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Beaver Creek packs summer schedule with beer, music and more

Blues, Brews & BBQ Schedule:

Saturday, May 27

Noon to 6 p.m.: Beer Garden and BBQ vendors open

Location: Beaver Creek Plaza

Noon to 4 p.m.: Kids’ Fun Zone Open

Location: First Level, Covered Bridge escalator

Noon to 4 p.m.: People’s Choice Voting

Location: Red guest service tent, next to Covered Bridge

12:30 to 2 p.m.: Live music — The Heather Gillis Band

Location: Plaza Stage

1 to 5 p.m.: Microbrew Festival (ticketed event)

Location: Centennial Park, top of Plaza Escalator

2:30 p.m.: BBQ Demonstration

Location: Demo Area, next to the Covered Bridge

2:30 to 4 p.m.: Live music — Packrat’s Smokehouse

Location: Plaza Stage

3:30 p.m.: BBQ Demonstration

Location: Demo Area, next to the Covered Bridge

4:30 to 6 p.m.: Live music — North Mississippi Allstars

Location: Plaza Stage

Sunday, May 28

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Backyard BBQ Competition (Must pre-register to participate, spectators are free)

Location: Covered Bridge

Noon to 6 p.m.: Beer Garden & BBQ vendors open

Location: Beaver Creek Plaza

Noon to 3 p.m.: People’s Choice Voting

Location: Red guest service tent, next to Covered Bridge

Noon to 4 p.m.: Kids’ Fun Zone Open

Location: First level, Covered Bridge escalator

12:30PM – 2PM: Live Music – The Heather Gillis Band

Location: Plaza Stage

2:30 p.m.: BBQ Demonstration

Location: Demo Area, next to the Covered Bridge

2:30 to 4 p.m.: Live music — Delta Sonics

Location: Plaza Stage

3:30 p.m.: BBQ Demonstration

Location: Demo Area, next to the Covered Bridge

4:10 p.m.: People’s Choice Winners Announced

Location: Plaza Stage

4:30 to 6 p.m.: Live music — Kenny Neal

Location: Plaza Stage

BEAVER CREEK — With signature festivals, live music and the Beaver Creek Rodeo all summer long, the unofficial kickoff to the season event is the Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival on Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28.

With events throughout the summer, here's a list of dates to mark on the calendar:

July 4

Beaver Creek's Independence Day celebration begins at noon with children's activities, including inflatable castles, slides games and more. Multiple musical performances take to Centennial Park stage from 2 to 9:30 p.m. The fireworks ignite the night sky at 9:30 p.m. over Beaver Creek Village.

Aug. 10-13

The 11th annual Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival is an ode to the resort's distinguished chefs. The full weekend of events include a 4×4 Jeep Tour, pairing seminars, wine dinners and the Grand Tasting.

Sept. 2-3

The 18th annual Beaver Creek Oktoberfest will include live music from an Austrian performer as well as Helmut Fricker. The village will also be filled with bratwurst and beer in true Bavarian style. Steins, costumes and quintessential European cheer awaits at Beaver Creek's Oktoberfest.

Sept. 15-17

New this year is Beaver Creek Hike to the Mic — a musical destination atop the Centennial Express Lift, complete with panoramic views of the Gore Range. To get there, attendees can either hike, bike, take a 4×4 Jeep or the lift itself. For those hiking, there will be art installations and photo opportunities along the way. The festival continues all weekend in the village with art exhibitions, restaurant specials, live music, outdoor yoga, shopping and more.

THURSDAYS coming up

The 16th annual Beaver Creek Rodeo Series begins June 22 and continues each Thursday, featuring professional bronc and bull riding as well as fun for all ages — there's calf scrambling, mutton bustin' and team burro races. Barbecue, beer and wine are also available at the rodeo.

Vilar shows

The Vilar Performing Arts Center summer series kicks off July 3 with Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers. The final show is Aug. 31 with a surprise guest to be announced. Taking the stage in between will be comedian David Spade, Trace Adkins, Peter Frampton, Citizen Cope and a tribute to Prince, among others.

For more information about summer events at Beaver Creek, visit http://www.Beaver Creek.com