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Vail entertainment: ‘Rocking reggae’ and roots rock

Charlie Owen
Daily Correspondent
Vail, CO Colorado

Special to the Daily

THURSDAY

Tracorum plays Paddy’s in Avon

Join rock ‘n’ soulers Tracorum at Paddy’s in Avon Thursday for an evening of roots rock and piano-based funk. This San Francisco quartet bring their special knack for storytelling through lyrics to Paddy’s stage tonight for a free show.

The music starts at 9 p.m. To learn more, call 970-949-6093.

Down the Hatch at Zacca Za!

You can support the local music scene Thursday by making a stop at Zacca Za! in Avon to catch the valley’s up-and-coming reggae rock band Down The Hatch.

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“It’s just good rocking reggae. It’s an awesome band that’s local,” said Cody Kennedy, director of operations for Zacca Za!

The show starts at 6 p.m. and is free to all. For more details call 970-748-4848.

FRIDAY

Sofa Kings play Zacca Za!

Instrumental funk is the name of the game Friday night when Colorado band Sofa Kings take the stage on Zacca Za!’s enormous outdoor patio for the venue’s FAC celebration.

The show kicks off at 5 p.m. and is free. To learn more, call 970-748-4848.

The Harmed Brothers and Alder Street All Stars at Agave

Two great bands from Oregon share the stage at Agave in Avon Friday: The Harmed Brothers and Alder Street All Stars.

The Harmed Brothers, a trio of musicians from Cottage Grove, Ore. bring the upbeat folk-rock to the crowd while Alder Street All Stars, from Eugene, bring the quick-tempo bluegrass. Both bands will have you clapping your hands and stomping your feet to the music.

The show starts at 10 p.m. and is free. To learn more call 970-748-8666.

Mad Dog And The Smokin’ Js on Vail Mountain

Denver’s own Mad Dog and the Smokin’ J’s will grace our valley Friday when they return to the stage at Eagle’s Nest for Vail’s FAC party. Honky-tonk meets Punk-a-Billy in the music of Mad Dog and the Smokin’ Js so expect a rowdy, raucous good time at both shows. The show is free but gondola rides to the top of the mountain are $15 after 4 p.m. The price includes a $10 voucher for on-mountain food and beverage purchases. Those with 2009-2110 and 2010-2011 ski passes can ride the gondola for free. For more information call 970-754-8245.