Sunsation Headliners Announced

February 24, 2009


Ski, Ride and Dance During the Day for $55 and Stay for the Night for $55


The Wailers featuring Junior Marvin & Al Anderson, The Lee Boys, DJ Z-Trip, BoomBox and STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9, performing a live PA set) plan to headline two weekends of free live music April 11-12 and 18-19 during Sunsation at Copper, the original end-of-the-season bash.  As an extra incentive to check out free, live music Copper is offering the Sunsation lodging package starting at $55 per person, per night* and The Deal, a NEW lift ticket offering that includes four day passes at Copper for only $219.  Ski, ride and dance during the day for $55 and then stay for the night for only $55.  


Sunsation Music Line-up:

April 11                        Headliner The Wailers featuring Junior Marvin & Al Anderson and BoomBox

April 12                        The Lee Boys and Colorado’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt

April 18                        DJ Z-Trip

April 19                        STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9) performing a live PA set


Together with Bob Marley, The Original Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide and Marley’s legend lives on through the band.  They have played or performed with international acts like Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana and Alpha Blondy, as well as reggae legends such as Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Burning Spear.  As the greatest living exponents of Jamaica’s reggae tradition, The Original Wailers have completed innumerable tours, playing to an estimated 24 million people across the globe, in addition to headlining Sunsation on Saturday, April 11. 


The Lee Boys, consisting of three brothers, are one of America's finest African-American “sacred steel” ensembles.  "Sacred steel" is described as an inspired, unique form of Gospel music with a hard-driving, blues-based beat.  The musical genre is rooted in Gospel, but infused with rhythm and blues, jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop, country and ideas from other nations, with the pedal steel guitar being the central instrument.  Enjoy Colorado’s largest Easter Egg Hunt in the morning and then dance to the sounds of The Lee Boys through the afternoon at Copper’s Sunsation on Easter Sunday, April 12. 


DJ Z-Trip is one of the most popular DJs of our time, doing more than 100 shows a year, every year. Considered by many to be a founder of the mash-up movement, his musical tastes are eclectic and his mixing style rejects simple classification, and he will be a great addition to the Sunsation line-up on Saturday, April 18.


BoomBox is producer/DJ Russ Randolph and singer/songwriter/guitarist Zion Rock Godchaux. This pair of dynamic artists uses their rich musical history and their vision of music and popular culture to deliver a style of music distinctly different from anything heard or seen in music today. As much producers as they are musicians, it is Randolph’s understanding of soundscape and Godchaux’s knack for songwriting that keeps BoomBox resonating at higher levels.  BoomBox will share the stage with The Wailers featuring Junior Marvin & Al Anderson on Saturday, April 11 at Copper’s Sunsation. 


Sunsation Lodging from $55 per person, per night – Ski or ride in the morning, dance the afternoon away and then stay at Copper overnight!  Guests looking for the best deal during Sunsation, look no further.  Rooms are available from $55 per person, per night and have the option when booking to purchase these great deals as well: 2 for 1s on equipment rentals, tubing on the Coca-Cola Tubing Hill, and Woodward at Copper One Hit Wonder Sessions, in addition to 50% off private lessons with Copper’s Ski and Ride School. Call a Copper Mountain Vacation Specialist at 866.534.7444 to book the Sunsation Lodging Package. 

*Lodging offer based on double occupancy in a silver standard room 3/30/09 – 4/2/09 and 4/11/09 – 4/19/09. Performance and demo rentals are subject to availability. Rates are subject to change and vary based on arrival dates and do not include tax, surcharge or booking fee.  Other restrictions may apply. 


The Deal is a new lift ticket option that includes 4 day passes for $219 at the hottest place where the snow still falls, Copper Mountain. That’s 4 days on your own, 2 days with a friend or 1 day with 3 friends. Four days of lift tickets and four days of music during Sunsation…coincidence, Copper doesn’t think so.  However you do the math, it always equals awesome.  No blackouts, only whiteouts!  The Deal must be purchased at least 48 hours in advance of arrival.  The only place to get The Deal is by signing the petition and then reserving your tickets at  


Back for a third year, Copper showcases a way for fans to preview what’s coming up at Sunasation during the final two-weekends of free live music.  The website,, provides the most up-to-date information including a calendar of events, band and event profiles, press coverage and the latest lodging offers.  In addition, the site features a photo gallery and music player where visitors can sample tunes from bands performing during Sunsation.


Sunsation is brought to you by: Coors, Vitamin Water, Tuaca, Verizon Wireless, Denver Outlaws, Westword and Snickers.

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