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Music, Cycling at Copper

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Copper Mountain, Colo

…This summer, Copper Mountain offers guests the freedom to define their own vacation experience, from sitting back and listening to national music acts to running half marathons and pedaling celebrated road rides.  Copper offers family and friends an intimate pedestrian-friendly resort village that produces world-class events and entertainment, including the Courage Classic, US Half Marathon, Copper Triangle, Guitar Town and Copper Country.  

New this summer is Fridays at Copper (FAC), which includes a full day and night of entertainment.  FACs start with free activities for guests who spend at least $30 at any Copper shopping or dining location, including a free pass for the climbing wall, bumper boats, quad power jump, go-karts and mini-golf.  After activities in the Village, the evening begins with free live music from 6-8 p.m. during the Friday Night Street Party at the West Lake Overlook.  The concerts will feature local and regional music acts throughout the summer, including Angie Stevens Band, Shakedown Street and Lipbone Redding.  When the music stops, the stars come out and families and friends enjoy a free movie in the Burning Stones Outdoor Theater.  The summer lineup includes Transformers (PG), the Harry Potter trilogy (PG & PG-13) and Bee Movie (PG).  

The following is Copper’s summer events line-up*:

Courage Classic // July 25-28

The 19th annual Courage Classic returns to Copper Mountain for a three day bicycle event to benefit The Children’s Hospital.  Cycling enthusiasts will enjoy a 157-mile ride with routes from Leadville to Summit County and back including quiet backcountry roads, challenging climbs and picturesque views, all in an effort to raise money for the Children’s Hospital in Denver.  Last year, nearly 2000 riders raised $2.6 million for the hospital.  For more info, visit


Copper Triangle // August 2

The Colorado Cyclist Copper Triangle has long been considered one of Colorado’s classic alpine road rides.  Graced with 78 miles of breathtaking scenery, gorgeous roads and three challenging climbs (including Fremont Pass, Tennessee Pass and Vail Pass) the Copper Triangle exemplifies cycling in the Colorado Rockies.  The Copper Triangle works in partnership with the Davis Phinney Foundation to raise funds for Parkinson’s disease research.  For more info, visit


MINIs in the Mountain // August 6-10

The MINI Coopers return to Copper in 2008 for the third annual rally of both new and classic MINIs.  These unique autos motor through the high alpine roads with several organized drives planned each day.  For more info, visit


Guitar Town // August 8-10

Three free days of the world’s best guitarists come together at Copper for the 4th annual Guitar Town festival.  Guitar sales and expos, workshops and jam sessions make this the perfect weekend for guitar and music enthusiasts, featuring Jimmie Vaughan, Jim Weider’s ProJECT PERCoLAToR, David Bromberg, John Jorgenson, Monte Montgomery, The Kentucky Headhunters and many more.  For more info, visit


Yarmony Grass // August 15-17

Yarmony Grass is a progressive western jamgrass festival, all about exploring the lineage of jamgrass and fostering its development for future generattions.  Call this the “Jamgrass Side Project Festival,” where established jam artists come to pick and play with like-minded progressive western bluegrass players.  The third annual festival will be hosted by two nights of Railroad Earth and features sets from The Emmitt Nershi Band, Honkytonk Homeslice Electric, Peter Rowan, Hot Buttered Rum, members of The String Cheese Incident, members of Leftover Salmon, Jeff Sipe, Gibb Droll and many others.  For more info, visit


US Half Marathon // August 23

The Copper Mountain US Race Series Half Marathon returns for a second year of competition.  In addition to the half marathon through the scenic Rocky Mountains, runners can test their skills with the family style 12k run and 5k walk.  The exhilarating course starts and finishes in the heart of the Village at Copper and has a little something for every level of runner.  For more info, visit


Copper Country // August 29-31

A Labor Day festival tradition at Copper Mountain, Copper Country celebrates the best of the American spirit.  Incredible live music, the country’s top fine artists and nationally ranked rodeo competitors come together to make this “the” Labor Day event for the entire family.  This year’s entertainers include John Fogerty, Tony Joe White, Poco, Firefall, Pure Prairie League, Desert Rose Band, Savannah Jack and others.  For more info, visit



Fridays at Copper (FAC)


Friday Night Street Party Live Music, Fridays 6-8 p.m., West Lake Overlook, Village at Copper:

6/27   Double Parked

7/4     Angie Stevens Band

7/11   Meniskus

7/18    Lipbone Redding and LipBone Orchestra

7/25    Band of Heathens

8/1      Shakedown Street

8/8     Mark Selby – Guitar Town Kick-off Street Party

8/15    Yarmony Grass (weekend-long music festival)

8/22   Oakhurst

8/29   Savannah Jack – Copper Country Kick-off Street Party

Burning Stones Outdoor Theater Movies

, Fridays at Dusk, Village at Copper:

6/27   Transformers (PG)

7/4     Water Horse (PG)

7/11   Talladega Nights (PG-13)

7/18   Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (PG-13)

7/25   Breaking Away (PG)

8/1     Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (PG)

8/8     School of Rock (PG-13)

8/15   Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (PG)

8/22   Bee Movie (PG)

8/29   August Rush (PG)

*All events are subject to change and weather dependent.    

For more information about all of Copper’s summer events, please call (800) 458-8386 or visit