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Head to Copper Mountain this Saturday July 11th for a full day of FREE live music beginning at noon with the Honeycutters.  Live music continues all afternoon with Balsam Range, Larry Keel Experience, Jeff Austin Band, and headlining the event: Peter Rowan Twang an’ groove of Austin Texas.

“Songs I have written at home in Texas always needed a feel that is unique to those hills. This is the sound of Twang an’ Groove” – Peter Rowan


Inaugural Summer Festival of FREE live music starting at noon with:


12pm – 1pm The Honeycutters

1:30pm – 2:30pm Balsam Range

3pm – 4:30pm Larry Keel Experience

5pm – 6:30pm Jeff Austin Band

7pm – 8:30pm Peter Rowan Twang an’ Groove

Click HERE to visit the official Copper Mountain website

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Be sure to stick around until the Fire Works show & Copper Campfire


Every Saturday night at Copper Mountain through September 19th roast s’mores at the Copper Campfire and watch the fireworks at West Lake in Center Village at dusk (weather permitting).  Fireworks on Saturday, July 19th will be moved to Sunday, July 20th. 



By Regan Dickinson,

Copper Mountain‘s summer activities are in full swing and visitors are enjoying everything the mountain has to offer including ski and snowboard summer camps and a number of headlining events.

Copper’s Summer Activity Passes are available for $74 for a season pass or $44 for a day pass and include unlimited access to mini golf, Diggler mountain rides, scenic chairlift rides, bumper boats and paddle boats, mountain bike equipment haul, climbing wall, quad bungee jump, and Summit County’s only go-kart track.

Village at Copper activities are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Fridays at Copper are back this summer and include free music, free movies, and free activities. Simply spend $40 in the Village’s restaurants and shops to receive free tickets to one of each of Copper’s village activities.

Woodward at Copper is a great place to improve on your extreme sports skills and even keep progressing your skiing and snowboarding while there is no snow on the ground. Woodward offers camp programs for every age group, including snowboard, ski, skateboard, BMX, slope-style mountain bike, and digital media camp. Go to for full details. The Woodward at Copper Barn is open after a host of renovations this year.

Copper has plenty of events under the sun. Visitors can enjoy everything from art walks, to bike tours, to free concerts. For more information on all the activities Copper offers check out

Rounding out Copper’s summer fun is a Labor Day tradition of country crooners. Head up the mountain for the Copper Country Arts Festival and enjoy free live music from Kenny Rogers and Michael McDonald.

Visit for lodging steals, event details, and more, and stay connected all season long at or @CopperMtn on Twitter.


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