Upcoming Not to Miss Spring Concerts in Keystone

We are nearing the end of ski season, but there is no shortage of great concerts and events coming up to finish out the season!

 

Tomorrow, March 23
The Lil Smokies at Warren Station
Don’t be fooled by their ‘acoustic’ title, The Lil Smokies bring an electric energy to the stage that is sure to get you moving with their bluegrass rock beats.  The Lil Smokies have won various awards including 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition and the 2016 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year award.  Catch them this Saturday night, March 23 at Warren Station in River Run Village at Keystone Ski Resort. Doors open at 7:30 pm. The opener, The Lonesome Days will be playing from 8 – 8:45 and then The Lil Smokies hit the stage from 9:30 – 11:15 pm. Tickets are $25 in advance online. 

 

Thursday, March 28
G. Love and Special Sauce at Warren Station
Back for year 2 at Warren Station, G. Love and Special Sauce will be bringing their 25 years of experience to the stage on March 28. This iconic band has an eclectic style that will please all audiences! Unique for this show is the special ‘Pre-Show Pop Off’ which the ticket includes early entry to a special pre-show performance, group photo on the stage, an autographed poster and a Q & A session with G. Love! Tickets for the general show are $30 in advance or $35 at the door if available. Tickets for the main show plus the ‘Pre-Show Pop Off’ are $99.  General doors at 7 pm, at 8pm the opener Ben Sparaco and The New Effect come on, with G.Love and Special Sauce beginning at 9:15 pm.

 

Friday, March 29
JL Universe at The Snake River Saloon
Head to The Snake River Saloon in Mountain House for a night of fun with JL Universe, a blend of electronics, poetry and universal sounds. Cover charge may apply.

 

Saturday, March 30
Alive on Arrival at The Snake River Saloon
Denver soul funk band with New Orleans rock roots will be bringing down the house at The Snake River Saloon on March 30, a cover charge may apply.

 

Saturday, April 6
Tim O’Brien Band at Warren Station
Sending off ski season with a bang, Tim O’Brien Band will be taking over Warren Station over closing weekend at Keystone.  Grammy winning singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist, Tim O’Brien brings a lot to the stage, with a focus on old time and bluegrass tunes.  Tickets are just $20 in advance online. Doors open at 8 pm and the show starts at 9 pm on Saturday, April 6. Stay the weekend and ski on Sunday, April 7 which is closing day! Then catch the Keystone Slush Cup Pond Skim from 12 – 3 pm.

 

If you love live music, be sure to make it to one or all of these great shows taking place in Keystone! There are just a few short weeks left to enjoy the 7 feet of new snow and all of your favorite runs at Keystone Ski Resort! Take advantage of our Spring Lodging deals and book your stay today!

Passholder Appreciation Week Starts Next Week at Keystone!

Sunny bluebird snowboard day at KeystonePassholders we celebrate you! Help us enjoy this amazing end of season snow, sun, and fun and special deals that are only available to season passholders, for one week, March 25 – March 31, 2019! Take advantage of the food and beverage discounts, samplings, and a even a bean bags tournament on March 31. 

 

This weeklong appreciation event includes:

Spiked Seltzer Toast at the Outpost  
Bask on the sunshine soaked patio with a complimentary spiked seltzer, just by flashing your Epic Pass! 

Breckenridge Brewery Hat Give Away at Go Big Burger*
Scoot down to Go Big Burger, purchase a Breckenridge Brewery or Bud Light beer, and you’ll be stylin’ with a complimentary Breckenridge Brewery hat, daily from 1 – 4 pm.  *While supply lasts.

Food and Beverage Discounts around Keystone
– Complimentary dessert at Keystone Ranch Restaurant with an entree purchase, but only one per bill.  

– Alpenglow Stube is offering half off of a small plate or dessert for lunch or half off a bottle of wine at dinner.

– You’ll get 15% off all entrees at 9280′ Taphouse in River Run Village.

– On March 29th, don’t miss the Breckenridge Brewery complimentary flight tasting at Bighorn Bistro in the Keystone Lodge at Lakeside Village from 3 – 6 pm. *While supply lasts. 

 

And to round out this fabulous spring week at Keystone there is a Passholder Bean Bags Cornhole Tournament at LaBonte’s Smokehouse BBQ on the mountain on Sunday, March 31. Bring your bag skills to ski beach outside LaBonte’s, registration available in the morning, with the tournament starting at 11:30 am for a modified times, single elimination style tournament.  There will be 16 teams of 2, playing 15 minute games. Prizes for first, second, and third place, plus a complimentary bud light participation beverage for all players.  *Must be 21+ to enter, but all ages can watch!

