Beaver Creek’s 7th Annual Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival is set to Kick Off Summer May 28-29

05 May 2011
Beaver Creek, Colo. May 4, 2011 – The summer season at Beaver Creek kicks off Memorial Day weekend with the seventh annual Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29. This signature summer event serves up delicious barbeque fare cooked by visiting chefs from across the country, as well as Vail Valley favorites, complimented by microbrews from a variety of national breweries. Bring the whole family out to celebrate the start of summer with complimentary kids’ activities offered throughout the weekend.
 
The sounds of free live blues music will fill the air as guests sample and sip their way around the village plaza from 12-6 p.m. with performances each day by Tommy Thomas & the Working Man’s Band, Seth Walker and Eric Lindell. Anheuser Busch, along with several other breweries, will be providing refreshments for the event and more mouthwatering microbrews will be available for sampling at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa as they host the largest exclusively Colorado microbrew tasting in the state on Saturday, May 28 from 1-5 p.m. For ticket information call the Park Hyatt at 970-949-1234.
 
Continue to indulge Memorial Day weekend with the first culinary demonstration series of the summer season. Chefs from visiting and local restaurants will provide complimentary demonstrations at the Bon Appétit tent in Beaver Creek Plaza Saturday and Sunday afternoon as part of the Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival. Demos will take place at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day.
 
Take advantage of great lodging offers this weekend with rates starting as low as $129/night at The Charter at Beaver Creek. Included with the lodging price is $20 in food and beverage coupons to use at the festival. For information or to book visit www.beavercreek.com or call 800-404-3535.
 
The Blues, Brews and BBQ festival offers free admission to the festivities on the plaza and food and beverages are available for purchase at the event.  
 
For complete details on the festival and lodging packages, visit www.beavercreek.com or call 970-845-5293.
 
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Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, and the Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort property and hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and in the Caribbean. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

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