FREE CONCERT at Gondola Square Presented by: Bud Light Rocks the Boat Concert Series Saturday March 07, 2014 3:00pm–4:30pm
Together with Bob Marley, the Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. In England alone, they’ve notched up over twenty chart hits, including seven Top 10 entries. Outside of their groundbreaking work with Marley, the Wailers have also played or performed with international acts like Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, and Alpha Blondy, as well as reggae legends such as Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear. As the greatest living exponents of Jamaica’s reggae tradition, the Wailers have completed innumerable other tours, playing to an estimated 24 million people across the globe. They have also been the first reggae band to tour new territories on many occasions, including Africa and the Far East.
Their nucleus formed in 1969, when Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, and Peter Tosh recruited the Barrett brothers – bassist Aston “Family Man” and drummer Carly – from Lee Perry’s Upsetters to play on hits such as Lively Up Yourself, Trenchtown Rock, Duppy Conqueror, and many more besides. Inspired by Rastafari and their ambitions of reaching an international audience, this is the line-up that pioneered roots rock reggae, and signed to Island Records in 1971. Bunny and Peter left two years later. It was at this point that the in-demand Barrett brothers – whose rhythms also underpinned innumerable seventies’ reggae hits by other acts – assumed the title of Wailers, and backed Marley on the group’s international breakthrough album, Natty Dread. Under Family Man’s musical leadership, they then partnered Bob Marley on the succession of hit singles and albums that made him a global icon, winner of several Lifetime Achievement awards, and Jamaica’s best-loved musical superstar. Drummer Carlton “Carlie” Barrett died in 1987, leaving his brother as the main beneficiary of the Wailers’ mantle.
Bourbon Street Sunset Happy Hour at Thunderhead Red’s with Sing-along Piano Bar Duo. Gondola loading begins at 5:30pm.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28
Bourbon Street Après Ski at the Bear River with Sing-along Piano Bar Duo
SATURDAY, MARCH 1
Free Face Painting in Gondola Square
Steamboat Mardi Gras Parade
Calling one and all to join the Steamboat Mardi Gras Parade! The parade starts at 1:30pm in Ski Time Square and travels throughout the Mountain Village spreading Mardi Gras cheer. Masks and beads are provided – first come, first serve. Costumes are highly encouraged and prizes will be awarded for the best costume.
Beer Garden and Cajun Crawfish Boil in Gondola Square- Carnival style with face painters and street performers
Free Bud Light concert featuring Pimps of Joytime
SUNDAY, MARCH 2
Creole Specials at Hazie’s. No pass required, reservations suggested.
MONDAY, MARCH 3 (LUNDI GRAS)
Lundi Gras Après Ski at the Bear River with live Zydeco Music from SunDog
• Cajun BBQ & Hurricanes
FAT TUESDAY, MARCH 4 (MARDI GRAS)
Let the Good Times Roll!
Tour the Mountain:
• Mardi Gras Snow Sculpture Contest at the Chairlifts
Mardi Gras Happy Hour at The Cabin
• Raw Oysters & Oysters Florentine
• Cajun Bloody Mary Bar
• Half-priced Draft Beers & Wines by the Glass
Mardi Gras Après Ski at the Bear River
• Cajun BBQ
• Hurricanes & Grenades
The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, one of the largest and oldest winter sports clubs in the U.S., hosts the 101st Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival, the oldest continuing Winter Carnival west of the Mississippi. For several days, the entire town is given over to racing, ski jumping, a parade featuring Steamboat’s skiing high school band (the only one in the United States), the famous ski jöring events down Lincoln Avenue, and the spectacular night show featuring the legendary Lighted Man & fireworks display.