BreckCreate brings free weekly entertainment to Breckenridge Arts District |

BreckCreate brings free weekly entertainment to Breckenridge Arts District

Big Medicine Gang’s original sound is a combination of blues, funk and reggae styles that conjure an old-school sound from the days of Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac to Sam & Dave and Led Zeppelin, with a healthy dose of beach sounds from the likes of Sublime and the Wailers. The band will perform at LateNite @ the District on Friday, June 26.
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LateNite @ the District schedule

All events run from 6 p.m. to midnight Fridays in the Ridge Street Arts Square, located downtown at the corner of Washington Avenue and Ridge Street on the Breckenridge Arts District campus.

June 26 — Music from Josh Galvin and Big Medicine Gang and screening of “Back to the Future” (PG)

July 3 — Music from Leon Joseph Littlebird and Todo Mundo and screening of “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” (PG)

July 10 — Music from Grim & Darling and In the Whale and screening of “Dirty Dancing” (PG-13)

July 17 — Music from Lojo Russo and SilverPlume and screening of “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” (PG)

July 24 — Music from Amy Mathesius and The Sound and Color and screening of “The Birds” (PG-13)

July 31 — Music from Cody Wayne Live and SHEL and screening of “The Great Outdoors” (PG)

Aug. 7 — Music from Scott Staten and Trevor Jones Band and screening of “The Incredibles” (PG)

New this summer, Breckenridge Creative Arts will host a free outdoor concert and movie series titled LateNite @ the District. The program will take place on Friday evenings, June 27 through Aug. 7, from 6 p.m. to midnight in the Ridge Street Arts Square, located downtown at the corner of Washington and Ridge Streets on the Breckenridge Arts District campus.

LateNite @ the District will run for seven consecutive Friday nights and feature regional musical talent and screenings of popular, cult and classic films under the stars on an outdoor, inflatable screen. Featured musical talent in the LateNite lineup includes Todo Mundo, a California dance collective that was voted “Best World Music” band at the 2014 San Diego Music Awards; In the Whale, a high-energy rock duo from Denver; SHEL, a folk-pop group from Fort Collins; the indie-pop outfit The Sound and Color from Denver; the new bluegrass tunes of SilverPlume from Durango; and the blues, funk and reggae sounds of Big Medicine Gang, from Breckenridge.

Featured films, which will screen at 10 p.m. on their respective nights, include “Back to the Future,” “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial,” “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure,” “The Birds” and “Dirty Dancing,” among other favorites.

In addition to the musical and cinematic offerings during LateNite, the studios of the Arts District campus will have extended evening hours and feature various family-friendly workshops and art-making demonstrations. The campus sculpture gardens also will be illuminated, featuring works from the town’s public art collection, and one-of-a-kind installations by visiting guest artists will be on view at the neighboring Old Masonic Hall.

“We’re very excited to launch LateNite this summer,” said Jenn Cram, director of public programs and engagement for Breckenridge Creative Arts. “This is a program the whole family can enjoy and offers our guests an opportunity to see all that the Arts District campus has to offer, including a year-round schedule of classes, exhibitions, open studios and artist demonstrations.”

LateNite attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic or buy supper from one of the area’s restaurants, bring blankets or low-back lawn chairs for seating and enjoy a night of entertainment while watching the Colorado sunset over the Ten Mile Range. Visitors are also welcome to bring their own soft drinks; however, no alcoholic beverages will be permitted. For more information, visit

About the films

• “Back to the Future” (PG, 116 minutes) — In this 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the ’50s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents (Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson) and must make sure that they fall in love or he’ll cease to exist. Even more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his own time and save the life of Doc Brown.

• “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial” (PG, 121 minutes) — After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

• “Dirty Dancing” (PG-13, 100 minutes) — Baby (Jennifer Grey) is one listless summer away from the Peace Corps. Hoping to enjoy her youth while it lasts, she’s disappointed when her summer plans deposit her at a sleepy resort in the Catskills with her parents. Her luck turns around, however, when the resort’s dance instructor, Johnny (Patrick Swayze), enlists Baby as his new partner, and the two fall in love. Baby’s father forbids her from seeing Johnny, but she’s determined to help him perform the last big dance of the summer.

