Hills Come Alive with Beaver Creek Music Experience This Summer

18 June 2012
Beaver Creek, Colo., June 18, 2012- The Beaver Creek Music Experience will envelop the hillside of Strawberry Park with sounds of music for four weekends this summer with the return of the resort’s outdoor concerts. Explore the music of America’s most popular genres in the resort’s intimate outdoor venue at Strawberry Park. With lawn seating nestled in a majestic mountain venue, the Beaver Creek Music Experience series features shows ranging from jazz to bluegrass to Rock ‘n’ Roll and is the perfect way to cool off after a day of play under the sun.   
All shows start at 6 p.m. and gates will open at 5 p.m. Tickets for the regular shows are $25 for VIP seating and $10 for General Admission lawn seating.  Finale show tickets on Sept. 8, featuring Great American Taxi, The Soul Rebels and Dr. John, are $50 for VIP seats and $30 for General Admission. Kids 12 and under receive free lawn seating in general admission. The Music Experience 4-Pack provides tickets to all shows for $112 for VIP seating and $54 for General Admission. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.beavercreek.com/musicexperience.

“We’re excited to bring back Beaver Creek’s popular outdoor concert series with the Beaver Creek Music Experience,” said Tim Baker, executive director of Beaver Creek Resort Company. “The unique Strawberry Park venue will serve as the perfect setting as a natural outdoor amphitheater for the musical talent of our summer lineup. We’re expecting some great shows.”
The Lineup
June 30: Jazz, Soul and Funk
To kick things off, Hazel Millerthunders into town with herprimal dose of genuine soul. Hazel has been a sought-after performer in Colorado for the past 24 years. On the funkier side of things, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunkis a recipe for creating a new standard for an entire genre. The band continues to receive accolades and awards such as "New Orleans Best Funk Band" by Offbeat Magazine and Gambit Weekly in 2007 and 2009. They also took home the trophy for Best Funk Award at the 2010 Big Easy Awards. VIP seating $25; General Admission lawn seating $10
July 7: Americana (Country/ Bluegrass)
The second show of the series features White Water Ramble; a Colorado-bred quintet that combines the elements of Mandolin, Fiddle, Acoustic Guitar, Upright Bass, Drums and Vocals to explore the musical boundaries of multiple genres to fuel their own mixture of original music and innovative cover song interpretations. Also playing that evening is Bleu Edmondson whose gritty vocal style is what captures your attention first, simultaneously begging comparisons to silk and to sand paper. But look just beneath the surface and you find the heart of a Texas poet filled with all-American roots rocker’s blood. VIP seating $25; General Admission lawn seating $10
Aug.  4: Rock ‘n’ Roll/ Rhythm & Blues
Chris Duarterolls into Beaver Creek with his blues/rock guitar style. This singer/songwriter will rock the mountains with his passion and exquisite guitar skill. VIP seating $25; General Admission lawn seating $10
Finale Sept 8:
The Beaver Creek Music Experience concludes with its Grand Concert event. Taking the stage will be Great American Taxi who marks its sixth year as one of the best-known headliners on the Americana music scene with a new release, Paradise Lost, featuring their signature upbeat, country-, bluegrass-, rock-infused, Americana-without-borders feel. Also sure to put on a memorable show are The Soul Rebels, called “the missing link between Public Enemy and Louis Armstrong” by the Village Voice, combine top notch musicianship and songs with grooves that celebrate life in time-honored New Orleans style. Last but certainly not least, Dr. John, a recent inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, brings his infectious jazz and popular music sound to the Beaver Creek stage. VIP seating $50; General Admission lawn seating $30
Attendees also should plan to arrive early and by flashing your concert tickets, will receive great discounts throughout the village at participating merchants. For more information on the Beaver Creek Music Experience visit www.beavercreek.com/musicexperience.
Media Contacts:
Jen Brown, jbrown@vailresorts.com, (970) 754-5292
Julia Littman, jlittman@vailresorts.com, (970) 754-5169


About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado, and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood 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 hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. 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


Julia Littman

Email: jlittman@vailresorts.com
Phone: (970) 754-5169
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