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High Altitude Society: Rendezvous Music Festival visits Beaver Creek

American country and bluegrass star Chris Stapleton preforms in front of a happy crowd enjoying great music and perfect weather during the Rendezvous Music Festival on Saturday in Beaver Creek.
Justin Q. McCarty | Special to the Daily |

BEAVER CREEK — Music wafted through the air in the natural outdoor amphitheater of Strawberry Park during the Rendezvous Music Festival in Beaver Creek on a sunny Saturday. Gates opened at 11:30 a.m. to a lineup of eclectic music from folk, rock and jazz to country and swing. The evening wound down after the country crooner Chris Stapleton finished out the fresh-air portion of the Rendezvous Music Festival with a rocking set accompanied by the setting sun.

The Indigo Girls headlined the festival and played at the Vilar Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Music and dining continued into the night at Grouse Mountain Grill, The Metropolitan and Blue Moose Pizza. Festival ticket holders were offered discounts throughout Beaver Creek on everything from pizza and ice cream to massages and wine.

A Rendezvous Festival favorite is the husband-wife duo Johnnyswim, who had the crowd singing and dancing to their melodies and ballads. The two are a great-looking pair, easy on the eyes as well as the ears. In referring to lead singer Abner Ramirez, longtime ski patroller J.W. Busby said, “That is one charismatic guy.”

The crowd was sure to agree and waited patiently for photo opportunities with Johnnyswim after the show. While on stage, singer Amanda Sudano, who is the daughter of Donna Summer, was handed a GoPro from a crowd member and was happy to video a segment for her fans.

The official charity sponsor of the festival is the National Sports Center for the Disabled, whose motto is to help enable the spirit through sports. The base of Beaver Creek seemed a fitting environment to celebrate the spirit of adaptive sports. The Rendezvous Festival thanked all its sponsors and partners, including Beaver Creek Resort Properties, The Charter, The Borders Lodge, Colorado Mountain Express, the Vilar Performing Arts Center, Colorado Native and J.W. Thomas Wines.

To learn more, visit http://www.rendezvous bc.com, where you can view videos of all of the performers.

Betty Ann Woodland is a longtime local who covers social events including fundraisers for nonprofits, galas and soirees of all kinds. She can be reached at highaltitudesociety@vaildaily.com.

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