 

Springtime brings activities for the whole family.  Come check out one of the many Spring concerts, learn something new and spend some time together on the ski slopes!  Keystone is offering science classes, painting classes, concerts, fireside cocoa and coloring to name a few fun things throughout the rest of March and April with their Kidtopia programming.  G. Love and Special Sauce on March 28th is sure to be an amazing show. You don’t want to miss the Saturday night fireworks on April 6th, followed the final concert of the season at Warren Station, Tim O’Brien band! To cap off this epic snow season on closing day, be sure to come out and watch (or enter) the Keystone Slush Cup. You’ll see the SummitCove Vacation Lodging Yeti as he makes his best attempt at skimming across the icy pond on April 7th, Keystone’s closing day!

 

Mardi Gras Celebrations at Keystone Resort

Head to Keystone to celebrate Mardi Gras 2019 with live music and an all you can eat Gumbo Cookoff in the River Run Village Events Plaza!

 

On Tuesday, March 5, celebrate Mardi Gras in Keystone.  Spend the morning out on the ski slopes – wear your beads and craziest bright colored attire!  In the afternoon, head down into River Run Village where there will be a Gumbo Cookoff and live music all afternoon.

 

Tickets for the Gumbo Cookoff include unlimited tasting from 2:30 – 5 pm.  Some of the area’s best restaurants and home chefs will be on hand serving up their take on the best gumbo, in two categories: either Seafood / Exotic or Chicken & Sausage.  Tickets for the Gumbo Cookoff are $12 for adults online in advance or $15 at the gate.  Kids tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the gate. Once you’ve had a chance to taste them all, you have the opportunity to submit your vote for your favorite and help to choose the People’s Choice winner!  If you just want to go and check out the music or grab a drink – the music is free to attend!

Taste Every Gumbo in Keystone for Mardi Gras

Schedule of Events:

  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm: DJ Spinnin’ Tunes
  • 2:30pm – 5:00pm: Gumbo Tasting
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Gumbo Judging
  • 3:30pm – 5:00pm: FREE Live Music by Chris Daniels and the Kings
  • 5:00pm: Gumbo Winners Announced

 

Don’t have a Mardi Gras lodging reservation yet? You’re in luck! Book a SummitCove Mardi Gras package: stay 2 or more nights with SummitCove Lodging, including the night of March 5 and you can take 10% off your stay and get 2 free adult tasting tickets for the Gumbo Cookoff! We recommend staying in River Run Village to be in the heart of the action… just walk back to your condo when the event is over, unless you are too full to walk! Then we recommend a wagon!

Winter Bluegrass Weekend at Keystone, February 1 and 2

Great snow paired with awesome Bluegrass music? Find it next weekend in Keystone at the 9th Annual Winter Bluegrass Weekend! Big name bluegrass bands will be headed to Warren Station on February 1 and 2, 2019 for a weekend of live music and fun! Attend one or both nights to catch some of the best Bluegrass Bands in Colorado!

Friday night, Buffalo Commons out of Steamboat Springs kicks things off at 7pm. Timber! hits the stage at 8:15 and headliner The Railsplitters kicks up at 9:30 pm.  The Railsplitters have roots in traditional Bluegrass but mix with all sorts of musical influences for a one of a kind sound. They’ve taken home multiple awards including 1st place at ‘ROCKYGRASS’ in 2013. Their most recent album was released in late 2017, titled, ‘Jump In’.

 

Saturday, catch the Pine Beatles, a community band who come right from Summit County at 7pm, followed by Whitewater Ramble at 8:15 pm, who will surely get your feet moving.  Headliner Rapidgrass comes on to finish out the weekend, starting at 9:30 pm.  This band has played all across the world and were the winners of the ‘ROCKYGRASS’ band contest in 2015 and has a new recent album that they will be sharing.

 

Tickets are $15 per night or just $25 to attend both evenings.  Same day tickets will be $20 at the door, if still available. Spend the days skiing or snowboarding at Keystone Resort and the nights getting down to some of the best Bluegrass in Colorado! Check out available River Run Rental lodging to be close to the event!

This Weekend in Keystone – Comedy, Music & Mountain Films

Check out the great events that are happening at Keystone Resort this weekend!

