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Traveling festival favors reggae

Leslie BrefeldVail, Co, Colorado
Special to the Daily

BRECKENRIDGE – The Honda Ski Tour has arrived. Marketed as a new cultural event, the Ski Tour places as much importance into the music it offers as the talent it showcases on the mountain. And the proof is in the lineup.The two days of music include some artists from the other Ski Tour stops (Sun Valley, Idaho, Squaw Valley, Calif., and Aspen) and others like Michael Franti, who will only perform in Breckenridge.Franti and Spearhead are paired with Blackalicious for a Saturday night concert headlining the event, while the Wailers and Don Carlos (at separate venues) highlight Friday evening’s performances.A heated tent at F-lot in Breckenridge (near the Riverwalk Center parking lot) is dubbed the Basecamp, and will be the venue of the Spearhead and Wailers’ concerts. Other venues include some Breckenridge bars and restaurants and the Village at Breckenridge hotel. Tickets can be purchased in advance, but will also be available at the door of each show.Full schedule of events for The Honda Ski Tour:

At Peak 9 Free event/lift ticket needed on the mountain.9-11 a.m.: Skiercross Training Runs.11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Skiercross time trials. At Peak 8Free event and viewing from base area.11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Halfpipe practice.1:15-2 p.m.: Halfpipe heat #1.2-2:30 p.m.: Halfpipe practice.2:45-3:30 p.m.: Halfpipe heat #2.4:30-5:15 p.m.: Halfpipe practice.5:457 p.m.: Night pipe; halfpipe finals.7:15 p.m.: Awards ceremony. At the Base of Peak 8Free event.9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Industry Expo Area.3:-5:30 p.m.: DJ Logic, Hill Party at The Bergenhoff.4 p.m. Opening Ceremonies at The Bergenhoff At the Quandry GrilFree entry2-4 p.m. Apres ski, Ski Tour Girls, giveawaysAt The Maggie Free entry2-4 p.m. DJ, giveaways At the Basecamp (tent at the F-Lot in Breckenridge)

$15 Inside the tent 7:30 p.m. Doors open.8:30-10 p.m. The Wailers At the Breckenridge BreweryFree entry 9-11 p.m. Giveaways At the Beaver Run Resort, Ballroom-Peak 17Tickets are $29.10 p.m. Doors Open.11 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Don Carlos At The Crocs Lounge at The Forest Room in the Village at Breckenridge 9:30 p.m. Doors Open 10:15-11:30 p.m. Matt White. Tickets are $15.11:55 p.m. to 2 a.m. DJ Logic. Tickets are $10.At the Ten Mile Ballroom, The Village at BreckenridgeTickets are $25.

10:30 p.m. Doors Open 11:30 p.m. to 12:45 a.m. Swollen Members At the Salt Creek 10 p.m. Doors Open10:30-11:30 p.m. Kamphire Collective. Tickets are $15.11:55-2 a.m. Elan with DJ Siren C. Tickets are $10.

At the Base of Peak 8Free event 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Industry Expo Area At Peak 9Free event/lift ticket needed on the mountain10-11:30 a.m. Skiercross Training Runs / Inspections12:15-12:30 p.m. Skiercross Fore-runners12:30-12:45 p.m. Paul Mitchell Dark Horse Heats 1-2:15 p.m. Skiercross Heats and Finals2:15 p.m. Awardsnoon to 2:15 p.m. Limelight Film Festival shown at breaks in competition on Jumbotron At the Quandry Grill Free entry3-5 p.m. Apres ski, Ski Tour Girls, giveawaysAt Main Street Station Plaza Free entry 3:30-5 p.m. Plaza Party, band, giveaways, Ski Tour Girls At the Breckenridge BreweryFree entry3:30-6 p.m. Apres ski party, giveaways, Ski Tour Girls At the BasecampTickets are $39.50 6 p.m. Doors open.6:20-7:20 p.m. Pro Photo Shootout

7:30-8:30 p.m. Blackalicious8:30-8:50 p.m. Skiercross Awards 8:50-10:45 p.m. Michael Franti & Spearhead At the Ten Mile Ballroom, The Village at BreckenridgeTickets are $15.10 p.m. Doors open. 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Joseph Israel & The Jerusalem At the The Crocs Lounge, The Forest Room, The Village at BreckenridgeTickets are $19.10 p.m. Doors open. 11:15 p.m. 1:15 a.m. Wisdom At the Salt CreekTickets are $15.10:30 p.m. Doors open. 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Jillian Ann For more information on the Ski Tour, visit

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