Second Annual Marley in the Mountains comes to Sun Valley on February 26

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 12, 2010 5:17 pm


Celebrating Mountain Niceness February 26th & 27th, 2010

The Second Annual Marley in the Mountains festival will take place in Sun Valley, Idaho February 26th & 27th, 2010. This grassroots music festival features multimedia show by Marley historian Roger Steffan and an awesome lineup of reggae including: Michael Rose, Carlos Jones and the P.L.U.S. Band, Karl Denson & His Tiny Universe and more. This year’s celebration will also serve as a fundraiser for the Sawtooth National Forest Avalanche Center.

2010 Lineup:
 Friday, February 26
o 7:30 p.m. – Roger Steffen’s Marley Multimedia Show
• Location: tbd
• Cost: Free
o 10 p.m. – Karl Denson & His Tiny Universe
• Location: Whiskey Jacques
• Cost: $20
 Saturday, February 27
o 5-7 p.m — Carlos Jones and the P.L.U.S. Band
• 7:30 – 10 p.m. — Michael Rose
• Location:Ketchum
• Cost: $5
o 10 p.m. — Dancehall w/Jamaican Veteran Ken Serious, Lion’s Den Sounds, DJ Vision, African Abstract Sound System & more surprise guests
• Location: Whiskey Jacques
• Cost: $10

Bob Marley Day celebrations happen in over 140 countries each February. In 2009, Danny Walton, a telemark skier by trade, brought his own form of Bob Marley celebration to the Wood River Valley. Walton invited musician Don Carlos and famed reggae historian Roger Steffans to the Valley, providing free events, a benefit raffle, and “mountain niceness” to thousands who enjoyed the weekend.

The “mountain niceness” mission continues this year as Walton and Mountain Niceness Productions produce the 2nd Annual Marley in the Mountains which includes a raffle fundraiser for the Sawtooth National Forest Avalanche Center. Raffle tickets are $20 and prizes include: season passes from Sun Valley Company, Horizon Air tickets from the Sun Valley/Ketchum CVB, a day trip with Sun Valley Heli Ski, Grand Targhee Resort lift tickets and accommodations, Payette River Company Canyon River trip, guided fishing trip with Sun Valley Outfitters, golf lessons with Dominick Conti, yurt stay from Sun Valley Trekking, K2 skis and more. There is also a Friends of Reggae VIP Raffle Package for $500 which includes: $500 worth of raffle tickets, 4 passes to Saturday concerts-Michael Rose/Ken Serious, free private bar & bathroom at Main Concert, special mention at concerts. For a list of places to buy raffle tickets or for more information, please visit Sponsored by the Sun Valley/Ketchum CVB.