Ludacris and The Roots will headline Vail Snow Daze |

Ludacris and The Roots will headline Vail Snow Daze

Daily Staff ReportVail, CO, Colorado

VAIL Vail Snow Daze, the super charged mix of early season snow and mountain lifestyle, returns Dec. 3-9. The event will feature three nights of headliner music, including Ludacris and The Roots, presented by Coors Light, live in concert on Saturday, Dec. 8. The double-billed performance highlights a week-long mountain bash of on-snow events, Demo Daze, bar parties, non-stop live music and more.

Were hosting two highly acclaimed Grammy Award-winning performers, Ludacris and The Roots, for one night in Vail, said James Deighan of Highline Sports and Entertainment, which produces the festival. This is really going to kick the 2007-08 Vail season off in styleArtist, rapper, CEO and actor Ludacris will take center stage Saturday. With three Grammy Awards and two Oscar-winning films, Crash and Hustle and Flow, Ludacris is also CEO of Disturbing Tha Peace Records. Consecutive chart-toppers, ChickenN-Beer and The Red Light District, confirmed Ludacriss mainstream musical success. In his latest album, Release Therapy, Ludacris offers up his serious side with the authoritative tracks such as Runaway Love, featuring Mary J. Blige. Critically acclaimed group The Roots combine a jazz-laden sound with live instrumentation to create infectious jam sessions. Influential players in the music scene for over 14 years, The Roots earned a Grammy for You Got Me, featuring Erykah Badu, and two other nominations since then. Expect to hear tracks from their recent release, Game Theory, featuring hits Dont Feel Right and In the Music. The Philly-based band will perform live at Vails Ford Park, Saturday, Dec. 8. The Ludacris and The Roots concert will take place late afternoon, immediately following Vail Snow Dazes incredibly popular on snow Dummy Gelunde World Championships event at Golden Peak. General admission tickets for Ludacris and The Roots concert go on sale Aug. 24. Purchase them online at or locally at the Bottle & Cork in Edwards. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 after Nov. 30. Tickets will sell out, so plan ahead. Check out for the event schedule, registration and concert ticketing details or call 476-6797. Vail Snow Daze is sponsored by Coors Light, Vail Resorts, Town of Vail and Skiing Magazine.

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