Music Scene: Barkley Ballroom streams Grateful Dead ‘Fare Thee Well’ shows
Fourth of July
We didn’t forget the Fourth of July; flip to page 14 for a full lineup of events, from live music to fireworks, for the holiday. If you are a band or venue that would like to have your shows featured in the weekly Music Scene roundup, email arts and entertainment editor Krista Driscoll at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday, July 3
Barkley Ballroom streams Grateful Dead
The Barkley Ballroom will be streaming the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary “Fare Thee Well” concerts on its concert sound system and projection screens on Friday, July 3; Saturday, July 4; and Sunday, July 5. Doors open at 6 p.m. each night, and there’s no cover. Live entertainment will follow the live streams on Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com.
Stoney Live at the MotherLoaded
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge welcomes Stoney Live on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, returning for a porch party on Sunday, July 5. 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. on Friday and Saturday and runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Free live music, morning and night, in Dillon
Spend some time soaking up the sun with free live music in Dillon on Friday, July 3, starting with John Truscelli at the Dillon Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dillon Town Park. The music continues in the evening with Johnny Cash tribute band Cash’d Out at the Dillon Amphitheater at 7 p.m. The only tribute band endorsed by the official Johnny Cash web page, ww.johnnycash.com, Cash’d Out has played to more than a million fans since forming in 2005. To learn more about these bands and events, visit http://www.townofdillon.com.
Free Beatles tribute show in Vail
Crested Butte’s Doctor Robert, The Beatles Tribute, will play a free show at Samana Lounge on Bridge Street in Vail Village on Friday, July 3. Not your everyday Beatles tribute band, Doctor Robert marks a new generation of tribute bands, bringing a thoroughly modern sound to the Fab Four’s classics. Dressed in mod-Beatles circa 1964, Doctor Robert relishes the challenge of recreating even the most demanding musical compositions in a live setting, often improvising during the performance. The show starts at 10:30 p.m. Visit http://www.doctorroberttribute.com to learn more.
No. 1 Family of the Blues at the Snake
The Brian Hornbuckle Band will take the stage at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, July 3. The Brian Hornbuckle Band has been methodically and diligently carving out a growing niche in the regional music scene, becoming one of Denver’s hardest working, and most requested bands. Along for the ride are Jonny “Hot Rod” Vaughan on guitar, who is also currently part of the Lewis and Floorwax Groovehawg band, as well as national touring veterans Jimmy Yozell on drums and Mark DeGeorge on the keyboards. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Ridge Street Wine welcomes Acoustic Moose
Acoustic Moose will be singing, playing and telling tall, tantalizing tales at Ridge Street Wine/Breckenridge Cheese & Chocolate on Friday, July 3. 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.
Sunday, July 5
Live music at Founder’s Day in Frisco
The town of Frisco will host its Founder’s Day celebration on Sunday, July 5, with free live music throughout the day at Chez’ Place Gazebo, including a performance by a chamber ensemble from the National Repertory Orchestra at 11 a.m., music by the Summit Concert Band at 1 p.m. and a concert with bluegrass band Local Folk at 3 p.m. In addition, Summit Advocates for Gifted Education will be selling lemonade and ice cream as a fundraiser. For more information on this and other free concerts in Frisco, call (970) 668-3428 or visit friscohistoricpark.com.
Music five days a week at Blue River Bistro
Start the week at Blue River Bistro on Sunday, July 5, with free live music from guitarist and vocalist Rob Wivchar. Around the Denver area, his varied set list and high-quality musicianship find him performing in a wide variety of locales and private events. And attending Wivchar’s shows actually helps the environment: 30 percent of all the money that ends up in the tip jar goes straight to environmental charity organizations. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit blueriverbistro.com for more information.
DooWop Denny in Frisco for 16th season
DooWop Denny’s rocking oldies show continues its 16th season at Frisco’s Blue Spruce Inn on Sunday, July 5. A lifelong guitar-vocal entertainer, DooWop Denny delivers a feel-good mix of 1950s and ’60s oldies, island tunes, slow dancing and more. His knack for connecting with the audience and playing to the crowd brings excitement to the dance floor, smiles to faces and a whole lot of fun to Main Street Frisco. The music runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Visit http://www.doowopdenny.com for more information.
Monday, July 6
Delta blues at Blue River Bistro
Mark Schlaefer brings his delta blues to the Blue River Bistro on Monday, July 6, and Wednesday, July 8. 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 blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Tuesday, July 7
Free concert series continues in Vail
Crazy Mountain Brewery’s Hot Summer Nights free concert series continues Tuesday, July 7, at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail with Nahko and Medicine for the People. Recently, Nahko discussed his successes, his philosophies, his music, and his life with Huffington Post, who called Nahko’s music “beautiful and stirring.” Nahko describes his music as a mix of hip-hop and folk rock with a world message. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with the main act taking the stage at 6:30. Visit http://www.vvf.org or follow “Vail Free Concerts” on Facebook to learn more.
Contemporary jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro brings world, Latin jazz to Breckenridge with Boureas on Tuesday, July 7, with Thomas Haupt on classical guitar and Todd Anders Johnson on cajon and vocals. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit blueriverbistro.com or call (970) 453-6974 for more information.
Wednesday, July 8
Weekly music happy hour at Next Page books
Weekly music and happy hour at The Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco takes place on Wednesday, July 8, with music from Randall McKinnon. After growing up in south Arkansas and a stint in graduate school in Denver, McKinnon has settled into Colorado’s High Country and proven himself as a favorite on the local entertainment circuit. The music runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Visit http://www.nextpagebooks.com for more information.
Thursday, July 9
HillBenders play Concert in the Park
Springfield, Missouri, bluegrass quintet The HillBenders head to the Frisco Historic Park on Thursday, July 9, for the Concert in the Park series. With their high-octane shows, tight harmonies and instrumental prowess, this band has been winning fans and making waves at every festival it’s been invited to and consequently re-invited to since its formation in 2008. The music runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and concession sales at this concert benefit High Country Conservation Center. For more information, visit http://www.townoffrisco.com, or call (800) 424-1554.
Instrumental jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes the Jerry Weiss Trio on Thursday, July 9. This talented, professional, flexible and original trio plays all styles of instrumental jazz, from swing to bop, Latin to contemporary, funk and even some jazzed-up pop tunes. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit blueriverbistro.com for more information.
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