Copper Mountain’s end-of-season bash, Sunsation, continues this weekend with special events and live music. Sunsation’s Week Two features the Planet Earth Outerwear’s Shop Wars, The Southland, Oteil & the Peacemakers and headliners Toots and the Maytals on April 8, then Toubab Krewe, Liquid Soul and Keller Williams on April 9.
Toots and the Maytals will anchor the musical line-up on Saturday when they take to the stage at 4:00 p.m. Toots is one of the true architects of reggae; so much so that "Do the Reggay," their 1968 single is credited with giving the genre its name. Drenched in soul, rooted in gospel and still breathtakingly powerful after almost four decades in the spotlight, Toots is sure to please the Sunsation crowd.
Sunday’s music culminates with Keller Williams at 4:00 p.m. Williams stands out for his unique approach to folk music and for his undeniable rhythmic mystique. His playful combination of all musical genres blends with clever lyrics to inspire imagination and smiles.
Who truly is born to shred? Planet Earth Outerwear’s Shop Wars give local shops the chance to square off and claim bragging rights for best shop around. Twenty shops are invited to Copper’s Catalyst Terrain Park to go head-to-head in three best trick events – best jump, best halfpipe trick and best rail slide. The winner of each event earns a $1000 cash prize, second and third places earn prize packs from event sponsors, Planet Earth Outerwear, Adio footwear, K2 snowboards, Dragon optics, Holden clothing, Signal snowboards, Celsius boots and Snow Board magazine.
Sunsation continues for the final weekend of the season on April 15-16 with the Volcom Peanut Butter and Rail Jam, the 20th annual Eenie Weenie Bikini Contest, Colorado’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt and musical acts Liza, Benevento/Russo Duo, Madame Andrews & The Heavenly Echoes, The Lee Boys, and headliners Rusted Root.
Following is a schedule of Sunsation music and events (subject to change):
All music acts will perform free of charge in Copper’s Burning Stones Plaza.
Saturday, April 8
All Day Planet Earth Outerwear’s Shop Wars in Catalyst Terrain Park
12 – 1:15pm The Southland
1:45 – 3:15pm Oteil & the Peacemakers
4 – 5:30pm Toots and the Maytals
Sunday, April 9
12 – 1:30pm Toubab Krewe
1:45 – 3:15pm Liquid Soul
4 – 5:30pm Keller Williams
Saturday, April 15
All Day Volcom Peanut Butter and Rail Jam in Catalyst Terrain Park
11:30am –12:30pm Liza
1 – 2:00pm Benevento/Russo Duo
3:30 – 5:00pm Rusted Root
4:30pm 20th annual Eenie Weenie Bikini Contest on Rosi’s Run in East Village
Sunday, April 16
All Day Colorado’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt throughout the resort.
1 – 2:00pm Madame Andrews & The Heavenly Echoes
2:45 – 4:00pm The Lee Boys
Sunsation is sponsored by: Coca-Cola, Coors Light, Denver Outlaws, Frontier Airlines, Kodak Easy Share Gallery, Skiing Magazine, Stoli Vodka and The Village at Copper.
Copper Mountain is just 75 miles from Denver with 2,450 acres of skiable terrain and a village that feels more like a neighborhood. Copper’s guests enjoy steps away lodging, après ski entertainment, naturally divided terrain, exciting events and a welcoming, knowledgeable staff. Begin your Copper experience with the online films and photo galleries at coppercolorado.com.
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