Keller Williams and his compadres are back in Keystone this December for the 7th year in a row! On December 21 and 22, 2018, Keller will be rocking the house with various friends for two completely unique nights of music.
On Friday night, Keller will get down with ‘The Andys’, aka Andy Thorn from Leftover Salmon, Andy Hall from the Infamous Stringdusters, and Andy Falco, also from the Infamous Stringdusters.
Saturday night will strike up a completely different tune, as Keller will be collaborating with friends “Two Jeremys and an Eddie.” Jeremy Salken from Big Gigantic, Jeremy Garrett from the Infamous Stringdusters, and Eddie Roberts from the New Mastersounds.
Keller Williams is known for his engaging live performances using ‘looping’ techniques, where he builds upon previous measures, sounding like a band with layers of sounds, but actually created by himself, solo.
On both nights, the doors open and 8pm and music is scheduled to begin at 9pm. Tickets are $30 per night in advance online, or $55 for both nights when you purchase in advance. This event sells out every year, so be sure to get your tickets soon! Want to walk to the event? Stay in River Run Village to be close to the venue. Jack Pine Lodge, Silver Mill Condos, The Springs and Black Bear are all very close to Warren Station.
If you are looking to do some holiday shopping and enjoy some fun live music and delicious beer, Keystone has the event for you this holiday season! Support local artists while you do your holiday shopping and see live music at Warren Station at B.L.A.M.!
B.L.A.M. (Beer, Local Art & Music!) This fun holiday event kicks off at 5pm at Warren Station on Saturday, December 15. Local artists will be displaying and selling a variety of work including photography, jewelry, painting, woodwork, glass, custom skis and boards and more. Drink specials from New Belgium Brewery will be available and Summit County’s top funk band, The Frisco Funk Collective will be there bringing the tunes! Local singer / songwriter Glenda Luck will also be there as the opening act.
Art Show: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Live Music: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Don’t miss this fun holiday event at Keystone in River Run Village!
Summit County is lucky to have one of the best music scenes in the country. You can see live music here just about any night of the week. In the summer there is even more free music, as you can find multiple free weekly concert series in Dillon, Frisco, Keystone and Breckenridge. The Dillon Amphitheater, just a 10 minute drive from Keystone, was recently remodeled over the winter and this summer kicks off the grand reopening. Some of the improvements made included lessening the slope of the grassy lawn seating area, increasing the stage viewing sight-lines, creating more restrooms, improving the band backstage areas, and improving patron amenities. This is in hopes of continuing to bring bigger and better acts to the stage! Some big named acts, such as The String Cheese Incident, have already been added to the summer concert roster. Some of the free summer 2018 concerts include names like George Clinton, DevotchKa, Hazel Miller and The Original Wailers.
Enjoy free concerts on Friday and Saturday nights all summer long at this incredible outdoor music venue. Located on the shores of Lake Dillon, this grassy oasis has amazing views of the lake and the Continental Divide setting as a backdrop to some of the best tunes of the summer! Check out the free summer concert series lineup below.
Friday, June 29 | The Nacho Men | 7 – 9 pm Formed in 1980, The Nacho Men have a huge repertoire, complete with costume changes, humour and choreography. Look out for ‘special appearances’ from Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Prince, Bowie, Elvis and more!
Saturday, June 30 | Ron Ivory and One on One | 7 – 9 pm Enjoy the sounds of classic Motown, soul and rhythm and blues from this vocal quartet, backed up with a rhythm and horns section. 7 – 9 pm
Wednesday, July 4 | US Airforce Academy Band & Fireworks | 7 – 9 pm The band consists of 40 active-duty Air Force members and will be celebrating Independence Day followed by fireworks over the lake!
Friday, July 6 | The Samples | 7 – 9 pm This band hails from Boulder, CO and has been described as a cross between The Police and the Grateful Dead!
Saturday, July 7 | Queen Nation | 7 – 9 pm As the name implies, a legendary not-to-miss Queen cover band that formed in 2004.
