The 2017 Burton US Open Announces The Largest Lineup Of Free Concerts & Entertainment to Date
 
BURLINGTON, VT (February 6, 2017) –The 35th annual Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships announce the Burton US Open Live Music Lineup featuring an enhanced entertainment roster packed full of live bands and DJs including Lizzo, D.R.A.M, Xavier Omär, Gramatik and more—all for FREE! The live music will run from March 1st – 4th in the heart of Colorado’s Vail Village following each day’s snowboard competition. This roster of free live concerts featuring 13 artists builds on the close tie between snowboarding and music, which the Burton US Open has celebrated throughout its 35 years. Fans can expect to hear everything from hip hop, jam bands, pop, indie, DJs, R&B and rock during this four-day après festival. 
 
Entertainment kicks off on Wednesday, March 1st on the Solaris Concert Stage in Vail Village following a full day of slopestyle semi-finals competition and the Junior Jam award ceremony. The night’s entertainment includes the stripped down, foot-stomping blues of LA-Based trio The Record Company, also out of LA, the buzzy underground indie-pop duo the Oyster Kids, plus Burlington Vermont’s own DJ Cre8 and event DJ extraordinaire, DJ Naka G returning to the US Open to get the party started and keep it going through the weekend. 
 
Following halfpipe semi-finals on Thursday, March 2nd, American Jam band Twiddle takes the stage for an epic double set. This Vermont-based band has played sold out venues from the massive Mountain Music Festival to the Frendly Gathering, entertaining fans with a melded blend of jazz, reggae and funk rolling the feel-good vibes through the audience.     
 
After the US Open slopestyle finals award ceremony on Friday, March 3rd, fans can look forward to an incredible double-header featuring Gramatik and Lizzo. New York City-based Gramatik brings his signature electro-funk sound and boundary-expanding mastery of EDM delivered with his high-energy live band. Minneapolis-based hip-hop artist Lizzo has hit virtually every major publication’s top 100 hits list for 2016, she’ll bring her positivity-infused soul pop anthems and undeniable stage presence to uplift, inspire and move you.  
 
Saturday, March 4th features the exciting culmination of the US Open with the halfpipe finals and award ceremony followed by a trio of diverse and exciting artists—Keys N Krates, Skratch Bastid and Xavier Omär—taking the Solaris Concert Stage. Canadian three-man EDM band Keys N Krates bring a high-energy hip-hop infused live performance. Also hailing from Canada, World-renowned DJ Skratch Bastid will hit hard, expertly scratching and mixing through a must-see set. And San Antonio’s own Xavier Omär brings a soulful modern twist to R&B-rooted songs with a foundation in rap and positivity; he was recently named one of Forbes Magazine “5 Alternative R&B Artists To Look Out For in 2017.”
 
The party continues Saturday night indoors at the free US Open Closing Party at Dobson Ice Arena featuring D.R.A.M, Four Color Zack, and Air Credits. Virginia-based rapper/singer D.R.A.M. has already released multiple Billboard hit singles since his recent 2015 debut including Beyoncé’s party pick “Cha Cha” and Billboard Magazine’s number three pick on its “100 Best Pop Songs of 2016” list “Broccoli” – he’ll have the crowd on their feet moving. Air Credits features the hit mashup skills of The Hood Internet with rapper ShowYouSuck offering a not-to-be-missed taste of music from the distant future. And turntabalist and scratch maven Four Color Zack, master of the cut and scratch, brings his live turntable skills to keep the party turned up nonstop. 
 
All events are free and open to the public. For details on all things US Open, follow the hashtag #BurtonUSOpen and head to BurtonUSOpen.com or download the official Burton US Open app on your mobile device – coming later this month. 
 
 
 
US Open Live Music Lineup:
 
Wednesday, March 1st
7:00pm–9:30pm: The Record Company and Oyster Kids with DJ Cre8 and DJ Naka G at Solaris Concert Stage
 
Thursday, March 2nd
7:00pm–9:30pm: Twiddle (2 sets) with DJ Cre8 at Solaris Concert Stage
 
Friday, March 3rd
6:00pm – 9:45pm: Gramatik and Lizzo, with DJ Cre8 and DJ Naka G at Solaris Concert Stage
 
Saturday, March 4th
6:00pm – 9:45pm: Keys N Krates, Skratch Bastid and Xavier Omär with DJ Cre8 and DJ Naka G at Solaris Concert Stage.
10:00pm–1:00am: D.R.A.M, Four Color Zack, Air Credits and DJ Cre8 at the US Open Closing Party at Dobson Ice Arena
 
About the Burton US Open 
The world’s best snowboarders will come together in Vail, Colorado from February 27th– March 4th to partake in the longest running, premier snowboarding event, the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships. By day, experience world-class halfpipe and slopestyle competition, then at night keep the momentum high with FREE concerts, events and activities for all-ages. A big thanks to the following partners for their support of the 35th edition of the Burton US Open: Town of Vail, Pacifico, Clif Bar & Company, Paul Mitchell, G-Shock, Stoli, Woolmark, G-Form, Rethink Water, Boa, Red Bull, anon., Burton Girls and Vail Mountain.
 
About Vail Mountain 
Under blue skies more than 300 days each year, Vail is an extraordinary mountain resort destination. The vacation experience is exceptional, from the awe-inspiring terrain and natural beauty of the surrounding Gore and Sawatch Ranges to world-class events, activities and festivals, shops and spas, and the abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations that line the pedestrian-friendly streets of Vail Village and Lionshead. Vail is where outdoor pursuits meet village sophistication. Offering more than 5,200 acres of developed ski and snowboard terrain including seven legendary Back Bowls in winter, and flourishing with new summer activities in preparation for the debut of Epic Discovery in 2016, the options for year-round adventure are endless. Coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vail’s founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail is a mountain resort like nothing on earth. For more information, please visit http://www.vail.com.
 
Media Contact:
Taren Dolbashian, Burton Snowboards, tarend@burton.com

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