Summer Music in the Mountains
The high country will be jamming this summer! In recent years there has been lots of growth and expansion in both the talent performing in the mountains and the venues in and around Breckenridge. Let me take you on a tour of the spaces and places you can catch some tunes this summer and some of the high notes that will be hitting with big performances.
The Breckenridge Music AirStage
The newest addition to the music venues in Breckenridge is a reborn classic. Breck Create has taken a classic Airstream trailer and modified it with a pop-out stage that is perfect for mid summer jam sessions in the Breckenridge Arts District, Carter Park, Blue River Plaza and anywhere it can be parked! You can find a calendar of events, locations and performances here.
Rocky Mountain Underground (RMU for short) is a local favorite ski shop/bar/beer garden/music venue. RMU is located smack in the middle of Main Street and their beer garden offers tons of sunshine and is a great place to kick back while taking in local bands.
If the late-night scene is more your style, find yourself at Motherloaded on a Friday or Saturday night. Rocking music rages from the front of the bar for dancing and singing along. Motherloaded has a historic back bar that is situated away from the tunes and offers a dark speak-easy style atmosphere where they serve up their signature mason jar cocktails (try the Grey Earl!). Motherloaded has Happy Hour Music from 5-8 p.m. every Friday through Sunday and you’ll find rotating local talent like Joe Teichman or the amazing 90’s – early 2000’s cover band, El Paso Lasso. Check their website for more information.
The Riverwalk Center
The largest venue in Breck sits along the flow of the Blue River, has large retractable bay doors to let in the cool summer breeze and a huge lawn outdoors where the music travels outside in full view of the mountains. This is a great venue for families visiting town in search of a sonically pleasing activity. Summer home of National Repertory Orchestra, you can find them or other big names here every Saturday night in the Summer. For summer 2023, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Wailers and Graham Nash bring their sounds to the stage! Click here for a full concert lineup.
Other notable Breckenridge music hot spots include:
- The Gold Pan Saloon – take in some music in one of the oldest and most historic watering holes in west.
- Whiskey Star Smokehouse – A newer addition to Breckenridge, enjoy BBQ dinner downstairs and a large selection of whiskey and music upstairs.
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Amazing venues outside of Breckenridge:
After a recent renovation just a few years ago, the Dillon Amphitheater is drawing the biggest names to Summit County. This venue has a dance floor, bowl, and lawn seating and an unbeatable view of both Lake Dillon and the Ten Mile Range. They have music every Friday night and some nights during the week. For summer 2023 they’ve drawn in legendary artists such as Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Trampled By Turtles, Young The Giant, Umphreys McGee, Pretty Lights, and more! Click here for their full calendar.
10 Mile Music Hall
Frisco’s Main Street music mecca. This updated indoor venue is the perfect place to pop into when you are out of Breck for the night. After a stroll down Frisco’s historic downtown, you can take in a show from this two-story venue with a huge dance floor and large 2nd-floor balcony. For the most up-to-date upcoming shows check out their Facebook Page.