Weekend music scene heats up
ASPEN The Chili Pepper & Brew Fest at Snowmass kicks off the summer festival season with three days of music, but the event is hardly the only spot around to catch live acts this weekend.Belly Up Aspen brings three nights of headliners to its stage rapper Big Daddy Kane, Grateful Dead cover band Shakedown Street and funky saxman Maceo Parker while Steves Guitars in Carbndale boasts Martha Scanlan and the Stuart Brothers, and The Strolling Scones.Heres where to catch the music:FRIDAY Big Daddy Kane 10 p.m. Belly Up Aspen, 450 S. Galena St. Rapper who emerged during hip-hops creative expansion of the late 80s and spent time as a member of the Juice Crew collective. $33. Richard Hathaway and Damian Smith 4-8 p.m. The Wine Spot, Hyatt Grand Aspen. Live music every Friday. Big Daddy Lee and the Kingbees 10:30 p.m. Jimmys: An American Restaurant and Bar, 205 S. Mill St., Aspen (upstairs). Dancing to blues, swing, R&B, roadhouse. Chili Pepper & Brew Fest Fanny Hill, Snowmass. DJ Harry at 3 p.m. Lyrics Born at 5 p.m. Stephen Marley at 7 p.m. Go to http://www.aspentimes.com/music for ticket information and a full schedule of events. Jes Grew 9 p.m. Cirque Bar & Grill, slopeside, Snowmass Village mall. Local funk rock band plays after Snowmass Chili Pepper & Brew Fest. Michael Jude and John Michel 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Bistro Basalt, 202 Midland Ave., Basalt. Acoustic classic rock and originals by members of local band Take the Wheel. Martha Scanlan and the Stuart Brothers 8:30 p.m. Steves Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale. Former singer for the Reeltime Travelers, this acoustic bluegrass/Americana songwriter is joined by the Stuart Brothers from North Carolina. Opening act is Katy Bowser and Kenny Hutson. Admission is $15. SATURDAY Shakedown Street 10 p.m. Belly Up Aspen, 450 S. Galena St. Grateful Dead cover band. $8 in advance, $10 day of show. Tom Ressel 6 p.m. Acoustic rock at Ruths Chris Steak House, 447 E. Cooper Ave., Aspen. Jes Grew 9 p.m., Cirque Bar & Grill, slopeside, Snowmass Village mall. Local funk rock band plays after Snowmass Chili Pepper & Brew Fest.Chili Pepper & Brew Fest Fanny Hill, Snowmass. Henry Butler at 3 p.m. The Neville Brothers at 5 p.m. Dr. John at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20; party pass (for those age 21 and older) is $30, providing access to concerts plus chili and brew samplings. The Strolling Scones 8:30 p.m. Steves Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale. Paonia-based band plays classic hits from the 60s plus originals in a similar vein. $10. SUNDAY Maceo Parker 10 p.m. Belly Up Aspen, 450 S. Galena St. Soul-drenched sax in a hybrid of funk, R&B and jazz. $30 in advance, $33 day of show. Heart of the Rockies noon-3 p.m. Difficult Campground, 3.5 miles east of Aspen on Highway 82. Bluegrass, country and folk with Twirp Anderson, Cash Cashman, John Sommers and Randy Utterback, for the Wilderness Workshop Community Picnic. Tom Ressel 6 p.m. acoustic Rock at Ruths Chris Steak House, 447 E. Cooper Ave., Aspen. Chili Pepper & Brew Fest Fanny Hill at Snowmass. Jes Grew at 1 p.m. Free admission.Rob Tepper 5-7 p.m. Two Rivers Bar & Cafe, 156 Midland Ave, Basalt. Early blues and folk solos on harmonica.