Mt. Crested Butte, Colo. — The entire Gunnison Valley is celebrating Crested Butte Mountain Resort's (CBMR) announcement of a major spring bluegrass event — the first annual Ski Town Breakdown, sponsored by CBMR and Boulder-based natural and organic burrito makers EVOL Burritos. The show is scheduled for March 27 on Warming House Hill at the base of CBMR and will feature Colorado favorite Yonder Mountain String Band.
The Nederland, Colo.-based foursome has crisscrossed the United States over the past 11 years playing such varied settings as festivals, rock clubs, Red Rocks Amphitheater and the 2008 Democratic National Convention at Denver's Pepsi Center.
Whatever the music venue, Yonder Mountain String Band has always played music by its own set of rules, building a loyal fan base along the way. Blending bluegrass, rock and countless other influences, Yonder has created a genre-defying original sound.
"We wanted to bring back the classic celebration of spring in the mountains and what better way to do that than with the quintessential Colorado band — Yonder," said Daren Cole, vice president of sales and marketing for CBMR. "In future years we hope this event grows into a festival celebrating snow sports, springtime and life in 'Colorado's Last Great ski town.'"
General admission tickets are priced at $35 each and are available for purchase on the CBMR website.
To purchase tickets, or for info on special VIP packages that include an intimate acoustic performance on Friday evening at Uley's Cabin, luxury lodging and special performance access, visit skicb.com.