Music Scene: Roundup of live music in Summit County |

Music Scene: Roundup of live music in Summit County

The Barkley Ballroom hosts Everyone Orchestra for two nights on Friday, Dec. 18 and Saturday, Dec. 19.
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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.

The Magic Beans will play both Friday, Dec. 18 and Saturday, Dec. 19 for the official Keller Williams after-show parties at Goat Tavern in Keystone. The Magic Beans are a traveling band from Nederland, Colorado, set out to bring their unique, genre-blending music to the masses and inspire a good time. Their diverse songs move your mind, while tight grooves move your booty when they come to town or through the speakers. Drawing from a wide range of influences, The Magic Beans leave nothing off the table as they combine americana, funk, rock and electronica into one sound and sometimes even one composition. Their sound has been described as space funk, ameritronica and groove grass. The Magic Beans have shared the stage with an eclectic group of musicians: Ranging from members of String Cheese Incident, Lotus, Leftover Salmon, ALO, The Motet, to acts like Eliot Lipp, Railroad Earth, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Great American Taxi, Zac Deputy, Elephant Revival, Greensky Bluegrass, Split Lip Rayfield, Juno What, Papadosio, & The Werks just to name a few. The group has a full studio album and live shows available for free to fans at The shows start at 10 p.m.; $5 cover. For more information go to

Everyone Orchestra plays two-night run in Frisco

The Barkley Ballroom hosts Everyone Orchestra for two nights on Friday, Dec. 18 and Saturday, Dec. 19. Created in 2001, Everyone Orchestra has spearheaded bringing together musicians from a variety of cities, genres, and walks of life to play purely improvised set with one another, without any preconceptions of how it is “supposed” to sound. Tuning in to Matt Butler’s energy and pantomime, The Conductor is utilized as a pivot to the set mood of each passing jam as he communicates musical concepts using hand signs, whiteboard and assorted mime suggestions. The edge of your seat enthusiasm for what is next is the fuel behind the continuous musical experiment of Everyone Orchestra. Conducted by Matt Butler, and already set to perform are Al Schnier (moe. – guitar, vacals), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident – percussion/drums), Bridget Law (Elephant Revival – fiddle), Jay Starling (Love Canon – dobro), Sage Cook (we dream dawn – guitar, vocals), Adrian Engfer (The Grant Farm – bass), Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds – guitar) for both nights, Chuck Morris (Lotus – percussion) Amanda Renee for Friday, and Scott Stoughton (Bonfire Dub) on Saturday. The Grant Farm opens the show. Go to for more information or to buy tickets.

Keller Williams and His Compadres return to Keystone

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Keller Williams brings his beloved Keller and His Compadres celebration to Keystone for the fourth year in a row. Hosted Dec. 18-19 at Keystone’s Warren Station, each night will feature a solo looping set, plus pairings with Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon), Chris Pandolfi and Andy Hall (The Infamous Stringdusters), and Garrett Sayers (The Motet) on the 18th, and Keith Moseley and Michael Travis of The String Cheese Incident on the 19th. Keller’s “Compadres” tradition started in December 2012 to celebrate the end of the Mayan calendar, but Keller and his enthusiastic community of fans had such a fantastic weekend that it has since become an annual event. Single-day passes are $30, two-day are $55. Go to for tickets.

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.

The Love Electric plays in Keystone

The Snake River Saloon in Keystone will host dance rock band The Love Electric on Friday, Dec. 18 and Saturday, Dec. 19. Trevor Mariotti is at the helm as the master of thunderous rhythm. A proud Sabian Cymbals endorser, he is the drummer for the Denver roots-rock band Something Underground and the rock-pop outfit, the Sound and Color. Luke Mott (guitar/vocals,) is currently the main songwriter and lead guitar for the emerging indie rock band Send & Receive, the folk-blues band the Fairwaters and his solo act Domestic Enemy. He has a melodic yet incendiary approach and is most at home when onstage performing. Bryan Stacks’ (bass/vocals) is a fixture in the Denver music scene. His instrumental versatility and consummate musicianship can be found with local acts Omniism, My Own Summer and Send & Receive. Rachel Irvin’s (lead vocals/keys) vocal range and tone are staggering. As a 10-year veteran of the Denver scene, she is well versed in everything from rock to R&B, opera to pop and rock to jazz. The Love Electric looks to rock your world and keep the dance floor packed with hits from today, mixed with hits from across the decades. Doors open at 4 p.m.; music starts at 9:30 p.m. Call (970) 468-2788.

Wednesday, Dec. 23

Barkley Ballroom hosts The Sweet Lillies

The Sweet Lillies will play a full set of Christmas songs at The Barkley Ballroom on Wednesday, Dec. 23. Skyrocketing to the top of the jamgrass scene, The Sweet Lillies’ high-energy, melodic tunes have quickly captured the hearts and music souls of fans in Colorado and beyond. The band, formed a mere one year ago, credits its appeal to the original and compelling songwriting of Julie Gussaroff and Becca Bisque along with the siren-like lead vocals of Alexandra Schwan. The magnetic combination of the guitar, upright bass, viola and banjo — together with powerful three-part female harmony — give this band a rare and alluring sound. As testament to their appeal, The Sweet Lillies have already shared the stage with the likes of Kyle Hollingsworth, Andy Hall, Bill McKay, Jake Wolf, Dave Abear, Yarn, and Drunken Hearts. Doors open at 7 p.m. Go to for more information.

Hungry Monks play Living Room Concert at bookstore

The Next Page Books & Nosh will host The Hungry Monks on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 4:30 p.m. for its Living Room Concert Series. Next Page is located at 409 Main Street #101. Call (970) 668-9291 for more information.

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