Music Scene: Rock ’n’ blues at the Snake in Keystone |

Music Scene: Rock ’n’ blues at the Snake in Keystone

Compiled by Krista Driscoll
Special to the Daily
Special to the Daily |

Friday, June 27

The Brian Hornbuckle Band takes the stage at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, Jun 27. The Brian Hornbuckle Band has been methodically and diligently carving out a growing niche in the regional music scene, becoming one of Denver’s hardest working, most requested bands. Along for the ride are Jonny “Hot Rod” Vaughan on guitar, who is also currently part of the Lewis and Floorwax Groovehawg band, as well as national touring veterans Jimmy Yozell on drums and Mark DeGeorge on the keyboards. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.

Sunset at the Summit launches in Dillon

Have a day of free music in Dillon on Friday, June 27, with tunes from Russ Chapman at the Dillon Farmers Market, followed by the kickoff of the Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s Sunset at the Summit concert series featuring Thumpin’. Thumpin’ combines two energetic lead vocalists with a tight rhythm and horn section, pristine vocal harmonies and a repertoire of songs that spans five decades of funk, soul and R&B, songs that are infrequently played by other acts yet are instantly recognizable and one hundred percent danceable. The free music starts at 7 p.m. at the Dillon Amphitheater. Visit or for more information.

Saturday, June 28

Reggae-rock act at the Snake

The Snake River Saloon welcomes reggae-rock dance group Healing Force to the stage on Saturday, June 28. Mark Caldwell started the Healing Force Band in 2005 by as a re-entry into reggae. “Reggae is such a part of who I am both musically and spiritually,” he writes on his website. “The name came from the idea that we are made up of energy and are connected to a world of energy. Energy can be used to heal your spirit, mind, or body and one method is through music.” Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.

Mountain Standard Time in Dillon

Sunset at the Summit continues on Saturday, June 28, with Mountain Standard Time. For Mountain Standard Time, there is one focus: making good, honest music. The organic process of expression — from heart to hands to ears — preserves the integrity of the finished product. While the band spends an exhaustive amount of time crafting and perfecting their material, they don’t pay any mind to the rules and confines of genre. With elements of bluegrass, progressive rock, Latin and Americana, attempting to categorize the band can be challenging. The free show starts at 7 p.m. at the Dillon Amphitheater. For more information, visit

Sunday, June 29

Adult Band Camp presents concert

The Music at the Summit Adult Band Camp, hosted by the Summit Concert Band, will perform a free concert for the public on Sunday, June 29, at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. The “Hands Across the Sea” concert will feature something for everyone with symphonic, popular and patriotic band music from both the United States and the United Kingdom, including playing both the American and British national anthems. Highlights include Gustav Holst’s “Second Suite in F,” “Eagle Squadron March” by Kenneth Alford and “Gaelforce” by Peter Graham. The concert will finish with a rousing rendition of John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” The concert begins at 2 p.m. For more information, call (970) 333-4664 or visit or

DooWop Denny at Blue Spruce

For the 15th year in a row, DooWop Denny brings his rockin’ oldies show back to the Blue Spruce Inn in Frisco on Sunday afternoons for the summer. After a sunny season rocking Florida beach towns, Denny is looking forward to another summer in Summit County. 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 Frisco. Drop in for drinks, a bite to eat and your favorite ’50s and’60s songs. The music runs from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit

Tuesday, July 1

Black Crowes founder plays in Vail

The Bud Light Hot Summer Nights concert series at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail continues on Tuesday, July 1, with Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes. Robinson was born in 1969 and formed the The Black Crowes with his older brother Chris in Atlanta in the 1980s. At the age of 17, Robinson began writing the music for the songs that would land on the band’s 1990 debut album, “Shake Your Money Maker,” which sold 7 million copies. Hot Summer Nights shows are free to the public, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and happy hour with food and drink specials until the start of the concert at 6:30. For more information, like “Vail Free Concerts” on Facebook or visit

Wednesday, July 2

Weekly music happy hour

The Next Page bookstore in Frisco continues its new weekly music and happy hour on Wednesday, June 25, with music from Nancy Cook. Cook’s career has taken her all over the country and around the world, but these days she mostly splits her time between summer gigs in Colorado and a winter job in South Padre Island, Texas, where she wind surfs with her husband. The music runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Visit for more information.

Barkley brings back Jon Stickley Trio

The Barkley Ballroom will host the Jon Stickley Trio on Wednesday, July 2. Jon Stickley Trio was a big hit opening for Hot Buttered Rum. This Wednesday, they return to The Barkley Ballroom for a full set. Jon Stickley Trio plays a style of music that defies description. Stickley’s guitar style has evolved from bluegrass flatpicking into his own sound that spans from soft harmonic chimes to straight-up shredding. The free show starts at 9 p.m. Visit for more information.

Thursday, July 3

Jam with local legend Arnie J. Green

Jam with a local legend at open mic night with Arnie J. Green on Thursday, July 3, at the Dillon Dam Brewery. Green’s work with other musicians has varied, taking him from the New Orleans blues of the Subdudes to the Grateful Dead greatness of Shakedown Street and Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band. This fun night with talented local musicians starts at 9:30 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit for more information.

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Trout Steak Revival

Frisco’s Concert in the Park free music series continues on Thursday, July 3, with Trout Steak Revival. From the band’s beginning as an informal jamming unit, this Denver-based roots quintet has evolved into one of Colorado’s most tightly knit, hard-driving bluegrass bands. Its brand of heartfelt songwriting blends dynamic musicianship with intricately woven harmonies, all tied together with the unmistakable sound of their years of friendship. The free music runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Frisco Historic Park, 120 Main St., and concession sales benefit the Summit Tigers. For more information, visit

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