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Breckenridge: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to play free July 4th show

Roots at the Riverwalk Center

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — Breckenridge is going rootsy for its traditional free Independence Day concert at the Riverwalk Center. The town announced this week that the show will feature The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, considered to be a profoundly influential group that helped catalyzed the country rock and American roots music movement.

The band has a string of multi-platinum and gold records, as well as ten hits like Fishin’ In The Dark and Mr. Bojangles.

Their groundbreaking “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” album has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame. NGDB’s recording of “Mr. Bojangles” was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010.

Other Independence Day activities include a 10K trail run, the Arts District Celebration, the Firecracker 50 bike race leading the Fourth of July Parade on historic Main Street, kids’ activities, and the evening National Repertory Orchestra patriotic concert at the Riverwalk Center. For details, please visit www.townofbreckenridge.com or www.gobreck.com

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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 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.

Mountain news roundup

The bone bonanza continues, and huge snowdrifts put damper on Memorial Day mountain pass openings

Dr. Joe Sertich excavates a mastodon humerus - PHOTO COURTESY DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE

Compiled by Jenney Coberly

Dem bones just keep on comin’

The amazing ice-age fossil finds just keep on coming at Ziegler Reservoir in Snowmass Village. Denver Museum of Nature & Science crews have pulled more than 100 prehistoric bones from the dig site since they began their work earlier this month. The team is now more than a week into its largest-ever fossil excavation in very challenging spring weather conditions. “It’s extremely rewarding work, thanks to these amazing finds so far,” said Kirk Johnson, leader of the museum’s excavation team and vice president of the research and collections division. “With only 40 days to go we are shoveling like mad in a race against time and we continue to bump into bone after bone.” Read the story in the Aspen Daily News, and learn more about the project at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Snowmastodon Project webpage.

Lawn tickets still available for Lovett/Hiatt concert

Reserved indoor seating for the June 16th Lyle Lovett/John Hiatt concert is sold out, but lawn seating is still available either from Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge, or Ticketmaster. The general admission lawn area for this event will be fenced in and will feature video and sound. Read more about the upcoming concert in the April 27th Summit Voice story.

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Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt — Natural Forces

Two titans of songwriting team up for Breckenridge concert

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt will perform at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge June 16.

by Jenney Coberly

There`s a lipstick sunset
Smeared across the August sky
There`s a bitter sweet perfume
Hanging in the fields
The creek is running high

~John Hiatt

BRECKENRIDGE – A June show at the Riverwalk Center with Lyle Lovett may be John Hiatt’s first appearance in Breckenridge, but his impressionistic lyrics often evoke the wide open spaces of the West. Hiatt is one of the most respected and influential American singer-songwriters, and his songs have been covered by an impressive variety of top artists, including Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Buffett, and Keith Urban.

Lovett has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Album. The interplay and immense talent of Lovett and Hiatt up close and personal is an experience not to be missed. Hear their storytelling mastery not only in the songs they sing, but in the insightful tales they offer up between songs.

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Video: Breckenridge Tuaca Body Art Ball

Tuaca Body Art Ball at Riverwalk Center

Packed house for Riverwalk event

By Jenney Coberly

The Tuaca Body Art Ball entertained an enthusiastic capacity crowd at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge, Colorado, on January 11, 2011, with a high-energy show that blends body art, music and dance.

The show was brought to Breckenridge as part of the 2011 Ullr Fest celebration, which continues through Saturday, January 15.

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Video: Yamn at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center

Rockin’ in the Rockies

By Jenney Coberly

SUMMIT COUNTY — Yamn, formerly of Breckenridge, brought in the New Year at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge.  The Denver-based group plays “progressive-trance-fusion”, and tours the country.  The show opened with the Shook Twins from Portland, Oregon, who also joined Yamn on the stage later in the show.

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