The 2015 Burton US Open Announces World Class Entertainment Line-Up

22 January 2015
The 2015 Burton US Open Announces World Class Entertainment Line-Up
 
BURLINGTON, VT – Jan. 22, 2015 – The Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships presented by MINI is excited to announce that Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Girl Talk will headline FREE concerts following the Open’s legendary slopestyle and halfpipe finals. Taking place from March 4th-7th in Vail, Colorado, the 33rd annual Burton US Open has a long tradition of hosting free concerts for the massive crowds that come out to witness snowboarding’s longest-running event.
 
Here’s a quick rundown of what’s in store on the music front at Vail Mountain during this year’s Burton US Open.
 
It all starts on Wednesday, March 4th with the US Open Kickoff Party, which will feature next generation banjo pickin’ phenom Andy Thorn & Friends. Bluegrass artist Andy Thorn is best known as the banjoist in renowned Boulder-based jam band Leftover Salmon and will hit the stage alongside friends with an energetic acoustic set.  
 
Then, after the US Open slopestyle finals award ceremony on Friday, March 6th, Vermont-based DJ Cre8 will warm up the crowd before headliners Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros take over the stage. Led by frontman Alex Ebert and a revolving family of 10-plus band members, the LA-based Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are known for their joyous, euphoria-inducing live shows at major music festivals including Coachella, Sasquatch and Bonnaroo. Don’t miss the chance to experience this magical band in an intimate alpine atmosphere.
 
On Saturday, March 7th following the halfpipe finals award ceremony, the night starts off with Moon Hooch, a saxophone and drum-based house music trio with a rock-n-roll approach. Then, Girl Talk promises to deliver a high energy dance party like no other. Gregg Gillis, aka Girl Talk, has found global fame creating masterful mashup hits, which he raucously pilots from behind his laptop. Girl Talk’s penchant for sampling from a diverse array of artists as well as his energetic stage presence makes him a favorite across a huge spectrum of fans.
 
After Girl Talk wraps things up, the party continues at the US Open Closing Event at Dobson Ice Arena. To close out the Open in style, a heavy lineup of legendary DJs will take over the arena,  including Toronto-based Grandtheft, DJ Maseo (aka Plug 3 of De La Soul) and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest fame.
 
All events are free and open to the public. For details on all things US Open, follow the hashtag #BurtonUSOpen and head to www.Burton.com/USO.
 
US Open Entertainment Schedule:
 
Wednesday, March 4th
7:00pm–8:30pm Andy Thorn & Friends at Solaris Concert Stage
 
Friday, March 6th
6:00pm–10:00pm: DJ Cre8, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at Solaris Concert Stage
 
Saturday, March 7th
6:00pm–10:00pm: Moon Hooch, Girl Talk at Solaris Concert Stage
10:00pm–1:30am: US Open Closing Party at Dobson Ice Arena featuring Grandtheft, DJ Maseo and Ali Shaheed Muhammad
 
 
About the Burton US Open 
The world’s best snowboarders will come together in Vail, Colorado from March 2- 7 to partake in the longest running, premier snowboarding event, the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships presented by MINI. By day, experience world-class halfpipe and slopestyle competition, then at night keep the momentum high with FREE concerts, events and activities for all-ages. A big thanks to the following partners for their support of the 33rd edition of the Burton US Open: MINI, Vail Mountain, Town of Vail, Garmin, Paul Mitchell, 3M Thinsulate® Insulation®, G-Shock, Pacifico, Shiseido, Clif Bar & Company, CHILL, anon., Analog and World Snowboard Tour.
 
About MINI
MINI is involved in action sports around the world through cooperation and sponsoring activities. As a partner of trend-conscious sports, MINI supports young and creative sports people and, in so doing, promotes the development of their sport. MINI has been the official presenting partner for the Burton Global Event Series since 2011.

About Vail Mountain 
Coveted as one of the largest ski resorts in the world with more than 5,200 acres of skiable terrain, seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, and the most groomed terrain on the planet, Vail has been an extraordinary winter vacation destination for passionate skiers and snowboarders for more than 50 years. It is home to world-class athletes during the U.S. Ski Team early-season training sessions in Golden Peak, the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships and the upcoming 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships. Under blue skies more than 300 days each year, friends and families reconnect and celebrate here from year to year and generation to generation. The vacation experience is exceptional, from the Vail Ski & Snowboard School to events, activities and festivals, shops and spas, abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations. Coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vail’s founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail is a mountain resort like nothing on earth. www.vail.com.  
 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Park City and Canyons in Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.


 

Contact(s)

Abby Young, Burton Snowboards, abbyy@burton.com, (802) 651-0353
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