Live Music in Keystone This Weekend

Headed to Keystone for the Beer and Bluegrass Festival this weekend?  The festival itself is free to attend and watch the music, or you can buy a tasting pass for access to unlimited beer samplings to get you in the mood for dancing under the sunny Colorado blue skies. Three stages will be setup throughout River Run Village to feature live bluegrass music all weekend long.  Check out tunes from The Lonely Heartstrings Band, Mason Town, Tim O’Brien, Peter Rowan Band, Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, T-Sisters, Mandolin Orange, Larry Keel Experience and more.  The music starts at 11:30 am on both Saturday and Sunday, with the beer tasting beginning at 1, finishing up each day at 5 pm.

The music doesn’t have to stop when the festival ends! The Snake River Saloon, which is only a few minutes walk from River Run Village, will be hosting live bands with Zuma Road, Woodshed Red and Harmonious Junk playing this Thursday through Saturday nights!

Zuma Road is a fairly new band made up of Summit County locals. Self described as a ‘five piece groove, soul, rock group,” Zuma Road will start the weekend off by playing at The Snake on Thursday night. Friday will feature a funky bluegrass inspired band, Woodshed Red, native to Colorado Spring. And to close the weekend out, Harmonious Junk will keep you dancing all night with their jam band vibes.

Keystone is your home for great live music all summer long.  Book a Keystone vacation rental for the weekend and you can leave your car parked and not have to worry about driving anywhere.

Written By: Lauren Smith

Head for the Hills This Weekend in Keystone

Spring in the high country is a great time to visit, with beautiful weather, fun events, and tons of great live music! If you are looking for some local Colorado music to liven up your weekend, look no further than Head for the Hills, performing at Warren Station Center for the Arts this Saturday, March 12th in Keystone’s River Run Village. Described as the ‘epitome of Colorado Bluegrass’, this band brings a modern twist to the genre.  They were tagged ‘Best in Colorado Bluegrass’ by the Westword Showcase Reader’s Poll. This is not the band’s first visit to Keystone, they performed an incredible New Year’s Eve show to ring in 2015 and they are back for more good times here in 2016! Locals and visitors alike will enjoy a fun night of great music and dancing.  Free parking for the event is available in the Montezuma Skier Parking lot just near the venue.

Head for the Hills performs a mixture of original songs and popular covers sure to please all audiences. They are self described as “Pop-infused newgrass murder ballads and urbane lyricism.” Their latest album is a combination of “bluegrass, jazz, hip-hop and indie rock into songs inspired by love and misery and comic books.” You won’t want to miss this fun performance! Doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 9pm, at Warren Station, in River Run in Keystone. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $18 the day of if they are still available. Visit the link here for more information about the show, the venue, the band or to buy your tickets for the event!  This show has a good chance of selling out, so advance tickets are recommended, plus you’ll save a few bucks when you buy them early.

Looking to stay in Keystone for the weekend? Make a weekend out of it and take advantage of warm weather, spring skiing and fantastic live music. Last minute accommodations in the main village are still available for this weekend through SummitCove Vacation Lodging.  All SummitCove guests also receive a special guest discount on tickets to the show! Want to be able to walk to the concert?  Check out some of the lodges that are nearby in River Run Village, including Arapahoe Lodge, Black Bear Lodge, Jack Pine, and Buffalo Condos.  All of these properties have heated parking, access to the Dakota Lodge pool, private ski lockers and are all within walking distance to Warren Station, the Keystone Gondola, ski slopes and more!  You’ll enjoy all the conveniences and amenities of staying in the village, such as the ice skating rink at Dercum Square, the outdoor firepits, and the numerous shops and restaurants just outside your doorstep. Head up the gondola for a great day of spring skiing, to checkout the Kidtopia Snowfort or even to enjoy a round of tubing with your friends at Adventure Point! Park yourself on a patio for an après ski drink in the sun or a morning Bloody Mary or famous Inxpot Irish Coffee.  What are you waiting for? ‘Head for the Hills’ at Keystone this weekend for an epic weekend of skiing and live Colorado Bluegrass music! You won’t be disappointed!

3rd Annual Winter Bluegrass Festival in Keystone Colorado

On March 7 and 8, 2014 Keystone’s Warren Station will be lit up with live Bluegrass music from four Colorado bands for the 3rd Annual Winter Bluegrass Festival at Keystone Resort.  Friday night, the 5 piece Steel Pennies kick things off at 7pm followed by the headliner The Blue Canyon Boys at 9pm. The Blue Canyon boys won the 2008 Telluride Bluegrass festival band contest and were picked to represent the U.S. at the 14th annual Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak, Malaysia.  Saturday night features music from The Pine Beatles and The Haunted Windchimes.  Both evenings will start with a Community Jam kickoff hour from 6 – 7 pm, so bringing your own fiddles and banjos is highly encouraged!

There is free parking for the event in the River Run Montezuma Parking Lot.  Doors open at 6 pm both nights.  Tickets for the event can be purchased www.keystonewinterbluegrass.comPurchase in advance at $12 a night or $20 for two-night pass in advance or buy them at the door for $15 a night or $25 for a two-night pass.  SummitCove Lodging in Keystone offers vacation rentals in the heart of River Run Village, just steps from Warren Station.  We suggest renting a condo at Black Bear, Jack Pine Lodge, or Silver Mill for the ultimate Bluegrass headquarters!