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Burton announces free concert lineup for US Open Feb. 27 — March 2

February 11, 2019, 9:15 am

The 37th annual Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships, set for Feb. 27 through March 2 in Vail, announced its free concert lineup on Monday, with acts ranging from Greensky Bluegrass to Turkuaz to Tune-Yards to Khruangbin and a slew of top-shelf DJs.

Here’s Monday’s press release from Burton:

The 2019 Burton U·S·OPEN Announces Free Burton Concert Series Lineup Feb. 27 – March 2

BURLINGTON, VT (February 11, 2019) –The 37th annual Burton U·S·OPEN Snowboarding Championships are rolling out another incredible Burton Concert Series lineup featuring four nights of free entertainment in Vail, Colorado. This year’s roster of live bands and DJs includes Tune-Yards, Greensky Bluegrass, Khruangbin, Turkuaz and more! The Burton Concert Series runs from Wednesday, Feb. 27th through Saturday, March 2nd in the heart of Colorado’s Vail Village. These free live performances will take place at the Solaris outdoor concert stage following each day’s snowboard competition, at the late-night Shakedown Sessions Presented by Jack Daniels at Shakedown Bar and at the Dobson Ice arena closing party. 

The Burton Concert Series continues to build on the close tie between snowboarding and music, which the Burton U·S·OPEN has celebrated throughout its 37 years. This year’s roster includes unique artists all with a huge stage presence ranging from danceable bluegrass, to global fusion, to must-see experimental acts, plus Red Bull 3Style World Champion DJs bringing explosive live sets.

The Solaris Concert Stage performances on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night will follow the exciting Burton U·S·OPEN Snowboarding Championships Junior Jam, slopestyle and halfpipe finals awards presentations.

Highlights of this year’s Burton Concert Series include:

Greensky Bluegrass formed in 2000 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Much like Mumford & Sons and the Avett Brothers, Greensky Bluegrass are heralded for bringing bluegrass to a whole new generation.

Tune-Yards are an eclectic, experimental band that has earned accolades from The New York Times and top billing from the Village Voice. They’ve collaborated with the likes of Yoko Ono and David Byrne, and are currently touring for their fourth album.   

•Brooklyn-based Turkuaz are a nine-person band that has performed at festivals from Bonnaroo to Telluride Jazz, gracing stages from Terminal 5 to The Fillmore. The band is known for igniting an explosion of energy, deft musicality and show-stopping sing-alongs.

Khruangbin are an American musical trio from Burton, Texas. The band is known for blending global music influences with a psychedelic twist.

•The closing party at Dobson Ice Arena on Saturday night will be a sonic punch of DJs, featuring Red Bull 3Style World Champions ESKEI83 and DJ BYTE, plus Burlington, Vermont’s own DJ CRE8.

2019 Burton Concert Series Full Schedule:

Wednesday, February 27th

Rayland Baxter and Lowell Thompson & Bob Wagner: 6:00pm at the Solaris Concert Stage

Shakedown Sessions Presented by Jack Daniels: 10:00pm at Shakedown Bar

Thursday, February 28th

Greensky Bluegrass and The Welterweights: 6:00pm at the Solaris Concert Stage

Shakedown Sessions Presented by Jack Daniels: 10:00pm at Shakedown Bar

Friday, March 1st 

Khruangbin and JUPTR: 6:00pm at the Solaris Concert Stage

Shakedown Sessions Presented by Jack Daniels: 10:00pm at Shakedown Bar

Saturday, March 2nd

Tune-Yards & Turkuaz: 6:00pm at the Solaris Concert Stage

Shakedown Sessions Presented by Jack Daniels: 10:00pm at Shakedown Bar

U·S·OPENClosing Party with DJ Cre8, ESKEI83 and DJ BYTE: 9:30pm at the Dobson Ice Arena

The entire Burton Concert Series continues to be FREE and open to the public. The Shakedown Sessions Presented by Jack Daniels and the Dobson closing party are open to those 21 and older. The Dobson closing party is a free, ticketed event—tickets are available at the Burton Pop Up Shop at the base of the slopestyle course and in the Burton stores at Vail Village and Lionshead.

For details on all things U·S·OPEN, follow the hashtag #BurtonUSOpen and head to BurtonUSOpen.com or download the official Burton U·S·OPEN app on your mobile device now through Google Play and the App Store

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