Music Scene: Summit County ignites with shows from bluegrass to doo-wop
Friday, Aug. 15
Rock, top-40 band at the Snake
The Snake River Saloon in Keystone welcomes Rock Steady on Friday, Aug. 15. Rock Steady is a four-piece band out of Colorado that includes electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar and drums, with great vocals, sweet harmonies and the infamous talk box. The band covers a wide range of music from rock, pop rock, pop and top 40 to R&B that spans many genres and many decades. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Lee Rogers Band at Keystone FAC
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The Lee Rogers Band will play Friday Afternoon Club at Keystone on Friday, Aug. 15, at the Summit House at the top of Dercum Mountain. This explosive power trio fuses rock ’n’ roll with a blues backbone that leaves stages reduced to ashes. The band is led by Austin, Texas, guitarist and vocalist Rogers, whose high-powered blend of original writing mixed with covers from their biggest heroes and musical influences creates a soulful energy that is hard to resist. FAC runs from 1 to 7 p.m. Visit http://www.keystoneresort.com for more information.
Two Dudes uplift spirits in Breck
Drew & Brett, aka Two Dudes, come to The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Friday, Aug. 15. Drew & Brett incorporate rock, blues, country and hip-hop music into their shows to help lift the spirits of their fellow man. Prior incarnations include White Chocolate, Dude Stew and Car Ramrod. Presently, they are touring under the name Two Dudes. 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.
Back to back free music in Dillon
The free music in Dillon will kick off on Friday, Aug. 15, with free live music at the Dillon Farmers Market from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring Keith Synnestvedt. Stick around after the market for the Friday Night Concert Series at the Dillon Amphitheater, this week featuring Hamilton Loomis. Loomis said his goal is to share the knowledge and information that was given to him as a young musician, as he reaches new musical heights that will ignite fires in those who live for funk and soul, rock and a satisfying dose of the blues. The music runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Visit http://www.townofdillon.com for more information.
Sublime tribute at Warrior Dash
The Warrior Dash at Copper Mountain will feature free music from Sublime tribute band 40oz to Freedom on Friday, Aug. 15. The band won the 2010 San Diego Music Award for Best Tribute and has toured the entire U.S. and Canada for more than six years, developing one of the largest tribute band followings in the world by staying true to the So-Cal vibe, with thumping bass lines, rad beats and shredding guitar riffs topped off with soul-quenching vocals. The music runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Visit http://www.coppercolorado.com for more information.
Saturday, Aug. 16
Free music at Dillon Amphitheater
Five 13 will take the stage at the Dillon Amphitheater on Saturday, Aug. 16, as part of the Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s Sunset at the Summit concert series. Five 13 has a passion for music and the talent and versatility to entertain with various genres. Five 13 rocks with a combination of professionalism and enthusiasm that entertains audiences night after night. The free music starts at 7 p.m. Visit http://www.townofdillon.com for more information.
Children’s museum benefit in Breckenridge
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge will host a benefit for the Mountain Top Children’s Museum, featuring the Dave Pietro Quartet, on Saturday, Aug. 16. The event includes live jazz music and a silent auction, with a $20 cash donation at the door, and runs from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Meniskus returns to the Snake
Meniskus will take the stage at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday, Aug. 16. The music of the Colorado trio is informed by the extensive classical training of Cris Ryt and Eric Ostberg, as well as the unique sound Bardusco brings from his experience as a self-taught guitarist growing up in Venezuela. The three players weave all their diverse flavors into a cohesive, powerful and unique sound. The influences of popular rock bands, as well as the rhythms of Latin grooves and European techno-house music have found new life in the music of Meniskus. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Stoney Live at the MotherLoaded
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge will host Stoney Live on Saturday, Aug. 16, and Sunday, Aug. 17. 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. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday, and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Sunday, Aug. 17
DooWop Denny at Blue Spruce
For the 15th year in a row, DooWop Denny brings his rockin’ oldies show back to the Blue Spruce Inn in Frisco on Sunday afternoons for the summer. After a sunny season rocking Florida beach towns, Denny is looking forward to another summer in Summit County. His knack for connecting with the audience and playing to the crowd brings excitement to the dance floor, smiles to faces and a whole lot of fun to Frisco. Drop in for drinks, a bite to eat and your favorite ’50s and ’60s songs. The music runs from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.doowopdenny.com.
