Music Scene: Barkley Ballroom in Frisco hosts DeadPhish Orchestra
Friday, Sept. 11
DeadPhish Orchestra will play a show Friday, Sept. 11 at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco. DPO is a tribute to both Phish and The Grateful Dead, mashing up their song selections to create once-in-a-lifetime setlists. The band describes itself as “a seamless web of Grateful Dead and Phish to split open and melt your face.” This Boulder-based jam band/tribute act has found its niche by mashing up classics from the Grateful Dead and Phish to the delight of fans — think “Help Slip Sand Slip Frankenstein” or “Run Like an Other One.” No matter what song combination this quartet comes up with, segues between songs and bands are fluid. Fingerstyle guitar champion Glenn Roth opens and special guest for DPO. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the free show. Go to barkelyballroom.com for more information.
Cold River City in Keystone
Cold River City plays the Snake River Saloon on Friday, Sept. 11. Their live shows reflect the band members’ passion for what they do. The band’s energy and stage presence captivates their audience making it nearly impossible to remain still. It is this energy and passion that people see in the band that has given Cold River City opportunities to play in venues like The Fox Theatre in Boulder, The Speakeasy in Austin and festivals like Snowball Music Festival, and Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Josh Galvin performs on Frisco Main Street
Josh Galvin will perform at Free Frisco Friday on Sept. 11 on Main Street. Josh Galvin is an acoustic guitar player, singer/songwriter and recording artist from Breckenridge. Galvin 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 will have you coming back for more. Free Frisco Friday features musicians, street performers and artists outside along Frisco’s Main Street from 4–6 p.m. For more information, go to townoffrisco.com or joshgalvin.com.
Wild Reeds plays final State Bridge weekend
Statebridge is holding one last weekend of music, featuring Wild Reeds on Friday night. Anchored by Kinsey Lee, Sharon Silva and Mackenzie Howe, the band got its start in 2010 as a three-part harmony girl group. The women were just 19 years old when they started performing together. They morphed into a five-piece three years ago with the addition of Nick Jones, who contributes drums and percussion, and bassist Nick Phakpiseth. The band pairs driving rhythms and poetic lyrics with powerful, soaring harmonies that pull you in immediately. The Friday evening show marks the first time the five-member, indie-folk rock band has performed at State Bridge. Tickets are $30 in advance, or $35 at the door. The music starts at 7:30 p.m. Visit statebridge.com for more information.
Saturday, Sept. 12
Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival opens for 18th season
The Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival will open for its 18th season on Saturday, Sept. 12 with a soiree at private home with artistic directors Rieko Aizawa on piano, and Jesse Mills on the violin. Guest artists include Ilana Davidson, soprano, Raman Ramakrishnan, cello, and Zohar Schondorf, horn. Please arrive by 6:45 p.m. A champagne reception will be held upon arrival and light refreshments will follow the performance. The soiree is an intimate setting in a lovely private home with the opportunity to meet and mingle with the musicians and other guests. There is limited seating, and tickets are $75. To purchase tickets, go to alpenglowchambermusic.org; directions to the home will be provided with the ticket purchase.
New Family Dog at the Snake River Saloon
New Family Dog will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday, Sept. 12. New Family Dog is Jon Ridnell’s latest incarnation aimed at getting back to his funk and jazz roots, with Ridnell on guitar and vocals, son Miles Ridnell on bass and vocals, Steve Saviano on drums, Paul Stadler on sax and Dave Lyons on percussion. Ridnell has written a lot of new progressive material, although the band has the versatility to play almost any genre. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Breckenridge artists hold CD release party
The Breckenridge Authentic Music Project is holding a CD release party Saturday, Sept. 12 from 7–9 p.m. at the Old Masonic Hall. The album is a compilation of local artists playing original songs organized and recorded over the past six months by Russick Smith under the name Breckenridge Authentic Music Project (Breck AMP). The artists’ goal is to showcase local artists using their own, original music and foster cohesion and growth in the musical community.
David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Jeff Austin Band closes out State Bridge season
The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience and the Jeff Austin Band will play the final shows of the season at State Bridge on Saturday, Sept. 12. Nederland-based Caribou Mountain Collective will perform late night. For nearly half a century, mandolinist/composer/bandleader/producer David Grisman has been a guiding force in the evolving world of acoustic music. His musical range is wide and deep — embracing many styles, genres and traditions. Former Yonder Mountain String Band mandolinist & front-man Jeff Austin is unstoppable. He is celebrated for his fleet fingers and penchant for improvisation, but those qualities also speak volumes about how he chooses to live. Austin has cultivated his natural musical abilities and allowed himself to be driven by his boldest instincts. In this way, he has been able to build positive, exciting momentum around his life’s greatest passion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Camping is $10 per car, plus $10 per person. Visit statebridge.com for more information.
Sunday, Sept. 13
Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival features concert in Breckenridge
The Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival concert featuring artistic directors Rieko Aizawa on piano and Jesse Mills on violin will be held at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge on Sunday, Sept. 13. Guest artists include Ilana Davidson, soprano, Raman Ramakrishnan, cello, and Zohar Schondorf, horn. Purchase advance tickets at alpenglowchambermusic.org or tickets can be purchased at the door. $20 regular admission, $10 senior citizens, free for students.
Thursday, Sept. 17
Concert benefits Ability Connections Colorado
Jamgrass superstars Whitewater Ramble will play a sequel to their highly touted ’90s theme set Thursday, Sept. 17, at The Barkley Ballroom. An all-new selection of songs from bands like Pearl Jam, They Might Be Giants, Jane’s Addiction and more will be showcased. It is also the final PBR Concert Series of the summer so there will be a free keg and the grand prize Copper Ski Pass giveaway. Matthew Tegeler opens with a solo piano set at 8:30. Despite living with cerebral palsy, 35-year-old Matt Tegeler has been playing piano since the age of 2. A portion of proceeds fromthe concert will be donated to Ability Connections Colorado, serving people living with disabilities. Doors and free beer at 8 p.m. Music at 8:30. Go to barkelyballroom.com for more information.
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