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OAR, Mix Master Mike added to 2015 World Championships lineup

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O.A.R. returns to Vail for a free show Feb. 7.
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VAIL — From the outset, 2015 World Championships organizers promised the world a two-week celebration, both on and off the race course. They continue to deliver on that promise as two more artists were recently confirmed for the free post-ceremonies concert series.

One of the greatest DJs in history, Mix Master Mike will perform Feb. 5, bringing a little “Throwback Thursday” to the World Championships. Popular multi-platinum rock band O.A.R. will perform Feb. 7. All concerts take place at Championships Plaza (Solaris) in Vail at 6:30 p.m. and are free to the public.

“We set the bar high with our first free concert announcements, and we’re thrilled to keep pace with this week’s additions,” said Ceil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation and 2015 World Championships Organizing Committee. “These two latest headliners help meet our goal of delivering an unforgettable World Championships, from morning to night. We hope fans are as excited as we are to welcome more world-class entertainment to Vail in February.”

Mix Master Mike is best known for his role as resident DJ for the Beastie Boys. The turntable legend will pump up the crowd with his signature heavy-hitting bass and intricate scratch routines during the free show.

O.A.R. first came onto the scene in the late ’90s and are best known for their hits “That Was a Crazy Game of Poker,” “Shattered (Turn the Car Around),” “Heaven” and “Peace.”

The American rock band is renowned for their intense, vibrant live show, which will also feature songs from the band’s new album, “The Rockville LP,” and current single, “Favorite Song.”

The announcement adds to an already impressive 2015 World Championships lineup, which includes Michael Franti & Spearhead on Feb. 3, American Authors on Feb. 6 and Phillip Phillips on Feb. 12. The 2015 Organizing Committee intends to book concerts every night during the two weeks of the World Championships.

The free concerts, scheduled in conjunction with the nightly Medals Presentation at Vail’s Championships Plaza, located at Solaris, will be free to the public with the live show kicking off each evening at 6:30 p.m. It is recommended that guests arrive early to ensure a prime viewing spot. Prior to the nightly festivities, Sierra Nevada Brewery will operate their Winter Beer Camp, opening at 4 p.m. daily at the International Bridge in Vail.

For additional information on the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships or the nightly free concerts, visit http://www.vailbeaver creek2015.com.