Music Scene: Roundup of live music in Summit County, March 18-24
Friday, March 18
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco hosts Salem after showings of ski/snowboard/avalanche awareness films. There will be a raffle from outdoor industry partners. Salem performs Todd Anders Johnson’s socially-conscious compositions blending hip-hop, jazz and funk. Doors open for the free show at 8 p.m. Go to barkleyballroom.com for more information.
funk in Keystone
Tyler Easton’s Frisco Funk Collective will play Goat Tavern on Friday, March 18. The Frisco Funk Collective brings the new-funk movement to Summit County with influences ranging from Lettuce, to Herbie Hancock and Weather Report. With Billy Merrill, Sean O’Connor, Stephen Glaeser and Tyler Easton filling the current roster, you can expect a horn-heavy, jazz-fueled dance party. The next three Fridays they will be bringing the party to the Goat featuring special guests each week. The show starts at 9 p.m. and there is a $5 cover. Go to soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
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.
Two nights with Crawford Hollow
The Snake River Saloon in Keystone hosts Crawford Hollow on Friday and Saturday.
The band is a roots rock band on tour from Hilton Head. Doors open at 4 p.m. both nights, and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Saturday, March 19
Goat hosts Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band will perform in Keystone at the Goat Tavern on Saturday, March 19. The band, which formed in the college town of Boone, North Carolina, in 2002, has shared stages with the likes of Parliament Funkadelic, Galactic, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Maceo Parker and Bootsy Collins. The show starts at 9 p.m. and there is a $10 cover. Go to soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
performs in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom hosts Coral Creek on Saturday, March 19 in Frisco. Coral Creek puts on a high-energy show appealing to audiences across the bluegrass, blues and jam band spectrum, playing genre-bending original music and unique renditions of traditional bluegrass tunes and Americana classics. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
Todd Johnson and Breaking Blues will be playing at Loveland Ski Area, Saturday, March 19. This veteran lineup of musicians plays roots blues to rockin’ blues. The show starts at 2 p.m. and there is no cover.
Sunday, March 20
Music five days a week at Blue River Bistro
Start the week at Blue River Bistro on Sunday, March 20, with free live music from guitarist and vocalist Rob Wivchar. Mark Schlaefer brings his delta blues on Monday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 23. The Bistro welcomes the Jerry Weiss Duo on Tuesday, March 22, and the Jerry Weiss Trio on Thursday, March 24. The music runs from 5-10 p.m. and there’s no cover. Visit blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Tuesday, March 22
Pigeons in Frisco
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will play The Barkley Ballroom on Tuesday, March 22. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong brings end-of-the-world enthusiasm to their high-energy psychedelic funk. Their infectious electro-funk grooves, undeniable live energy and contagious smiles have their rabid fan base “the Flock” growing exponentially. Tickets are $6-$10 on barkleyballroom.com.
Wednesday, March 23
Free bluegrass Wednesdays at Barkley’s
Whiskey Tango will play The Barkley Ballroom on Wednesday, March 23. 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 for the free show at 9 p.m.
Next Page hosts Living Room Concert
Randall McKinnon will play Next Page Books & Nosh’s Winter Living Room Concert on Wednesday, March 23 at 4:30 p.m. An interesting life journey from minister and social worker to full-time musician has provided McKinnons with experiences that allow him to establish a powerful rapport with his audience. Call (970) 668-9291 for more information.
Thursday, March 24
More funk in Frisco
The Frisco Funk Collective will play a free show at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Thursday, March 24. Go to barkleyballroom.com for more information.
—Compiled by Heather Jarvis
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