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Submitted by brian on Friday, April 19, 2013 - 11:45am

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Amelia Richmond, Squaw Valley
530-452-7111 or arichmond@squaw.com



Mountain of Strings Brings Yonder Mountain String Band and the Del McCoury Band to Squaw Valley on Sunday, April 28


[Olympic Valley, Calif.] April 19, 2013 – The Mountain of Strings concert featuring Yonder Mountain String Band, Del McCoury Band and Tony Furtado comes to Squaw Valley on Sunday, April 28. The all-ages show will take place at the base of the mountain in an outdoor tent in front of the Olympic Village Lodge (also known as OVL or the Squaw Valley Conference Center) from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The concert is presented by Devildog Productions, the Crystal Bay Club Casino and Pet Projects Presents.

Concertgoers can ski and ride the morning at Alpine Meadows before heading over to the show at Squaw. Though the last day of skiing at Squaw Valley will be April 21, Alpine Meadows will be open for skiing and riding 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28. The free Squaw Alpine Express shuttle will be running between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows every day that the lifts are spinning.

“With big names in bluegrass like Del McCoury and Yonder Mountain String Band coming to Squaw, I can’t imagine a better way to end another great season of skiing, riding and après parties,” said Sean Kristl, Squaw Valley’s event manager. “This show will be a guaranteed good time after our final morning of spring skiing.”

Headlining the show, Yonder Mountain String Band is an American progressive bluegrass group from Nederland, Colorado. Composed of Dave Johnston, Jeff Austin, Ben Kaufmann, and Adam Aijala, the band has released five studio albums and several live recordings to date.

The Del McCoury Band is a bluegrass band. Originally Del McCoury and the Dixie Pals with Del on guitar and his brother Jerry on bass, the band went through a number of changes until the 1980s when the band solidified its line-up, by adding McCoury's sons Ronnie and Robbie on mandolin and banjo, respectively. American banjo player Tony Furtado will be performing as the show's opening act.

Tickets for the Mountain of Strings concert are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. Tickets are available at www.cbc.tickets.musictoday.com/CrystalBayCasino/calendar.aspx. VIP tickets are available for $65 and include access to a private area inside OVL, no host bar, free appetizers, limited edition event poster and VIP after party with live music from Lonsesome Locomotive.

Prior to Sunday’s show at Squaw Valley, the Crystal Bay Club is hosting the Mountain of Strings Pre-Party with the Dead Winter Carpenters and the Travelin’ McCourys in the Crystal Bay Club Crown Room. Tickets for this event are also available at www.cbc.tickets.musictoday.com/CrystalBayCasino/calendar.aspx.

About Squaw Valley
Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is a year-round mountain destination offering world-class adventures in every season. Squaw is renowned for its legendary skiing and riding that spans 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 30 chairlifts including a unique mountaintop beginner area and unrivaled expert steeps, chutes and bowls. In summer, the resort welcomes a full line-up of live music and festivals and Squaw’s Aerial Tram offers a scenic ride up to a host of mountaintop activities. For the ultimate slopeside lodging experience, guests can stay in one of The Village at Squaw Valley’s one, two or three bedroom suites, each with a fireplace, kitchen and balcony.

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows joined forces in November 2011, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can access 6,000 skiable acres, 43 lifts and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on one lift ticket or season pass. For more information about Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows, visit www.squaw.com or www.skialpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206.

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