Enjoy Copper's Incredible Summer Music Line-Up: Hike MS Benefit Concert, 7th annual Guitar Town and Grammy-packed Copper Country

July 26, 2011


 Still to Come this Summer… Hike MS Benefit Concert, 7th Annual Guitar Town

and Grammy-packed Copper Country 


Copper Mountain, CO…July 26, 2011...Beat the heat of summer by grabbing your shades and a cold brew as you enjoy one of the many free live performances still to come at Copper Mountain. Known for being one of the best live music venues in the Colorado Rockies, Copper has lived up to the hype this summer by hosting returning events, Guitar Town and Copper Country, as well as a new benefit concert featuring the Freddy Jones Band.



Following the Hike MS event on Saturday, July 30, the Freddy Jones Band will take the stage in Burning Stones Plaza to deliver an “expansive and energetic live show”. The roots-rock band has been likened to the Allman Brothers Band and promises to keep the crowd on their feet with their “fluid guitar playing” and high energy jams. A $5 donation is suggested.



GUITAR TOWN, August 12 - 14

Copper’s has announced the official line-up for it’s 7th Annual Guitar Town, a three day festival packed with free music performances, guitar workshops, the ArtGuitar silent auction, and more. Scott Goldman, Peppinio D’Agostino, Tony McManus, Doyle Dykes, David Lindley, John Jorgenson Band Qunintet and Larry Carlton will all take the stage at Copper Mountain on Saturday, August 13. Additional performances on Sunday, August 14 will include Mark Selby Band, Bill Kirchen, John Jorgenson Electric Band, Albert Lee, Carolyn Wonderland and Lee Ritenour.


Performances will begin daily at noon with continuous live music all day (and into the night) throughout several venues in Center Village. Copper will be teeming with legendary musicians guaranteed to deliver a weekend of memorable performances. Check out the full schedule for individual performance times.


COPPER COUNTRY, Labor Day Weekend, Sept 2 - 4

Copper Mountain has a history of gathering famed musicians for the Copper Country music festival. This year’s lineup is no different, boasting a combined 18 Grammy award wins and over 20 additional nominations for excellence in the genres of country, blues, bluegrass, folk and gospel. In addition, the Colorado State final of the Texaco Country Showdown, a nationwide search for the next country star, will take place on Saturday evening.


Headliner Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder has garnered an astounding 14 Grammy wins, and in the most recent Grammy Award ceremony, Ricky Skaggs was contender for both Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album and Best Traditional Folk Album. Also contending for the Folk Album award was a second Copper Country star, Luther Dickensen of the North Mississippi Allstars Duo. The North Mississippi Allstars have earned nominations for 3 of their 5 albums including Best Contemporary Blues Performance with their debut album Shake Hands with Shorty. Dickensen is also known for his role as guitarist in the American rock band, the Black Crowes. The Grammy-packed lineup also includes Tim O’Brien, winner of Best Traditional Folk Album with Fiddler’s Green in 2005, and 2-time winner Taj Mahal, recognized for his talent in contemporary blues and roots.


The weekend of noteworthy live music will conclude Sunday evening, with a closing performance by headlining artist Jimmie Vaughan, a legendary and respected guitarist among popular music. He most recently earned a 2010 Grammy nomination in the category of Best Traditional Blues Album for Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites. Prior to embarking on his solo career, Vaughan also celebrated 2 Grammy award wins with The Fabulous Thunderbirds.


Copper Country delivers this Labor Day weekend with a comprehensive lineup of world-renowned musicians. Visit www.CopperCountryFest.com for show times.

All events are subject to change and are weather dependent.




About Copper

Copper gives guests the freedom to define their own vacation experience.  Easy access to several 14,000 ft. peaks, hundreds of miles of Colorado Scenic Byways, an 18-hole championship golf course and long stretches of celebrated fishing waters make Copper a premier summer destination.  That access, combined with an intimate resort village that produces world-class events and entertainment, is especially appealing to hikers, road bikers, runners, anglers and others seeking personal growth and wellness through their mountain experience.  To see more, visit www.coppercolorado.com.  

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David Roth, Copper PR
Office: 970-968-2318 ext.38827
Mobile: 970-389-6460
Email: DRoth@coppercolorado.com

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