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Los Lobos will rock Breckenridge Dec. 16

Free concert at Riverwalk Center to help town celebrate Breckenridge ski area’s 50th birthday

The Breck Birthday Bash features Los Lobos

By Summit Voice

BRECKENRIDGE — Los Lobos will bring their rootsy Chicano rock to the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center Dec. 16 to help the town celebrate the ski resort’s 50th birthday, during the Breck Birthday Bash. It’ll be a big weekend in town as the Winter Dew Tour starts Dec 15.

The Grammy–winning  rock band from East Los Angeles has been known for spicing up hard-driving rock rhythms with traditional Spanish and Mexican instruments and music such as cumbia, boleros and norteños since 1984’s “Will the Wolf Survive?”

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Breckenridge: New location for July 4 fireworks

Independence Day weekend festivities to culminate with a patriotic concert, fire dancing, and fireworks

Fireworks will light up the sky over Breckenridge, weather permitting.

By Summit Voice

BRECKENRIDGE — Weather permitting, this year’s fireworks will be set off from the roof of the Welcome Center for increased visibility in Breckenridge’s downtown. To accommodate this improvement, Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic for the full day on Monday from Ski Hill Road to Adams Avenue. The fireworks will be most visible from the Riverwalk Center lawn, the Blue River Plaza, and the intersection of Main and Washington Streets. Continue reading

Breckenridge: Rusted Root plays free 4th of July show

Holiday also features chalk art, trail running, mountain bike racing

Rusted Root. Click on the image to go to the band's website.

By Jenney Coberly

BRECKENRIDGE — The High Country will rock to the sounds of Rusted Root on Independence Day, as the Pittsburgh-based band plays a free 2 p.m. show at the Riverwalk Center.

According to Denver Westword, “When Rusted Root formed in Pittsburgh in 1990, it made a world-beat influenced splash with a series of releases throughout the decade. During this creative period, the band released its most commercially successful song, “Send Me On My Way.” The tune, which has been used on soundtracks for films like Matilda and Ice Age, features the hard-driving percussion and vocal style that have come to define the group’s sound.”

Read the full article in Westword, which includes an interview with band founder and singer/guitarist Michael Glabicki by Nick Hutchinson. The non-ticketed show will take place at 2 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center.

Click for more great 4th of July events, including the parade and fireworks.

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Summit Voice: Week in review

Wildfires once again dominated the headlines

Duckett fire, west flank 6/13/11 — photo courtesy USFS

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — Stories about the Wallow Fire, now the largest wildfire in Arizona history, and the Duckett Fire, still raging in Colorado northwest of Westcliffe, got the most views this week.

Wildfires

Summit Voice editor Bob Berwyn is currently taking a road trip with his family and has been posting stories here and frequent updates on Twitter.

Road Trip USA

With the summer entertainment scene heating up, here are some stories about great things to do in Summit County this weekend:
Upcoming events in Summit County

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Photoblog: Lovett and Hiatt in Breckenridge

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt put on an amazing concert for a packed and enthusiastic house at Riverwalk Center

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BRECKENRIDGE — Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt wowed the crowd at the Riverwalk Center Thursday night. Their personalities, humor, style, great singing voices and beautiful guitar work made the show a rare pleasure. Anyone in the audience not already a fan walked away as one by the end of the evening.

The stage presence and synergy between the two is mesmerizing. They clearly love what they do, and the audience loved watching them do it. Their banter was full of easy and understated humor and was well appreciated. They mostly sang separately, but did harmonies on two songs, including “Thing Called Love” in this video:

Also, check out these photos from the recent U2 show in Denver.

Summit County: Summer heating up with entertainment

A plethora of events to choose from Thursday to Sunday

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt play at the Riverwalk Center June 16.

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — Locals and visitors alike have lots to choose from this weekend. Click on the links for each activity for more information.

There is still lawn seating available for the June 16 Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt concert at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets, and video and audio feeds will be provided for the lawn crowd. Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster, or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available directly from the Riverwalk Center either online or at their box office.

The Frisco BBQ challenge is back again June 16-18. Check out last year’s great photoblog here on Summit Voice.

Breckenridge will hold its annual town party on Friday, June 17, from 4 to 9 pm at the Riverwalk Center.

The Frisco Rowing Center will hold its Open House from 8 to 10 am on Saturday, June 18. Stop by and learn why sculling is such fun and great exercise to boot. Check out the recent Summit Voice article about the rowing center.

The National Repertory Orchestra opening night is June 18, at the Riverwalk Center.

Breckenridge Kingdom Days has great activities on June 18 and 19 for the whole family, including free admission to all museums and tours, and culminating in the Outhouse Races and community barbeque on Sunday afternoon. Check out the recent Summit Voice article featuring the new Saloon Tour.

Travel: Rock out this weekend in downtown Denver

Downtown Denver will rock May 28 with multiple concerts along the 16th Street Mall.

Concerts for Kids helps raise funds for youth programs

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — Downtown Denver rock out for a great cause this Saturday, May 28, when 25 bands take to five stages as Concerts For Kids hosts the second annual Denver Day of Rock.   The performance areas are along the 16th Street Mall, Denver’s mile-long pedestrian promenade, making it easy to roam from act to act.  Food and beer booths will be set up throughout downtown for the event, with free music rocking the city from 2:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the first day of Memorial Day weekend.

In 2010, more than 100,000 people attended the free music event, making it the city’s largest one day music festival.  This year, Day of Rock has added a fifth stage, four new beer gardens, and five more bands.  Stages and beer gardens are located just off the 16th Street Mall on Arapaho, in Skyline Park, at Champa, Curtis and Welton. Continue reading

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