Complete Music Lineup Announced For Spring Back to Vail 2013

27 March 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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Complete Music Lineup Announced For Spring Back to Vail 2013

(Vail, CO)—Vail Mountain’s 50thanniversary season will go out with a bang as today organizers announced the complete lineup for the 2013 Spring Back to Vail concerts. The week-long end of year bash will host marquis acts O.A.R. presented by Pepsi, Sublime with Rome presented by Bud Light and Grammy-winning Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff during the final three days of the event. Opening acts Patrick Dethlefs, Air Dubai and Eminence Ensemble will round out the schedule. Spring Back to Vail takes place during Vail Mountain’s closing week, April 8 through April 14, 2013. All Spring Back to Vail events are free and open to the public.

“Vail’s 50thanniversary celebration has been brilliant,” says Davy Ratchford, Director of Marketing and Sales for Vail Mountain. “Locals and visitors alike have really embraced the spirit of this landmark year and Spring Back to Vail will certainly close out this historic season in style.”

Spring Back to Vail’s musical line-up kicks off on Friday, April 12 with a free concert by O.A.R. presented by Pepsi in Ford Park. Folk-rocker Patrick Dethlefs will open the show beginning at 6:30pm. The wildly successful alternative rock group O.A.R. is a favorite of Vail audiences and Dethlefs has been praised by critics for his honest approach to songwriting and richness in live performances.

On Saturday, April 13 the Ford Park stage once again comes alive with opener Air Dubai. With their heavy mix of hip-hop, pop, soul, rock and electronic, Air Dubai was just named one of the top three bands at SXSW in Austin and has been named top hip-hop band by Westword magazine two times. Air Dubai warms up the crowd for the ska, punk sounds of Sublime with Rome presented by Bud Light. Music gets underway at 6:30pm.
Following the spectacular World Pond Skimming Championships at Golden Peak in Vail, the final Spring Back to Vail concert features Grammy-winning Reggae kingpin Jimmy Cliff on stage at Solaris Plaza on Sunday, April 14. Cliff’s songbook reads like Reggae history with hits “The Harder They Come” and “I Can See Clearly Now” and his 2012 release Rebirth encompasses Cliff’s distinct style. Boulder-based Eminence Ensemble opens the show with their unique brand of progressive electronic rock beginning at 4pm.

Spring Back to Vail is the annual spring bash celebrating the close of skiing and snowboarding season with a jam-packed schedule of events including headliner concerts, nightly parties, expo village and the World Pond Skimming Championships. For more information, visit

Spring Back to Vail is presented by Vail Mountain, Bud Light, Pepsi, Rolling Stone Magazine, Sprint, Red Bull, GoPro and the Town of Vail. It is brought to you in part by Helly Hansen, Maui Jim, SmartWool, CAO, Liberty Skis, Vail Daily and KZYR - The Zephyr. Spring Back to Vail is part of Vail’s 50thanniversary celebration.
For more information about Vail Mountain visit www.vail.comor 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 50thanniversary 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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