Friday, January 25:
Warren Station Winter Comedy Series Finale
Head to Warren Station tonight for the final night of the Winter Comedy Series! Adam Cayton-Holland will be headlining the night, with Christie Buchele opening the night. Adam has toured nationally, recently named one of 25 “comics to watch” by Esquire Magazine.  He has appeared on shows like ‘Those Who Can’t’, ‘Conan’ , ‘The Late Late Show’, and more.  Opener Christie Buchele is from Denver, CO and performs on the heart-wrenching and hilarious realities of being a woman with a disability.  Don’t miss this fun night out at Keystone! Buy tickets today for $17.  Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7:30 tonight, Friday, January 25.

 

Live Music
After the comedy show, head over to the Snake River Saloon in Mountain House to catch some live music! The Tyler Glaskow Band will be playing! Expect a small cover charge to enter.

 

Saturday, January 26:
Mountainfilm on Tour: Inspiring Mountain Adventure Short Documentaries
Ready to be inspired? The Mountainfilm on Tour is visiting Keystone this weekend, showing inspiring films that were handpicked from the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. These adventure-packed short documentary style films use the power of their art to inspire audiences to create a better world. A presenter will guide the audience through the programming to provide additional insight.  There will be two showings at Warren Station, at 3 pm and 7pm, with doors opening 30 minutes prior to showtimes.  Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for kids 12 and under. 

 

Kidtopia Fireworks
Don’t miss the weekly River Run fireworks show at Keystone!  Look up to the sky over River Run on the mountain and watch the Kidtopia fireworks, beginning at 7pm.

 

Live Music
After the comedy show, head over to the Snake River Saloon in Mountain House to catch some live music! JL Universe will be playing! Expect a small cover charge to enter.

Get a taste of Whiskey & Winter at Distilled Speaker & Spirits

Head to Keystone next weekend for one of our favorite winter events! Distilled spirits & speaker series presents: Backcountry & Bourbon at Warren Station on Saturday, January 12.  Enjoy a fun and informative evening with small batch bourbon tasting and learning about avalanche safety with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC).

 

Aaron Parmet, a CAIC Backcountry Expert will be giving a talk that is themed around Human Factors and decision making in the back country.  Joe Larson from Keystone Ski Patrol has had 10 years of experience with Keystone Ski Patrol, as well as in New Zealand and Minnesota in the past.  Larson is a Colorado Avalanche Deployment certified dog handler and avalanche technician, an avalanche route leader and is Avalanche 2 certified. There will also be a Protect Our Winters Athlete joining in the evening as well, speaking on how climate change is influencing the mountains and steps we can take against it!

 

In addition to improving your snow safety knowledge, you can learn all about whiskey from a Jim Beam whiskey expert! You’ll get to sample a series of small batch bourbon and learn about its history and aging processes.

 

All tickets are $20 and include 4 bourbon samples, presentation and a raffle ticket.  Doors open at 6:30 pm and the event begins officially at 7 pm. All attendees must be 21 years or older. Free schwag giveaways will be taking place too from the industries premier backcountry companies.  Purchase your ticket today!

 

SummitCove Lodging has properties available near Warren Station, including condos at Silver Mill Lodge, Jack Pine Condos and The Springs at River Run.  All returning guests receive a discount on any future stays with SummitCove!

Ring in the New Year at Keystone Resort – New Year’s Eve Celebrations

What’s happening in Keystone on New Year’s Eve?  Ring in 2019 the way you want, with fireworks, live music, amazing cuisine, drinks and the torchlight parade!

 

Kidtopia Winter Movie Matinee
Head to Kidtopia headquarters for a winter movie matinee before the New Year’s Celebrations begin! Movie is PG, family friendly and begins at 4:30 and is free to attend! Free popcorn will be provided!

 

Ski & Ride School’s Torchlight Parade
Enjoy the Ski & Ride School’s unforgettable New Year’s Torchlight Parade in River Run Village at 6 p.m, headed down the face of River Run.

 

New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Lakeside Village fireworks at 9pm.  Spend the evening ice skating under the stars with hot cocoa or a warm beverage and top it off with fireworks display to ring in the new year.  Or, watch the show from the warmth of the Bighorn Bistro with a fancy cocktail or Colorado craft beer in hand with loved ones!