Friday, July 13 | The Long Run | 7 – 9 pm Colorado’s Tribute to the Eagles and enjoy the classics like ‘Take it Easy’, ‘Best of My Love’ and ‘Hotel California’.
Saturday, July 14 | National Repertory Orchestra | 6 – 8 pm The NRO has been around for more than 50 years, a non-profit that prepares young musicians for careers in the orchestra world by delivering musical performances in Summit County.
Friday, July 20 | John Truscelli & Beau Thomas with the Frisco Funk Collective | 7 – 9 pm This is the night to dance! Summit County’s Frisco Funk features a rotating cast of some of the areas best funk deliverers!
Saturday, July 21 | A New Randy Hansen Experience | 7 – 9 pm Come for the sights and sounds of the Jimi Hendrix experience from guitarist Washington Randy.
Friday, July 27 | DevotchKa | 7 – 9 pm Based in Denver, this 4-piece multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble delivers beautiful melodies with bold sounds.
Saturday, July 28 | George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic | 7 – 9 pm ‘P-Funk’ is the heart of American Funk Music and Afrofuturism, a rotating cast of musicians headed by the legendary George Clinton.
Friday, August 3 | Who’s Bad | 7 – 9 pm Don’t miss the ‘Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience’ who has been performing for 14 years!
Saturday, August 4 | Dumpstaphunk | 7 – 9 pm Hailing from New Orleans, this is one of the funkiest bands you’ll see take the stage!
Friday, August 10 | Con Brio | 7 – 9 pm Seven Bay Area musicians from diverse backgrounds come together to great a funk and psychedelic soul sound.
Saturday, August 11 | Mipso | 7 – 9 pm This Indie-Americana quartet took the stage last year at Keystone’s Mountain Town Music Festival and is back at the Dillon Amphitheatre this summer. Enjoy a host of string instruments and vocals with this Chapel Hill’s unique sound.
Friday, August 17 | The Original Wailers | 7 – 9 pm Enjoy all of the classics from the Wailers Music like ‘No Woman No Cry and ‘Three O’Clock Road Block.’
Saturday, August 18 | The Machine | 7 – 10 pm Bring back the sounds of Pink Floyd with this 25-year running show, creating their own legacy.
Friday, August 24 | Ripe | 7 – 9 pm This up and coming 7-piece funk band from Boston is sure to get you up on your feet with their moving melodies and improv work.
Saturday, August 25 | The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies | 7 – 9 pm With over 25 years of following their own beat, the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies deliver a fun and memorable swing show that you won’t want to miss.
Friday, August 31 | Hazel Miller Band | 7 – 9 pm With a stunning and powerful voice full of soul, Hazel Miller has been performing in Colorado for the past 24 years and has opened for some incredible artists like Bob James, The Temptations and James Brown.
Saturday, September 1 | The PettyBreakers | 7 – 9 pm After closing out Keystone Oktoberfest, head to Dillon for the last free concert of the summer season. Celebrate the life and music of the late and great Tom Petty and all of the nostalgic American tunes that he delivered to the world.
Make the Dillon Amphitheatre a stop on your next visit to Keystone this summer! There are some incredible concerts coming up this summer here in Summit County and the best part is that all of these listed above are completely free to attend! There is even a free county-wide shuttle that can take you to the concert from your vacation rental in Keystone if you want to enjoy a craft Colorado beer at the show and not have to drive. Book your summer stay at Keystone Resort with SummitCove Lodging today.
Although Keystone’s lifts stop turning on April 8, Arapahoe Basin stays open for a few more months, typically into early June, depending on the snow. A-Basin is just 7 miles up the hill from Keystone and there is even a free shuttle, the Swan Mountain Flyer, from the Summit Stage that will take you up there! Why not extend your ski season and head to Arapahoe Basin for some more turns and fun events?
