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Yukon Kornelius in Vail Dec. 11

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL – The star-studded band Yukon Kornelius will perform an awareness concert for environmental nonprofit Reverb on Dec. 11 as a part of Vail Snow Daze, Vail’s annual winter kick-off festival. Anchored by Stefan Lessard, bass guitarist from Dave Matthews Band, and joined by Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies, Adam Gardner of Guster and Eric Fawcett from N*E*R*D, Yukon Kornelius will perform at Vail’s Dobson Ice Arena with opening act Pete Kilpatrick Band.

Yukon Kornelius’ concert in Vail is a part of the non-profit’s IZSTYLE Winter Tour, an environmental music tour spearheaded by Stefan Lessard that features the Reverb Eco Village, all natural and organic food sampling, free ski and snowboard demos and the Bud Light concert series.

Founded by Adam Gardner of Guster and his wife, environmentalist Lauren Sullivan, Reverb works to educate and engage musicians and their fans to promote environmental sustainability. Tickets for Vail’s awareness concert will be distributed through various music fan clubs, Bud Light and Vail Resorts’ media outlets. Tickets will not be available for sale.

“At Vail we are committed to not only providing a premier mountain resort experience for our guests, but also giving back to causes that support our spectacular natural surroundings. The partnership with Yukon Kornelius and Reverb … speaks to the responsibility we all have to give back to our communities and the environment,” said Adam Sutner, director of marketing for Vail Mountain.

Yukon Kornelius was developed in 2007 as a result of each band member’s affiliation with Reverb as well as each member’s passion for skiing and riding together. The start of the band was captured on film and can be seen in the Warren Miller movie “Children of Winter.” To date, the rock band has only performed twice publicly.

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“We started as friends who are independently professional musicians that love to ski and ride together and became a band of our own as an aftermath,” said Adam Gardner of Guster and Yukon Kornelius.

Due to the band’s close relationships with other Reverb musicians, special guest appearances are a quintessential element of each Yukon Kornelius concert. Past special guests have included Dee Snider from Twisted Sister, stage and screen actor Jason Biggs (cow bell) and Brett Scallions from FUEL. Special guests for the Vail concert are expected to be announced soon.

Vail Snow Daze is set for Dec. 7-13. For more information, visit http://www.vailsnowdaze.com.

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