Join us for lunch or dinner in this turn-of-the-century tavern based on the legacy of historical figures JJ and Molly Brown. The best slow-smoked BBQ around. Live music and the longest bar in Summit County with daily drink specials and happy hour.
Moe Dixon is a familiar name on the festival and concert club circuit. In performances across North America and Europe, Moe is best known for his ability to create an energy that brings people together through song. Thousands of listeners have become loyal fans. His magical performances are highlighted by masterful guitar playing and powerful vocals. Moe’s poetic song-writing is filled with his optimistic vision of life. With a lifestyle of skiing, kayaking, windsurfing, golfing or mountain biking (profiled in Lance Secretan’s book !nspire! What Great Leaders Do, on page 91), his inspiration comes from his sense of adventure and his willingness to fully live his Destiny, Cause and Calling. Every audience absorbs and expands on Moe’s unique energy and each performance becomes a celebration.
Americana singer/songwriter John Truscelli and band weave their way thru rock-bluegrass-alt country-sounds with a vibe that holds any audiences ear. The new CD "Long Way Back" features 4 songs already licensed in film and TV. As well as 3 from the CD "Leave Tomorrow". The original sound of John's voice and musical styling’s of the band makes any song covered by the band their own. They have opened for such acts as-Martin Sexton- Trailor Choir- Splitlip Rayfield- Ryan Montbleau- Waylon Payne- and many others.
Molly Brown (Margaret Tobin) was born on 18th July, 1867, At the age of 18 she followed her sister, Mary Ann Tobin Landrigan to Leadville Colorado where the established a blacksmith shop. Margaret shared a cabin with her brother, Daniel Tobin who worked in the mines and eventually became a successful mine promoter. During the summer of 1886 she met James Joseph ("JJ') Brown, a miner. They married on 1 September, 1886, at the Annunciation Church in Leadville.
After the birth of their two children, Lawrence and Catherine, the Browns bought a house in Leadville and were eventually joined members of both their families. While her children were young, Margaret was very involved in the early feminist movement in Leadville and the establishment of the Colorado Chapter of the National American Women's suffrage Association. In 1893 with the repeal of the Sherman Silver Act, Leadville was thrust into a deep depression. With an unemployment rate of 90 percent, J.J. Brown devised a method to extract ore from the lower depths of the mine. By October of 1893, the Little Jonny mine was shipping 135 tons of ore per day. Over the years, J.J. Brown became one of the most successful mining men in the county.
In April of 1894, the Brown's purchased a summer home in Denver where Margaret became a founding member of the Women's Club which advocated literacy, education, suffrage and human rights. Margaret Tobin Brown was one of the first women in the United States to run for political office, and ran for the senate eight years before women even had the right to vote. By the time Margaret Brown boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg France, she had already made a significant impact on the world. Having received news that her first grandchild was ill, she booked the first passage on the earliest ship- "Titanic" In a letter to her daughter shortly after the Titanic sinking, she wrote: "After being brined, salted and pickled in mid ocean I am now high and dry.... I have flowers, letters, telegrams- people until I am befuddled. They are petitioning congress to give me a medal... if I must call a specialist to examine my head it is due to the title of Heroine of the Titanic". Margaret used her new fame to talk about issues that concerned her: labor rights, women's rights, education and literacy for children. J.J. Brown died 5 September 1922 in New York and Margaret Tobin Brown died of a brain tumor on 26 October 1932 in New York, but the both live on here at JJ's Rocky Mountain Tavern!
JJ's Tavern Music Schedule
December: 23, 24, 26, 30, 31(10pm new years eve show!!)
January: 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
February: 5, 6, 12, 13, 16(Sunday show presidents day weekend), 19, 20, 26, 27