The Town of Frisco is excited to offer a variety of free concerts all summer long. New this year- on Friday, June 9, Frisco will throw a Summer Kickoff Concert on Frisco Main Street. Also, Frisco’s 4th of July celebrations will once again feature a concert on Main Street, and Frisco’s Concert in the Park series will return to the Frisco Historic Park with 12 concerts on Thursdays from June 15 through August 31.
Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 2023, at 4:00pm
Yonder Mountain String Band
At the forefront of the progressive bluegrass scene, as undeniable innovators and pioneers of the modern jam grass movement, Yonder Mountain String Band blends bluegrass with elements of rock, alternative, psychedelic and improvisational music. Yonder Mountain String Band brings their high-energy acoustic sound and light show into rock n’ roll settings with tremendous success, proving it is possible for a bluegrass band to not only exist but excel in a rock world, without drums.
Celebrating their quarter century mark with a Grammy Nomination for their 2022 release Get Yourself Outside, band members Adam Aijala (guitar, vocals), Ben Kaufmann (bass, vocals), Dave Johnston (banjo, vocals) and Nick Piccininni (mandolin, banjo, fiddle, vocals) co-wrote all tracks on the album over zoom sessions when COVID shut down the music touring industry. Yonder Mountain String Band was recently honored with an induction into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.
Summer Kickoff Concert
This new, free, summer concert on Frisco Main Street will benefit High County Conservation Center and bring together the community for music and festivities after a long winter.
June 9, 2023, at 4:00pm
Boostive believes strongly in the energy created through collaboration. The six-to-nine-piece band blends their diverse cultural and musical backgrounds into a massive, yet singular sound. Some going back over 20 years, these friendships are felt in the live performance, welcoming audiences of all kinds into the excitement created by the dub-hop soul group.
June 9, 2023, at 6:00pm
The Original Wailers
In 1974 when Bob Marley went solo, on the brink of international stardom, he surprised the music community by choosing American born lead guitarist, Al Anderson. It was Anderson’s stunning lead work on classics such as ‘No Woman No Cry’ & ‘Three O’clock Road Block,’ that first alerted rock fans to the Wailer’s music.
Anderson’s musical achievements with Bob Marley & The Wailers include the platinum award winning albums, ‘Live at the Lyceum’, ‘Babylon by Bus’, and ten times platinum album ‘Legend.’ The Original Wailers received their own Grammy nomination in 2013 for their album ‘Miracle’ making it Anderson’s second Grammy Nomination.
The Original Wailers also include Chet Samuel (lead vocals /guitar), Omar Lopez (bass guitar), Paapa Nyarkoh (drums), and Noel “Ras Klamper” Aikenon (keyboards and organ) who continue the legacy of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ music. Al Anderson is the sole member of the Bob Marley & The Wailers’ mid-1970’s line-up in The Original Wailers.
2023 Concerts in the Park Lineup
The Concert in the Park series is a local favorite and an ode to summer evenings in the Rockies. The series features bands from a wide variety of musical genres, including bluegrass, rock, reggae, jam band, blues, Americana, and more. Each week a different local non-profit is benefited by selling refreshments to raise funds to support their efforts in Summit County. The Concert in the Park series goes from 5:30 to 7:30 pm each Thursday and is free to the public. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and well-behaved, leashed pets to join in on the best family-friendly happy hour in Summit County.
June 15, 2023 from 5:30-7:30pm
Concert to Benefit the Summit Musicians Relief Fund
Exposing the pains of severed relationships and unearthing the pursuits of love and purpose, Goldpine is emotional and relevant. After nearly a decade of homing in on their sound, they’re ready to show the world their self-produced LP, ‘One.’ Their debut album is a snapshot of their lives — symbolizing a new beginning and an homage to their previous band name “My One and Only,” featuring bold vocal harmonies and fervent lyrics. ‘One’ is the perfect introduction to Goldpine.
June 22, 2023 from 5:30-7:30pm
Concert to Benefit the Family & Intercultural Resource Center
Lord Nelson is a Charlottesville, Virginia based rock/Americana band whose unique sound emulates their Virginia roots. The past year Lord Nelson released their third full length album, “Transmission” to strong press and reviews. Thanks to radio play across the country, it cracked the Billboard Americana Top 100, and the band toured nationally to share their songs on the road. Their record is rowdy, rock-forward, and intended to bring people together; dance, sing in the car, hum under your breath, crank up the stereo, and don’t take life too seriously for a few minutes. The band is currently finishing their new album scheduled to be released in 2023 and will be touring nationally again this summer, including a string of Colorado dates.
June 29, 2023 from 5:30-7:30pm
Concert to Benefit Summit Seniors
A.J. Fullerton is a progressive roots artist raised in western Colorado. Winner of 24 Blues Society Members Choice Awards, he has steadily built a reputation as one of the hottest rising talents on the Colorado music scene. A.J. is well known for his skillful guitar and powerful vocals and is often called “beyond his years.” His style of playing falls somewhere between the finger picking and slide of country roots music and the groove based up-tempo sensibilities of blues and rock ‘n’ roll.
