Keystone Resort closes with Tim O’Brien concert and pond skimming |

Keystone Resort closes with Tim O’Brien concert and pond skimming

Sunday, April 7, may be the last day to ski Keystone this season, but that calls for celebration rather than sadness.

On Saturday, April 6, Warren Station will host the Tim O’Brien Band for the final concert of the season. Born in Wheeling, West Virginia, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist O’Brien grew up singing in church and in school.

After seeing Doc Watson on TV, he became a lifelong devotee of old time and bluegrass music. O’Brien first toured nationally in the 1980s with Colorado bluegrass band Hot Rize. Over the years, O’Brien has released 15 solo albums, as well as collaborations with his sister Mollie O’Brien, songwriter Darrell Scott and noted old time musician Dirk Powell. He’s performed or recorded with Steve Earle, Mark Knopfler, Bill Frisell, Steve Martin and many more.

Opening for O’Brien are Jonny Miller of The Lonesome Days, David Pailet of Turkeyfoot and Natalie Padilla of Masontown. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at

Then on Sunday, kids and adults are invited for pond skimming. The Kidtopia Slush Cup offers a smaller pond for contestants ages 6-12 while those 13 and older compete in the Keystone Slush Cup.

A panel of judges will score competitors on distance, style, creativity and water resistance.

Registration is $35 for ages 13 and older, and kids 12 and younger are free. Day-of registration and check-in will take place starting at 8 a.m. at the Mountain House Base Area lodge, but early registration is encouraged to guarantee a spot in the event. There is no registration necessary for spectators so be sure to bring a lawn chair and enjoy the views and tunes.

Visit to register and for the complete schedule.

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