Summit County Music!
Summit County is a hidden mecca for music lovers and bands alike.
Musicians not only flock to Summit County to perform at local music venues, but music and bands originate here to bring music to all of us visitors and locals alike, in the county.
You may be surprised to find out that we have a wide array of local music types and performers here in Summit. There are one man and woman shows, great vocalists, jam bands, bluegrass bands, cover bands, and so much more!
Local Music in Summit County, Colorado
Now that you know a tiny amount about music in Summit County let’s take a look at some excellent local bands we know and love. At Warren Station, we love having fantastic music right in our backyard, and while we bring in musical acts from all over the state and country, we are always happy to see familiar faces performing on our stage.
There are TONS of different kinds of bands and music in Summit County, so keep in mind this is just a list of few! Please email us with any suggestions or other local bands or musicians you love.
Summit County Band we Love #1: Hobo Village
First up, is the newer local band Hobo Village. These guys performed at Warren Station for New Year’s Eve this year and knocked it out of the park. All of the band members are based out of Summit County, CO, and they rock!
“Hobo Village has, according to their loyal fans, brought heavy rock and roll music back to the High Country in a way they haven’t heard before,” this from their website.
We have seen Hobo Village perform music at places like Arapahoe Basin’s 6th Alley and in Breckenridge at Apres. And, Hobo Village will be joining the likes of Hells Belles on stage for the 10th anniversary of the Bacon and Bourbon Festival this summer in Keystone.
Hobo Village is a Summit County band that “blends influences of classic rock, 90’s alternative, funk, blues, and heavy metal with a heavy psychedelic sound.”
Summit County Band we love #2: Shaky Hand String Band
Next up is the bluegrass band Shaky Hand String Band that calls themselves “mountain grass.” This band consists of Jess Rose Moidel on the fiddle, Patrick O’Halloran on the banjo, Todd Webster on the mandolin, Loren Zyniecki on the Guitar, and Angel Edgemon on the Bass.
We can’t say enough how much we love these guys and are even quoted on their website saying:
“Foodies and beer lovers; your palate will thank you while your feet will be tapping to the best in Colorado Bluegrass with Summit County’s Shaky Hand String Band.”
— Keystone Neighborhood Company
Shaky Hand String band has performed all over the US in the past three years, not just in Summit County. We are excited to share that they were finalists at the 2018 Pickin’ in the Pines band contest, and their 2017 album is available for sale and is called Two Miles High.
Summit County Band We love #3: High Five
Another great band we love has been around for 15 years in Summit County and is called High Five. These guys play a little bit of everything, and you will often find them collaborating with other groups like Hobo Village and Shaky Hand String Band. They even play with members of the Infamous Stringdusters and the String Cheese Incident! They are fantastic musical collaborators and amazing on their own as well.
High Five consists of Levi Corrigan on vocals and guitar, Billy Merrill on vocals, guitar, and keys, Tyler Easton on vocals and bass, and lastly, Jay Davis on the drums. We love them because they are great people who play unique covers and danceable originals. Their music is “bluegrassy, jazzy, rocky, jammy mountain music” that gets you moving and is fun dancing music!
Summit County originated band we love #4: Eminence Ensemble
This Summit County raised band started in Summit County and grew up in Boulder. We love this band because they play unique rock and electronic original music with high energy performances that keep you dancing late into the night!
Eminence Ensemble consists of six members and has a big sound because of it! Members are Tanner Bardin on the drums, Nick Baum on percussion and lead vocals, Johnny Bosbyshell on keyboard and synth, Zac Flynn on bass, synth, and vocals, Taylor Frederick on guitar and vocals, and last but not least Justin Neely on guitar and vocals.
Eminence Ensemble has played at Warren Station before and all over Summit County. Now they are expanding to music festivals like Electric Forest and venues all over the country.
Summit County’s El Paso Lasso as a band we love #5
Last but not least, you cannot beat a night out dancing to your favorite 90s music with El Paso Lasso.
This band is based out of Breckenridge Colorado but plays music all over the county. Their group consists of members Andy Wiseman, Joe Zubia, and Paul Minjares.
These guys play a wide variety of covers. Everything from Mumford and Sons, to Marvin Gaye and Johnny Cash, To Everclear and Flogging Molly, To Blink 182 and The Strokes. It’s not just pop but rock as well from the 80’s, 90’s, and current.
A fun fact about El Paso Lasso is that the band is continuously interchanging instruments because they are all talented and flexible musicians!
Those are our top 5 Summit County bands we can recommend! But, there are so many amazing musicians here in the county that we have some bonus musicians we think you should check out as well.
Other Summit County Musicians we recommend:
- Frisco Funk Collective
- Beau Thomas
- Leon Joseph Littlebird
- Old Herman aka Steve Plummer
- Chris Bauer Trio
- Those Austrian Guys (they play at Oktoberfest right here in Keystone!)
We can only hope you check at one of our local bands and musicians while you are visiting or living here in Summit County. There are a bunch of great music venues (like here at Warren Station) all over the county and plenty of options to see your favorite bands and dance the night away.
In the future, an excellent resource for learning more about local bands in Summit County is Music at the Summit, an initiative by Krystal 93 that promotes the growth of live music right here in the place we know and love.
Let us know of any local Summit County musicians you know of and send them our way for concerts at Warren Station!