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20 July 2011

Killington Announces Expanded Lineup for Free Summer Concert Series

Top names on the national music scene will be taking the stage for six free outdoor shows this summer as the Town of Killington announces the second annual “Cooler in the Mountains” free concert series presented by Long Trail Brewing Co.   Performances are scheduled for every Saturday afternoon at 3:30pm from July 23 through August 27 at K-1 Base Lodge at Killington Resort and will support the greening efforts of Reverb non-profit organization which educates and engages musicians and their fans to take action toward a more sustainable future.

Grab the lawn chair, beach blanket, and the whole family and head to Killington’s K1 Base Area for this outdoor concert series featuring top regional bands.  At each concert, enter to win a 2011-2012 Killington Season Pass, which will be given away at the conclusion of the series.

The musical acts have been scheduled to complement and coincide with various special events taking place in Killington this summer, like the Killington Wine Festival (July 22-24), The Spartan Beast Race (August 6), and Circus Smirkus (August 14-15), among others.

Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Killington VT 2011

The list of performers includes Sean Kelly – founding member of The Samples – at the Killington Wine Festival; Jimmy Buffet’s protégé and tour opener Ilo Ferreira during the Eastern Cup Mountain Biking Competition; Sublime tribute band Badfish after the Spartan Beast Race; Vermont’s own Twiddle during the Gravity East Downhill Mountain Bike Competition, and Florida-based alternative rock band Sister Hazel to wrap the series.

New Sean Kelly - Killington Free Concert Series - Summer-2011Each week, Reverb (Reverb.org) will activate its Carbon Offset Program, which allows fans to offset their carbon footprint by making a small charitable donation.  On August 20th when Dirty Dozen Brass Band takes the stage, the Reverb Eco-village will descend on Killington to offer activities aimed at raising awareness of alternative and renewable energy sources.  Environmental non-profit groups will help educate concertgoers about the steps they can take to reduce their footprint, and all-natural and organic food producers will sample their products.  Killington Resort will present an interactive display to inform guests about how it integrates green practices into its snowmaking and customer service operations.Ilo Ferreira - Cooler-in-the-Mountains - Free Concerts - VT Summer 2011

A beer garden, outdoor grill and outdoor lawn games will accompany the live music, so bring lawn blankets and chairs and enjoy the scenic views!

The events are sponsored by: Long Trail Brewing Company, Killington Resort, IZSTYLE, Casella Waste Systems Inc. and the Town of Killington (link to: Discover Killington).

“Cooler in the Mountains”

Free Concert Series, presented by Long Trail Brewing Company

—Schedule—

Saturday, July 23, 2-5:30 PM – Concurrent with Killington Wine Festival
Sean Kelly from The Samples
http://www.thesamples.com

Saturday, July 30, 3:30 PM – Concurrent with Eastern Cup Mountain Biking Competition
Ilo Ferreira (Jimmy Buffett protégé) & Barefoot Truth
http://www.iloferreira.com
http://www.barefoottruth.com

Saturday, August 6, 3:30 PM – Concurrent with Spartan Beast Race
Badfish, A Tribute to Sublime
http://www.badfish.com

Saturday, August 13, 3:30PM – Concurrent with Gravity East Downhill Mountain Bike Competition & Circus Smirkus
Twiddle
http://www.twiddlemusic.com

Saturday, August 20, 3:30 PM – Concurrent with the Reverb Eco-Village
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
http://www.dirtydozenbrass.com

Saturday, August 27, 3:30 PM
Sister Hazel
http://www.sisterhazel.com

About Reverb: Operating from deep within both the music industry and the environmental world, Reverb “greens” artists’ tours and the music business at large while raising awareness and support for the environment.  The group has joined forces with a growing number of artists, including the Dave Matthews Band, and they have made great strides in their efforts to promote environmental sustainability.  To date they have “greened” over 1,800 events, and reached over 14 million music fans with their message.  For more information about Reverb’s mission, go to Reverb.org.

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