Copper announces lineup for Sunsation |

Copper announces lineup for Sunsation

Summit Daily/Kristin Anderson

COPPER MOUNTAIN This years Sunsation end-of-year bash at Copper Mountain features one of the deepest musical lineups in the events seven year history, as announced by the resort on Monday.Michael Franti and Spearhead, De La Soul and the North Mississippi Allstars headline the 7th annual Sunsation end-of-season celebration at Copper Mountain scheduled for March 31 though April 15. In addition, Galactic, Dark Star Orchestra, Strive Roots, Particle, The Lee Boys and others will perform during Sunsations three-weekends of free live music and on hill events. Michael Franti and Spearhead are legendary for their culturally conscious blend of expressive meaning and danceable groove. Franti waxes poetic with a politically charged mix of reggae, hip-hop, rock and folk while always keeping it fun for the crowd. Franti and Spearhead grace the Sunsation stage Saturday, April 14 and perform hits from their latest release, Yell Fire, in stores now.Grammy award winning De La Soul were mainstays of the alternative hip hop movement in the late 80s and early 90s and helped push the evolution of the jazz-rap subgenre. De La Soul helps kick off the Sunsation celebration Saturday, March 31.The North Mississippi Allstars echo the passion and talent of generations of Mississippi Blues men. The band hit the road with the release of their first record, pioneering their own style and bringing their hill country blues-infused rock and roll to stages all over the country and the world. The Allstars quickly gained a loyal fan base, and to date have released six full-length albums. The Allstars play the Sunsation stage Sunday, April 1.In addition to free live music, Sunsation includes a variety on-hill events and activities: Saturday, March 31 Helly Hansen Battle of Battles Finals. Inspired by Hellys Norwegian history, ski and snowboard teams from shops across the country converge on Copper to compete in the Viking-themed national Battle of Battles Finals at Copper. Saturday, April 7 Planet Earths Shop Wars. Who truly is born to shred? Twenty shops are invited to Coppers Catalyst Terrain Park to go head-to-head in three best trick events best jump, best halfpipe trick and best rail slide. Sunday, April 8 Colorados Largest Easter Egg Hunt. In addition to appearances by the Easter Bunny, more than 50,000 Easter Eggs fill the Village at Copper and mountain base area. Saturday, April 14 Volcom Peanut Butter and Rail Jam. The goal of Volcoms Peanut Butter and Rail Jam amateur snowboard series is to give something back to the kids. The event is absolutely free on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sunsation is sponsored by: Coors Light, Coca-Cola, Denver Outlaws, Frontier Airlines, Toyota, Stoli Vodka, Verizon Wireless and The Village at Copper. More information about Sunsation and all of Coppers events is available at

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