Arapahoe Basin Spring Events
Wednesday, April 11 29th Annual Enduro & Apres Party A fundraiser and ski-a-thon that benefits ‘Building Hope’, a division of the FIRC that provides mental health and suicide prevention assistance in our mountain community.
Friday, April 13 6th Alley Bar & Grill Supper Club – Italian Night From 6:30 – 8:30, enjoy an italian dinner of baby arugula salad, chicken marsala and tiramisu for just $22 plus tax and gratuity at the 6th Alley Bar & Grill. Call 888-ARAPAHOE (272-7246) to make a reservation.
Saturday, April 21 Earth Day Celebration Sponsored by Denver Beer Company Darn Tough, Clif Bar, POW and the Denver Beer Company team up to sponsor a fun day of carpooling and sustainability. The first few hundred people to show up with 3 or more people in their car will win a prize package and raffle tickets. Sign up for the Scavenger Hunt for just $20 for a team of 2, $5 for each extra person, proceeds benefit POW (Protect Our Winters). At 2 pm, local athlete Cody Cirillo will give a talk about Climate Change. The apres party is from 12 – 3 with live music by the Gin Doctors and the final raffle at 3pm.
Friday, April 27 Moonlight Dinner Series – Randonee – A Polynesian Luau This dinner is sold out. Hawaiian shirts and hawaiian dancers – head up the mountain on skis or snow shoes and head down in the moonlight. Enjoy polynesian luau fare including a roast pig, along with entertainment and live music at this unique on-mountain event.
Saturday, April 28 Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series with Black Dog – A Led Zeppelin Cover Band Free live music from Black Dog, who has an extensive catalog of Zeppelin songs, playing from 1 – 4 pm in the Mountain Goat Plaza. The Summit Stage bus will run from Keystone to A-Basin Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, May 28th, 2018. The free bus will leave River Run, in Keystone, at :55 after the hour until 4:55 p.m.. The last bus will leave A-Basin at 5:10 p.m. to go back to Keystone. The Summit Stage runs from all towns in Summit County and is a great way to save gas, save money and it is completely FREE!
Friday, May 4 6th Alley Bar & Grill Supper Club – Beer Makers Dinner featuring Elevation Beer Co. This dinner is sold out. Head to A-Basin’s 6th Avenue Bar & Grill for a 5-course meal, with each course paired with a 5 – 7 ounce pour from Elevation Brewery. Cost is $68 plus tax and gratuity.
Saturday, May 5 Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series with King Cardinal Free live music from Americana – Folk – Country band, King Cardinal, playing from 1 – 4 pm in the Mountain Goat Plaza. The Summit Stage bus will run from Keystone to A-Basin Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, May 28th, 2018. The free bus will leave River Run, in Keystone, at :55 after the hour until 4:55 p.m.. The last bus will leave A-Basin at 5:10 p.m. to go back to Keystone. The Summit Stage runs from all towns in Summit County and is a great way to save gas, save money and it is completely FREE!
Saturday, May 12 Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series with HomeSlice Free live music from HomeSlice, playing from 1 – 4 pm in the Mountain Goat Plaza. The Summit Stage bus will run from Keystone to A-Basin Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, May 28th, 2018. The free bus will leave River Run, in Keystone, at :55 after the hour until 4:55 p.m.. The last bus will leave A-Basin at 5:10 p.m. to go back to Keystone. The Summit Stage runs from all towns in Summit County and is a great way to save gas, save money and it is completely FREE!
Saturday, May 12 3rd Annual Swimwear Day & Spring Rail Jam Dress in your favorite swimwear and get a raffle ticket for prizes and a chance to win a Never Summer snowboard! The Spring Rail Jam will also be taking place in the Treeline Terrain Park. Show up to compete and earn a chance to win prizes and bragging rights!
