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July 3, 2012
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Beaver Creek hosts Jerry Jeff Walker concert, clambake and more for 4th

BEAVER CREEK - Celebrate the birth of our nation under the blue skies of Beaver Creek Wednesday with an evening concert by Jerry Jeff Walker and a low-country-style clambake at Beano's Cabin-earlier in the day. Join us for the complimentary concert at the base of the Centennial Express chairlift in Beaver Creek Village; gates open to the public at 5 p.m. Before the concert, the family-friendly 20th annual Fourth of July celebration at Beano's Cabin begins at 11 a.m.

Concert gates open at 5 p.m., and food and beverage will be available for purchase. The J Walkers take center stage from 6 to 7:30 p.m., followed by Jerry Jeff Walker, who will play from 8 to 9:30 p.m. As one of the most well-respected legends of the internationally famous Austin musical community, Walker took a true troubadour's path to where he is today. His latest album, "Gonzo Stew," (his 30th album overall) was released in 2001.

"Beaver Creek is excited to host its annual Fourth of July celebration with the musical talents of Jerry Jeff Walker," said Tim Baker, executive director of Beaver Creek Resort Co.- "However, as a result of persistent drought conditions across the state and dry fuels on our mountain and hillsides, Beaver Creek Resort will not be concluding its annual Fourth celebration concert with fireworks, as is typically the tradition.-All other components of Beaver Creek's annual Fourth of July celebration will continue as planned."-

Beano's Cabin hosts its annual Fourth festivities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring a low-country-style clambake. Chef Bill Greenwood's menu highlights include Louisiana boiled crawfish, New England steamer clams, Berkshire sausage, smoked wild boar spare ribs and more. Kids can enjoy mac 'n' cheese and chicken fingers. The cost is $55 for adults, $25 for kids 6 to 12, and kids 5 and younger dine for free. Live entertainment and classic lawn games also will be available. Reservations should be made in advance by calling 970-754-3463.

During the day, explore other outdoor activities at Beaver Creek, including scenic chairlift rides, hiking, mountain biking, golf, horseback riding and more. Early evening, head to the beachfront lawn for live music and food and beverages to top off this celebration for all ages.-

For more information on the Fourth of July in Beaver Creek and other summer events and activities, visit www.beavercreek.com or call the Beaver Creek Information Center at 970-754-4636.-

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