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More than 50 artists are performing in Keystone this summer, and most of them for FREE! Read on to find your next favorite band in Keystone.

Keystone Resort is known for its fun, snowy winters, but have you caught any of the free live music in Keystone during the summer? Temperate, sunny weather, blue skies, and a mountain backdrop make Keystone the perfect setting to catch an outdoor concert. Add in FREE parking in at the River Run Gondola Lot and conveniently located restaurants and bars in River Run Village and you’ve got the perfect summer weekend!

Keystone Concert Series – every Friday throughout the summer

First up and kicking off live music this summer is the Keystone Concert Series, starting on Friday, June 14th. Join us in River Run Village every Friday for free live music from 4pm – 6pm.  Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy shopping at the River Run Village stores while indulging in happy hour on the restaurant patios. Kick off the Keystone Concert Series with Summit County local singer, Jen Mack! For the complete list of Friday concerts, click here. 

Stars & Guitars – Saturday, July 29th

Join us on Saturday, June 29th in River Run Village as we welcome Earl Nelson & the Company to kick off our Fourth of July celebration, Stars & Guitars! Listen to the electrifying tunes of Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue and grab FREE Fourth of July swag items (while supplies last).

Bacon & Bourbon Festival – Saturday & Sunday June 22nd & 23rd

Get ready for TWO days of sizzlin’ bacon, endless bourbon, and FREE live music on Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd! This year’s lineup is stacked with newcomers and the return of our crowd’s favorite, Hell’s Belles! Joining us this year are classic tribute bands, Strutter, paying homage to the infamous KISS, and Motley 2, bringing all the classics to River Run Village! Click here to check out the full Bacon & Bourbon Lineup.

Pro tip: Purchase your Hungry Hog, Samplin’ Swine, and Piglet Passes in advance to ensure your whole crew can enjoy bacon + bourbon samplings!

Wine & Jazz Festival – Saturday & Sunday July 13th & 14th

This year, we are excited to bring you MORE jazz across FOUR stages throughout River Run Village on Saturday, July 13th and Sunday, July 14th! Colorado natives, Dotsero, are closing down both festival dates on the main stage! We are so excited to welcome newcomers, Rented Tuxedo, LATrio, David Mustante Duo, and many more to Keystone! Click here to check out the full Wine & Jazz lineup.

Pro tip: Weekend sampling passes are back! Enjoy two days of smooth tunes + hundreds of wine varietals under the Colorado sun!

Bluegrass & Beer Festival – Saturday & Sunday August 3rd & 4th

Tap those toes all weekend long to the bluegrass beats of over a dozen world-class groups on Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th! Stopping on their tour of the states, Pert Near Sandstone is ready to take the main stage on Saturday, August 3rd! Sunday headliner Shadowgrass hails from NC and VA and closes out the weekend of bluegrass with a set you won’t want to miss.

Other music highlights of the weekend include Clay Street Unit, Liver Down the River, Jake Leg, Magoo, and more! Click here to check out the full Bluegrass & Beer lineup.

Pro tip: Grab your bestie + snag a Buddy Pass to enjoy beer sampling from over a dozen brewers!

Mountain Town Music Festival – Saturday, August 17th

Rounding out our summer music lineup are Freddy Jones Band and The Runaway Grooms co-headlining Mountain Town Music Festival on August 17th! Enjoy the sunshine and ice cold beer while you take in two rockin’ bands for FREE! Plus, bring the kiddos along to enjoy free performances from Salida Circus, face painting, crafts from The Frosted Flamingo, and more! Click here to check out the full schedule of events at Mountain Town Music Fest.

We can’t wait to see you back in Keystone this summer for some of the best local and national acts around! Check out the full calendar of events to plan ahead for the best summer ever!