Music Scene: Live music roundup Summit County, April 15-21 |

Music Scene: Live music roundup Summit County, April 15-21

The Hollywood Farmers will play a free show at the Motherloaded Tavern on Friday, April 15.
Arthur Balluff / Special to the Daily |


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, April 15

The Hollywood Farmers will play a free show at the Motherloaded Tavern on Friday, April 15. 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 bar close. Check out music, hilarious videos and art for free download on the website

Two nights of music at Blue River Bistro

Mark Schlaefer brings his delta blues to the Blue River Bistro on Friday, April 15. On Saturday, April 16, Jerry Weiss Trio will play. Visit for more information.

Saturday, April 16

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Local band plays ski resort

Local band Blue Monkey 22 will open for Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real on Saturday, April 16, at Breckenridge Ski Resort at 1 p.m. The four musicians that make up the band are Breckenridge ski patrollers by day. Blue Monkey 22 covers a variety of songs, from Eric Clapton, Cream, and Derek and the Dominos, to Phish, Grateful Dead and Widespread Panic. The free show starts at the base of Peak 8 at 1 p.m.

Spring Fever continues with Lukas Nelson

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real will play the Spring Fever concert series at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Saturday, April 16. Nelson first picked up a guitar at the age of 11 and practiced his craft by playing along to classic Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix songs. The son of music legend Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real electrify fans year-round with performances across the country, while also backing for the Neil Young band. Blue Monkey 22 opens the show at 1 p.m., Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real will follow. Free show.

Far East Movement plays Sunsation

Copper Mountain Resort hosts Far East Movement for its annual spring festival Sunsation. Far East Movement has always had dance music in their DNA; their early breakout hit “Like a G6” established the LA trio as major dance commodities around the world. Since then their ever-growing catalog of music has been supported by celebrated artists such as Skrillex, Diplo, and Afrojack. Live music opens with Duelle at 2:30 p.m., Far East Movement follows in Center Village.

Free show at Loveland Ski Area

Coral Creek will play a free show at Loveland Ski Area on Saturday, April 16. Blending Americana with Cajun and Caribbean sounds, Coral Creek serves listeners with the tastiest arrangements any side of the Mississippi. Reformed with the addition of Bill McKay (Leftover Salmon) and Luke Bulla (Lyle Lovett Band), this song-centric slamgrass band has a longstanding history in Colorado. Founded by Chris Thompson on lead vocals and guitar, Coral Creek is a lively quintet built around the three seasoned songwriters. The show starts at 2:30 p.m.

Colorado musicians hit Georgetown

Georgetown Cultural Arts presents “An Evening with Solomon Cook” on Saturday April 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Heritage Center 809 Taos St. Georgetown. Solomon Cook is the collaboration of longtime friends Tim Cook, bass player of the subdudes, and Colorado singer/songwriter Rob Solomon (and part-time Georgetown resident). They are currently touring Colorado in support of their debut CD “Notes…Sweet and Low” released by Raven Records. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance at

Live music at Starbucks

Local musician Josh Galvin will be performing at the Frisco Starbucks located at 980 N. Tenmile Drive from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Starbucks is now offering craft beer, wine, food and live music. Galvin will be one of the first musicians to kick off the live music events. More info at

Sunday, April 17

Sunsation continues with Brothers Keeper

Copper Mountain Resort hosts Brothers Keeper featuring John Popper from Blues Traveler on Sunday, April 17. Brothers Keeper is a trio that honestly displays heart and soul and rock and roll. The core band consists of Scott Rednor on guitar, Michael Jude on bass and John Michel on drums. For the past 15 years, Michael and John have steadily players with the John Oates Band (Hall and Oates) and many other world-renowned musicians, while Scott has been involved in recording and touring projects on a national level for more than 20 years. The “Brothers Keeper Featuring Series” shows include John Popper of Blues Traveler, Jono Manson and other rotating artists.

New Orleans funk in Breckenridge

Breckenridge Ski Resort hosts Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue on Sunday, April 17 part of its Spring Fever concert series. New Orleans native Trombone Shorty is the bandleader and frontman in the hard-edged funk band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. He began playing professionally at the age of five, and now Trombone Shorty and his band tour internationally with their unique style that employs rock dynamics, a hip-hop beat and improvisation in a jazz tradition. The group’s musical talents are best showcased during live performance, where NOLA jazz heritage is paired with modern funk to delight fans everywhere. The free show starts at 3 p.m. DJ DC gets the party started with music and giveaways at 2 p.m.

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