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Spring Back to Vail to feature O.A.R., Sublime with Rome

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Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the DailyAlternative rock band O.A.R. will play at Spring Back to Vail on April 12.

VAIL – Vail Mountain has announced that Sublime with Rome and alternative rockers O.A.R. will headline Spring Back to Vail, the resort’s annual spring bash to celebrate the close of the ski and snowboard season.

Jimmy Cliff will also play a headlining show at Spring Back to Vail on April 14 to round out the week. Admission to all concerts and events that are part of Spring Back to Vail is free and open to the public.

“While winter is definitely still upon us here in Vail, we’re looking forward to finishing the 50th anniversary ski and snowboard season with a bang thanks to a fantastic entertainment lineup during Spring Back to Vail this year,” said Davy Ratchford, director of sales and marketing for Vail Mountain. “The combination of O.A.R., Jimmy Cliff and Sublime with Rome will undoubtedly deliver a series of fun, high-energy shows for our guests.”

Short for “Of a Revolution,” O.A.R. is an alternative rock band well known for rocking the stage at its live performances and extensive summer touring. The five-member band, formed in 1996, found popularity on the college campus of Ohio State University and gained a following as a popular live act on other college campuses before gaining mainstream exposure and reaching the top of the Billboard charts over the course of its long career. The jam band-influenced group has released seven studio albums and five live albums, including its latest CD-DVD release, “Live on Red Rocks” and “King.” The band will take the stage at Spring Back to Vail on April 12 in Ford Park.

On April 13, Sublime with Rome will bring a blend of reggae, ska, punk and surf-rock to the Spring Back to the Vail stage at Ford Park for another free show. The band is a collaboration between Eric Wilson, of Sublime, celebrated drummer Josh Freese and lead vocalist and guitarist Rome Ramirez. Together, the trio treats fans to Sublime favorites as well as original material from its 2011 album, “Yours Truly.”

Grammy-winning musician, actor, singer, songwriter, producer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Cliff is also set to take the Spring Back to Vail stage with his reggae style on April 14, Vail Mountain’s Closing Day, at Solaris Plaza in Vail Village.

Spring Back to Vail is the annual spring bash in Vail celebrating the close of the skiing and snowboarding season with events that include free headliner concerts, nightly bar parties, the Spring Back to Vail Expo Village and the World Pond Skimming Championships. For more information on Spring Back to Vail, including a full schedule of events and registration for the World Pond Skimming Championships, go online to http://www.vail.com/springback.

For more information about Vail Mountain, visit http://www.vail.com or stop by the Mountain Information Center, open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or call 970-754-8245.

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