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A-Basin gets us shakin’

Leslie BrefeldVail, CO Colorado
Special to the Daily

ARAPAHOE BASIN – Skiers and riders who just won’t say die to the 2006-2007 season will be treated to live music by regional bands – with an accompanying rail jam session – on Saturday afternoons at Arapahoe Basin through May. The final weekend in May the Basin closes out the free concert season with the 6th annual Festival of the Brewpubs and shows on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the Memorial Day holiday.The Nocturnal Tomatoes, 1-4 p.m., May 12Rock band Nocturnal Tomatoes returns to A-Basin’s May concert series to perform for its fourth year.”Really, it’s one of the greatest shows we do all year because they treat us great and we get an opportunity to play facing the mountain, at about 11,000 feet,” said singer and guitar player Jonny Nelson. He and bassist Parker Hise and drummer Craig Tomanini round out the three-piece group from Colorado Springs.The A-Basin stop will kick off the Tomatoes’ summer gigging tour, which will take them through the rest of Colorado, Texas, Oregon and Washington state. The five-year-old band just released a CD of original music and is also involved in a music venue and rehearsal space Tomanini just opened in Colorado Springs called, The Green Room. Double Parked, 1-4 p.m., May 19Don’t expect a lot of extended jams out of Double Parked. “We try to have a tight sound structure,” guitarist Adam Stern said. He said the band, which includes Bill McKay on keyboards and vocals, Mike McCluer on bass, Paul Cohen on sax and Chad Johnson on drums, has a lot of musical interests varying from reggae to country to metal. Where they come together is in classic American rock.”We do a lot of delving into things like blues and jazz, roots music,” Stern said. They are planning to record a five-song CD beginning this week.Find an MP3 of “Just Keep Walkin” by the Double Parked with this story at summitdaily.com.That Eighties Band, 1-4 p.m., May 26All that is ’80s fashion and music come to A-Basin for their final Saturday show in May. Travis Lee Roth, who leads the band on vocals and plays bass, said they’ve found a niche in recreating the ’80s vibe.”We enjoy the music, have a great time doing it, and there’s a little bit of a demand for it,” he said. “We could probably be booked every night in Denver.”

Roth predicted the audience will know every song they play, which includes covers of Billy Idol, Prince, Bon Jovi and Def Leppard. That Eighties Band has been performing together for four years and includes Sara Sixx on vocals and keyboard, Mick Springfield on guitar and Kevin Coverdale on drums.The Memorial Day weekend music continues at A-Basin that Sunday with Jubal and DJ Jammin Sounds to accompany the 6th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs; local jamband High Five performs on Monday the 28th.Trancegression Fest at Copper July 14-15Disco Biscuits and Umphrey’s McGee will headline a Copper Mountain festival in July – dubbed Trancegression – on Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15.The lineup also includes The Pharcyde, Lotus, JJ Grey & MOFRO and Natalie Walker for Saturday, while Blackalicious, Zilla and Hot Buttered Rum will take the stage on Sunday.Accompanying these day shows, there will be late-night performances featuring DJ Greyboy Allstars on Saturday and Galactic on Sunday.One-day passes are $35; two-day passes are $65; and late-night shows are $20 for general admission. Tickets are available now at http://www.tickemaster.com or (303) 830-TIXS.Guitar Town: Also worth noting is the lineup for this year’s Guitar Town at Copper. Dickey Betts and Great Southern headline Sunday, July 29’s free performances and Peter Rowan headlines on Saturday, July 28.Saturday Night Street Parties: Free music from 6-8:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) at Copper’s West Lake Overlook:• June 16 The Railbenders• June 23 KYGO’s Flap N Jacks• June 30 Angie Stevens• July 7 Double Parked• July 14 KYGO’S Flap N Jacks• July 21 Jakarta

• July 28 Papa Mali 6-8 p.m. • Angie Stevens 8-10 p.m.• Aug. 4 Jakarta • Aug. 11 The Motet• Aug. 18 TBD• August 25 The RailbendersBreckenridge Music Festival’s Blue River SeriesAt the Riverwalk Center :• June 1: Battle of the Bands. For the fifth year in a row, the Blue River Series pays tribute to amateur bands from Summit County by hosting a competition between local funksters, punkers, rockers and acoustic jammers. Tickets are $10 in advance and day of show; performance begins at 7 p.m.• June 23, Riders in the Sky. The Western music group is firmly rounded in the rich American music traditions of such legendary cowboy singers as Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show; performance begins at 7:30 p.m.• July 12 Willie and Lobo. Acoustic duo of violinist Willie Royal and Flamenco guitarist Wolfgang “Lobo” Fink. Tickets are $17 in advance and $22 day of show; performance begins at 7:30 p.m. • July 15 George Winston. Rural folk piano technique crosses between the range of traditional American folk music and the instrumental pop and R&B. Tickets are $25 in advance and $28 day of show; performance begins at 7:30 p.m. • August 12 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. This band helped the transformation from folk-rock into country-rock, and were an influence on such bands as the Eagles and Alabama. Tickets are $40 in advance and day of show; performance begins at 7:30 p.m. • Aug. 19 Asleep at the Wheel. Western swing band. Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 day of show; performance begins at 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets to any of the Blue River Series concerts call the Riverwalk Center Box Office at (970) 547-3100 after May 26.

Sunset at the Summit free concert series7 p.m. at the Lake Dillon Amphitheatre:• June 30 Chris Daniels and the Kings• July 7 The Sheryl Renee Band • July 14 Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen• July 21 Poco• July 28 Walker Williams• Aug. 4 Firefall• Aug. 11 Ron Ivory and Miles Apart• August 18 Chase ‘n the Dream• Aug. 25 Hazel Miller• Sept. 1 Soul SchoolThe Silverthorne Pavilion pays tribute• June 28: Bob Dylan Tribute Concert. • Aug. 2: Beatles Tribute Concert.Tickets for both shows are $15 in advance or $18 at the door and can be purchased at the Silverthorne Recreation Center or by calling (970) 262-7370.

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