Music Scene: Benefit for 4-year-old Lolli Piper Hope at Alma’s Only Bar
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Music Scene is a series of briefs that runs in the Summit Daily News every Friday, highlighting live music from around the county. If you are a band or venue that would like to have your shows featured in the newspaper, email arts and entertainment editor Krista Driscoll at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday, Sept. 26
Benefit for Lolli Piper Hope at AOB
Big Jilm will play a free benefit show at Alma’s Only Bar on Friday, Sept. 26, for 4-year-old Lolli Piper Hope, a Summit County girl who is battling cancer. The event, called Lollipalooza, will include giveaways and an Arapahoe Basin season ski pass and other items in a silent auction. Big Jilm is a Denver-based musical tribute dedicated to the music and spirit of Ween. The benefit concert begins at 9 p.m. Call (719) 836-2214 for more information.
Jaxophonix kicks off free music in Breckenridge
Jaxophonix, an electronic music project from Montreal, Canada, will kick off the free music in the Ridge Street Arts Square on Friday, Sept. 26, as part of the Breckenridge Arts District preview event. This set runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. Visit http://www.breckcreate.com for more information.
Free music continues with Jaden Carlson Band
The Breckenridge Arts District will welcome the Jaden Carlson Band to the Ridge Street Arts Square on Friday, Sept. 26, continuing the free live music for the campus preview. The Boulder-based Jaden Carlson Band is a high-energy power trio that melds funk, soul, jazz, fusion and rock. Carlson possesses an amazing ear and an insatiable passion for playing and performing; his abilities as a guitarist, singer and songwriter are truly astounding. This set runs from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Visit http://www.breckcreate.com for more information.
More music and art in Breck
The free music continues on the Ridge Street Arts Square on Friday, Sept. 26, with Rob Drabkin. Blending elements of rock, improvisation and folk, Drabkin channels some of the best artists of Triple A Radio. This Denver native has become a powerful mainstay alongside his formidable band in the live music scene. Together, they’ve succeeded in national appearances supporting Trevor Hall, G- Love & Special Sauce, the Wood Brothers and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. This set runs from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Visit http://www.breckcreate.com for more information.
Salem closes out free music in Arts District
The series of free concerts on the Ridge Street Arts Square on Friday, Sept. 26, closes with local band Salem. Salem performs Todd Anders Johnson’s socially conscious compositions, blending hip-hop, jazz and neo-soul. The band has been traveling with Risan Project tours, which include Salem concerts, ski and snowboard film premiers and presentations from environmental organizations such as Protect Our Winters, the Nantucket Land Council and the Climate Project. This set runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Visit http://www.breckcreate.com for more information.
Two Dudes bring rock, blues to Breck
Drew & Brett, aka Two Dudes, come to the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Friday, Sept. 26. Drew & Brett incorporate rock, blues, country and hip-hop music into their shows to help lift the spirits of their fellow man. Prior incarnations include White Chocolate, Dude Stew and Car Ramrod. Presently, they are touring under the name Two Dudes. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Sweet sounds of Arnie J. Green at the Snake
The Arnie J. Green Band will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, Sept. 26. Green grew up in Vallejo, California, where the Bay Area’s secular and religious music inspired him to his life’s calling. His work with other musicians has varied, taking him from the New Orleans blues of the Subdudes to the Grateful Dead greatness of Shakedown Street and Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Saturday, Sept. 27
Snake in Keystone gets funky
Funky Johnson will bring the noise to the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday, Sept. 27. From the metropolis of Summit County comes a funk outfit with tasty vocals, virtuosic guitar grooves, solid bass and tight drum beats. The band plays originals and covers ranging from Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind and Fire to James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Prince and the Funky Meters. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Rock out with The Kid and Company
The Kid and Company will take the stage at the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Saturday, Sept. 27. Aaron (a Summit County local recently scouted by “Colorado’s Got Talent”) and his band are recreating bluegrass. Rock out with the former members of Whiskey Richards. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Longtime local plays in Breckenridge
Longtime local resident Dean Misantoni will start off the free music on the Ridge Street Arts Square for the Saturday, Sept. 27, edition of the Breckenridge Arts District preview event. Misantoni has been composing and performing music in central Colorado since the early 1990s, both as a solo artist and a member of various bands. He has performed with, or shared bills with, the likes of John Popper, Peter Rowan, Victor Wooten, Dave Mason, Drew Emmett and others. This set runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. Visit http://www.breckcreate.com for more information.
Keep on rocking with Sarah + The Meanies
Sarah + The Meanies take over the Ridge Street Arts Square on Saturday, Sept. 27, with another free show. Sarah Angela (better known as S.A.) is a Pacific Northwest transplant, and just as her lifestyle is that of a rolling stone, so have her songs portrayed a pattern of revolving relationships and independent journeys. Angela spent the beginning of the 2000s honing in her sound across the country, and her style has matured into an urban, slightly Southern and painfully earnest soulful sound. This set runs from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Visit http://www.breckcreate.com for more information.
More free music on the square
The Ridge Street Arts Square will continue to rock on Saturday, Sept. 27, with singer, songwriter, cellist and pianist Ian Cooke. Cooke has appeared in SPIN magazine, finished No. 1 in the Denver Post Music Poll in 2009 and has been voted Best Avant-Pop for three years by Westword magazine. He also plays cello on Crooked Fingers’ album “Forfeit/Fortune,” and his two songs appeared alongside Billy Bragg, Owen Pallett and M Ward on “Versions of Joanna,” a Joanna Newsom covers album. This set runs from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Visit http://www.breckcreate.com for more information.
Arts District preview ends with Eldren
Closing out the free live music for the weekend in the Breckenridge Arts District is Eldren, a psychedelic dream rock super pop sound that will grip your eyes and ears and leave you trembling with a sense of wonder and want. Honing their craft in Denver’s burgeoning music community and captivating audiences nationwide, Eldren is prepared to charge into your life and forge fire in your heart. This set runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Visit http://www.breckcreate.com for more information.
Sunday, Sept. 28
Trevor Potter returns to Breckenridge
Steamboat singer-songwriter Trevor G. Potter will play the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Sunday, Sept. 28. Potter was a longtime Breckenridge resident and a former master brewer at the Breckenridge Brewery. He now lives in Steamboat, playing music at a variety of local venues. He writes and sings from the heart, always putting on a lively, interactive show. The music starts at 5 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Tuesday, Sept. 30
Free piano recital in Dillon
Piano students Ali Christiansen, Charlotte Hudnut, Andrea Ibarra, Ansley Luna, Hannah Luna, Malachi Ryan, Simeon Ryan, Tirzah Ryan, Kaeli Subberwal and Priya Subberwal will present a performance on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Dillon Community Church. Repertoire will include works by Bach, Mozart, Clementi, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Joplin and more, plus student compositions. The free recital starts at 2 p.m. Call (970) 453-6243 for more information. Thursday, Oct. 2
Jam at the Dam with Arnie
Thursday, Oct. 2, is open mic night with Arnie J. Green at the Dillon Dam Brewery. Experienced local musicians ages 21 and older are invited to stop by and session with Green, playing funk, rock, R&B and other creative tunes. The jam starts at 9:30 p.m., and there’s no cover. Grab a pint of the Dam’s Zuma Zen Marzen or Exit 205 session ale and groove with this local legend. Visit http://www.dambrewery.com for more information.
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