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Bud Light Rocks the Boat Concerts Celebrate 15 Years of Free Music

12/17/2013 14:50, Published by Grant Johnson, Categories: Culture, Community, Today

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-December 16, 2013-Live music fills the mountains during Steamboat’s ski and snowboard season as the Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Concert Series kicks off its fifteenth year of featuring free concerts from the hottest bands around throughout the season.

“It’s hard to believe we’re celebrating the 15th year of free music in Steamboat through the Bud Light Rocks the Boat shows at the Steamboat Ski Resort,” said Rob Perlman, senior vice president of sales & marketing for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “This is an amazing line-up of talented artists and there isn’t a better way to enjoy an incredible outing in the mountains than by combining Champagne Powder® snow with plenty of sunshine and a free concert by some of the hottest bands around.” 

The season kicks off with a healthy dose of outlaw honky tonk mixed in with a whole lot of Rock n’ Roll as Shooter Jennings, the son of music legend Waylon Jennings, performs for the annual Cowboy Downhill, celebrating its 40th Anniversary this season.

Steamboat turns up the heat during March with weekly shows by The Pimps of Joytime, The Wailers, New Orleans Suspects, Naia Kete and the Giving Tree Band. 

In April, Steamboat’s Springalicious Festival closes out the Bud Light Rocks the Boat Concert Series with a high-energy on-stage performance by Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds; followed a week later by an end-of-season closing weekend double header featuring MarchFourth Marching Band on Saturday and G. Love and Special Sauce on Sunday. 

The following outlines the 2014 Bud Light Rocks the Boat FREE Concert schedule:

Thumb_shooterjennings Bud Light Rocks the Boat FREE Concert: Shooter Jennings
Monday, January 20, 2014 | 03:00PM

Thumb_pimpofjoytime Bud Light Rocks the Boat FREE Concert: The Pimps of Joytime
Saturday, March 01, 2014 | 03:00PM

Thumb_thewailers Bud Light Rocks the Boat FREE Concert: The Wailers
Saturday, March 08, 2014 | 03:00PM

Thumb_neworleanssuspects Bud Light Rocks the Boat FREE Concert: New Orleans Suspects
Saturday, March 15, 2014 | 03:00PM 

Thumb_naia Bud Light Rocks the Boat FREE Concert: Naia Kete
Saturday, March 22, 2014 | 03:00PM

Thumb_giving-tree Bud Light Rocks the Boat FREE Concert: Giving Tree Band
Saturday, March 29, 2014 | 03:00PM

Thumb_sistersparrow Bud Light Rocks the Boat FREE Concert: Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
Saturday, April 05, 2014 | 03:00PM

Thumb_marchfourth Bud Light Rocks the Boat FREE Concert: MarchFourth Marching Band
Saturday, April 12, 2014 | 03:00PM

Thumb_glove Bud Light Rocks the Boat FREE Concert: G. Love and Special Sauce
Sunday, April 13, 2014 | 03:00PM



The Bear River Terrace showed that it is the place to be, providing the ultimate viewing spot for all the Bud Light Rocks the Boat concerts this past season. Rocks the Boat Concert Series is presented by Bud Light and the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. For more information, check out“Over the past 15 years, the Rock the Boat concerts have showcased not only national acts but also featured up and coming performers on the verge of making it big,” said John Waldman, Great Knight Productions and show producer for the Bud Light Rocks the Boat series. “The success of the series has always been featuring a variety of musical genres that resonate with a wide audience while providing a fun and entertaining experience. This season offers one of the strongest line ups yet, perfect for celebrating this long running free event at the ski area.”

With more than nine feet of Champagne Powder® snow since Oct. 1st, this season is shaping up to be one to remember, so make your vacation plans today. Contact Steamboat Central Reservations® at 1-800-922-2722 or online at to experience everything Steamboat has to offer this season including special vacation packages and tons of FREE music.

- Happy Trails®-

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