Copper Mountain, Colo… Copper Mountain is the place to be in Summit County during that special day in March when everyone is Irish. Saturday, March 17 features bagpipers playing throughout the village, authentic Irish fair, spirits, plenty of green beer and free live music with The Samples beginning at 3:00 p.m. at Copper’s West Lake.
The Samples started in Boulder, Colo. in early 1987 before releasing their first, self-titled, major label album in 1989. Selling out venues across North America, The Samples live shows helped launch their legendary status within the live college circuit. Their music is a mix of folk, reggae, jazz and rock with a pop sensibility that always maintains a unique signature. Twenty years later, front man, Sean Kelly and new members still please the crowds and put on a fine show, especially near their home turf.
Following the daytime merriment is a special St. Patty’s Day themed En Fuego starting at 6:00 p.m. including a torchlight parade, street entertainers Sven the Fire Juggler and Firemancer performing throughout the village, warm bonfires and a brilliant fireworks display seen from Burning Stones Plaza in the heart of Copper.
Schedule of Saint Patrick’s Day events (subject to change):
11:00 a.m. - Bagpipers - throughout the village
2:30 p.m. - Street party with the Killian’s Girls and St. Patty’s swag @ West Lake
3:00 p.m. - David McMillin - free live music @ West Lake
3:30 p.m. - The Samples - free live music @ West Lake
6:00 p.m. - En Fuego - Burning Stones Plaza
St. Patrick’s Day at Copper is sponsored by Killian’s Irish Red and the Village at Copper.
Copper is having a great snowy season! Lifts open at 9am Monday-Friday, and 8:30am on weekends and holidays.
Copper Mountain will be open through April 20th, 2014.