From the outset, 2015 World Championships organizers promised the world a two-week celebration, both on and off the race course. They continue to deliver on that promise as two more artists, O.A.R and Mix Master Mike, were recently confirmed for the free post-ceremonies concert series.
One of the greatest DJs in history, Mix Master Mike claims the Thursday, February 5, slot, bringing a little “Throwback Thursday” to the World Championships, while Saturday, February 7, will feature popular multi-platinum rock band O.A.R. All concerts take place at Championships Plaza in Vail at 6:30 p.m. and are free to the public.
“We set the bar high with our first free concert announcements, and we’re thrilled keep pace with this week’s additions, said Ceil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation and 2015 World Championships Organizing Committee. “These two latest headliners help meet our goal of delivering an unforgettable World Championships, from morning to night. We hope fans are as excited as we are to welcome more world-class entertainment to Vail in February.”
Mix Master Mike is best known for his role as resident DJ for the Beastie Boys. The turntable legend will pump up the crowd with his signature heavy-hitting bass and intricate scratch routines during the free show.
O.A.R. first came onto the scene in the late 90s and are best known for their hits “That Was a Crazy Game of Poker,” “Shattered (Turn the Car Around),” “Heaven,” and “Peace.” The American rock band is renowned for their intense, vibrant live show, which will also feature songs from the band’s new album “The Rockville LP” and current single “Favorite Song.”
The announcement adds to an already impressive 2015 World Championships lineup, which includes Michael Franti & Spearhead on February 3, American Authors on February 6 and Phillip Phillips on February 12. The 2015 Organizing Committee intends to book concerts every night during the two weeks of the Championships.
The free concerts, scheduled in conjunction with the nightly Medals Presentation at Vail’s Championships Plaza, located at Solaris, will be free to the public with the live show kicking off each evening at 6:30pm. It is recommended that guests arrive early to ensure a prime viewing spot. Prior to the nightly festivities, Sierra Nevada Brewery will operate their Winter Beer Camp, opening at 4 pm daily at the International Bridge in Vail.
Scheduled from February 2-15 of 2015, the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek are expected to showcase athletes from more than 70 nations, with an estimated 750 million-plus worldwide television viewers and an onsite media and broadcast entourage of approximately 1,800 members.
For additional information on the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships or the nightly free concerts, visit www.vailbeavercreek2015.com.