Music Scene: Soul-ternative duo at Keystone’s Snake River Saloon |

Music Scene: Soul-ternative duo at Keystone’s Snake River Saloon

Compiled by Krista Driscoll

Friday, June 5

Soul-ternative duo at the Snake

Rock duo Erin & The Project will take the stage at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, June 5. Erin & The Project combine soul, R&B, blues, jazz and alternative rock to create a unique soul-ternative genre. This dynamic act features powerhouse female vocals and driving rhythms that will leave you in the afterglow. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.

Stoney Live at the MotherLoaded

The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge brings Stoney Live to the stage on Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6. 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

Ridge Street Wine welcomes Acoustic Moose

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Acoustic Moose will be singing, playing and telling tall, tantalizing tales at Ridge Street Wine/Breckenridge Cheese & Chocolate on Friday, June 5. 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 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 for more information.

Free music in Vail at GoPro Mountain Games

Iration will play a show as part of a series of free live concerts at the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail on Friday, June 5. Iration is an alternative-reggae group of musicians formed in Isla Vista, California. A deep-rooted reggae influence is fused with elements of rock and pop to create smooth, original sounds that keep listeners' feet moving, hands swaying and hearts beating. Natty Vibes opens at 6:30 p.m., and Iration goes on at 7:45. Visit to learn more.

Saturday, June 6

Alpenglow spring soiree in Silverthorne

The Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival will present "An Evening with the Artistic Directors," a special spring soiree to open the 18th annual festival season, at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 6. Rieko Aizawa, piano, and Jesse Mills, violin, will perform an evening of music by Debussy and Brahms. Light refreshments will be served following the performance. The soiree will be held at a private home in Silverthorne, with the address provided at time of ticket purchase. Tickets are $75 per person and may be purchased online. For more information, visit or call (970) 797-4999.

Genre-crossing DJ in Frisco

DJ Tang will bring the beats to The Barkley Ballroom on Saturday, June 6. DJ Tang has been performing for 10 years, playing Red Bull-sponsored shows, MTV Spring Break Tour and top-100 nightclubs. His set features lots of music you know and crosses genre boundaries to always surprise the audience. Doors open at 9 p.m., and there's no cover. Visit to learn more.

Snake welcomes Lee Rogers Band

The Lee Rogers Band will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday, June 6. This explosive power trio fuses rock 'n' roll with a blues backbone that leaves stages reduced to ashes. The band is led by Austin, Texas, guitarist and vocalist Rogers, whose high-powered blend of original writing mixed with covers from their biggest heroes and musical influences creates a soulful energy that is hard to resist. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.

Contemporary jazz in Breckenridge

The Blue River Bistro brings contemporary jazz to Breckenridge with the Thomas Haupt Duo on Saturday, June 6. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there's no cover. Visit for more information.

More music at GoPro Mountain Games

The free live music continues Saturday, June 6, at the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail with G. Love & Special Sauce. G. Love & Special Sauce is an alternative hip-hop band from Philadelphia. They are known for their unique, "sloppy" and laid-back blues sound that encompasses classic R&B. The band features Garrett Dutton, better known as G. Love, Jeffrey Clemens on drums and Jim Prescott on bass. The Silent Comedy opens at 6:30 p.m., and G. Love goes on at 7:45. Visit to learn more.

Tuesday, June 9

Free concert series in Vail kicks off

Crazy Mountain Brewery's Hot Summer Nights free concert series will kick off Tuesday, June 9, at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail with Pimps of Joytime, a soul-funk band from New Orleans with highly infectious dance grooves. You might accurately call the Pimps of Joytime a "post-genre" band; they're a group whose sound — even within a single song — mirrors the diversity of our era's musical tastes. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with the main act taking the stage at 6:30. Visit or follow "Vail Free Concerts" on Facebook to learn more.

Wednesday, June 10

Bluegrass Wednesdays at The Barkley

Tallgrass will play a free show at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Wednesday, June 10, part of the entertainment venue's Bluegrass Wednesdays series. This trio brings gravel road vocals, quick-picked strings and a rhythm section with stomping ground sound. While they've got a banjo, you can't call it bluegrass — just expect some dirt-stomping soul. Three-part harmonies backed by drums, bass, guitar and banjo grow big rhythm into heartfelt, original music. Doors open at 9 p.m. Visit for more information.

Thursday, June 11

Free keg, live music at The Barkley

The Mantras head to Frisco for a free show at The Barkley Ballroom on Thursday, June 11. Fresh off recording their new album in the home studio of Umphreys McGee's Jake Cinninger, The Mantras are on a big U.S. tour. They are a go-for-broke, live music act from Greensboro, North Carolina, that plays a high-energy collaboration of funk-rock, Middle Eastern, electronica and metal that is sure to shake your knees and rattle your toes. Doors open at 8 p.m. with a free keg, and the music starts at 9:30. Visit for more information.

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 arts and entertainment editor Krista Driscoll at for more information.