Matisyahu cancels Vail concert |

Matisyahu cancels Vail concert

Daily staff reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado Monday Highline Sports & Entertainment announced the cancellation of Spring Back to Vails Matisyahu concert on April 18 in Vail, Colorado. The schedule change comes as a result of Spring Back to Vail producers recognition of the current economic challenges and resulting budget limitations. There is an addition to Spring Back to Vails April 18 schedule, however a free BBQ with a celebrity DJ spinning during the World Pond Skimming Championships held at Golden Peak on Vail Mountain from 2 to 4 p.m.In conjunction with Vail Resorts, we recognize that these are challenging times and understand the importance of demonstrating fiscal responsibility, said James Deighan of Highline Sports & Entertainment. At the same time, we want to say thank you to all of guests for another great season and not diminish the longevity of Spring Back to Vail, an annual Vail festival weve all come to love. Thats why all of this years Spring Back to Vail events will be on us.After pond skimming, an Epic treasure hunt in Vail is planned, said Jeff Brausch of Highline Sports & Entertainment. Prizes include a destination trip for two to a remote Vail Resorts property, a host of 2009-10 Epic Passes as well as a wide variety of merchandise gifts including K2 and Liberty skis, Smith eyewear and more.The two previously scheduled headliner concerts, Chris Isaak on April 17 and Of a Revolution (O.A.R) on April 19 will remain on the schedule as planned. The concerts will be free to the public and held at a new venue in Vail Village, with the stage set at the Solaris area and concert-goers moving across the International Bridge to Checkpoint Charlie. Spring Back to Vail is set for April 13-19 and will include on-snow events, live music, nightly parties, the World Pond Skimming Championships and new for 2009, the Breitling All Mountain Film Competition. For more information, visit

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