• “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” (PG, 90 minutes) — Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens), an eccentric, child-like man, loves his red bicycle and will not sell it to his envious neighbor, Francis (Mark Holton). While Pee-wee visits his friend Dottie, the bike is stolen. Thinking his bike is at the Alamo, Pee-wee sets off on a trip, where he meets many remarkable people, including waitress Simone (Diane Salinger) and a motorcycle gang. Eventually, Pee-wee discovers that his bike is being used in a movie and tries to recover it.

• “The Birds” (PG-13, 120 minutes) — Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) meets Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) in a San Francisco pet store and decides to follow him home. She brings with her the gift of two lovebirds, and they strike up a romance. One day, birds start attacking children at Mitch’s sister’s party. A huge assault starts on the town by attacking birds.

• “The Great Outdoors” (PG-13, 91 minutes) — It’s vacation time for outdoorsy Chicago man Chet Ripley (John Candy), along with his wife, Connie (Stephanie Faracy), and their two kids, Buck (Chris Young) and Ben (Ian Giatti). But a serene weekend of fishing at a Wisconsin lakeside cabin gets crashed by Connie’s obnoxious brother-in-law, Roman Craig (Dan Aykroyd), his wife, Kate (Annette Bening), and the couple’s two daughters. As the excursion wears on, the Ripleys find themselves at odds with the stuffy Craig family.

• “The Incredibles” (PG, 116 minutes) — In this lauded Pixar animated film, married superheroes Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) and Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) are forced to assume mundane lives as Bob and Helen Parr after all super-powered activities have been banned by the government. While Mr. Incredible loves his wife and kids, he longs to return to a life of adventure, and he gets a chance when summoned to an island to battle an out-of-control robot. Soon, Mr. Incredible is in trouble, and it’s up to his family to save him.

About the musicians

• Josh Galvin is an acoustic guitar player, singer-songwriter and recording artist from Breckenridge who weaves an acoustic tapestry of music from eclectic cover tunes to original compositions. His original songs range from humorous to heartfelt ballads delivered in an interactive and relaxed style.

• Big Medicine Gang’s original sound is a combination of blues, funk and reggae styles that conjure an old-school sound from the days of Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac to Sam & Dave and Led Zeppelin, with a healthy dose of beach sounds from the likes of Sublime and the Wailers.

• Leon Joseph Littlebird’s flute style combines ancient flute music with captivating rhythms that weave a tapestry of unforgettable sound.

• Todo Mundo blends the musical flavors of Spanish rumba, reggae, Brazilian, Balkan and Middle Eastern styles into an irresistible groove that has been moving dance floors and connecting with audiences across the world since 2009.

• Grim & Darling is a duo from Denver. Jessa Red and Jordan Polovina combine cello, guitar, harmonica, songwriting, custom beats and haunting harmonies.

• In the Whale is a high-energy, two-piece rock band hailing from Denver. Members Nate Valdez and Eric Riley have been making no-nonsense rock songs since they formed the band in 2011.

• Whether she’s playing festivals or front steps, coffee houses or concert halls, Lojo Russo connects with her audience in a way few performers can. Her enormous stage energy, powerful voice and percussive playing style belie her small frame.

• SilverPlume is producing a definitive bluegrass sound by exemplifying covers they admire and originals with a musical portrait in mind. Combining sentient emotion with a dynamic groove, the band tells stories and provokes audiences into movement.

• Amy Mathesius spreads the message of family, spirituality, health and nature through music and helping others.

• The Sound and Color is a Denver-based band made up of Kyle Aubrey Simmons, Ryan Chrys, Matthew Fecher and Trevor Mariotti. The group plays infectiously danceable beats with a combination of vocals, guitars, synthesizers and thundering drums.

• Cody Wayne is an Idaho-born troubadour, who has established himself in the original art and music community around the country. His blend of folk, roots and Americana gives a unique slant to his already brash stage presence.

• Four sisters, raised in an atmosphere of creative freedom and diligent study, have honed their musical skills surgically sharp and blended their personalities and visions into a unified whole called SHEL, a vocal group with outstanding instrumental capabilities and an instrumental group with a thrilling vocal attack.

• Scott Staten Scott Staten, a Summit County resident for more than 20 years, is a seasoned performer who honed his art form on the beaches of Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, California. A technical guitarist and vocalist, his music reflects the ocean, surfing, and his classic rock roots.

• Trevor Jones has graced stages from Red Rocks to deep in the Bayou of Louisiana. With musical influences from the bright lights of New York City to the West Coast and beyond, the Trevor Jones Band will delight listeners of all musical genres.

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