This Independence Day holiday weekend offers a wide variety of musical choices at venues all around our area, it's a great time to take in some live entertainment on a warm summer night.

Blues Traveler play their annual July 4 show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado with moe. opening. Doors open at 6 and the show starts at 7:30. It's a terrific vantage point to watch Denver's fireworks.

The annual City of Cheyenne fireworks display, presented by Cheyenne Frontier Days and the Greater Chamber of Commerce, includes Southern Fryed, Brand 307 and the Country Club Band beginning at 6:30 p.m. on July 4 at Frontier Park, gates open at 5:30 p.m. The fireworks begin shortly after sundown and it's all free.

The Terry Bison Ranch, just off Interstate 25 at the Colorado Wyoming border, has Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels on Thursday, July 4, starting at 5 p.m. The cost to see this old school country and honky tonk band is $10 at the door.

George Ball returns to The Midtown Tavern this Friday, July 5, at 8 p.m. The versatile Cheyenne guitarist will visit the KING studio to give us a preview on Friday afternoon before the free show at 1303 East Pershing Boulevard.

The Nacho Men entertain at Fridays on the Plaza from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on July 5 in downtown Cheyenne. The show is free and beer, food and drinks are available for purchase at the Depot Plaza.

Around the corner at Sanford's Pub and Grub, 115 East 17th Street, Boxcar Blaney plays a free show starting at 7 p.m.

John Paul Hodge will be at the Steamboat Steak and Smokehouse on Dell Range on Friday, July 5, beginning at 7 p.m. with no cover charge.

On Saturday, July 6, Hoover and The Vacuums play at Shadow's Pub and Grub inside the historic depot in downtown Cheyenne at 7 p.m. and there's no cover charge.

Add a little live music to your Fourth of July weekend celebrations-Grateful Mike