Swingin’ Spots for Live Music in Breck
June 5, 2017 // by: Nicole DeCesare
Oh, summertime; the flowers are bloomin’, the days are lasting longer, and the nights are getting warmer. Breck is really starting to pick up their game in the live music department; exciting things are happening around town! The Historic Brown recently remodeled and is now a prominent music venue in Breck, Rocky Mountain Underground is welcoming live music on their new patio this summer, and the Riverwalk Center will again open it’s doors to a plethora of music throughout the summer. So grab your dancin’ shoes and check out what we’ve got lined up for the summer!
The Historic Brown & Fox’s Den
Mike Rawles and The One Night Stand
Saturday, June 10th @ 10 pm – 1 am
Mike Rawels is back, to bring you a night with a wide variety of different genres including classic rock, country, blues, originals, and music to dance to.
The Copper Children
Saturday, June 17th @ 10 pm – 1 am
The Copper Children are an indie rock band emerging out of the heart of Denver, Colorado. Their sound is a mix of indie-Americana, intertwined with soul-folk, influenced as much by mountain music as classic rhythm & blues. The band’s expressed musical functions are driven by a contemporary multi-focus genre, in which they challenges conventional thinking and preconceived notions of what soul-folk is, and aims to give an edge to the folk genre with unique instrumentation and songwriting. Through their music, they strive to share their soulful folk tales through heartfelt lyricism combined with raw emotion, all while paying heed to the diversity, peace and sacredness of life, as we know it. Amidst their profound songwriting and melodies, the band has readily established themselves as ‘The Copper Children’ of the Colorado musical forefront.
Saturday, June 24th @ 10 pm – 1 am
The Sweet Lillies’ high-energy, melodic tunes have quickly captured the hearts and music souls of fans in Colorado and beyond. They are high energy, progressive, original Americana music.
Saturday, June 17th @ 10 pm – 1 am
Emerging from Fort Collins, Colorado, Skydyed is a three-piece band that blends cutting edge electronic production with live instrumentation. Featuring Andrew Slattery on bass synths and bass guitar, Max Doucette on guitar and keys, and Shane Eagen on drums, the band integrates generations of the state’s extensive musical heritage with their own deep-seated ties to the electronic music scene. With roots in rock, funk and jazz, Skydyed has created their own, diverse sound that intertwines organic live drums, bass and guitar through soulful jam, hard-hitting bass and profound break-beats. With their unique and advanced production, Skydyed has established itself as a can’t-miss performance that bridges the gap between EDM and live music.
Friday, July 7th @ 10 pm – 1 am
OffSteady’s music breathes steady on the offbeat. Standing on a foundation of Roots Reggae and its joy, they blend genres like reggae, dub, funk, rock, jam, and more on top. OffSteady combines tasteful influences to write powerful original songs. Strong communication between band members also allows the songs to open up with electrifying improvisations, effects, and dubs. Built by hard-working Denver musicians with talent, heart, and drive, this group has a unique energy that moves you.
El Passo Lasso
Saturday, July 8th @ 10 pm – 1 am
Playing those songs we all know and love!! Come sing along and pretend it’s the 90’s again.
Friday, July 21st @ 10 pm – 1 am
Judo Chop is a Denver based super group consisting of Cody Wales (The Magic Beans, True Blue Band w/ Bill McKay) Eric Luba (Analog Son/The RunniKine), Jiho Han (The Workshy, Honey Puddle) and Brant Williams (The Workshy, Mad Juju). Exposing explorations into the funk/fusion genre, Judo Chop is sure to hit ya in the face with a roundhouse kick!
Rocky Mountain Underground
Have you checked out RMU yet? This outdoor retailer was born in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. They are an employee-owned business has been hand-crafting skis for 8 years. Recently, they moved to a new location and became Breck’s first ski shop + bar. How cool is that?! You can grab a brew from the tavern and then check out the ski gear next door.
This summer, RMU is expanding! They are opening up a back patio which will make room for all sorts of fun summer shenanigans, including LIVE MUSIC! Visit their website or drop by the Tavern on 114 S Main Street to stay in the loop. This is one of the best new bars in town, hands-down. Go check them out!
June 25 | July 23 | Aug 20 | Sept 17
Summer time and the livin’ is good. RMU and Breck Bike Guides have teamed for a new summer series called BIKES + BEERS + BANDS, offering a day full of skills clinics, post-ride beers, and good tunes. Each ticket includes a guided ride, skills training at the Breckenridge Pump Track, and two beers to enjoy while local bands take over the RMU Tavern stage. Not a biker? Join us at 1:00 pm for live music and $6 beers.
$15/person–all proceeds from the guided ride benefit Summit County Search and Rescue, as well at 50% of beer sales in the backyard. Discounted bike rentals will be available. Please book by calling Breck Bike Guides at 970-393-9000 in advance and remember to tip your guide.
Guided bike rides available for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders.
The Riverwalk Center
Friday, August 11th @ 6 pm – 10 pm
Itchy-O is a 30-plus-piece marching band that draws its inspiration from many cultures that include Japanese Taiko drumming, Chinese Lion dancing, Mexican street processions, ancient esoteric symbology and American drum corps. A blazing aural assault from the darkest depths of Colorado, Itchy-O is a wholly immersive, musical experience on a massive scale. Special musical guests DJ f-ether and Church Fire open.
Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush
Saturday, August 12th @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
$30-45, Youth ticket: $7, Student Ticket w/ ID: $10
Charlie Chaplin’s classic 1925 silent comedy, The Gold Rush, is screened with live music, performed by the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra. A story of the race for gold and hope for a new life illuminates the four destinies of an adventurer, a dancer, an outlaw and a tramp in the great North. Co-presented by Breckenridge Music Festival and Breckenridge International Festival of Arts.
Jayce Ogren, conductor
Rhiannon Giddens: The Fredom Highway Tour
Thursday, August 17th @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
With soulful musicality, singer, violinist and banjo player Rhiannon Giddens is considered one of the most promising voices in American roots music. After helming Grammy Award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, Giddens broke out as a solo performer and continues her mission to create a vibrant new life for old-time music. She appears at BIFA in support of her newest album, Freedom Highway.
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Of course, there are plenty of other venues that accommodate live music, local performances, open mic nights, karaoke and other smaller performances in Breck. You can always check out places like Gold Pan Saloon, Blue River Bistro, Bangkok Happy Bowl, and Burke & Riley’s if you want to hear a little music, but also grab a bite or catch up with friends. A great resource to check out is www.imnotatwork.com, where nightly specials, happy hour deals, and all the nightly happenings are in one place!