Music Scene: Michael Franti & Spearhead play Breckenridge’s Spring Fever concert series
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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 Heather Jarvis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday, April 8
The Barkley Ballroom hosts Frisco Funk Collective on Friday, April 8. A collection of the best musicians from Summit County bring music reminiscent of Lettuce and The Funky Meters. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Go to barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Jessica Jones in Keystone
Jessica Jones and the New Band will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday. Local favorite Jessica will be playing blues/rock favorites to close out the weekend at the Snake. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Saturday, April 9
Michael Franti in Breckenridge
Breckenridge Ski Resort hosts Michael Franti & Spearhead for its Spring Fever concert series. Michael Franti & Spearhead are known for their authentic and uplifting music that guarantees a show that will be as energetic as it is thought provoking. Franti is a pioneer in the music industry, who has long been known for his globally-conscious lyrics, powerful performances and dynamic live shows. Franti has continually been at the forefront of lyrical activism, using his music as a positive force for change. DJ DC gets the party started with music and giveaways at 2 p.m. Start making your way to the venue for free swag and prizes like Smith helmets and gift cards. Concerts start at 3 p.m.
Close out the season with High 5
Local band High 5 will play the last show of the winter season at the Snake River Saloon on Saturday. The Summit County band plays a little bit of everything, from unique covers and danceable originals to blue-grassy-jazzy-rocky-jammy mountain music. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Dynamo plays in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom hosts Dynamo on Saturday, April 9. Dynamo is Nashville-based, nationally touring band whose music fuses jazz, rock and funk with elements of soul and R&B. The culmination is a sound that’s both spontaneous and composed — and an energy that’s undeniably infectious. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Go to barkleyballroom.com for more information.
The Cala hosts Dewey Paul Band
The Dewey Paul Band will play at Cala Pub & Restaurant in Summit Cove on Saturday, April 9. Dewey Paul Band is a four-piece internationally touring Americana group from Colorado. Guitarist and singer-songwriter Dewey Paul Moffitt is an accomplished music business insider, author and an admired talent in the Rocky Mountain live music scene. Call (970) 468-1899 for more information.
Wednesday, April 13
Free bluegrass Wednesdays in Frisco
The Uptown Toodeloo String Band will play Bluegrass Wednesday at The Barkley Ballroom on April 13. The Uptown Toodeloo String Band is a mostly acoustic project performing the music of the Grateful Dead infused with high-energy bluegrass jams and powerful vocals. Doors open at 9 p.m. Go to barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Thursday, April 14
Barkley’s hosts Whiskey Tango
Whiskey Tango will play at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Thursday, April 14. Since July of 2009, the Denver-based quintet Whiskey Tango has been motivating Colorado crowds to move their feet with their high-energy shows and high-octane attitude. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Go to barkleyballroom.com for more information.
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