Now in its sixth year, The Okemo Ski Resort’s Jackson Gore Outdoor Music Series will not be disappointing anyone’s ears. The free concerts, presented by Bud Light, will begin this season this Friday night on June 17 and will continue every Friday night until September 2.
Just added to the line-up is Okemo Valley’s own, Chris Kleeman. His performances include scat-singing, vocal trombone, and some 12-String guitar instrumentals touchy the taste buds of southern styles and blues fans. Kleeman has shared the stage with many top performers over the years, and in 1998 and 2001 was a featured performer at the Champlain Valley Folk Festival. For some samples of Chris Kleeman’s music, you can visit his website at: www.chriskleeman.com/ .
Here is the complete Jackson Gore Outdoor Music Series 2011 Schedule:
June 17th: Dr. Burma
June 24th: Chris Kleeman
July 1st: River City Slim & the Zydeco Hogs
July 8th: Crunchy Western Boys
July 15th: The Butties
July 22nd: 2Adam12
July 29th: Joey Leone Band
August 5th: Sly Geralds
August 12th: Love in Stockholm
August 19th: Banjo Dan and the Midnight Plowboys
August 26th: Kenny Mehler Band
September 2nd: Lipbone Redding & the LipBone Orchestra
The lawn in the courtyard at Okemo’s Jackson Gore Inn will be transformed into the outdoor concert venue. Admission to the Jackson Gore Outdoor Music Series is free and the grounds open at 5 PM with the Concerts starting at 6PM to 9 PM.
Families are welcome and all attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets. In case of rain, the concerts will move indoors. Dining options include fresh-from-the-grill burgers and hot dogs, or full-service dining with an al fresco seating option at Jackson Gore’s Coleman Brook Tavern. For dinner reservations at Coleman Brook Tavern, call 802-228-1435.
In addition to the Jackson Gore Outdoor Music Series, Okemo will be hosting two special Saturday events: Okemo’s annual Hops in the Hills Brew Festival featuring The Sly Geralds Band on Aug. 6, and the annual Parrothead Party with Jimmy Buffett tribute band, Changes in Latitudes, on Oct. 8.
For more information about Okemo Mountain Resort, please visit www.okemo.com or call 802-228-1600.