Breckenridge Ski Resort Announces Breck Spring Fever Bud Light Concert Series Line Up
Michael Franti & Spearhead, Lukas Nelson and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave headline this year’s concert series.
Breck Spring Fever runs March 18 – April 17, 2016.
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Feb. 29, 2016 — Breckenridge Ski Resort is excited to announce the lineup for the Bud Light Free Concert Series as part of its annual Breck Spring Fever Festival, March 18 – April 17, 2016. The three concerts will include big-name, national acts Michael Franti & Spearhead, Lukas Nelson, and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.
Breck’s Spring Fever Festival, the largest spring skiing party in the Rocky Mountain region, kicks off the weekend of March 18, 2016, with the GoPro Big Mountain Challenge. In addition to the free concerts, the fun continues with a series of signature events including Easter family festivities, the Spring Fever Beer Festival and competitions in Breck’s award winning Freeway and Park Lane terrain parks.
All concerts are FREE and will take place from 2-5 p.m. on a specially-constructed stage in Breckenridge Ski Resort’s Peak 8 base area, just outside One Ski Hill Place, a RockResort.
FULL LINEUP FOR 2016 BRECK SPRING FEVER BUD LIGHT CONCERT SERIES:
April 9 – Michael Franti & Spearhead
Michael Franti combines his love of R&B, hip-hop, reggae and poetry into a unique blend of music that inspires both the soul and mind. Franti is a charismatic performer and lead vocalist who connects seamlessly with his audience during his live performances. His recent album, All People, Franti exudes a sun-drenched and upbeat vibe, especially in his new song, “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)” which sets the scene for his other whistle-along hits.
April 16 – Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
The son of star crooner Wille Nelson first picked up a guitar at the age of 11 and practiced his craft by playing along to classic Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix songs. Now, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real electrify fans year-round with performances across the country. Their cowboy, beach-hippy vibe meshes with a gritty rock and roll feel that creates a high-energy and infectious live set. At the heart of Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real is their undying passion of Rock n Roll that speaks from the heart.
April 17 – Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
New Orleans native Trombone Shorty is the bandleader and frontman in the hard-edged funk band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. He began playing professionally at the age of five, and now Trombone Shorty and his band tour internationally with their unique style that employs rock dynamics, a hip-hop beat and improvisation in a jazz tradition. The group’s musical talents are best showcased during live performance, where NOLA jazz heritage is paired with modern funk to delight fans everywhere.
Breck Spring Fever 2016 Signature Events include:
March 18 – 20
GoPro Big Mountain Challenge – Come watch the action at Peak 6 at 10:00 a.m. both days and see some of the best big mountain free riders in the country as they compete in this youth freestyle event and score points in the IFSA series.
April 1, 8, 15
Spring Fever Park Jam – Join the Breck Park Crew Friday afternoons during Spring Fever, where they’ll be running Spring Fever Park Jams in Freeway and Park Lane. Win GoPros, season passes and other prizes during jam-style contests from noon to 3 p.m.
Mountain Dew Park Competition – Park Lane becomes center stage during this exhilarating competition at Park Lane on Peak 8. More details to come.
Spring Fever Breck Chili Cook-off – Sevens restaurant will host its annual chili cook-off at noon when top chefs from Breckenridge Ski Resort and Breck Hospitality face off against each other to see whose chili recipe is the best.
Breckenridge Spring Fever Beer Festival – Sample beers from more than 35 breweries in downtown Breck on Ridge Street. Beginning at noon, this event features delicious food and free music.
Join the biggest party in the Rocky Mountains with the Breck for a Buck deal! Stay three nights, ski three days and get the fourth free! Book by April 13, 2016.
Breckenridge Ski Resort is open until April 24, 2016, so save your sick days and come play during Spring Fever!
Music from Keys-N-Krates will entertain in an epic display of light projection, music, and top men skiers and snowboarders.
