Snoe.down has released their weekend schedule for the all ages Music and Sports Festival being held in Killington Resort in Killington, and Spartan Arena in neighboring Rutland, Vermont on March 22nd – 24th.
Concert goers will have the opportunity to choose between two different lodges on Friday the 22nd, all while enjoying great music and the scenery. Located at the bottom of Killington, the snoe.shed lodge will host progressive string band Floodwood and electro-rock band Jimkata, whereas further up the mountain, the K1 lodge will host, Brooklyn-based jazz/funk/pop quartet, Tauk and Brasstronica quintet, The Primate Fiasco. From my first snoe.down experience, it was surreal to be inside the lodge, dancing to music while watching snowboarders and skiers hurl down the mountain side.
Saturday afternoon guests get a treat of a show from Upstate bluegrass rockers Eastbound Jesus and moe. on the Bear Mountain outdoor stage, located on the other side of Killington. It’s remarkable to hear the music echo off the mountains and to have more than enough space to groove in. Another perk of the performances outside is for the winter sports fans, who after a great run down are rewarded with music at the bottom of the hill.
For Friday and Saturday evening, the venue is located at the Spartan Arena in Rutland, Vermont, a 30 minute drive down the road from Killington. This venue reminds me much of the Washington Armory in Albany, NY, given its wide open space, wooden floors and surrounding bench seating. There will be a private viewing section for VIPs as well as an under 21 viewing area behind the sound board and the right side bleachers. Doors open both nights at 6pm with New Orleans funk band Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk performing on Friday and the reunion of Vermont’s Strangefolk on Saturday. Both evenings will feature moe. scheduled to start at 9pm.
Sunday concludes the winter fun weekend for VIP ticket holders at the Wobbly barn for a brunch with an acoustic performance by moe. Plus a special performance by Sonic birds contest winners, The Mallet Brothers Band, at 1:30pm at the K1 Lodge.
K1 Lodge: Tauk (12:30-2:00pm)
K1 Lodge: The Primate Fiasco (3:30-5:00pm)
Snoe.Shed Lodge: Floodwood (12:30-2:00pm)
Snoe.Shed Lodge: Jimkata (3:30-5:00pm)
Spartan Arena: 6pm doors, Dumpstaphunk (7:00pm), moe. (9pm)
Bear Mtn outdoor stage: Eastbound Jesus (Noon-12:45pm), moe. (1pm)
Spartan Arena: 6pm doors, Strangefolk (7:00pm), moe. (9pm)
Wobbly Barn: VIP Brunch
K1 Lodge: Sonicbids Contest Winner – The Mallett Brothers Band (1:30pm-3:30pm)
Currently heading into its fifth season, snoe.down is one of the top winter music festivals to catch on the east coast. Taking place at Vermont’s most popular ski and snowboard resort, Killington offers festival goers a special Snoe.down Learn to Ski/Ride program. Fans can purchase reduced price lift tickets to Killington Resort with their Snoe.down ticket plus a variety of discounted lodging options. Weekend tickets are available as well as single day or for the serious concert goer, VIP. All tickets are on sale and available at FlynnTix box office in Burlington, VT or by phone at 802.863.5966. A portion of all ticket purchases are being donated to Vermont Adaptive, the only year round sports and recreation organization in the state empowering individuals with disabilities.
The Snoe.down VIP tickets include an official Snoe.down 2013 festival poster, private entrance and fast lane to both Spartan Arena shows on Friday and Saturday, admission to the Thursday night kickoff shows and more.
The weekend starts early on Thursday evening, March 24th in Killington for the special, separately ticketed kick-off parties. The Wobbly Barn will host Marco Benevento with special guest Mike Pederson and the jam-heavy, Dead Sessions at the Pickle Barrel. Free admission is included in the VIP package for both shows.
It doesn’t hurt to have a copy of the Killington Trail Guide handy so that fans can easily locate all their favorite bands without missing a musical beat.