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02.14.13 / Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Santigold, Skratch Bastid and Cosmo Baker to Perform FREE Live Shows at the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships at Vail Mountain

BURLINGTON, VT (February 14, 2013) Burton Snowboards is thrilled to announce that Seattle-based hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and singer/songwriter Santigold will both perform FREE concerts at the 31st annual Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships presented by MINI, taking place from February 25 – March 2 at Vail Mountain.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will kick-off the Burton US Open free concert series on Friday, March 1st following the world-class US Open slopestyle finals at Vail. Known for their electrifying live performances, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ hit single “Thrift Shop” is currently number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the third straight week.

On Saturday, March 2nd, Santigold will take to the stage for a free show following the legendary Burton US Open halfpipe finals. With two critically acclaimed albums to her name, Santigold also created the song “Girls,” which is the lead single for the album Girls Soundtrack, Vol. 1: Music from the HBO Original Series.

After the Santigold show, the good times continue with the official Burton US Open closing party featuring DJs Skratch Bastid and Cosmo Baker. As one of Canada’s most treasured DJs, Skratch Bastid is a turntable champion and crowd favorite recognized worldwide for his beloved remixes. And widely considered one of the top party DJs on the planet, Cosmo Baker is a master of everything from hip-hop to disco & funk to electronic music.

The 2013 Burton US Open is the must-attend snowboard event of the season where crowds can watch world-class, Olympic-level snowboarding competitions by day and incredible music acts by night – all for FREE at Vail Mountain in Colorado.

For more details on Burton US Open concerts & parties, check out the info below:

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Concert – Friday, March 1st

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will play from 6:00pm – 9:30pm at Solaris Plaza in Vail Village. Get there early to watch the US Open slopestyle finals with top confirmed riders like Mark McMorris & Jamie Anderson from 10:30am – 2:30pm (MST). For more information on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, head to www.macklemore.com.

Santigold Concert – Saturday, March 2nd

Santigold will perform from 6:30pm – 9:30pm at Solaris Plaza in Vail Village. Get there early to watch the US Open halfpipe finals from 10:30am – 2:30pm (MST) with top confirmed riders like Shaun White & Kelly Clark. For more information on Santigold, head to facebook.com/santigold.

Official Burton US Open Closing Party – Saturday, March 2nd

Skratch Bastid and Cosmo Baker will headline from 10:00pm – 1:30am (MST) at the Dobson Ice Arena located at Vail’s Lionshead. The 18+ party is free to attend but a ticket is required for entry.  Tickets can be picked up at the Burton stores at Lionshead or Vail Village, as well as the Burton Stone Hut at Golden Peak and Burton Airstream in Solaris. For more information, head to www.skratchbastid.com and www.cosmobaker.com.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information on the 2013 Burton US Open and a full list of competitors, follow #BurtonUSOpen and head to www.Burton.com/USO.

And if you need lodging for the US Open, a limited number of rooms are still available. To book your lodging, please click here or call Eve Harris at 970-476-6797 x110.

A big thanks to the following partners for their support to the 31st edition of the Burton US Open: MINI, Vail Resorts, Mountain Dew®, Town of Vail, Nokia, Paul Mitchell, 3M, GoPro, G-Shock, Shiseido, Matador, Clif, Transworld, Snowboarder, Analog, anon and the World Snowboard Tour.