Music Scene rounds up live music experiences from around Summit County
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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 Krista Driscoll at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday, March 20
Phish as bluegrass at The Barkley
Jam to bluegrass interpretations of Phish songs with members of DeadPhish Orchestra, along with Andy Thorn on banjo, Bill Browning on mandolin and Jim Sullivan on upright bass as Pickin’ on Phish at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Friday, March 20. The free show starts at 9 p.m. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Soak up some blues at Lake Dillon Tavern
Todd Johnson and Breaking Blues will play the Lake Dillon Tavern on Friday, March 20. This veteran lineup of musicians plays roots blues to rockin’ blues. Led by Johnson on guitar and vocals, the songs will take you from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago to Texas and beyond. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, visit http://www.lakedillontavern.com.
Funkiphino takes over Keystone
The Snake River Saloon in Keystone will host Funkiphino on Friday, March 20. Funkiphino is the 12-piece funk sensation that’s been funking it up all over Colorado for more than a decade. Pronounced “Funk-If-I-Know,” the band is the most requested group in the region. Each member is hand picked for musicianship and professionalism. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music gets started around 9:30 p.m. For more information, call (970) 468-2788.
Stoney Live at the MotherLoaded
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge brings Stoney Live to the stage on Friday, March 20. From Stillwater, Oklahoma, Justin Stone rocks red-dirt music like no other. Covering everything from country music to solid rock hits of the ’80s and ’90s, Stoney Live brings people to their feet and causes spontaneous dancing on the tables. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Apres music with Swing Crew at Keystone
The Swing Crew continues its winter stand at Keystone’s Last Lift Bar in the Mountain House Base Area, with après shows on Friday, March 20, and Saturday, March 21. Fun is the bottom line with this interactive, acoustic band. The shows feature a wide variety of music, audience participation, jokes, stunts, cornball humor and toasts. The free music runs from 3 to 7 p.m. Visit http://www.facebook.com/theswingcrew for more information.
Regular dose of
Friday Night Funk
Get your weekly dose of Friday Night Funk with Funky Johnson at The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern in Keystone on Friday, March 20. From the metropolis of Summit County comes a funk outfit with tasty vocals, virtuosic guitar grooves, solid bass and tight drum beats. The band plays originals and covers ranging from Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind and Fire to James Brown, Aretha Franklin, the artist formerly known as Prince and The Funky Meters. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Saturday, March 21
Garcia Van Dylan all-star tribute
The Goat in Keystone welcomes Garcia Van Dylan on Saturday, March 21. Garcia Van Dylan is an all-star tribute to Jerry Garcia, Van Morrison, and Bob Dylan, featuring local musicians Dewey Paul Moffitt, Jessica Moidel, Kendra Burnett, Ryan Emmett, Andy Sweetser and Crazy Fingers’ bassist Bubba Newton. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Dance to disco funk in Frisco
The Fabulous Boogienauts will take the stage at The Barkley Ballroom on Saturday, March 21. The Fabulous Boogienauts are a 10-piece, all-original power disco funk ensemble from Denver. The band’s most recent album, “Fully Funktional,” has been described as a masterpiece of song craft and creativity that calls you to get up and dance. Doors open for the free show at 9 p.m. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
MotherLoaded hosts Dave Connelly
Dave Connelly will bring classic rock, country and top-40 hits to the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Saturday, March 21. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Four decades of
rock at the Snake
Aural Deception will rock the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday, March 21. Aural Deception began as an idea when Katie Lynne Jensen Valdetero decided to put together a hand-selected group of musicians to back her high-energy stage performance. Explore music spanning four decades of rock covered so well your ears will experience an aural deception. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Sunday, March 22
Piano recital on Sunday in Dillon
Piano students Ali Christiansen, Charlotte Hudnut, Andrea Ibarra, Ansley Luna, Grant Morgan, Simeon Ryan, Tirzah Ryan, Kaeli Subberwal and Priya Subberwal will perform Sunday, March 22, at Dillon Community Church. Repertoire will include solos and duets including the famous “Masterpiece Theatre” theme, “Rondeau,” by Mouret, and the favorite Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Brahms. The free recital starts at 2 p.m. Call (970) 453-6243 for more information.
Blue River Bistro has music five days a week
Start the week at Blue River Bistro on Sunday, March 22, with free live music from guitarist and vocalist Rob Wivchar. Around the Denver area, his varied set list and high-quality musicianship find him performing in a wide variety of locales and private events. And attending Wivchar’s shows actually helps the environment: 30 percent of all the money that ends up in the tip jar goes straight to environmental charity organizations. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Monday, March 23
Delta blues at Blue River Bistro
Mark Schlaefer brings his delta blues to the Blue River Bistro on Monday, March 23, and Wednesday, March 25. Schlaefer writes personal acoustic blues about his life in the Colorado High Country. “Even though these songs were written above 9,000 feet, they still sound firmly rooted in delta mud,” the artist said of his album, “The Sweet Honey Mead,” released in 2002. “Dressed in plain spoken words, that sound cuts to the core of the human experience and reveals the indomitability of our souls.” The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m. both nights, and there’s no cover. Visit http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Tuesday, March 24
Contemporary jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro brings contemporary jazz to Breckenridge with the Thomas Haupt Duo on Tuesday, March 24. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Wednesday, March 25
Bluegrass Wednesdays continue at The Barkley
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco welcomes the Steamboat Bandits for Bluegrass Wednesdays on March 25. The Steamboat Bandits are a high-energy, up-tempo bluegrass band playing popular bluegrass standards and original material. The band consists of mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar, electric guitar/slide and bass. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the free show. For more information, visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com.
Weekly music happy hour at Next Page books
Weekly music and happy hour at The Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco takes place on Wednesday, March 25, with music from Randall McKinnon. After growing up in south Arkansas and a stint in graduate school in Denver, McKinnon has settled into Colorado’s High Country and proven himself as a favorite on the local entertainment circuit. The music runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Visit http://www.nextpagebooks.com for more information.
Thursday, March 26
Leadville Cherokee at the Dam
The Dillon Dam Brewery hosts Leadville Cherokee on Thursday, March 26. Leadville Cherokee is an alternative rock band from Leadville, performing musical genres and tones that range from, but are not limited to, rock, reggae, bluegrass, jam and folk to funk, hip-hop, alternative and blues. The music starts at 9:30 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.dambrewery.com for more information.
Musical doubleheader at The Barkley
The JJ Evanoff Experience and Transfer Station will play a show at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Thursday, March 26. Inspired by live-electronica acts such as STS9 and Lotus, JJ Evanoff blends his roots of classic rock and funk music with the engaging experience of modern-day dance music. Local duo Transfer Station has been writing and free styling together for several years. Both Scott Rhatigan and Dylan Gunnhave have a wide variety of music inspiration that helps form the electronic-centric music they play. Doors open for the free show at 9 p.m. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
MotherLoaded welcomes Denver’s Coral Thief
Denver-based band Coral Thief will take the stage at The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Thursday, March 26. Coral Thief is a four-piece original reggae-rock band. Driving rhythms and melodious guitar lines combined with smooth vocals give Coral Thief a unique sonic style. The live show is upbeat, fun and energy filled, and the band is always looking to please a crowd and leave them wanting more. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Instrumental jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes the Jerry Weiss Trio on Thursday, March 26. This talented, professional, flexible and original trio plays all styles of instrumental jazz, from swing to bop, Latin to contemporary, funk and even some jazzed-up pop tunes. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
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