March is one of Summit Countys busiest months. People are here to ski, hot tub, eat good food, and listen to live musicall bound to create a few memorable experiences. If youre not part of the plan, call Key to the Rockies and get out here already!
Because of the influx of tourists, restaurants and bars up their game. Most resorts offer aprs-ski specials accompanied by music. Ill admit that I play tourist on occasion, kick up my heels, and settle into one of the resorts plastic, lime green Adirondack chairs while nodding along to some good tunes.
One of my favorite local hangouts isnt on the mountain but close to Keystone. The Snake River Saloon offers an old-school ambiance, reminiscent of the early ski scene. The owner consistently brings in great bands. Another favorite, if youre staying in the Keystone area, is a little known locals spot perched at the corner into Summit Cover. The Cala is an Irish pub filled with spirit. They have a raging St. Paddys day tradition you might not want to miss.
Breckenridge reigns supreme in the entertainment department. The local paper will fill you in on band highlights. Personally, Im partial to the Gold Pan Saloon, which features local musicians in a classic, mining-town atmosphere. My nephew began his career there, and hes now living in Nashville touring all over the country with The Down Home Band (worth checking out). Finally, if youre serious about your music- consider a night in Denver. Its only sixty minutes away and offers major shows throughout the year. You can ski, see the Boss, and be back in your mountain bed all in the same day. Wow.
Wherever you go, you wont be disappointed. Youre on vacation! Unless youre notin which case, you need to pick up the phone and call us!