Arts and entertainment briefs from Breckenridge, Frisco and around Summit |

Arts and entertainment briefs from Breckenridge, Frisco and around Summit

Compiled by Krista Driscoll
Local artist Patrick Paden was recently chosen to display his photographs at the new Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Frisco.
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Local artist chosen to display work at Shaw Center in Frisco

Local artist Patrick Paden was recently chosen to display his photographs at the new Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Frisco. A 2011 graduate of Summit High School, 2013 graduate of Colorado Mountain College and current student at the University of Colorado Boulder majoring in environmental design, Paden was a photography exhibitor at the Keystone Mountain Arts Festival, as well as spearheading the Earth Hour project in Summit County while attending Summit High.

After serving Summit County residents for nearly 15 years, Shaw Regional Cancer Center will bring its top clinicians and the best technology to Frisco. Along with the newest 3-D mammography in a private setting, the Shaw Center’s oncology doctors will be on hand for convenient treatment and consultations. Further, Shaw has expanded its services by offering the Vail Valley Medical Center Cardiology Institute, Endocrinology and Internal Medicine.

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Domus Pacis hosts Eagles tribute concert fundraiser

Domus Pacis Family Respite is hosting an Eagles Tribute Concert with The Long Run on Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. Drift back in time with classics such as “Hotel California,” “Take it to the Limit,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” “Desperado” and “Take it Easy.” Proceeds from the night will benefit Domus Pacis’ mission of providing weeklong respites in Summit County for families going through cancer.

Tickets are $30 for general admission or $40 for VIP and can be purchased online at or by calling (970) 547-3100 or (970) 547-4745. For more information, visit

More live music Saturday around Summit County

The Goat in Keystone will host Andy Frasco on Saturday, March 7. Frasco, a 23-year-old blues-jazz musician hailing from the San Fernando Valley in Southern California, is nothing short of an enigma. Influenced by Damien Rice, Sam Cooke, Professor Longhair, Van Morrison and Tom Waits, Frasco’s style is as uninhibited as those artists who inspire him. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit for more information.

The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge brings Stoney Live to the stage on Saturday, March 7. 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

Have some Appalachian funk-grass fun with Groundhog Gravy at the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Saturday, March 7. Hailing from Fayettville, West by God Virginia, Groundhog Gravy is Ethan Sane, Ed Lehrter, Scott Ferris, Matt Harrison, Bill Ryan and Dave Permut. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit

Students invited to Prom Dress Exchange in Westminster

High school students with a valid student ID are invited to the fifth-annual Prom Dress Exchange on Saturday, March 7, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Noah’s Event Venue, 11885 N. Bradburn Blvd. in Westminster.

Find a huge selection of formal gowns for all of your 2015 special events. Organizers ask for a $10 donation or dress exchange, if possible. The goal of this event is to ensure that every teen can attend their big day in style. This year, each teen may select one long and one short dress. Seamstresses will be available onsite for limited alterations.

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Mindfulness or mindlessness: Why does it matter?

Learn why mindfulness-based practices are sweeping the globe during a presentation by Dr. Bundy-Fazioli, founder of Mindfulness Matters Institute in Summit County, at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 12.

The trend toward taking time to practice mindfulness is seeping into work settings, athletic and sports training, schools, colleges, medical settings and more. Why? Well, for starters, the research has propelled this mindfulness phenomenon into the spotlight, as it literally documents mind-altering changes that can improve memory, focus and attention, as well as improve our overall health and well-being.

In this CMC Speaker Series event, Bundy-Fazioli will guide the audience in its understanding of mindfulness and share some basic techniques that can help to still the mind, improve focus and be more present for friends, family and colleagues. Learn some basic mindfulness-based techniques to integrate into your day-to-day living.

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Eileen and Paul Finkel Auditorium at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge, 107 Denison Placer Road. Call Heidi Kunzek at (970) 453-6757, ext. 2614, or visit for more information.

Vail Summer Bluegrass Series announces 2015 headliners

The Vail Summer Bluegrass Series returns to the Arrabelle at Vail Square beginning Wednesday, July 1, and continues on Wednesdays July 15 and 29 and Aug. 12. All shows will begin at 6 p.m. and are free to attend with the option to purchase tickets for preferred seating. Event organizers recently announced the lineup for 2015.

The Bay Area’s Hot Buttered Rum kick things off on July 1, while two-time Grammy award-winner Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band) and Roosevelt Collier bring a special bluegrass project to the Vail Bluegrass stage on July 15. The series continues on July 29 with Grammy winners the Steep Canyon Rangers. Colorado’s own Grant Farm and Lake Tahoe’s Dead Winter Carpenters will close out the series on Aug. 12. Supporting artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Vail Summer Bluegrass Series will also be working with the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens to present Bluegrass in the Gardens. Taking place in the early afternoon on show-day Wednesdays, Bluegrass in the Gardens will feature the Vail Bluegrass artists in a more intimate setting. Visit for more information.

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