Music Scene: BreckCreate hosts LateNite @ the District with In the Whale
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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, July 10
Breckenridge Creative Arts will welcome Grim & Darling and In the Whale to the Ridge Street Arts Square in the Breckenridge Arts District as part of the LateNite @ the District concert series on Friday, July 10. Grim & Darling is a duo from Denver. Jessa Red and Jordan Polovina combine cello, guitar, harmonica, songwriting, custom beats and haunting harmonies. In the Whale is a high-energy, two-piece rock band hailing from Denver. Members Nate Valdez and Eric Riley have been making no-nonsense rock songs since they formed the band in 2011. The live music starts at 6 p.m., followed by a screening of “Dirty Dancing” at 10 p.m. Visit http://www.breckcreate.org to learn more.
Dercum Center hosts The Hot Tomatoes
The Dercum Center for the Arts and Humanities will host a fifth-anniversary party on Friday, July 10, at Warren Station Center for the Arts featuring the music of The Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with dance instruction from Braedan Smith, of Booth’s Dance Denver, at 7, followed by dancing to The Hot Tomatoes starting at 8 p.m. Donations are accepted at the door and include an appetizer buffet and cash bar. Email email@example.com or call (970) 485-4801 for more information.
Free live music, morning and night, in Dillon
Spend some time soaking up the sun with free live music in Dillon on Friday, July 10, starting with Catness Kontak at the Dillon Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dillon Town Park. The music continues in the evening with Chris Daniels & the Kings at the Dillon Amphitheater at 7 p.m. Chris Daniels & the Kings have toured across two continents and have been asked to appear in such diverse places as South America, Curacao, Japan and all over Europe. To learn more about these bands and events, visit http://www.townofdillon.com.
Stereo Clone rocks the Snake in Keystone
Stereo Clone will take the stage at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, July 10, and Saturday, July 11. This quartet of Matt Lomax, Pat Searcy, Jonny C and Joey Lowe plays rock ’n’ roll from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and now, covering bands from Stone Temple Pilots to Stevie Wonder, Red Hot Chili Peppers to Led Zeppelin, Guns n’ Roses, Lenny Kravitz, The Killers and Maroon 5. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Monastic, bombastic beats in Breck
Just Swipe Right, aka Two Dudes, will bring the best of rock, blues, country and hip-hop to the MotherLoaded Tavern on Friday, July 10. Drew and Brett claim they were born in a Himalayan monastery in the ’80s. They lived the monastic lifestyle until hearing “Van Halen I” in their tweens, when they then hit the road to “shred insane and blow the doors off.” There will be beer, shots, music, giggles and free bathrooms all night. 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.
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 10. 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.
Saturday, July 11
One on One brings Motown to Dillon
The Sunset at the Summit concert series continues Saturday, July 11, at the Dillon Amphitheater with music from One on One. One on One showcases Motown, classic soul and old-school rhythm and blues just the way you like it. These extraordinary vocalists and their incredible resonance are sure to bring back memories and ensure great new ones. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.townofdillon.com.
Dig on Digg at The Barkley in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco will host Digg on Saturday, July 11. Digg is a unique fusion of rock, blues and funk that somehow creates a cohesive brand of music. Their high-energy live performance encompasses original songs with inspired and personal song writing, well-executed covers and great musicianship. Doors open for the free show at 9 p.m. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Breckenridge band plays to home crowd
Breckenridge band El Paso Lasso takes the stage at the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Saturday, July 11. Featuring the music of Mumford & Sons, the Lumineers and much, much more, they pack the house every time they play. 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.
Sunday, July 12
El Andy rocks the porch at MotherLoaded
El Andy, lead singer from El Paso Lasso, returns to the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge for a solo porch set on Sunday, July 12. The music runs from 5 to 8 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Music five days a week at Blue River Bistro
Start the week at Blue River Bistro on Sunday, July 12, 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 http://www.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 12. 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 13
Delta blues at Blue River Bistro
Mark Schlaefer brings his delta blues to the Blue River Bistro on Monday, July 13, and Wednesday, July 15. 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 14
Instrumental jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes the Jerry Weiss Duo on Tuesday, July 14. This talented, professional, flexible and original duo 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.
Free concert series continues in Vail
Crazy Mountain Brewery’s Hot Summer Nights free concert series continues Tuesday, July 14, at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail with Zach Deputy. Zach Deputy is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Savannah, Georgia. Put simply, Deputy does what is called live looping: layering sounds through the magic of technology to create a full band effect. 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.
Wednesday, July 15
Bluegrass Wednesdays continue in Frisco
Bluegrass Wednesdays continue on July 15 with Whiskey Tango at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco. This band isn’t just bluegrass, it’s foot-stomping, rock ’n’ roll slam-grass. At the forefront of Denver’s jam-band scene, Whiskey Tango embraces sounds from many genres and brings it all to a boil with mind-blowing live improvisation. Doors open for the free show at 9 p.m. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
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 15, with music from Alex Mabey. “A song without a message is like a house with no foundation,” Mabey writes on her website. “Messages that are worth telling come to me when I least expect it. I get to put music and lyrics to the urgent truths that speak to my heart. … I believe we all crave unity, deep down. Music is the best way I know how to experience that with other people.” The music runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Visit http://www.nextpagebooks.com for more information.
Thursday, July 16
Taarka plays Concert in the Park
Taarka will take the stage at the Frisco Historic Park on Thursday, July 16, for the Concert in the Park series. Taarka’s live shows strike a balance between well-crafted songs and spirited instrumentals, expanding on its beginnings as a purely instrumental string band putting a modern spin on gypsy and Eastern European folk music. Listeners will be able to distill flavors of Western and Eastern folk traditions, jazz, rock, bluegrass, old-time, gypsy, Indian and Celtic music, all in a string-band setting. The music runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and concession sales at this concert benefit Family Intercultural Resource Center. To learn more, visit http://www.townoffrisco.com, or call (800) 424-1554.
Three bands for the price of none in Frisco
Moonalice with Brothers Keeper and Fresh Hops rock The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Thursday, July 16. Moonalice features original members of Phil Lesh & Friends, Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna and Bruce Hornsby & The Range coming together to create a new improvisational jam-band. Their single “It’s 4:20 Somewhere” has been downloaded more than 5 million times. A free night of music along with a free keg of PBR begins at 8 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com.
Nuskool jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes Jon Wirtz’s Nuskool Modern Jazz on Thursday, July 16. Over the past 10 years, Wirtz has performed mainly as a sideman, having worked with Grammy-winning producers Malcolm Burn and John Macy, and shared the stage with artists including Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Robbie Krieger, Melissa Etheridge, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and even Justin Timberlake. The free music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Rock-reggae-hip-hop fusion at the Dam
The Dillon Dam Brewery will host A-Mac DZ on Thursday, July 16. A-Mac DZ performs a fusion of acoustic rock with reggae and hip-hop, along with a lively six-piece band of virtuoso musicians, including Matt McElwain on drums, Karl Rivers on keys, Isaac Schiff on bass, Jake Heym on percussion and Joe Lilly on sax. The music starts at 9:30 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.dambrewery.com for more information.
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