Music Scene: Free live music, morning and night, in Dillon |

Music Scene: Free live music, morning and night, in Dillon

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

Be part of the Scene

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 managing editor Ben Trollinger at for more information.

Friday, Aug. 14

Spend some time soaking up the sun with free live music in Dillon on Friday, Aug. 14, starting with Kevin Danzig at the Dillon Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dillon Town Park. The music continues in the evening with the Beau Thomas Band at the Dillon Amphitheater at 7 p.m. To learn more about these musicians and events, visit

Stoney Live at the MotherLoaded

The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge welcomes Stoney Live for a porch party on Friday, Aug. 14, and Thursday, Aug. 20. 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

No. 1 Family of the Blues at the Snake

The Brian Hornbuckle Band will take the stage at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, Aug. 14, and Saturday, Aug. 15. The Brian Hornbuckle Band has been methodically and diligently carving out a growing niche in the regional music scene, becoming one of Denver’s hardest working, and most requested bands. Along for the ride are Jonny “Hot Rod” Vaughan on guitar, who is also currently part of the Lewis and Floorwax Groovehawg band, as well as national touring veterans Jimmy Yozell on drums and Mark DeGeorge on the keyboards. 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

Elastic Moose, formerly Acoustic Moose, plays Friday, Aug. 14, and Saturday, Aug. 15, at Ridge Street Wine/Breckenridge Cheese & Chocolate in Breckenridge. Know 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. 15

Wash Park plays Sunset at the Summit

The Sunset at the Summit concert series continues Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Dillon Amphitheater with music from Wash Park, formerly known as Moses Jones. Wash Park is a hard-hitting, high-energy dance band that is rocking the scene in Colorado. Whether it’s the old-school dance classics or the hits from today, Wash Park is sure to light any stage on fire. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. For more information, visit

Breckenridge band plays to home crowd

Breckenridge band El Paso Lasso takes the stage at the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Saturday, Aug. 15. 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.mother

Sunday, Aug. 16

Rock, country, folk at MotherLoaded

Kevin & Faith will bring their acoustic rock, modern country and new folk to the MotherLoaded Tavern on Sunday, Aug. 16, for a porch party. Coming to you from Alma, this dynamic duo is bound to lift your spirits. Audiences can’t help but smile when they witness Kevin & Faith together onstage. Their mutual admiration shines like a beacon, lighting up whatever venue they enter and audience they perform for. They play a wide range of material, forging every note and making every song their own. The music runs from 5 to 8 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit

Music five days a week at Blue River Bistro

Start the week at Blue River Bistro on Sunday, Aug. 16, 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 for more information.

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. 16. 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 for more information.

Monday, Aug. 17

Delta blues at Blue River Bistro

Mark Schlaefer brings his delta blues to the Blue River Bistro on Monday, Aug. 17, and Wednesday, Aug. 19. 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 for more information.

Tuesday, Aug. 18

DJ Rudeboi at the Snake

DJ Rudeboi plays your favorite top-40 hits to celebrate the Arapahoe Basin stage of the USA Pro Challenge on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.

Free music for USA Pro Challenge at A-Basin

The Freddy Jones Band will play a free show at Arapahoe Basin on Tuesday, Aug. 18, as part of the ski area’s two-day schedule of USA Pro Challenge events. With two No. 1 radio hits and several others in the top 10, Chicago-based Freddy Jones Band has strummed its way into the hearts of a nationwide fan base. Staying true to the breezy melodic lyrics and echo acoustic guitar it’s come to be known for, the band will release “Never Change,” its first album of new material since 2009, on New Music Friday, Aug. 21, through Dustimoff Records. The concert begins at 5:30 p.m. in Base Area Village. Visit to learn more.

Contemporary, flamenco jazz in Breck

The Blue River Bistro brings contemporary jazz to Breckenridge with Boureas on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Boureas performs acoustic world, flamenco jazz with Thomas Haupt on classical guitar and Todd Anders Johnson on cajon and vocals. The duo also plays in their full band, Salem. Boureas tours throughout Colorado and Utah, with an annual summer tour to Nantucket and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit for more information.

Wednesday, Aug. 19

Bluegrass Wednesdays at The Barkley

The Barkley Ballroom’s Bluegrass Wednesdays continue on Aug. 19, with The Sweet Lillies. The Sweet Lillies have garnered lots of attention of late, from their SXSW showcase set to opening for prominent national acts. The magnetic combination of the guitar, upright bass, viola and banjo together with powerful three-part female harmonies give this band a rare and alluring sound. Doors open for the free show at 9 p.m. Visit for more information.

Weekly music happy hour at Next Page books

Weekly music and happy hour at Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco takes place on Wednesday, Aug. 19, with music from Alex Mabey. “A song without a message is like a house with no foundation,” Mabey writes on her website. “Messages that are worth telling come to me when I least expect it. I get to put music and lyrics to the urgent truths that speak to my heart. … I believe we all crave unity, deep down. Music is the best way I know how to experience that with other people.” The music runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

Thursday, Aug. 20

Concert in the Park series comes to end

The Jacob Larson Band will close out the Concert in the Park series at the Frisco Historic Park on Thursday, Aug. 20. The Jacob Larson Band is a funk and soul ensemble combining powerhouse vocals, classic instrumentation and an old-school approach to music that just about everyone loves. Digging inspiration from the roots of soul religion, the band shares their own take on such notable influences as the Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke and Al Greene. The music runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and concession sales at this concert benefit Summit County Preschool. To learn more, visit, or call (800) 424-1554.

Power trio hits up The Barkley

The Barkley Ballroom brings the Quick & Easy Boys to the stage on Thursday, Aug. 20. The Quick & Easy Boys, a power-trio out of Portland, Oregon, create their own blend of garage-pop, psychedelic rock and soul. Imagine The Minutemen, The Police, Deer Tick and Funkadelic rolled into one. Doors open with a free keg at 8 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. For more information, visit

Instrumental jazz in Breckenridge

The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes the Jerry Weiss Trio on Thursday, Aug. 20. 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 for more information.

High-energy, blues-rock duo in Keystone

The Snake River Saloon in Keystone welcomes A Shadow of Jaguar to the stage on Thursday, Aug. 20. A Shadow of Jaguar is Brian Hubbert and Andrew Oakley, a high-energy, blues-rock duo based out of Boulder. Hubbert is known for his soulful vocals and screaming slide guitar work with Colorado mainstay Cold River City. Oakley provided the backbeat on drums for Colorado rock act West Water Outlaws. The two joined forces in early 2015 and have been turning heads in the local music scene. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.

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