Spring shows popping up all around Summit County
SUMMIT COUNTY – With Spring Break visitors here in droves this week, now is the best time of year to enjoy nationally known acts around Summit County. A wide variety of live music is available tonight, from jazz to psychedelic to rock.
Here is a sample of what’s going on:
Kind to the Dead
Grateful Dead cover band One Kind Favor will play at the Dillon Dam Brewery tonight at 9:30.
Together for more than three years, the group plays a wide variety of American styles with traditional elements heard in the music of the Grateful Dead.
“For those who don’t particularly lean toward the Dead, we also play a lot of material written by other people the Dead covered,” said bassist and vocalist Jim Allard. “Genres include spiritual, folk, country, old rock ‘n’ roll and traditionals.
“When we play, people come up to us and say, ‘I never liked the Grateful Dead but I like this band,’ Allard continued. “That’s a really nice surprise to get that kind of reaction. It’s nice that this band can break down stereotypes and stigmas associated with the Dead and their music.”
There will be a $5 cover charge.
Known as the “heavyweight champions” of brass bands, the Rebrith Brass Band will take the stage with at least a half-dozen horns tonight at Sherpa & Yeti’s in Breckenridge, playing contemporary songs such as “Don’t go Chasing Waterfalls” with a shiny twist.
Popular local musicians Moonshine Still will open the show. Tickets will be $10 at the door, which opens at 9 p.m.
Songwriters don their gloves
Entertainment at Barkley’s West in Frisco will kick off tonight with a performing songwriters contest co-sponsored by Krystal 93 and Breckenridge Educational and Music Seminars.
There is no cover to watch 16 local songwriters compete by performing two original songs in an elimination format that will be judged by the audience.
The winner will receive a full tuition scholarship to a BEAMS seminar and three nights at the Steamboat Grand Resort will all-access passes to four days of music during the Rock Slope Concert at the end of May. Second and third place will each win a $100 gift certificate toward a BEAMS seminar.
The contest starts at 7 p.m., with light refreshments served at 6:30 p.m.
Following the contest, Bobber Johnson and the Nightcrawlers, including local musician Kevin DeForrest, will perform bluegrass at Barkley’s West.
Listeners can expect folk music blended with bluegrass.
Since forming in January 2003, the band has shared the stage with Vince Gill and the Yonder Mountain String Band, among others. It’s debut album, “Bobber’s Bentgrass,” has been receiving regular radio play across Colorado.
Jazz Fest regulars play at the Goat
Sweet Pea’s Revenge will play at the Goat in Keystone today at 10 p.m. The New Orleans band members, who are regulars at Jazz Fest, have rocked crowds at well-known venues such as the House of Blues and Tipitna’s in New Orleans.
The band is known for a New Orleans rock-funk sound, creating a gutsy garage rock that draws from influences such as the Rolling Stones, the Black Crows and Santana.
The show will feature polished original songs and possibly a few inspirational covers of classics such as “Papa Was A Rolling Stone.”
Southern Rock at the Snake
Part-time Summit County resident Lee Rogers and the Lee Rogers Band will play at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone tonight.
Rogers has a rockin’ sound backed by a solid blues influence with a little gospel thrown in. His explosive power trio fuses rock and blues into no-nonsense American rock.
Originally from Austin, Texas, Rogers says his music is influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn and ZZ Top. He splits his time between Austin’s competitive music scene and gigging around Summit County.
The show starts at 9:30 p.m.
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