 17. An equal parts fast-paced and soulful, five-piece modern-folk Americana act, Chicago’s The Way Down Wanderers draw in listeners with energy, originality and soulful generosity. The band is barely a year old and won the 2014 Reader’s Choice for “Chicago’s Best Emerging Artist.” Doors open for the free show at 9 p.m. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Thursday, June 18
Free music at Colorado BBQ Challenge
Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist, vocalist and songwriter Marcia Ball will give a free performance at Frisco’s Colorado BBQ Challenge on Thursday, June 18. Ball’s groove-laden New Orleans R&B, heart-wrenching ballads and driving Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite of music fans everywhere. Her music mixes equal parts simmering soul fervor and rollicking Crescent City piano. The free concert begins at 8 p.m. at the Music Stage on the corner of Madison Avenue and Main Street in Frisco. For more information, visit http://www.friscobbq.com.
Leadville Cherokee at The Barkley
The Barkley Ballroom hosts Leadville Cherokee on Thursday, June 18. Leadville Cherokee is an alternative rock band from Leadville, performing musical genres and tones that range from, but are not limited to, rock, reggae, bluegrass, jam and folk to funk, hip-hop, alternative and blues. The sound is catchy and gets the audience dancing. Doors open for the free show and a free keg will be tapped at 8 p.m. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
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