The 34th annual Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships announce an all-star entertainment schedule featuring FREE performances by established headliners and up-and-coming performers including GRiZ, Big Grams, The Bright Light Social Hour and The Sheepdogs. Taking place March 2nd- 5th in Vail, Colorado, the Burton US Open has a long tradition of hosting free concerts for the huge crowds of spectators to top off each day’s incredible snowboard events.
Entertainment kicks off on Wednesday, March 2nd following the Junior Jam award ceremony on the Solaris Concert Stage. The Sheepdogs, the first unsigned band to grace the cover of Rolling Stone in 2011, hit the stage with “pure, simple, good-time music.” The Saskatoon, Canada based band recently released their fifth LP, Future Nostalgia, firmly rooted in the rock tradition.
On Thursday, March 3rd, following a full day of halfpipe semi-finals competition, The Bright Light Social Hour bring their electric live set to the Solaris Concert stage. The Austin, Texas based rockers are currently touring behind 2015’s Space Is Still the Place, which NPR described as “continually exhilarating.” The band exploded onto the Austin music scene in 2011, taking home six SXSW Austin Music Awards with their self-titled debut album.
After the US Open slopestyle finals award ceremony on Friday, March 4th, American experimental hip hop trio Big Grams take the stage. Big Grams consists of rapper Big Boi (half of the Outkast duo with Andre 3000) staying true to his trademark southern rap style, merged with Phantogram—the electronic rock duo of Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel contributing new wave synth and Barthel’s seductive vocals. This is your chance to be among the first to see Big Grams live ahead of a packed summer schedule of major music festivals.
Following the US Open halfpipe finals award ceremony on Saturday, March 5th, GRiZ will be closing out an epic week of entertainment. At only 25 years old, Detroit based GRiZ (Grant Kwiecinski) has had a huge year. This self-described “saxophone playing, electronic funk music producer” from Detroit, Michigan has been dominating the world of electronic music headlining some of the nation’s top venues from New York to Los Angeles. Put on your dancing shoes and join the party for a night of funky, soulful fun.
The Saturday night party continues at the US Open Closing Event at Dobson Ice Arena with a lineup of live DJs to keep the dance party going.
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.
US Open Entertainment Schedule:
Wednesday, March 2nd
7:00pm–9:30pm: The Sheepdogs at Solaris Concert Stage
Thursday, March 3rd
7:00pm–9:30pm: The Bright Light Social Hour at Solaris Concert Stage
Friday March 4th
6:00pm – 9:30pm: Big Grams at Solaris Concert Stage
Saturday, March 5th
6:00pm – 9:30pm: GRiZ at Solaris Concert Stage
10:00pm–1:00am: 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 29th – March 5th 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 34th edition of the Burton US Open: Vail Mountain, Town of Vail, Paul Mitchell, G-Shock, Pacifico, Shiseido, Redbull, Clif Bar & Company, anon., and Burton Girls.
About Vail Mountain and the Town of Vail
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.