Music Scene: Soak up sun, blues at Arapahoe Basin
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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, May 1
Soak up sun, blues at A-Basin
Todd Johnson and Breaking Blues will play the 6th Alley Bar at Arapahoe Basin on Friday, May 1. 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 3 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://www.arapahoebasin.com for more information.
DJ Rudeboi at the Snake in Keystone
DJ Rudeboi plays your favorite top-40 hits to re-open the Snake River Saloon in Keystone for the spring on Friday, May 1. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Delta blues at Blue River Bistro
Mark Schlaefer brings his delta blues to the Blue River Bistro on Friday, May 1. 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., and there’s no cover. Visit http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Saturday, May 2
Live music at Loveland featuring Boo Daddy
Loveland Ski Area will host Boo Daddy outside the Rathskeller Bar at the base of the Basin on Saturday, May 2, for après ski. Wherever it goes, Boo Daddy has been packing dance floors with its high-energy rock ’n’ roll, funk and blues sounds since 2001. This Evergreen area band has been rocking out Loveland’s closing weekend celebrations for years. The music starts at 2:30 p.m. Visit http://www.skiloveland.com for more information.
Shakin’ at the Basin with Whitewater Ramble
Whitewater Ramble will kick off the Shakin’ at the Basin May Concert Series on Saturday, May 2. 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. The music runs from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Base Area. Visit http://www.arapahoebasin.com for more information.
Contemporary jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro brings contemporary jazz to Breckenridge with the Thomas Haupt Duo on Saturday, May 2. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Sunday, May 3
Closing Day celebration with Funky Johnson
Following the tradition of the late Arnie J. Green, celebrate the end of another ski season on Sunday, May 3, at Loveland Ski Area, with Closing Day music from Funky Johnson on the patio, plus drink specials from Tommyknocker Brewery. Funky Johnson is a six-piece collective of local musicians dedicated to high-energy funk, R&B and soul. The battery is led by Dave Nichols on drums and Christofari the Red Dread on percussion, along with Dan Brewer on bass, Xman421 on keyboards, Chris Bauer on guitar and lead vocals and Jessica Jones on vocals. Funky Johnson keeps alive and reinvigorates classic songs by artists such as Earth Wind and Fire, Rick James, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, James Brown and Sly and the Family Stone. Visit http://www.skiloveland.com for more information.
Thursday, May 7
Open mic night at the Dam
The Dillon Dam Brewery will host open mic night on Thursday, May 7. Serious local musicians age 21 and older are invited to drop in to session. The music starts at 9:30 p.m., and there is no cover. Visit http://www.dambrewery.com for more information.
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