Music Scene: Roundup of live music in Summit County |

Music Scene: Roundup of live music in Summit County

Lake Dillon Tavern hosts two nights of Motion Trap on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30. Call (970) 468-2006 for more information.
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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 A&E editor Heather Jarvis at for more information.

Friday, Jan. 29

The Barkley Ballroom presents Kyle Hollingsworth Band on Friday, Jan. 29. As a member of acclaimed jam masters The String Cheese Incident, Hollingsworth is revered by both peers and fans for his ability to write and perform in a mosaic of styles, from rock to classical, ragtime to bebop. Playing in SCI has allowed him unrestricted access to the world of music, and has bestowed on him the kind of fearlessness a composer needs to flirt with such disparate genres. Those who’ve seen SCI know that they can jerk from funk to bluegrass on a chord change. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets to the show are $14-18, and can be purchased in advance at Analog Son will open the show.

Two nights of Motion Trap in Dillon

Lake Dillon Tavern hosts two nights of Motion Trap on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30. Motion Trap mix colors of all genres with a main emphasis on rock and roll, but will please even the biggest electronic-music fan. They give hints of indie rock, deep bass, synthesizers and powerful lyrics that blend it all together. Motion Trap dropped their first full-length album last year and went on a tour of the Western U.S. DJ Souel will open on Friday and Meloody Lines will open Saturday. Call (970) 468-2006 for more information.

Grateful Dead tribute in Keystone

Dead Zone will play Grateful Dead music at Goat Tavern on Friday, Jan. 29. This Colorado-based tribute features members of Shakedown Street, Dark Star Orchestra and Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead review. The show starts at 10 p.m., and there is a $5 cover. Go to for more information.

Redline Radio takes the stage in Keystone

The Snake River Saloon in Keystone hosts Redline Radio on Friday, Jan. 29. Redline Radio is a Denver-based cover band that plays Top 40 dance pop rock radio hits and consists of five members with instrumentation including electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, drums and keyboards. The band covers a vast spectrum of music including pop, rock, funk, soul, R&B and classic rock from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and 2000s. Redline Radio brings a high-energy stage show that is sure to entertain any audience. The music starts at 9 p.m. Visit for more information.

Saturday, Jan. 30

Get rowdy at the Goat

Rowdy Shadehouse will perform at Goat Tavern on Saturday, Jan. 30. Rowdy Shadehouse is an on-your-face, high-energy funk rock explosion erupting from Denver. From revealing outfits, incredible musicianship, to suggestive stage props, this seven-person fireball never ceases to blow ladies and gentleman away. This band always guarantees an unforgettable show experience. Rowdy Shadehouse performances embody the mantra of funk and rock legends that have conquered stages and audiences before them. The show starts at 10 p.m., and there is a $5 cover. Go to for more information.

Free show with The Dyrty Byrds

The Dyrty Byrds will play The Barkley Ballroom on Saturday, Jan. 30. Leaving a trail of burned up bars and sweat-soaked guitars since 2009, the Dyrty Byrds have shown no mercy in their pursuit of original guitar driven rock and roll. Tori Pater, Eric Martinez, Mike “Spanky” McCluer and Andrew Clapp are a four-piece rock band from Denver that would fit as easily into the 1970s classic/southern rock scene as they do in modern day American music. Doors open for the free show at 9 p.m. Go to for more information.

Country rock in Keystone

Union Gray will play the Snake River Saloon on Saturday, Jan. 30. Union Gray is a fun, grass roots, rockin’ country band from Denver. Playing a mix of new and classic country which celebrates great songwriters and artists from the red dirt of Oklahoma down to the heart of Texas and up to Nashville. Doors open at 4 p.m. both nights, and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.

Sunday, Jan. 31

Music five days a week at Blue River Bistro

Start the week at Blue River Bistro on Sunday, Jan. 31, 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. Mark Schlaefer brings his delta blues to the Blue River Bistro on Monday, Feb. 1, and Wednesday, Feb. 3. The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes the Jerry Weiss Duo on Tuesday, Feb. 2, and the Jerry Weiss Trio on Thursday, Feb. 4. The music runs from 5-10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit for more information.

Tuesday, Feb. 2

Full night of EDM in Frisco

The Barkley Ballroom hosts an EDM Showcase on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Local and regional DJs and producers come together for a full night of electronic dance music. Doors open for the free show at 8:30 p.m. Go to for more information.

Wednesday, Feb. 3

WhiteWater Ramble plays the music of The Police

WhiteWater Ramble will play the music of The Police at The Barkley Ballroom on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Described as high-octane Rocky Mountain dancegrass, Whitewater Ramble uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: Start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. Doors open for the free show at 9 p.m. Go to for more information.

Next Page hosts Living Room Concert

Randall McKinnon will play Next Page Books & Nosh’s Winter Living Room Concert on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 4:30 p.m. An interesting life journey from minister and social worker to full-time musician has provided Randall with experiences which allow him to establish a powerful rapport with his audience. His stage presence, warm vocals and solid rhythm guitar bid audiences to make themselves comfortable — it’s been said that one of Randall’s shows is like being invited into his home, but with a bit more elbow room. Next Page is located at 409 Main Street #101. Call (970) 668-9291 for more information.

Thursday, Feb. 4

Diego’s Umbrella at Barkley’s

The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco hosts Diego’s Umbrella on Thursday, Feb. 4. There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love Diego’s Umbrella and those who soon will. Celebrated as San Francisco’s Ambassadors of Gypsy Rock, these world-renowned entertainers have created an irresistible cocktail that is entirely their own. Doors open for the free show at 8:30 p.m. Go to for more information.

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