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50th Anniversary Celebration

50th Anniversary Celebration

We will kick off the morning with the sounds of the Yampa Valley Boys. Keep an eye out for special surprises throughout the day. Be sure to stop by and enjoy the festivities in Gondola Square including face painting, an enormous birthday cake, the reveal of the time capsule contents, concerts, the ceremony lighting of the Anniversary Cauldron and the 50th Anniversary Spectacular on snow torchlight parade and fireworks.

Yampa Valley Boys: 8:30am

Enjoy the musical talents of the Yampa Valley Boys throughout the morning Saturday & Sunday beginning at 8:30am in Gondola Square.

50th Anniversary Merchandise Tent: 9am-7pm

The tent will be open all day from 9am-7pm. Stop by and check out the amazing deals on limited edition 50th anniversary items. In the afternoon the contents of the Time Capsule buried at the top of the gondola 25 years ago will be on display.

Time Capsule Reveal: 2pm

At 2pm we will reveal the contents of the time capsule from 1988 on stage in Gondola Square. The contents will be on display the rest of the day in the Merchandise tent.

Congress: 2pm

The Bud Light Free Concert will begin at 2pm with Congress

The Congress are a natural evolution of more than 60 years of purely American music. With a spirit rooted just south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and now calling Denver – “The Queen City of the West” – their home, they’ve got enough soul, grit, and have spent enough time in the woodshed and on the road to call them pretty much whatever you want. But whatever words you think you need to describe their contribution to the American music tradition – save your breath. The Congress plays Rock & Roll.

Birthday Cake: 3:00pm

Come grab a bite of the Enormous, delicious anniversary cake. We will be serving up complimentary slices beginning at 3:00pm.

Robert Randolph & the Family Band: 3:30pm

The Bud Light Free Concert featuring Robert Randolph and the Family Band will begin at 3:30pm

A virtuoso on the pedal steel guitar, Robert Randolph set the music world on fire in 2000 when he began playing his first club dates in New York City. Randolph started playing the instrument as a church-going teenager in Orange, NJ, a small city just outside of Newark. He regularly attended the House of God Church, an African-American Pentecostal denomination that had been implementing steel guitars (or "Sacred Steel") in services since the '30s, with the pedal steel in particular being introduced during the '70s.

Randolph learned to play by watching other steel players during church services; years later, he updated that sacred basis with a secular mix of funk and soul, giving a new multicultural facelift to an instrument that had often been associated with country music.

Lighting of the 50th Anniversary Cauldron and Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Display: 5:15pm

The finale for this special day begins at 5:15pm with the lighting of the 50th Cauldron by Steamboat’s Director of Skiing and 40+ year employee, Billy Kidd. Torches then light up the slopes as the resort simultaneously sends three torchlight parades down the trails of Vogue, See Me and Lower Valley View. The night sky comes alive with the BIGGEST fireworks display in resort history immediately following the parade. With two launch sites, this explosive fireworks show, choreographed to special musical arrangement, will run approximately 18 minutes. The musical arrangement will also be broadcast on EASY 94.1.

The Steamboat Grand Nifty Fifty Package

To celebrate Steamboat's 50th Anniversary The Steamboat Grand is offering guest a 50 percent discount on 1-bedroom/1 bath condos for stays the nights of January 10-15, 2013 with a 2 night minimum stay required.
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