Saturday, May 19 Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series with The Beloved Invaders Free live music from The Beloved Invaders, an instrumental surf band, playing from 1 – 4 pm in the Mountain Goat Plaza. The Summit Stage bus will run from Keystone to A-Basin Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, May 28th, 2018. The free bus will leave River Run, in Keystone, at :55 after the hour until 4:55 p.m.. The last bus will leave A-Basin at 5:10 p.m. to go back to Keystone. The Summit Stage runs from all towns in Summit County and is a great way to save gas, save money and it is completely FREE!
Saturday, May 26 Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series with Whitewater Ramble Free live music from the Rocky Mountain Dance Grass Americana favorite, Whitewater Ramble, playing from 1 – 4 pm in the Mountain Goat Plaza. The Summit Stage bus will run from Keystone to A-Basin Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, May 28th, 2018. The free bus will leave River Run, in Keystone, at :55 after the hour until 4:55 p.m.. The last bus will leave A-Basin at 5:10 p.m. to go back to Keystone. The Summit Stage runs from all towns in Summit County and is a great way to save gas, save money and it is completely FREE!
Sunday, May 27 17th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs with Mojomama Beer tasting, gourmet cuisine and live music, all in between turns on the mountain! What could be better? Beer sampling from 14 breweries from 12 – 4 pm, with live music from R&B / Funk Colorado based band, Mojomama from 1 – 4 pm.
The Summit Stage bus will run from Keystone to A-Basin Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, May 28th, 2018. The free bus will leave River Run, in Keystone, at :55 after the hour until 4:55 p.m.. The last bus will leave A-Basin at 5:10 p.m. to go back to Keystone. The Summit Stage runs from all towns in Summit County and is a great way to save gas, save money and it is completely FREE!
Spring Rail Jam #2 Also taking place will be the free Spring Rail Jam #2 at Treeline Terrain Park, happening from 9 am – 2 pm. Compete to win prizes!
Saturday, June 2 Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series with artist TBA Free live music from The Burroughs, self described as ‘sweaty soul music’, playing from 1 – 4 pm in the Mountain Goat Plaza.
Sunday, June 3 Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series with Tunisia Free live music from high energy entertainment group, Tunisia, playing from 1 – 4 pm in the Mountain Goat Plaza.
Ski season is coming to an end, with closing day on April 8. Keystone is pulling out all the stops and planning on an action packed weekend to close out with a bang! Check out what’s happening closing weekend:
Saturday Night Fireworks The last fireworks of ski season, happening on Saturday, April 7! The show starts at 8pm, launching up from mid-mountain. You can see them from River Run and Mountain House Villages!
Mike Love with Project 432 After the fireworks, head to Warren Station for some live music! Hawaiian native, performer and master songwriter, Mike Love will be headlining at Keystone’s Warren Station on Saturday, April 7. Opening is Project 432, a Denver based band that brings a unique hip hop funk style of music to the stage. Advanced tickets for the evening start at $18 online or $22 day of show at the door if still available. The doors open at 7:30 and music begins at 8 – don’t miss the last concert of the ski season at Keystone!
The Keystone Slush Cup This event is a total blast to both participate in or attend. The Keystone Slush Cup asks BRAVE skiers and snowboarders to dress up in a costume, speed down a hill and attempt to cross a huge pool of ice cold water! Awards will be given for categories like Best Crash, Best Splash, Best Costume and Best Overall! Registration is just $35 or the event is free to attend and watch! There will be a DJ on site and bbq food for purchase! Here is the schedule events for the Keystone Slush Cup on closing day, April 8.
8 am – 10 am | In-Person Registration & Check-In 10 am – 12:30 pm | Enjoy the sunshine and spring skiing! 12:30 pm | Participants must return for Safety talk and Judges message 1 pm – 3 pm | Slush Cup: Adults & Kids Pond Skimming! 3 pm | Winners announced!
