Summit County celebrates end of seasons at Breckenridge, Copper resorts |

Summit County celebrates end of seasons at Breckenridge, Copper resorts

Compiled by Krista Driscoll
Summit County is celebrating closing weekend at Copper Mountain and Breckenridge Ski resorts with live music, parties and more, including free music at Copper with Oakhurst, pictured here.
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Sunsation wraps up with DJ Landry, Oakhurst

Copper Sunsation weekend music continues Sunday, April 19, with daytime beats from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with DJ Landry, followed by live music with Oakhurst at 3 p.m. Whether tearing it up around Denver, traveling across the country or crossing the oceans, Oakhurst has been tapped to appear with a dizzying variety of fellow artists, ranging from jam-grass favorites such as Yonder Mountain String Band and Leftover Salmon to Americana staples like the Avett Brothers and John Hiatt to country icons such as Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett to flat-out rockers like Lynyrd Skynyrd. To learn more, visit

Closing-day specials at Beaver Run Resort bars

The bars at Beaver Run Resort are celebrating Breckenridge Ski Resort’s closing day, Sunday, April 19, with a variety of specials.

The Stringdusters mine the past and look forward to the unknown.

Coppertop Bar, at the base of the Beaver Run SuperChair, will run a “Drink the Bar Dry” special before closing up for the summer. Coppertop will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. that day, with specials including $2 pints of Left Hand Milk Stout, $3 mixed drink and shot specials of Pinnacle flavored vodkas, $4 well mixed drinks and $4 pints of Colorado craft beer.

Base Nine Bar and Spencer’s Restaurant will be open later for those who want to stick around and continue celebrating the final day of the season at Breck. For more information and directions to the three bars, visit or call (970) 453-6000.

Finish the season at Breckenridge with the Stringdusters

The Infamous Stringdusters will close out the season at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Sunday, April 19, part of Breck Spring Fever.

The Infamous Stringdusters have proved they can both mine the past and look forward to the unknown, and their new album, “Let It Go,” is a touchstone for a group of tightly bonded musicians completely comfortable with one another and their collective identity.

Perhaps the sentiment is best expressed through the band’s five joined voices in the gospel-hued title track: “If it’s worry you’ve been feeling over things you can’t control, it’s time to let it go.” The free music starts at 2 p.m. The resort emphasizes that no dogs other than accredited service dogs will be allowed at the base of Peak 8 during the concert. Visit for more information.

Quandary Grille hosts Breckenridge closing-day bash

Quandary Grille, located at 505 S. Main St. in Breckenridge at the base of Peak 9 near Maggie Pond, will host a closing-day bash on Sunday, April 19 from 1 p.m. to close. The restaurant will sell $5 raffle tickets for prizes including a New Belgium cruiser bike and a Finlandia/Never Summer snowboard, with proceeds benefitting the Smith Serenity School for special needs.

There also will be a free cornhole tournament, with more than $500 in Quandary gift certificates for the winner, and tons of other free swag and giveaways. If you’re hungry, take advantage of the $15 all-you-can-eat pig roast ($10 for kids) and rock out to free music from the Lee Rogers Band playing classic rock and blues from 4 to 7 p.m. Cap it off with $2 and $3 drink specials all day.

For more information, call Quandary Grille at (970) 547-5969.

Stoney Live at the MotherLoaded on Sunday

The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge brings Stoney Live to the stage on Sunday, April 19. From Stillwater, Oklahoma, Justin Stone rocks red-dirt music like no other. Covering everything from country music to solid rock hits of the ’80s and ’90s, Stoney Live brings people to their feet and causes spontaneous dancing on the tables. The music starts at 10 p.m., with no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit

Hop the pass to close the season with Greyboy Allstars

On closing day at Vail, Sunday, April 19, jazz-funk band The Greyboy Allstars will cap off the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season with a free live performance at Solaris in Vail Village following the World Pond Skimming Championships.

Formed nearly two decades ago, the Allstars have influenced an entire generation of bands playing improvisational music in a funk format and honing their on-stage performance.

Over the years, the band has refined the essence of their collaboration, attracting thousands across the country to their legendary live shows. The venue opens at 4 p.m. For information, visit

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