Summit County live music this weekend
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday, Aug. 28
Get two times the funk with Funky Johnson at The Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, Aug. 28 and Saturday, Aug. 29. From the metropolis of Summit County comes a funk outfit with tasty vocals, virtuosic guitar grooves, solid bass and tight drum beats. The band plays originals and covers ranging from Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind and Fire to James Brown, Aretha Franklin, the artist formerly known as Prince and The Funky Meters. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.snakeriversaloon.com for more information.
GET OUTDOORS FOR SOULFUL AMERICANA
Screen Door Porch will play at the Dillon Amphitheatre on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. 605 Magazine calls the band a Wyoming-grown fusion of soulful Americana, roots-rock and country-blues akin to Stevie Nicks meets The Band, with Ryan Adams and Bonnie Raitt hanging out backstage. Part of Screen Door Porch’s MO has always been a breadth of acoustic and electric instrumentation for just four people — acoustic/electric/slide guitars, banjo, mandolin, harmonica and kazoogle reinforced by the emphatic rhythm section of fretless bassist Tom Davidson and drummer/harmony vocalist Andy Peterson. Call (970) 468-2403 for more information.
VINE STREET VIBES TAKES THE STAGE AT BARKLEY BALLROOM
Vine Street Vibes is dedicated to delivering a unique performance that pushes the boundary between electro-funk and instrumental dance jams. VSV originated in the basements and garages of Denver and has rapidly emerged into Colorado’s immersive music scene. VSV strives to create a new style of organic dance music through heavy instrumental space funk and creative incorporation of synthesizers and digital instruments. Vine Street Vibes has become a staple in the Denver music scene by playing extensively around the greater Colorado area at venues like The Bluebird Theater, The Aggie Theater, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, The 1up Colfax, The Armoury, Quixotes True Blue, 320 South, Beanstalk Music & Arts Festival, and Black Mountain Music Festival. Together they have shared the stage with The Werks, Tea Leaf Green, Earphunk, Sunsquabi, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), Lost Optical, Yamn, Eminence Ensemble, Dynohunter, O-Neb (formerly Octopus Nebula), Good Gravy, Tnertle, Whiskey Tango, The Magic Beans, Spyn Reset, Robbie Peoples & the Congress, James & The Devil, and many more. This free show is at the Barkley Ballroom in Frisco at 9 p.m.
TWO DUDES AT THE MOTHERLOADED
Two Dudes will bring the best of rock, blues, country and hip-hop to the MotherLoaded Tavern on Friday, Aug. 28. Drew and Brett claim they were born in a Himalayan monastery in the ’80s. They lived the monastic lifestyle until hearing “Van Halen I” in their tweens, when they then hit the road to “shred insane and blow the doors off.” There will be beer, shots, music, giggles and free bathrooms all night. 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.
Saturday, Aug. 29
MACHFOURTH! PLAYS CIDER CIRCUS
MarchFourth! will headline Cider Circus at Copper Mountain Resort on Saturday, Aug. 29. MarchFourth! is an internationally-acclaimed, genre-breaking force in the world of entertainment — a sonic explosion delivered by 20 musicians, dancers and artisans who travel the world, year-round, taking audience members of all ages, from all walks of life, on a joy-inducing, foot-stomping, booty-shaking, soul-stirring journey that defies categorization. With exceptional musical quality and a visual kaleidoscope of stilt walkers, hoopers and Vaudeville-style dancers, MarchFourth! whips audiences into a celebratory frenzy with an over-the-top spectacle of high-energy compositions, colorful costumes, hilarious stage shenanigans, and irresistible charisma! This is not a band that simply “puts on a show.” MarchFourth! delivers a multi-faceted, indelible experience for those who are lucky enough to be in attendance. If you have ever been to one of their performances then you know it is all this and more. The music is included with a ticket for the cider and beer tasting, which cost $40 for the grand tasting and $60 for the VIP experience. Go to http://www.cidercirus.com or http://www.coppercolorado.com for more information or to buy tickets.
QUEEN NATION PLAYS SUNSET AT THE SUMMIT CONCERT SERIES
Queen Nation’s live 90-minute production of Queen’s greatest hits preserves the image, sound and stage persona of vintage Queen. Audiences are amazed at the accuracy of Queen Nation’s live retrospective journey through such Queen songs as “We Will Rock You,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are The Champions,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “You’re My Best Friend,” “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Under Pressure” and many more. They have performed in front of thousands of people at casinos, fairs, festivals and private affairs. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Dillon Amphitheater, Dillon.
EL PASO LASSO PERFORMS AT THE MOTHERLOADED
El Paso Lasso is an energetic, versatile, and loveable cover band based out of Breckenridge. Band members Andy Wiseman, Joe Zubia and Paul Minjares formed through open mics, now currently perform as a power trio that features guest musicians from time to time. The band plays at the Motherloaded Tavern Saturday, Aug. 29 in Breckenridge. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Sunday, Aug. 30
STONEY LIVE AT THE MOTHERLOADED
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge welcomes Stoney Live on Sunday, Aug. 30, for a porch party. 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. Thursday and runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Wednesday, Sept. 2
LOCAL FOLK PLAYS FOR LAST BLUEGRASS WEDNESDAY SHOW OF THE SUMMER
The last Free Bluegrass Wednesday show of the summer at Barkley Ballroom in Frisco features Local Folk, a Summit County-based string band that entertains with soaring melodies and high energy. With the musicians sharing various backgrounds from orchestra to the backwoods, Local Folk plays a mixture of bluegrass, old-time, Western swing and fiddle tunes. You just can’t keep from dancing to this band. Free show, doors at 9 p.m. at the Barkley Ballroom in Frisco.
Thursday, Sept. 3
ORIGINAL MOUNTAIN REGGAE AT BARKLEY BALLROOM IN FRISCO
Policulture is a six-piece band from Boulder, Colorado, whose music strives to bridge the gap between generations and unite all under one sound. While reggae music began in Jamaica and spread across the globe, Policulture seeks to bring the music full circle with their trademarked style of “Original Mountain Reggae.” This term illustrates Policulture’s perspective and approach to reggae music. Policulture emanates heavy drum and bass with roots rhythm, a melodic horn section, and conscious lyrics. Their message is created to enlighten and music made to move you. Doors and free keg at 8 p.m., music at 9:30, free show at the Barkley Ballroom in Frisco.
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