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New Year’s Eve Concert: Trout Steak Revival at Warren STation
Cap off 2018 by dancing the night away with Colorado’s next best bluegrass band – Trout Steak Revival at Keystone’s very own Warren Station in River Run Village! Meadow Mountain will be opening the show, with doors at 8:30 and Meadow Mountain from 9 – 10 pm.  Trout Steak Revival takes the stage from 10:15 – 12:30 am, with a countdown celebration and free party favors! Tickets are just $20 in advance online, so get yours now!

 

New Year’s Eve at Snake River Saloon
Zuma Road will be ringing in the new year at the Snake River Saloon in Mountain House! Cover charge at the door and saloon will be open until 2am!

 

SummitCove Lodging still has a few properties available for rental over the New Years holiday! Book your stay today and ring in the new year in the mountains!

 

 

Keller Williams is Back at Keystone on December 21 & 22

Keller Williams and his compadres are back in Keystone this December for the 7th year in a row!  On December 21 and 22, 2018, Keller will be rocking the house with various friends for two completely unique nights of music.

On Friday night, Keller will get down with ‘The Andys’, aka Andy Thorn from Leftover Salmon, Andy Hall from the Infamous Stringdusters, and Andy Falco, also from the Infamous Stringdusters.

 

Saturday night will strike up a completely different tune, as Keller will be collaborating with friends “Two Jeremys and an Eddie.” Jeremy Salken from Big Gigantic, Jeremy Garrett from the Infamous Stringdusters, and Eddie Roberts from the New Mastersounds.

 

Keller Williams is known for his engaging live performances using ‘looping’ techniques, where he builds upon previous measures, sounding like a band with layers of sounds, but actually created by himself, solo.

 

On both nights, the doors open and 8pm and music is scheduled to begin at 9pm.  Tickets are $30 per night in advance online, or $55 for both nights when you purchase in advance.  This event sells out every year, so be sure to get your tickets soon!  Want to walk to the event?  Stay in River Run Village to be close to the venue.  Jack Pine Lodge, Silver Mill Condos, The Springs and Black Bear are all very close to Warren Station.

B.L.A.M! (Beer, Local Art & Music) for Your Holiday Shopping at Keystone’s Warren Station

If you are looking to do some holiday shopping and enjoy some fun live music and delicious beer, Keystone has the event for you this holiday season! Support local artists while you do your holiday shopping and see live music at Warren Station at B.L.A.M.!

B.L.A.M.
(Beer, Local Art & Music!)
This fun holiday event kicks off at 5pm at Warren Station on Saturday, December 15.  Local artists will be displaying and selling a variety of work including photography, jewelry, painting, woodwork, glass, custom skis and boards and more.  Drink specials from New Belgium Brewery will be available and Summit County’s top funk band, The Frisco Funk Collective will be there bringing the tunes! Local singer / songwriter Glenda Luck will also be there as the opening act.

Doors: 5:00pm

Art Show: 5:00pm-9:00pm

Live Music: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Don’t miss this fun holiday event at Keystone in River Run Village!

Thanksgiving Storm Drops 16 Inches at Keystone Resort

We were all thankful for the holiday storm that brought 16 inches of new snow to Keystone over the past Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend.  Holiday visitors were pleasantly surprised with the fresh snow and new terrain openings over the weekend.  Night skiing also kicked off last week, and is open on weekends through 12/20. From 12/21 – 1/6 night skiing will be open every evening until 8pm for the holiday season.  Night skiing continues through March, open late on Wednesdays through Sundays and then will extend again to be every night of the week during Spring Break dates from 3/6 – 3/24.

Skier Walking in Keystone Village

The snow started on Thursday evening, around 8pm and it really didn’t stop snowing until late evening on Saturday.  There are now 12 out of 20 lifts open and 33% of terrain is open for skiing and riding, with 43 trails including terrain on all 3 peaks at Keystone – Dercum Mountain, North Peak and The Outback. The Lakeside Village Ice Skating Rink also opened over the holiday weekend and that means both ice rinks at Keystone Resort are available for practicing your triple axles!

 

On Saturday, visitors celebrated with the annual tree lighting in River Run and Welcome Winter Family Carnival. The hot chocolate and cookies tasted so much sweeter with snowflakes falling and the kids were able to see Santa and tell him what they wanted for Christmas!

Free cookies at Keystone Resort

 

These are some of the best early season snow conditions we have seen in Summit County in awhile! Come up to Keystone and stay before December 20th and you can save 20% on Keystone Ski Lodging with our Cyber Week Sale.  Hurry though, Cyber Week ends this Wednesday!