Copper Announces Sunsational Spring Line-Up

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Copper Mountain, CO March 18, 2004 - Copper Mountain officials have announced the musical line-up for Sunsation 2004. Sunsation, Copper's end of the season blow out bash, has grown from a single weekend to a three weekend, six-day event with free concerts, on-hill events including the infamous Eenie Weenie Bikini Contest, barbecues, beer gardens and more. Sunsation is the perfect excuse to enjoy spring skiing at Copper and kick back and listen to great music by local and national artists.

Sunsation officially kicks off April 3 featuring Wu Tang Clan members, GZA the Genius with Killah Priest, and headliners Gang Starr. April 4 will include the Odd Jobs and hip hop legend De La Soul. Easter weekend, April 10-11, will highlight the sounds of gospel with Denver's own The Heavenly Echoes, featuring Madame Andrews. The final weekend will feature Yo Flaco, Buckner Funken Jazz and the Funky Meters on April 17, and on April 18, Little Hercules and The Grayboy Allstars will heat up the stage and melt the snow on the last day of Copper's winter season.

The events will take place outside in Burning Stones Plaza and all performances will be free to the public. In addition to the exciting bands, great lodging and ski deals are available. The following is the music and event schedule for Sunsation:

Sunsation #1 (Hip Hop Weekend)

Saturday, April 3, 2004
1 - 2:30 p.m. GZA the Genius with Killah Priest
3:30 - 5 p.m. Gang Starr
6:30 - 7 p.m. SCS Sledstyle Demo

Sunday, April 4, 2004
1 - 2:30 p.m. Odd Jobs
3:30 - 5 p.m. De La Soul
6:30 - 7 p.m. SCS Sledstyle Demo

Sunsation #2 (Easter Weekend)

Saturday, April 10, 2004 and Sunday, April 11, 2004
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. The Gospel Airs
1:15 - 2:45 p.m. The Gospel Sons of Denver
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Big Air Show - Copper Freeride Team
3:30 - 4:45 p.m. The Heavenly Echoes (featuring Madame Andrews)

Sunsation #3 (The Original - Jam Band Weekend)

Saturday, April 17, 2004
Noon - 1 p.m. Yo, Flaco!
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Buckner Funken Jazz
2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Big Air Show - Copper Freeride Team
3:30 - 5 p.m. The Funky Meters

Sunday, April 18, 2004
11 a.m. - Noon Little Hercules
2:30 - 4 p.m. Greyboy All-stars
4 p.m. Eenie Weenie Bikini Contest (East Village)

In addition to the free outdoor performances, each weekend of Sunsation offers a variety of activities in a party atmosphere complete with outdoor barbecues, drink specials and, of course, the Eenie Weenie Bikini Contest. Relocated to the East Village, this year's bikini contest is sure to be memorable as men and women compete with their most creative costumes for great prizes. Ski and stay packages start at $69 with a two-night minimum and $99 for hotel rooms.

For more information on Sunsation, or for a detailed schedule of events, call (800) 458-8386 ext. 4INFO or visit www.coppercolorado.com/Sunsation. To make reservations for Sunsation weekend, call (888) 263-5302.