Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Girl Talk coming to Vail
U.S. Open entertainment schedule:
• March 4: Andy Thorn & Friends at Solaris in Vail, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
• March 6: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, DJ Cre8 at Solaris in Vail, 6 to 10 p.m.
• March 7: Girl Talk, Moon Hooch at Solaris in Vail, 6 to 10 p.m.
• March 7: U.S. Open Closing Party at Dobson Ice Arena featuring Grandtheft, DJ Maseo and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
For details on all things U.S. Open, follow the hashtag #BurtonUSOpen and visit www.Burton.com/USO.
VAIL — The Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships announced that Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Girl Talk will headline free concerts following the Open’s slopestyle and halfpipe finals. Taking place March 4-7 in Vail, the 33rd annual Burton U.S. Open traditionally hosts free concerts for the crowds that come out to witness snowboarding’s longest-running event.
Here’s a quick rundown of what’s in store on the music front at Vail Mountain during this year’s Burton U.S. Open.
It all starts on March 4 with the U.S. Open kickoff party, which will feature next generation banjo pickin’ phenom Andy Thorn & Friends. Bluegrass artist Andy Thorn is best known as the banjoist in renowned Boulder-based jam band Leftover Salmon and will hit the stage alongside friends with an energetic acoustic set.
Then, after the U.S. Open slopestyle finals award ceremony on March 6, Vermont-based DJ Cre8 will warm up the crowd before headliners Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros take over the stage. Led by frontman Alex Ebert and a revolving family of 10-plus band members, the L.A.-based Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are known for their joyous, live shows at major music festivals including Coachella, Sasquatch and Bonnaroo.
On March 7, following the halfpipe finals award ceremony, the night starts off with Moon Hooch, a saxophone and drum-based house music trio with a rock-n-roll approach. Then, Girl Talk promises to deliver a high-energy dance party. Gregg Gillis, aka Girl Talk, has found global fame creating masterful mashup hits, which he raucously pilots from behind his laptop. Girl Talk’s penchant for sampling from a diverse array of artists as well as his energetic stage presence makes him a favorite across a huge spectrum of fans.
After Girl Talk wraps things up, the party continues at the U.S. Open closing event at Dobson Ice Arena where a heavy lineup of legendary DJs will take over the arena, including Toronto-based Grandtheft, DJ Maseo (aka Plug 3 of De La Soul) and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest fame.
All events are free and open to the public. For details on all things U.S. Open, follow the #BurtonUSOpen hashtag and head to http://www.Burton.com/USO.
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