* Photo Credit - Ryan Thompson - Blues, Brews and BBQ
For years, ski resorts remained mainly a one season destination. Primarily cold weather resorts, they were designed to draw winter loving skiers and riders in to enjoy their snow covered mountain landscape. At some point, someone realized that this may not have been the best business plan and that in order to remain operational they needed to become year round destinations. Enter the four season mountain resort complete with epicurean delights and live summer concerts.
Mountain resorts are a perfect venue for summer concerts. They offer an expanse of land with excellent acoustics and a climate that is temperate and comfortable. Many of these resorts have really upped their foodie game in recent years to accommodate the year-round guests. With an increased focus on dining over the last half decade at ski resorts are ultimately attracting a new clientele interested in more than just skiing and riding in the winter.Two resorts that have elevated themselves to the top of the music and food categories are Deer Valley Resort and Snowbasin Resort both of which are redefining summer concerts with the addition of an incredible food and beverage scene.
Deer Valley Summer Concert Series Will Satisfy Your Music and Food Needs
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Deer Valley Resort and The State Room Presents recently announced the complete lineup for the 2019 Deer Valley Concert Series and it looks amazing. Located in their incredible Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater while overlooking their beautiful mountain landscape they'll play host to seven concerts this summer. Running the gamut from the outlaw country rock artist Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, to downtempo world beats from Thievery Corporation and finally pop rock and personal favorite, Squeeze the series offers a little something to satisfy a multitude of music interests.
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Deer Valley will also tantalize your taste buds too. Complementing what will prove to be an excellent concert schedule, Deer Valley is also featuring an array of food and beverage options. This includes, but is not limited to, their Gourmet Picnic Bags. I know what you're thinking..."Rich, have you lost your mind? How could a picnic bag be an epicurean delight?" Trust me, these are not your grandfather's bagged lunch. No bologna and cheese on Wonder Bread here. I have actually partaken in one of these picnic bags and it included braised shorts ribs and gnocchi. I'm not messing around and neither is Deer Valley when it comes to their food and beverage scene. That's why they are consistently seen as one of the best in the high country and why you need to make sure you order up one of these picnic bags when you attend their concerts this summer.
Snowbasin Blues, Brews and BBQ Free Summer Concert Series
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This summer, Snowbasin Resort's Blues, Brews and BBQ free summer concert series is back and, once again giving new meaning to the phrase Sunday Fun day. Beginning June 9 when it kicks off the summer with the Naughty Professor, and running through September 8 music will fill the mountain air with live from Earl's Patio. Three bands will perform each week, playing everything from blues to funk and Americana to rock-and-roll, offering a family-friendly environment for everyone to enjoy.
* Photo Credit - Snowbasin Resort
In addition to the incredible music lineup (which you can see in the video below) filling the air with melodious tunes, it will also be filled with the sweet smell of BBQ emanating from Earl's Lodge. Trust me, I've had their brisket and the BBQ here is legit! As is Snowbasin's craft beer selection, which you can also experience for yourself as they will have a wide array of local beer on tap outside on the patio. As if the addition of BBQ and craft beer to an already awesome music lineup isn't enough, they have even added a mini golf course this year, ultimately making Blues, Brews and BBQ a fun for all ages kind of event.