Samana Lounge celebrates four years in Vail |

Samana Lounge celebrates four years in Vail

Daily staff report
Vail CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily/Nevada Lee/

VAIL, Colorado” What do Dr. John, Coolio, Bassnectar, Karl Denson, Drew Emmitt, dj Greyboy, Cyrill Neville, EOTO, Stanley Jordan, dj Mark Farina and Particle all have in common? Samana Lounge in Vail. Those musicians and more have performed at the Bridge Street club in the four years its been open.

Samana Lounge celebrates their four-year anniversary with six nights of unique live music and electronic talent, beginning tonight. Samana has been featured in Elle Magazine, Skiing, Ski, Snowboarder and numerous local and Front Range media.

Created in 2004 by Scott Stoughton, Samana has quickly gained national and international attention as an intimate, friendly club loaded with character and style, not trendy ambiance.

“After touring the country playing music and spending time in Europe, I was motivated to create a club that was built around people, not the latest trends,” Stoughton said. “I was after a cozy, candle-lit atmosphere that was welcoming yet unpretentious with a variety of music.

“We bring in live acts and artists that are true to their art and bring energy and excitement to the stage,” he continuted. “We feel very honored with the local and national support we’ve received and by the high caliber of artists we’ve managed to bring into our family! We always get the same feedback from the touring artists ” the crowd that comes to Samana is musically educated, respectful and totally full of energy. That means the world to me and the staff here at Samana.”

Darren Pujalet of Particle has performed at the club and said that Vail shows bring out some of the best fans in the country.

“(Samana) has a big city club feel right in your front room,” Pujalet said. “It’s is a gift to the people of Vail and to all the amazing musicians who get to play there. Cheers to four years of fun times!”

DJ Logic says Samana has an energetic vibe and that it’s one of the places he looks forward to playing.

“I tour all over the globe but it is hard to match the friendly atmosphere and fantastic crowd support from Vail and Samana Lounge,” he said.

To celebrate the anniversary Samana is going to be giving the first 25 people in the door each day a free drink. There will also be gift certificates, VIP cards for no cover all year and more given away. For more information, call 970-476-3433 or visit

– Tuesday ” Remixed Tuesdays. Local DJ adamRoss brings his new night to Samana. Music starts at 10 p.m. Free.

– Wednesday ” Scotty Stoughton’s Bonfire Dub performs at 10 p.m. Cover is $5.

– Thursday ” Solution performs. DJ Peter Blick mixes it up with live percussion by Scotty Stoughton. Music starts at 9 p.m. Free.

– Friday ” DJ Peter Blick and DJ adamRoss perform. Free.

– Saturday and Sunday ” DJ Jon H of Fort Knox Five performs two nights in a row. Cover is $5 to $10.

For information on all shows, call 970-476-3433 or visit

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