A&E briefs: Led Zeppelin tribute at MotherLoaded in Breckenridge | SummitDaily.com

A&E briefs: Led Zeppelin tribute at MotherLoaded in Breckenridge

Compiled by Krista Driscoll
Special to the Daily
Special to the Daily |

The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge welcomes Led Zepagain on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Since the band’s inception in 1989, Led Zepagain has become highly regarded as the most authentic representation of Led Zeppelin in the world today. Having played nationally and internationally in such places as Japan, Ireland, Germany, Bosnia, Peru, Canada, Mexico City and Guam, Led Zepagain regularly performs to packed houses all over the world.

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.

Weekly music happy hour at Next Page

The Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco continues its weekly music and happy hour on Wednesday, Aug. 13, with music from Jobuk Johnson. Singer and guitarist Johnson draws on traditional styles of country and jazz guitar from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s. He synthesizes them into a virtuoso style in which bass, chords and melody are played simultaneously. Johnson calls his style “Jackalope Jazz.”

The music runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Visit http://www.nextpagebooks.com for more information.

Hometown beats in Breckenridge

Breckenridge band El Paso Lasso takes the stage at the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Thursday, Aug. 14. 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.

Dillon Dam hosts live music, Tap it Tuesday

Wonderlic will play the Dillon Dam Brewery on Thursday, Aug. 14. Wonderlic is a funky rock band from Denver that has been playing along the Colorado Front Range for the past nine years. The lineup consists of an eight-string electric mandolin, guitar, drums and bass. Their high-energy shows focus on original compositions and occasional covers that span a mix of genres, including funk, bluegrass and jazz. The music starts at 9:30 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover.

The second Tuesday of the month is Tap it Tuesday at the Dam, featuring a 5-gallon keg of the brewmaster’s special stash. On Tuesday, Aug. 12, the Dam will tap a keg of Tettnang Sage White IPA, a white IPA dry hopped with Tettnang Hops and fresh sage, at 5 p.m., with $5 half-pints while they last. Visit http://www.dambrewery.com for more information.

Brothers Comatose wrap up Concert in the Park

Frisco’s Concert in the Park free music series concludes on Thursday, Aug. 14, with Brothers Comatose. Despite their name, the band members are anything but Comatose. They toss inflatable alligators into the crowd, they hand out chopsticks for audience-percussion participation and are known to jump down and play acoustic encores in the middle of the crowd at the end of a set.

The free music runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Frisco Historic Park, 120 Main St., and concession sales benefit the National Repertory Orchestra. For more information, visit http://www.townoffrisco.com/events/concert-in-the-park.

Spafford at The Barkley

Spafford will play The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Thursday, Aug. 14. Spafford is an eclectic blend of driving rock, funk, dance and light. The result is something like electro-funk therapy. Melting through genres while creating an illuminated mind-and-mood altering experience night after night, Spafford is lighting up the Southwest and beyond with their improvisational prowess.

Doors open at 9 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.

Free Family Fun Fest returns to Frisco

The Free Family Fun Fest in Frisco offers free fun for families in Summit County on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 10a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Frisco Peninsula Recreation Area. Families will enjoy free activities such as the popular Cave of Confusion, giant climbing wall, quad bungee jumper, bouncy castle, inflatable slide, rolling zorb balls, balloon animals, face painting, live music on the stage from Boulder-based kids group Jeff & Paige and more. Bring money for food, beverages and goods from the vendors.

New for 2014, the Frisco Free Family Fun Fair is introducing a Kids Eat Free program at local Frisco businesses. Wednesday, Aug. 13, through Wednesday, Aug. 20, kids will eat free (with some restrictions) at Whole Foods Market, Peppino’s Pizza & Subs, Bread & Salt, Footes Rest Sweet Shop & Eatery and Backcountry Brewery. Parents can pick up the Kids Eat Free Medallions at the Frisco Information Center starting Wednesday, Aug. 13, or at the Frisco Free Family Fun Fair on Saturday, Aug. 16.

For more information about the event or the Kids Eat Free program, call (970) 485-1811 or visit http://www.friscofreefamilyfunfair.com.

History Days at South Park City continue Sunday, Aug. 10

History Days at South Park City in Fairplay is an annual event to visit a restored 1870s mining town with cowboys, bank and railroad robberies, humorous Western skits, miners, mountain men and townspeople dressed in 1870s costumes. This special event offers fun for the entire family, while leaning about life during Colorado’s early times.

South Park City, a nonprofit foundation, has more than 40 restored historical buildings and more than 60,000 artifacts. See an old train, wagons, a bank, drugstore, general store, saloon, court house, blacksmith shop, doctor’s office, dentist office, barber shop, stagecoach inn, pioneer homes, mining exhibits and much more.

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and children 6 to 12. For more information, call (719) 836-2387.

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