Snake River Music Festival continues
The Snake River Music Festival continues on Sunday, Aug. 17, at The Keystone Center with “2s & 3s,” featuring Chas Wetherbee on violin, Korine Fujiwara on viola and Clancy Newman on cello. Musical selections include Kodaly’s Duo for violin and cello, Op. 7, Handel-Halvorsen’s Passacaglia for violin and viola and Beethoven’s String Trio, Op. 9, No. 1. The free concert starts at 7 p.m., and donations are encouraged. Visit http://www.dercumcenter.com for more information.
Tuesday, Aug. 19
Music of Juon, Schumann in Dillon
Hear more live music as the Snake River Music Festival heads to the Dillon Community Church on Tuesday, Aug. 19, with “The Night is Popping,” featuring Chas Wetherbee on violin, Korine Fujiwara on viola, Clancy Newman on cello and Cameron Bennett on piano. Musical selections include Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, Op. 68, Juon’s Piano Quartet, Op. 50, and Schumann’s Piano Quartet, Op. 47. The free concert starts at 7 p.m., and donations are encouraged. Visit http://www.dercumcenter.com for more information.
Kyle Hollingsworth performs in Vail
The Bud Light Hot Summer Nights concert series at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail continues on Tuesday, Aug. 19, with Kyle Hollingsworth. With a wealth of desire and an abundance of ability, Hollingsworth has established himself as a formidable and versatile music talent, with the ability to contribute, collaborate, compose and communicate on a number of levels and within a vast spectrum of musical environments. Hot Summer Nights shows are free to the public, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and happy hour with food and drink specials until the start of the concert at 6:30. For more information, like “Vail Free Concerts” on Facebook or visit http://www.vvf.org.
Wednesday, Aug. 20
Barkley hosts Hog Magundy
Hog Magundy will play The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Wednesday, Aug. 20, for another installment of Bluegrass Wednesdays. Hog Magundy’s musical ability shines as it brings its audience a new kind of foot-stomping-good-time grass music. The band’s shows are a mix of unique originals and covers from across the musical spectrum. The music starts at 9:30, and there’s no cover. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Weekly music happy hour at Next Page books
The Next Page bookstore in Frisco continues its weekly music and happy hour on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 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. McKinnon’s delivery and outstanding musicianship are the stuff of expressive storytelling and satisfying listening. The music runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Visit http://www.nextpagebooks.com for more information.
Thursday, Aug. 21
John Brown’s Body brings reggae to Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco will welcome John Brown’s Body on Thursday, Aug. 21. John Brown’s Body formed at a time when there wasn’t what you’d call a U.S. reggae scene. The band was one of a handful of groups that began touring nationally and created distinctly American reggae, steeped in traditional vibes but incorporating elements from other genres. Whereas most groups tackle typical reggae themes — religion and marijuana — John Brown’s Body acts more like an indie band, writing songs that use the vocabulary of reggae to express their own experiences. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $15 in advance or $18 the day of the show. For more information, visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com.
Thunder & Rain in Breckenridge
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge will feature mountain-grown country from Thunder & Rain on Thursday, Aug. 21. In their brief tenure together as Thunder & Rain, the band has captured a sound that accentuates its talents and is accessible to fans both young and old. Thunder & Rain’s depth and unforgettable melodies are putting meaning back into modern country music. 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.
Blue Ribbon Healers at Dam Brewery
The Dillon Dam Brewery will welcome The Blue Ribbon Healers on Thursday, Aug. 21. In four years of playing full time and traveling coast to coast, The Blue Ribbon Healers have concocted a sonic gumbo of tasty treats for the ears and feet, a sound you can drink to, dance to and smoke to, a feeling that warms the heart and brings people together in lively celebration. Their driving string band sound provides a lively vehicle for original material and a rich base for choice ethnic and folk flavors that come together in one danceable sound. The show starts at 9:30 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.dambrewery.com for more information.
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