Sublime with Rome & O.A.R to Headline Spring Back to Vail 2013

05 February 2013
  • Spring Back to Vail 2013 features a weeklong schedule of free headliner concerts, nightly bar parties, the World Pond Skimming Championships and more
  • O.A.R. to open the festival Friday, April 12, Sublime with Rome, Saturday, April 13 and Jimmy Cliff to close the event Sunday, April 14, 2013
VAIL, Colo.—Feb. 4, 2013—Vail Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States, announced today that Sublime with Rome presented by Bud Light and alternative rockers, O.A.R will headline Spring Back to Vail, the resort’s annual spring bash to celebrate the close of the 50th anniversary ski and snowboard season, Jimmy Cliff will also play a free headlining show at Spring Back to Vail on Sunday, April 14 to round out the action packed week. Admission to all concerts and events that are part of Spring Back to Vail is free and open to the public.
Spring Back to Vail’s concerts, parties and celebrations are part of the resort’s successful event philosophy, which aims to provide world-class entertainment and give back to the guests who have made Vail a leading mountain resort for 50 years.
“While winter is definitely still upon us here in Vail, we’re looking forward to finishing the 50th anniversary ski and snowboard season with a bang, thanks to a fantastic entertainment lineup during Spring Back to Vail this year,” said Davy Ratchford, director of sales and marketing for Vail Mountain. “The combination of O.A.R, Jimmy Cliff and Sublime with Rome will undoubtedly deliver a series of fun, high-energy shows for our guests.”
Short for Of a Revolution, O.A.R is an alternative rock band well-known for rocking the stage at their live performances and extensive summer touring. The five-member band, formed in 1996, found popularity on the college campus of The Ohio State University and gained a following as a popular live act on other college campuses before gaining mainstream exposure and reaching the top of the Billboard charts over the course of their long career. Together the band has released seven studio albums, including their latest CD/DVD release Live on Red Rocks. The band will take the stage at Spring Back to Vail on Friday, April 12 in Ford Park.
On Saturday, April 13, Sublime with Rome bringing a blend of reggae, ska, punk and surf-rock, will take the Spring Back to the Vail stage at Ford Park for another free show. The band is a collaboration between Eric Wilson of Sublime, celebrated drummer Josh Freese and lead vocalist and guitarist Rome Ramirez. Together the trio treats fans to Sublime favorites as well as original material from the 2011 album, Yours Truly.
Grammy-winning musician, actor, singer, songwriter, producer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Cliff, is also set to take the Spring Back to Vail stage with his reggae style on Sunday, April 14 – Vail Mountain’s closing day – at Solaris Plaza in Vail Village.
Spring Back to Vail is the annual spring bash in Vail, Colo. celebrating the close of the skiing and snowboarding season with a jam-packed schedule of events that includes free headliner concerts, nightly bar parties, the Spring Back to Vail Expo Village and the wet ‘n’ wild World Pond Skimming Championships. For more information on Spring Back to Vail, including the full schedule of events and registration for the World Pond Skimming Championships, visit
Spring Back to Vail is presented by Vail Mountain, Bud Light, Pepsi, Rolling Stone Magazine, Sprint, Red Bull, GoPro and Town of Vail, and is brought to you in part by Helly Hansen, Maui Jim, Smartwool, CAO, Liberty Skis, Vail Daily and KZYR-The Zephyr.
For more information about Vail Mountain visit or stop by the Mountain Information Center, open daily from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).


About Vail Mountain
Celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout the 2012-2013 season and coveted as the largest ski resort in the United States with more than 5,200 acres of skiable terrain and seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, Vail is an extraordinary winter vacation destination. Under blue skies more than 300 days each year and with more groomed terrain than anywhere on the planet, families reconnect and celebrate here from year to year and generation to generation. The vacation experience is world class, from the Vail Ski & Snowboard School to the events, activities and festivals, the 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 can still credibly lay claim to being a resort like nothing on earth  

About Vail Resorts
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; 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 and consumer website is


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