The holidays are over and Sundance is wrapping up, you may think Parkites are gearing up for a little down time. You may want to think again. We’ll rest in May, maybe.
We are gearing up to replace the Sundance stars with the best skiers and snowboarders in the world. We are gearing up to celebrate the life of one of world’s most influential skiers of all time. We are gearing up for spring skiing, spring concerts, and hopefully many more feet of snow. We are gearing up for the 2nd half of the ski season.
Where will you be these next two months? Here is a rundown of our must attend events –
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 – FIS Freestyle World Cup Main Street Celebration Concert. We’ll be enjoying Dawes, American folk-rock band from Los Angeles, California. Even if Dawes isn’t a draw (see what we did there), this event is one of the best events of the season as the community gathers on Lower Main Street to welcome the World Cup athletes to town. This year’s event will be a joined production welcoming FIS Freestyle World Cup and U.S. Snowboarding & Freeskiing Grand Prix athletes. Festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at approximately 10 p.m. with fireworks immediately following.
Thursday, February 4, 2016 Stein Eriksen Celebration of Life at Deer Valley Resort. As the world’s best aerial and mogul athletes take to Deer Valley Resort’s slopes for the 2016 FIS Visa Freestyle International Ski World Cup Feb. 4-6, the resort will pay special homage to its late Director of Skiing and legend, Stein Eriksen. The resort will commemorate Eriksen’s three gold medals at the 1954 World Championships in Are, Sweden by contributing $54 of each lift ticket sold to the Youth Sports Alliance’s (YSA) Stein Eriksen YSA Opportunity Endowment Fund. Following the aerial event on Thursday morning February 4, a dedicated Celebration will take place from 1:35 – 2 p.m. at the World Cup aerial venue finish area. USSA, Vice President of Communications, Tom Kelly will serve as emcee as select friends and family of Stein share memories and stories during this special celebration, available to the public to watch. Aerial demonstrations of Stein’s famous front flip will be performed and a celebration video will play during the dedication. Following the evening aerial event on February 4, Deer Valley will present a check to YSA and a firework demonstration will conclude this special day to celebrate Stein.
Friday, February 5, 2016. FIS Freestyle World Cup Aerial Competition – We’ll be heading back to Deer Valley for the Aerial finals under the lights. We’ll be getting there around 7:00 p.m. for the showcase and staying through the fireworks.
Saturday, February 6, 2016 – US Snowboarding Grand Prix. After taking some laps at the largest ski resort in America (no big deal), we’ll ski over to the famed Eagle Superpipe to catch the snowboard pipe finals.
The follow weekend Park City Mountain turns up the heat with the kickoff of their Spring Concert Series. From national touring acts and local favorites at both base areas through the end of the season. Concerts begin at 3 p.m.
2/13/2016 Jon Wayne & The Pain
2/20/2016 The PATWA Reggae Band
2/27/2016 The Changing Lanes Experience
3/5/2016 Cure For The Common
4/10/2016 Breakfast Klub
Park City Base Area
3/5/2016 Lash Larue
3/19/2016 Motherlode Canyon Band
4/9/2016 MAW BAND
4/10/2016 The Changing Lanes Experience
Park City Spring Grüv Lineup:
March 18 (Canyons Village at Park City) – Dumpstaphunk Dumpstaphunk is a well-known group from New Orleans, showcasing the finest in groove, funk, and jazz melodies to create an upbeat and irresistible sound. Songs like “Dancin To The Truth” and “If I’m In Luck” offer a taste of the deep rhythms this group can produce.
March 19 (Canyons Village at Park City)- John Brown’s Body (Opener – Bryon Friedman & Friends) John Brown’s Body is a contemporary American reggae band that steps outside the normal standards of the genre, incorporating elements of other beats to create a fresh sound anyone can enjoy. The band formed in Ithaca, NY in the 1990’s, and has since exploded their identity through experimentation of instruments and vocals. “Land Of Plenty Dub” and “Bread” are two hits that demonstrate the variety within their sound.
March 26 (Park City Base Area)- Michael Franti & Spearhead (Opener-Monophonics) With 11 albums and countless hit singles, Michael Franti, with his band Michael Franti & Spearhead, will be on stage to perform their famously upbeat music. Their latest single “Once A Day” highlights the eclectic arrangements that are commonly found in their music. Other classics are “Say Hey (I Love You)” and “The Sound of Sunshine”. Often captured in their lyrics are the promotion of health, love, and well being which engage the audience in a very energetic way.
We are going to keep the good times rolling in Park City. What do you think? Want to join in on the fun?