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Frisco’s Concert in the Park Series starts tonight

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Heartbeat plays tonight in Frisco
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FRISCO – Frisco’s Concert in the Park series kicks off tonight. The series will take place at the Frisco Historic Park and run for eight Thursdays through Aug 18. The series will feature music from rock n’ roll classics to new originals. Each week a different local nonprofit will sell refreshments to raise money. Samuel Adams will be on hand with prize package for concert goers who attend all eight shows. The concerts start at 5:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. So bring the lawn chairs, the dog and join us for the best family-friendly happy hour in town.For more information visit the http://www.TownOfFrisco.com or call (800) 424-1554. These events are pet-friendly, no outside alcohol, please.

Heartbeat is Colorado’s long-standing favorite rhythm and blues cover band. Heartbeat is sure to please as they sing song selections from current dance selections, sultry ballads, the 80s, Latin, Motown, oldies, disco and dance. Refreshments provided by and benefit the Summit County Dive and Water Rescue.

Shannon McNally got her first guitar and JJ Cale album at the age of 12 and never looked back. Combined with the classic rock she grew up listening to – The Allman Brothers, Dr. John and Hendrix – it’s the musical center of gravity she brought to her 2002 Capitol Records debut “Jukebox Sparrow,” gaining notice from Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Leno and Letterman. This decidedly rare approach for a woman drew the same accolades for indie-based Geronimo, helmed by Charlie Sexton. Now, on the self-produced Coldwater, McNally leads her Mississippi-based band Hot Sauce through the juncture where country and soul music meet – made all the more powerful by the keys of the late, great Jim Dickinson (his last recording.) Refreshments sales benefit the Carriage House Early Learning Center.

For years now, North Carolina’s The New Familiars have been touring and playing their own style of American rock & roll wherever and whenever they can. Drawing from the vast influences that they’ve collected throughout their collective careers, this quartet has shaped a sound that combines the nitty-gritty roots music of the Appalachia with guitar-drenched-drum-driven anthems of rock & roll. Through collective songwriting, howling harmonies, and multi-instrumental talent, their show can take you from a back porch hoe-down to a full on rock show at the change of an instrument.Refreshment sales benefit Summit Nordic Ski Club

If the late night scene on Broadway Street in Nashville could talk, they’d sing you a Casey James Prestwood tune. Drenched in the honest twang that made Gram Parsons and Hanks Williams household names, the classic crooner’s carefree vocals and careful guitar playing feel more like country than a worn-in pair of cowboy boots. Refreshments sales benefit Friends of the NRO

“Soaring melodies and interweaving layers of rhythm make this a sonically consistent yet eclectic affair. At turns dreamily introspective, jaunty and delicately poignant, these songs are like thematically linked short stories of passion and peril.”- WESTWORD. Refreshment sales benefit the Frisco PTSA

Growing up in the same small town of Sedona, Ariz., it wasn’t until their senior year in high school when Daniel Watters and Jenna Cunningham discovered a musical talent together. Throughout the past several years, Daniel and Jenna have been songwriting in long-distance fashion; Daniel attending university in Los Angeles while Jenna way-fared her way around the world, performing whenever and wherever their paths crossed. It wasn’t until early 2009, after Daniel graduated college, that he decided to join Jenna in Colorado where they can finally pursue their music together, full time and face to face. Both Aquarians and avid lovers of The Beatles, Daniel and Jenna come together to create Oak Creek, a harmonic, folk-filled, energy to be reckoned with. They have been compared to the Canadian indie-pop band Stars, as well as the folk-rock band Rilo Kiley from Los Angeles. Both pull influences from bands such as Fleet Foxes, Broken Social Scene, Phoenix, Wilco, Stevie Wonder, Simon and Garfunkel, and of course, The Beatles. Joining them to create a five-piece band are Mark Levy on drums, Steve Rogers on bass, and Paul Morris on Wurlitzer and guitar. Refreshment sales benefit Summit County Preschool.

Andy Guerrero returns to his funk act after shutting it down to focus on his work as a guitarist for the Flobots. This is his return home in a lot of ways, and mainstream success has left its mark: This is squeaky-clean music, more broadly influenced than before, crafted by someone with an ear for what people want. So there’s R&B and soul infused with some serious kick that Guerrero probably found with the Flobots. Refreshment sales to benefit Summit Tigers

Recently winning the award for “Reader’s Choice” for the 2010 Westword Music Showcase in Denver, Petals of Spain is undefeated in the four Battle of the Bands contests they’ve participated in thus far. The world should be ready for an ear-full of flavor from every bite from the Petals melting pot, and eager at least for a sample. Refreshments Sales benefit the League for the Animals and People of the Summit.


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