Breck pro skier Bobby Brown and snowboarder Eric Willett lead the list of competitors for the nighttime event.
Breckenridge, Colo. – Feb. 19, 2016 – Breckenridge Ski Resort welcomes the newest event to the Breck Spring Fever line-up – Orbital Flight presented by Red Bull. The high-flying competition set to the Canadian electronic beats of Keys N Krates and under a projection of lights will leave spectators in awe!
Breckenridge’s own Bobby Brown and Eric Willett will lead the list of top skiers and snowboarders to compete in the evening freestyle competition on Saturday, March 19 at the bottom of Breck’s infamous Freeway Terrain Park on Peak 8. This complimentary event will combine big-air-style with innovative video mapping projected on the big-air jump itself. Music from Keys-N-Krates will start at 6:30 p.m., followed by an epic display of light projection, music and tricks from skiers and snowboarders.
The big-air style competition will add to the uniqueness and splendor of the biggest spring ski party in the Rocky Mountain region, Breck Spring Fever. The month-long festival begins Friday, March 18 with the GoPro Big Mountain Challenge on Breck’s famed Peak 6.
Breck Spring Fever 2016 Signature Events Include
March 18 – 20 Go Big Pro Mountain Challenge – Come watch the action at Peak 6 at 10 a.m. both days and see some of the best big mountain free riders in the country as they compete in this youth freestyle event and score points in the IFSA series.
March 19 Orbital Flight presented by Red Bull – Breckenridge Ski Resort will host this new high-energy event that is designed to entertain the senses. Keys-N-Krates, a top musical act will drop the beat as men skiers and snowboarders compete at Breck’s Freeway Terrain Park beginning at 6:30 p.m.
March 27 Sunrise On-Mountain Easter Service and Easter Egg Hunt on the Mountain – Experience one of the most beautiful settings for an Easter service at a special location. Load the Quicksilver lift on Peak 9 at 6 a.m. for this complimentary service and dress warmly. Afterward, head to Peak 8 and 9 for a lively Easter egg hunt.
April 1, 8, 15 Spring Fever Park Jam – Join the Breck Park Crew Friday afternoons during Spring Fever, where they’ll be running Spring Fever Park Jams in Freeway and Park Lane. Win GoPros, season passes and other prizes during jam-style contests from noon to 3 p.m.
April 2 Mountain Dew Park Competition – Park Lance becomes center stage during this exhilarating competition at Park Lane on Peak 8. More details to come soon.
April 3 Spring Fever Breck Chili Cook-off –Sevens restaurant will host its annual chili cook-off at noon when top chefs from Breckenridge Ski Resort and Breck Hospitality face off against each other to see whose chili recipe is the best.
April 9 Breckenridge Spring Fever Beer Festival – Sample beers from more than 35 breweries in downtown Breck on Ridge Street. Beginning at noon, this event features delicious food and free music.
April 13 Breck Ascent Series Final Race – Don’t miss the final race of the Breck Ascent Series at 5:30 p.m. on Peak 7; an after party will follow! Cost: $22 same day registration/$20 pre-registration. Call (970) 453-1734 for registration and details.
April 23 The Imperial Challenge – This distinctive, pseudo-triathlon is entering its 25th year of travelling to, ascending and descending the mountain.
Here’s a great guide from the blog at GoBreck.com showing what the local restaurants are serving during Thanksgiving this year.
Breckenridge is glorious right now because our signature Colorado gold has made its annual appearance-the trees have turned and are at their peak! The days are warm and sunny, the nights are cool and although the leaves will eventually fade, we will be raising our glass to the Craft Spirits Festival October 23-25 (Still on the Hill). The festival lures Colorado’s finest distillers to town for an unrivaled tasting showcase of handcrafted spirits. The Grand Tasting is at the Riverwalk Center (across the street from Pine Ridge) on Saturday October 24th–don’t miss this.
This is an amazing timelapse video of the Milky Way above Breckenridge shot by Craig Goodwin