Music Scene: Live music roundup in Summit County for March 11-17
Friday, March 11
The Barkley Ballroom hosts Michal Menert and the Pretty Fantastics on Friday, March 11. After debuting his 18-piece Big Band at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado in April 2015, Michal was inspired to bring a more travel friendly version of the Live Band to fans nationwide in the form of a sextet. The addition of live horns, keys, guitar, bass, and drums, plus his own sonic production makes Menert’s funky catalog come alive like never before. Doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets are $17-$20 and can be purchased at barkleyballroom.com.
Two nights with Meniskus
Meniskus will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12. The music of the Colorado trio is informed by the extensive classical training of Cris Ryt and Eric Ostberg, as well as the unique sound Bardusco brings from his experience as a self-taught guitarist growing up in Venezuela. Doors open at 4 p.m. both nights, and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Friday night funk in Keystone
The Goat Tavern hosts Friday Night Funk with Tyler Easton’s Frisco Funk Collective on Friday, March 11. The Frisco Funk Collective brings the new-funk movement to Summit County with influences ranging from Lettuce, to Herbie Hancock and Weather Report. With Billy Merrill, Sean O’Connor, Stephen Glaeser and Tyler Easton filling the current roster, you can expect a horn-heavy, jazz-fueled dance party. The next three Friday’s they will be bringing the party to The Goat featuring special guests each week. The show starts at 9 p.m. and there is a $5 cover. Go to soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Two nights with Summit County musician
Local Carey Robinson will play 5–8 p.m. at Napper Tandy’s in Breckenridge on Friday, March 11. Then he will play Saturday night at The Lucha Cantina in Georgetown from 6–9 p.m. Robinson was a vocal music major at Western State College in Gunnison, studying opera when he first heard bluegrass and western swing — he became hooked. He landed in Summit in ’83 and has been performing in bars and restaurants around the county.
Saturday, March 12
Head to Warren Station
Head for the Hills will perform at Warren Station Center for the Arts in Keystone on Saturday March 12. From Telluride Bluegrass Festival to SxSW and all points beyond – Head for the Hills creates a sound based in bluegrass that reaches into indie rock, jazz, hip hop, world and folk to stitch together fresh songs that bridge the divide between past and future acoustic music. Doors open at 8 p.m. with music at 9 p.m. Tickets are 15 in advance, $18 day of the show. Go to warrenstation.com for tickets and more information.
Bloodkin plays at Keystone
Goat Tavern in Keystone hosts Bloodkin on Saturday, March 12. People started to notice Bloodkin, and some even started covering some Bloodkin compositions, most notably Widespread Panic, who wound up recording three Bloodkin songs, and who continue to play those and other Bloodkin songs live. Panic’s cover of “Can’t Get High” peaked at #27 on the Billboard AOR charts. The show starts at 10 p.m. and there is a $5 cover.
One Ton Pig at Barkley’s
The Barkley Ballroom will host One Ton Pig on Saturday. Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based One Ton Pig melds the singer-songwriter tradition of artists like Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash with the imaginative genre-bending of jam bands. Doors open for the free show at 9 p.m. Go to barkleyballroom.com.
Sunday, March 13
Music five days a week at Blue River Bistro
Start the week at Blue River Bistro on Sunday, March 13, with free live music from guitarist and vocalist Rob Wivchar. Mark Schlaefer brings his delta blues on Monday, March 14, and Wednesday, March 16. The Bistro welcomes the Jerry Weiss Duo on Tuesday, March 15, and the Jerry Weiss Trio on Thursday, March 17. The music runs from 5-10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Wednesday, March 16
Bluegrass Wednesday with Shred Kelly
Shred Kelly will play The Barkley Ballroom on Wednesday, March 16. Since the inception of Shred Kelly, the Fernie-BC-based band have been redefining what folk-rock means. Through their individual pan-Canadian backgrounds, Tim Newton, Sage McBride, Jordan Vlasschaert, Ian Page-Shiner, and Ty West have amplified the traditional sound of folk music with a more contemporary approach. Doors open for the free show at 9 p.m.
Next Page hosts Living Room Concert
Randall McKinnon will play Next Page Books & Nosh’s Winter Living Room Concert on Wednesday, March 16 at 4:30 p.m. An interesting life journey from minister and social worker to full-time musician has provided Randall with experiences that allow him to establish a powerful rapport with his audience. Call (970) 668-9291 for more information.
Thursday, March 17
Dillon Dam hosts Wonderlic
Wonderlic will play the Dillon Dam Brewery on Thursday, March 17. Wonderlic is a funky groove-rock band from Denver, featuring Allen Galton on vocals and the 10-, eight-, and five-string electric mandolins, James Dare on the Fender bass, Michael Whalen on vocals and electric guitar, and Ryan Elwood on drums and percussion. Their high-energy shows, focusing on original composition and occasional covers. $5 cover.
St. Paddy’s party with the Hollywood Farmers
The Hollywood Farmers will play the Motherloaded Tavern on Thursday, March 17. Hollywood Farmers is an art collective comprised of Steve and Oriole, two boys in perpetual motion. Their unique, multi-medium experience sets them apart from other entertainers of the time. Show is from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Check out music, hilarious videos and art for free download on the website thehollywoodfarmers.com.
Barkley’s hosts Zach Deputy
Zach Deputy will play The Barkley Ballroom on Thursday, March 17. Zach Deputy was raised in the South Carolina heat, all cooked up in his Puerto Rican, Cruzan and Irish heritage. The Calypso rhythms and folk songs of St. Croix competed with the R&B / soul of pioneers like James Brown and Ray Charles for space on the family stereo. Tallgrass opens the show. Tickets are $10-$15 and can be purchased on barkleyballroom.com.
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