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The Dirty Heads to perform in Vail for Teva

Daily staff report
VAIL CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily

VAIL – The Vail Valley Foundation’s Teva Mountain Games, taking place June 2-5 will kick off with a free concert as part of the Bud Light Mountains of Music series on June 2 at Checkpoint Charlie in Vail Village. California rockers, The Dirty Heads are set to take the stage at 7 p.m., immediately following the Teva Mountain Games Opening Ceremonies.

Named one of the “Best New Bands of 2010” by Rolling Stone Magazine, The Dirty Heads emerged onto the music scene with their signature blend of hip-hop and classic Reggae, creating the perfect soundtrack to an upbeat, sun-soaked California. Inspired by Bob Marley, Sublime, 311 and The Beastie Boys, The Dirty Heads’ music has evolved into a unique rockin’ ska sound that has been used on Fuel TV, in Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam game, movies and many surf/skate videos. Their newest album, “Any Port in a Storm-Special Edition” includes the hit, “Lay Me Down” featuring Rome of Sublime.

Before The Dirty Heads take the stage, participants and spectators from around the world will gather in Vail Village to kick off the Teva Mountain Games. Athletes from more than 25 countries will create an international parade up Gore Creek Drive to the Checkpoint Charlie stage, culminating in welcome speeches and an athlete oath by the IFSC World Cup Bouldering competitors. This is the only sanctioned World Cup Bouldering event held in the United States, and is the fourth time to be hosted by the Teva Mountain Games in Vail.

The 10-annual Teva Mountain Games roll into Vail the first week of June every year and serve as the unofficial kick-off to the summer season. More than 2,500 amateur and professional athletes and 40,000 spectators are expected to converge on the rivers and trails of Vail for what is referred to as the nation’s largest celebration of adventure sports, art and the mountain lifestyle. Athletes compete in biking, running, paddling, climbing and dog events while visitors peruse the free expo and product demo areas, watch outdoor-themed movies and have a hand at free activities such as wall climbing, kiddy canoeing and a zip line over Gore Creek.

For more information on the Vail Valley Foundation’s Teva Mountain Games, visit or follow Teva Mountain Games on Facebook and @TevaMtnGames on Twitter.

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