Music Scene: Goat hosts Bill McKay Band in Keystone |

Music Scene: Goat hosts Bill McKay Band in Keystone

The Snake River Saloon hosts Cold River City on Friday, Jan. 8, in Keystone. Doors open at 4 p.m., music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788.
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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 A&E editor Heather Jarvis at for more information.

Friday, Jan. 8

Bill McKay Band will play Goat Tavern in Keystone on Friday, Jan. 8. In 2000, Bill joined Leftover Salmon, recording, touring, and performing with them for 10 years. During this time, he also created his own band, Bill McKay Band, pursued many opportunities to play solo piano, and recorded and performed all over the musical map. Bill plays solo piano, and regular gigs with the True Blue Band and Brother’s Keeper. Proud to be a part of the Colorado music scene for 25 years, Bill McKay keeps moving forward in his pursuit of musical adventure. Show starts at 10 p.m., cost is $5. Go to for more information.

Cold River City at the Snake

The Snake River Saloon hosts Cold River City on Friday, Jan. 8. In early 2012, six like-minded individuals with a passion for live music and an appreciation for a wide range of musical styles united on a musical journey that would soon become Cold River City. They quickly began to realize the limitless possibilities and unique sound that came from their musical collaboration. They continue to develop an intellectual and danceable style that defies traditional classification. Doors open at 4 p.m., music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788.

Bill Smith hits Frisco

The Barkley Ballroom hosts Bill Smith on Friday, Jan. 8. Taking new steps on the grand musical journey, Bill Smith has found the ability to ferment futuristic songs with classic rock instrumentation and has been leaving music fans breathless with their heavy hitting sound. Featuring a repertoire of solid original songs seething with hooks and tastefully chosen covers, this is a band that holds a consistently high level of energy throughout their sets. Go to for more information.

Local band plays in Dillon

Zuma Road will play the Lake Dillon Tavern Friday, Jan. 8 at 9:30 p.m. Zuma Road is a new local band formed in September featuring longtime locals Ryan Emmett on guitar, Dan Brewer on bass and vocals, Molly Brown on vocals, Pat Fitzgerald on drums and Max Parson on piano. The band will play a mix of original music and funky covers. Call (970) 468-2006 for more information.

Saturday, Jan. 9

Barkley Ballroom hosts Dynohunter

Dynohunter will be at The Barkley Ballroom Saturday, Jan. 9. Pushing the boundaries with every new track they produce, DYNOHUNTER is well on their way to carving out a niche in the ever-expanding universe of live electronic music. The Boulder based trio meshes aspects of both the conventional DJ and live band performance. Combining pristine production, soulful sax, live drumming, and heavy electric bass, DYNOHUNTER creates a high energy, live show experience, that captures the approval of both jam and electronic crowds. Greener Grounds will open the free show, doors at 9 p.m. Go to for more information.

Country rock in Keystone

Canyon Creek will play the Snake River Saloon on Saturday, Jan. 9. Fronted by lead singer Ryan Tracy, Canyon Creek Band puts a unique twist on modern alternative country, rock and blues and even folk music. Doors open at 4 p.m., music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788.

Kris Lager Band plays the Goat

Goat Tavern hosts Kris Lager Band on Saturday, Jan. 9. Kris Lager Band has been hard at work for over a decade spreading and honing their revivalist rock, heavy soul and boogie trance music across the country. They have worked with, toured, and recorded alongside some of the industries finest. All the while managing to avoid the pitfalls of the road and the rock’n’roll lifestyle that far to often derail a band on the verge of breaking out. Show starts at 10 p.m., cost is $5. Go to for more information.

Evanoff performs in Dillon

The Lake Dillon Tavern will host Evanoff at 9:30 p.m. Evanoff is the musical experience created by Parker Oberholzer, Jake Hall and JJ Evanoff from Boulder. The high-energy trio blends together a tasteful mix of classic rock and contemporary dance music, to create a genre they call “Dream Rock.” Evanoff has been fine tuning their distinct rock influenced sound and soulfully incorporating it within the ever-growing EDM scene, in the hope to bring rock music back into the spotlight, as it should be. Call (970) 468-2006 for more information.

Sunday, Jan. 10

Electronic music in Frisco

MARTyPARTy will be at The Barkley Ballroom on Sunday, Jan. 10. MARTyPARTy is more than just an electronic music producer and performer. Undefined by a single style or genre, MARTyPARTy covers the musical spectrum from slow and sexy to high-energy intense dance. In his compositions he explores the limits of the audible spectrum including sub bass, poly-melodic harmonies and futuristic sound design. y boldly combining elements of trap, hip-hop, house and a variety of other genres, he creates a sound that truly stands out in the vast world of bass music. Transfer Station will open the show. Tickets are $10 advance or $15 day of show, and doors open at 9 p.m. Go to for more information.

Wednesday, Jan. 13

Free bluegrass in Frisco

Grant Farm will play a free show at The Barkley Ballroom on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Led by National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Tyler Grant (Emmitt-Nershi Band), the talented four-piece band stops at all stations on the North American roots music line, and is not afraid to let the whistle scream with some blistering jams. Bozeman’s Kitchen Dwellers who play superfast bluegrass get the night started. There will be a Winter Wondergrass ticket giveaway at the free show. Doors open at 9 p.m. Go to for more information.

Living Room Concert with Randall McKinnon

Randall McKinnon will play Next Page Books & Nosh’s Winter Living Room Concert on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 4:30 p.m. An interesting life journey from minister and social worker to full-time musician has provided Randall with experiences which allow him to establish a powerful rapport with his audience. His stage presence, warm vocals and solid rhythm guitar bid audiences to make themselves comfortable — it’s been said that one of Randall’s shows is like being invited into his home, but with a bit more elbow room. Next Page is located at 409 Main Street #101. Call (970) 668-9291 for more information.

Thursday, Jan. 14

Wake Up and Live in Frisco

The Barkley Ballroom hosts Wake Up and Live on Thursday, Jan. 14. Wake Up and Live is a tribute to Bob Marley. Taking pride in approaching Bob’s music from an improvisational mindset, Wake Up And Live isn’t afraid to explore and open the music. Mixing elements of jam, dub and rock, Wake Up and Live will get you moving. There is no cover. Doors and free keg at 8:30 p.m. Go to for more information.

Black Grit hits Dillon Dam

The Black Grit will play at Dillon Dam Brewery on Thursday, Jan. 14. The Black Grit has a great sound with many influences steeped in the original American genres including rock, country, jazz, blues, funk, indie and alternative music. There is a $5 cover. Call (970) 262-7777 for more information.

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