Coming up to Keystone over President’s Weekend for a mountain getaway? Planning a girls weekend? Or looking for a fun way to celebrate a late Valentines Day date? Come out to Keystone for a nice long 3-day weekend in mid-February and join Warren Station for their annual Winter Wine Tasting event; featuring delicious d’oeuvres, live music, bold reds, and delicious whites. There will be top wine specialists on hand to help you develop your palate and find your favorite wine. Also, enjoy live music while tasting, eating and having fun with whomever you choose to bring. If you are coming with a non-wino person do not worry, there are cocktails or craft beer for them while you enjoy the wine, (see below for cocktails that will be served). We have great lodging nearby in Keystone’s River Run Village so you don’t have to drive anywhere after indulging. Check out River Run condo locations to find the best vacation rental for you and be close to the Gondola for skiing as well. Doors for the event open at 7pm, with tasting ’til 9 and the live music running through 10. Get tickets in advance and save $5 each on the ticket athttps://www.warrenstation.com or get them for $45 at the door per person if they are still available.
Featured d’oeuvres of the evening:
Herb Crusted Chicken Thighs with Saffron and Ginger Rice
Mini Frisee Salad
Pumpernickel Finger Sandwiches- Ham, and Boursin Cheese (Glazed with Raspberry Balsamic)
Rye Finger Sandwiches- Cucumber, and Chevre Cheese
Get your grape on this weekend, July 15th and 16th at the annual Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival. This weekend is definitely a favorite amongst the locals! Wine and Jazz Fest is jam packed with fun events like Prosecco and Pancakes, Flat Irons Jazz Orchestra, wine tastings and so much more! Wine and cheese along with other food pairings will be happening throughout the entire weekend along with some amazing reserve wine tastings! This is a Colorado Wine festival you will not want to miss! You can view the whole weekend’s schedule of events here. Check out our Wine and Jazz Taster’s Dream Package which offers two nights lodging in River Run and two one-day Grand Tasting Tickets to the event, starting at just $481! Live music includes artists Scruffy Pearls, Joel Rodney Siemion, Brian Simpson Band, Michael Lington, the Flatirons Jazz Orchestra, Phil Denny Band and Vincent Ingala.
Looking for some other activities to do this weekend? On Friday, head up to the top of the mountain for the Friday Afternoon Club, with live music from Dewey Paul. Spend the afternoon hiking around, enjoying the views and playing yard games such as cornhole, slacklining or ladder golf! On Saturday, take the kids to tie-dye a t-shirt from 3 – 5 pm. Head out on a bike ride on the beautiful bike path which flows along the Snake River in Keystone. Ride all the way to Dillon and stop for a cocktail at the Tiki Bar or even ride all the way around the Dillon Reservoir! Prefer to hike? The Keystone Aqueduct Trail is a great trail for all ages that offers great views of Keystone and the Gore Range Mountains. You may also want to book a whitewater rafting adventure while you are here with Performance Tours rafting. The activities are endless – but summer is not! Head to Keystone this weekend for the Wine and Jazz Festival and some fun, before summer is over!
Next weekend BBQ lovers will have the chance to sample some of the world’s best barbecue at the2012 BBQ at the Summit in Dillon, Colorado. The Dillon BBQ is a wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful weather in Summit County while treating yourself to some scrumptious barbeque, corn, funnel cakes, ice cold beverages and more! In addition to the delicious home-cooked food and drinks there is also a kids area to entertain the little ones, many different judging events and a plethora of live music and entertainment on the Climax Molybdenum Stage on both Friday and Saturday, August 10-11. The weekend wraps up with Funkiphino, Colorado’s Funk Sensation, playing live at the Lake Dillon Amphitheater for FREE, starting at 7pm.