July 6, 2023 from 5:30-7:30pm
Eyes Wide Open
Concert to Benefit Summit County Preschool
Based in Dillon, Colorado, Eyes Wide Open has performed together for over 12 years. With powerful female lead vocals, the band performs covers of rock and alternative favorites.
July 13, 2023 from 5:30-7:30pm
Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen
Concert to Benefit League for Animals and People of the Summit
Multi-Grammy nominated Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen is a torrent of mind-blowing bluegrass. Known for their meaty pile-driving rhythms and Frank’s dynamic and bold vocals, the band’s last two albums have both received a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album. Twice, they have been named IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year and earned numerous other IBMA nominations, including Male Vocalist of the Year, Mandolin Player of the Year, and in 2013, received Banjo Player of the Year. Their massive sound and show stealing performances command the most prestigious stages in the country and abroad, from The Grand Ole Opry to the biggest international festivals across Europe, South America, and Australia. Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen’s respect and deep understanding of the bluegrass tradition collides, live on stage, with rock-tinged fiery virtuosity that pushes the boundaries of the genre. Other influences include country, jazz, blues, southern rock, and soul.
July 20, 2023 from 5:30-7:30pm
Dave Jordan & The NIA
Concert to Benefit Rotary Club of Summit County
Dave Jordan is a New Orleans based singer, songwriter, bassist, and guitar player. Over the course of nearly 20 years and three bands, he has produced and co-produced six albums, played over 2,000 shows nationwide, and performed or recorded with some of the most esteemed musicians in New Orleans and across the country. His most recent work, as a solo artist, has quickly become one of the most talked about roots rock acts in New Orleans.
Dave Jordan released his latest album “Keep Going” in fall 2022. The album is produced by Anders Osborne and features guest appearances by George Porter Jr. (The Meters) and Chad Cromwell (Neil Young and Mark Knopfler) among others and has received numerous favorable reviews to date.
July 27, 2023 from 5:30-7:30pm
Concert to Benefit Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
Founded in New Orleans, Hash Cabbage plays cosmic psychedelic American music. Hash Cabbage has an eclectic sound with a variety of influences from southern rock, improvisational jazz, reggae, funk, and outlaw country, all the way to surreal psychedelia.
August 3, 2023 from 5:30-7:30pm
Concert to Benefit Summit County Arts Council
Hailing from Colorado, Lola Rising is a six-piece island folk rock band also known as “Jahawaiian” that is ukulele driven with high energy melodic dance rhythms and soaring guitars. The band was inspired by a song that front man, Paul Medina Guevara, once wrote about the passing of his `Lola`, which means Grandmother in Filipino. This was then coupled with `Rising`, which evokes images of spirituality and embraces the human condition. Their dance-able rhythms, honest poetry, and smooth melodic multi-part harmonies make their music familiar, fun, accessible, vivid, and thought-provoking.
August 10, 2023 from 5:30-7:30pm
Concert to Benefit Mountain Dreamers
If you’ve heard of Texas country and Oklahoma red dirt, then there’s no doubt that you’re also familiar with outlaw country and southern rock. Now take all those Americana music styles and change the scenery. How about Colorado? That’s exactly where you’ll find The Barlow, a rugged, four-piece band brewing its own mountain-high version of Colorado country. One listen to The Barlow’s third full-length album “New Year, Old Me”, and you hear a fresh spin on a familiar sawdust-floor friend. Consider this album a giant, boot-print step toward solidifying their sound. These four guys have no desire to blend into the background. They have something to say.
August 17, 2023 from 5:30-7:30pm
Concert to Benefit Colorado Learning Connections
Formed in 2015, Jubilingo has grown to be one of Denver’s best regarded rock bands. Combining elements from southern soul with Colorado jam-rock, Jubilingo has created a unique sound. Lead by female vocalist Jessica Holloway, this tight-knit quartet is sure to lift your spirits and get you moving on the dance floor through groovy baselines, robust vocals, and high-spirited guitar.
August 24, 2023 from 5:30-7:30pm
Tenth Mountain Division
Concert to Benefit Women of the Summit
New on the music scene, Tenth Mountain Division pays tribute to their forefathers in Colorado. Like those that came before, Tenth Mountain Division is pushing their ski-party sound into bold, new directions with their exploratory take on Americana that dips into all their influences from classic southern rock to progressive bluegrass, psychedelic blues, and rock ‘n’ roll.
August 31, 2023 from 5:30-7:30pm
Babaux and The Peacemakers
Concert to Benefit Smart Bellies
Babaux and The Peacemakers is a Colorado-based roots-rock quartet, led by Cristian Basso. Embracing an array of moods and styles from jam band-rootsy to swampy bayou blues and acoustic funk, each song is like a new chapter in the root’s music playbook. Their smooth and haunting vocals with a rough and poetic delivery are filled with a series of multi-layered grooves that make every song a different experience. The band’s recently released debut album, “Lucky 13”, was immediately embraced by radio stations across the country. The band has also just released their second album “Moments in Time” in May 2023.