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‘Be ready to dance uncontrollably’ in Vail

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Vail, CO Colorado
Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band

VAIL, Colorado “-According bass player J.P. Miller, there is really only one thing that locals and guests need to remember when they attend the March 4 Bud Light Street Beat free concert in Vail Village, Colorado featuring Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band.

“Come out wearing comfortable shoes,” Miller said, “and be ready to dance uncontrollably to the music. People find out what dancing is all about at our show.”

The six-piece band from Ashville, North Carolina is renowned for its signature style, called “bounce music.” Described as “triumphant horns, laid-back grooves and heavy backbeats,” Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band uses funk as a foundation, while weaving elements of hip-hop, reggae, ska and Latin into the overall mix.

Featuring several multi-instrumentalists, the Booty Band keeps things fresh by constantly changing instrumentation on stage. They focus on original material, but don’t be surprised to hear a choice cover of Galactic, Miles Davis, Beastie Boys and others.

Their silly banter and onstage antics keep the crowd laughing as the sounds send feet flying. Yet underneath the seemingly chaotic stage presence is a discipline, a blueprint and a game plan.

“A favorite part of performing,” Miller said, “is when we’re on stage and we’re looking out at the audience and you see someone that is lost in a moment, screaming and moving; seeing people just completely taken over by the music.

“When I get into it, I can’t help jumping around too. You forget where you’re at. You let down your inhibitions, so do they, and you have this bond with the audience over that.”

All Bud Light Street Beat free concerts get underway at 6 p.m. at either Checkpoint Charlie in the heart of Vail Village or at the Arrabelle at Vail Square in Lionshead. Concert-goers are encouraged to dress appropriately for the outdoor performances, with food and beverages available for purchase at each show.

In addition to the free concert, Eagle, Lake and Summit County residents can register to win the season-long grand prize ” a 2009 Volvo C-30 ” awarded to one lucky local at the final concert on April 15.

Out of town guests can register to win a return vacation trip to Vail with deluxe accommodations. The Volvo Vail Grand Prize Guest Giveaway will also be awarded at the final free performance.

The Bud Light Street Beat free concert series will rock on this month with performances by The Indulgers on March 11, the special American Ski Classic show at Golden Peak with Taj Mahal on March 19 and John Brown’s Body on March 25. Additional free shows are slated for April 1, 8 and 15.

For additional information on Bud Light Street Beat, visit http://www.streetbeatconcerts.com.

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