BBQ at the Summit Schedule of Events:
FRIDAY August 10th 7 am – 10 am: Registration Open — Dillon Town Hall 11 am: National Anthem at the Golden Toad Booth 12 pm – 10 pm: BBQ Buck Sales & Food/Beverage sales 1 pm – 10 pm: Peoples Choice Voting 1 pm – 3 pm: Luv Brothers – Climax Molybdenum Stage 2:30 pm: Cook’s and Kid’s Q Meeting — Judging Tent 4 pm – 6 pm: Kid’s Q — Kid’s Q area 4 pm – 6 pm: Grinz – Climax Molybdenum Stage 4:30 pm – 5 pm: Judge’s check in — Judging Tent 5 pm: Showmanship Judging for the Mayors Cup begins 6 pm: Kid’s Q judging — Judging Tent 6:30 pm: Side Dish Judging – Judging Tent 7 pm: Salsa Judging – Judging Tent 7:30 pm: Sauce Judging – Judging Tent 7 pm – 9 pm: Harper and Midwest Kind— Climax Molybdenum Stage
This is a great weekend to visit Summit County! After the BBQ on Saturday, be sure to attend the comedy show at Warren Station with award-winning comedian Steve Mudflap McGrew and opener Matt Baca. Enjoy drink specials and more at this gut-busting event. Stand up may not be suitable for kids. Looking to be in the heart of all of the action and be within walking distance to the event? Check out our properties at Silver Mill or Black Bear Lodge for easy access to the comedy show and you won’t have to worry about parking! Tickets for the event are available online or also at the door.
Start the weekend off right with Keystone Resort’s Friday Afternoon Club! Head up to the Summit House, via the River Run Gondola to enjoy an evening of live music, drink and food specials and activities including horseshoes, corn hole, ladder ball, bocce ball and more! Enjoy the spectacular views from an Adirondack chair or take a scenic nature hike. Free live music will feature a variety of bands throughout the summer. All activities are free and can be checked out through the Overlook Grill. Foot passenger rides on the gondola are FREE on Fridays from 3pm- close. This afternoon features music from The Luv Brothers, a Summit-County based band, playing not only high energy bluegrass country originals, but also a mix of cover songs which they put their own unique spin on.
Free parking is available at the River Run Lot, located off of Highway 6 East on Gondola Road.
DATES OF FEATURED LIVE MUSIC AT FAC IN KEYSTONE July 27- Luv Brothers August 3- Funky Johnson August 10- Levi August 17- Chancer’s Hooley August 24- Luv Brothers August 31- Luv Brothers
Also tonight and tomorrow night in Keystone, catch UMconcious playing live at the Snake River Saloon. The band brings a fusion of live hip-hop, jazz and funk, based from Denver, and won the Westword Magazine’s ‘Best Hip-Hop Band in Colorado’ award in 2008. Small cover charge at the door.
16th Annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival at Keystone Resort Colorado
August 4th-5th, 2012 River Run at Keystone, Colorado
Escape the summer heat of the city and visit Keystone for one of the best summer festivals in Colorado! The Bluegrass and Beer Festival is back for its 16th year in a row and visitors come from all over the state and even the country to attend this fun festival every year! Festival-goers can bask in the sun, enjoying the blue skies, gorgeous views and cool mountain temperatures while tasting amazing brews from over 30 breweries, nibbling on some delicious down-home cooking and get’ down to the live music bluegrass shows on 3 different stages in River Run Village on August 4 & 5, 2012. August temperatures in Keystone average around 75 degrees, making it the ideal place for a summer getaway!
River Run Condos for this popular weekend are booking up fast- if you reserve your 2+ night stay by Saturday, 7/28, Take 25% off for the Bluegrass & Beer Festival Weekend with SummitCove Lodging. 25% Off Sale ends on 7/28/2012, *see webpage for full details. SummitCove has a wide variety of properties to fit any size group or budget. Book a condo in the heart of River Run and watch the bands from your balcony or pick a property with mountain views- the choice is yours! Black Bear Lodge is right in the middle of the action try renting a condo there!
This is a fun festival that everyone is sure to enjoy! Not interested in beer? The music is free to anyone! Wine and non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase as well. Weekend Passes or Single Day Passes for BEER-DRINKING at the event are available for purchase online or at the door. Passes include an official sampling mug along with unlimited beer tastings.