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, humor, 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.