Guster will bring its American alternative rock band to Vail Village on April 18, 2010 to round out Spring Back to Vailâ€™s free three-night concert series. Presented by Rockstar and held in downtown Vail Village, the concert will commence promptly following the festivalâ€™s wacky and wild World Pond Skimming Championships, scheduled to conclude at 4:30 p.m.
Guster, with 6 albums and 13 singles, offers a one-of-a-kind sound through the combination of bongos, congas, cymbals and other drums. Performing together for more than a decade, Gusterâ€™s live shows have a style of their own.
â€œI’m loving the fact that I get to ski Vail twice this year all under the auspices of “business!” said Gusterâ€™s guitarist and vocalist Adam Gardner. â€œIt was a blast opening the season with Yukon Kornelius at Vail Snow Daze and I look forward to playing the last ski weekend with Guster!â€
Guster has come a long way from their days in the early 90â€™s when Ryan Miller, Adam Gardner and Brian Rosenworcel first played together within the crammed dorms of Tufts University on the outskirts of Boston, MA. Today, with two lead guitars and vocals, Adam Gardner and Ryan Miller, a bongo, conga and percussion player, Brian Rosenworcel, and back-up guitar, vocals and percussion player, Joe Pisapia, Guster has made a name for itself as one of modern rockâ€™s most endearing pop/rock songwriting talents. The quartet has toured with such luminaries as the Dave Matthews Band, Bob Dylan and the Barkenaked Ladies.
â€œWe are excited to have and evening with Guster to close out this yearâ€™s Spring Back to Vail concert lineup,â€ said James Deighan of Highline Sports & Entertainment, the eventâ€™s producer. â€œThe band is known for its fun-spirited live shows and their concert in Vail will be the perfect way to cap-off a jam-packed week of events. Adam Gardner was a member of Yukon Kornelius that performed at Vail Snow Daze and weâ€™re thrilled to have him return to Vail for Spring Back.â€
Itâ€™s all part of Spring Back to Vail, April 12-18, 2010. Other performing groups include Sierra Leoneâ€™s Refugee All Start on Friday, April 16 and Wycelf Jean and Robert Earl Keen on Saturday, April 17. A detailed schedule of events can be found on the Spring Back to Vail website at SpringBacktoVail.com Spring Back to Vail 2010 is rockinâ€™ your way thanks to Vail Mountain, Bud Light, Town of Vail, Menâ€™s Journal, Captain Morgan, Rockstar, and Skiing Magazine and is brought to you in part by Smith Optics, Macanudo, NÃ©ve Designs, Vail Daily, KZYR The Zephyr and TV8. The Reverb Eco Village is brought to you by IZSTYLE and Reverb.
Lodging packages start as low as $99 for one night, no restrictions. With the purchase of two nights lodging and lift tickets during Spring Back to Vail, guests can receive the third nightâ€™s stay and dayâ€™s lift ticket free. Package prices start at $112 per person, based on double occupancy in a standard room and can be booked by calling Vail Central Reservations at (800) 525-2257 or online at Vail.com