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The 2017 Go Pro Mountain Games will feature 9 bands over three days playing for free at the Ford Amphitheater. In a nice twist each night will feature a great local band followed by up and coming progressive rock acts, reggae stars on the rise and a bluegrass tribute to the Grateful Dead.

Heres the line up:

Thursday June 8 @ Ford Amphitheater
6-6:40 p.m. Bonfire dub
7:15-8:30 p.m. White Denim
9:00-close Moon Taxi
Friday June 9 @ Ford Amphitheaterr
6-6:40 p.m. Brother’s Keeper
7:15-8:30 p.m. The Marcus King Band
9 p.m.-close Keller Williams Grateful Grass
Saturday June 10 @ Ford Amphitheater
6-6:40 p.m. Town Calvary
7:15-8:30 p.m. Trevor Hall
9 p.m.-close Nahko & Medicine for the People

ALSO Applications are now open for all aspects of the games

Each winter there’s a moment when the very first signs of spring make a sudden appearance. A warm day comes along, the sun shines a little bit later in the day, and suddenly summer doesn’t seem quite so far away.

Here’s another sign that spring is just around the corner: The GoPro Mountain Games registration is officially open (www.mountaingames.com.

Starting now, athletes from around the Rockies, the nation, and the world are signing up for any of 30+ events available at the world’s most enjoyable weekend of arts, athletics, mountains and music set for June 8-11, 2017.

Those who register this year (at www.mountaingames.com will notice a few new bells and whistles for this year’s event

 

The Vail Valley Foundation, which owns and operates the GoPro Mountain Games, also announced a new website for the event, created in collaboration with local firm 970 Design. “ We want everyone to have a great experience with the Mountain Games, and to be able to check out all the great stories and images surrounding this event. A quality website does so much toward achieving that goal,” said Dave Dressman, Vice President of Sales for the Vail Valley Foundation. “ Whether you’re here in person and need quick access to results or a venue map, or you’re an overseas athlete who wants to register for the whitewater kayak events, we want your experience on the website to be easy, informative, and enjoyable.” The website has been updated to be much more mobile-friendly, which will make it easier for the thousands of people who take part in the event annually to sign up and register for events. Registration includes a few changes to lineupMore than 3,300 athletes took part in the 2016 Mountain Games, and about 70,000 spectators came to enjoy the action. Those who register this year (at www.mountaingames.com will notice a few new bells and whistles for this year’s event

Dogs

This year, for the first time ever, the event will include a second dog tank in the ever-popular Blue Buffalo DockDogs competition zone (appropriately located in Dog Town at the base of Golden Peak). That means the DockDogs jumping competitions will be going on, side-by-side, with the new “ dueling dogs” competition, where two dogs race head-to-head, dog v dog, on a retrieve. Yoga Yoga Girl Rachel Brathen brought hundreds of yogis to Ford Park in 2015 for the GoPro Mountain Games yoga program. Brathen is on maternity leave, but this year the Mountain Games has joined forces with Yoga Journal magazine to welcome a star that’s equally as bright in the Yoga scene to the event: Kathryn Budig. Other instructors include Gina Caputo, Mark Steffanowski of Outlaw Yoga, plus local teachers Ivonne Schwarz, who launched the Eagle Yoga Festival and Bobby L’Hereux of the Vail Vitality Center, who unwittingly gained star status last summer when he was captured on Fox Newssaving a stranger’s dog from raging waters in Utah. MusicLast year the Vail Valley Foundation made the bold move of returning the GoPro Mountains of Music back to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater on the eastern side of the Village for one night only.