Gettin’ your MUSIC FIX in the mountains

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We may not have the PepsiCenter or Red Rocks, butwe have ski resorts that don’t mindshelling out big bucks for top acts.And plenty of bars and town eventsbring in jammin’ music.The resorts like to book biggernames, from Michael Franti andSpearhead to J.J. Cale. Keystoneoften makes light of New Year’sEve with choice comedians, such asBrett Butler and Kevin Nealon.If you don’t mind a few (OK,maybe more than a few) touriststhrown into the mix, check outthe aprs ski entertainers. Localslook forward to Moe Dixon’s winterreturn at CopperMountain, and ScottStaten has been a favorite atKeystone for years. In the summer,DooWop Denny’s rockin’ oldiesshow packs ’em in on Sunday nightsat the Blue Spruce in Frisco.If you’re looking for late-nightgrooves, check out the staplevenues in Summit County. Here’sjust a few to get you started – weurge you to go out on your own andfind your favorite haunts.Three20south in Breckenridgepacks in the most high-profile acts,such as the North Mississippi AllStars and Dirty Dozen Brass Band.The bar is usually closed whenthere’s not a show – which isn’toften.The Goat Soup & Whiskeyin Keystone is known for its jambands. Assorted regional andtouring rock acts fi ll the Goatregularly. Covers are cheap, and theroom is comfortable.The Snake River Saloon inKeystone is part restaurant, partrock ‘n’ roll social club. The Snakeis popular among locals, and itbooks a variety of bands. JohnnyG’s in Frisco is a sunny place forshady music lovers.

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