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Jackson Gore Summer Music Series returns with free concerts

LUDLOW, Vt. – Okemo Mountain Resort kicks off summer with the return of the Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. Named a 2015 Best of New England Editor’s Pick by Yankee Magazine, Okemo’s free concerts are scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. most Friday nights throughout the summer. Starting June 10, the music series welcomes local favorite Rick Redington & The Luv. Described by one music writer as a “Folk-Abilly-Rasta-Jam-Rock Band,” Rick Redington & The Luv pairs Redington’s powerful vocals and guitar slinging efforts with hot-gypsy-bass-mama Heather Lynne and longtime band alumnus Blake Gowan on drums.

On Friday nights throughout the summer season, the expansive lawn in the courtyard at Okemo’s Jackson Gore Inn is transformed into an outdoor concert venue featuring popular local and regional bands. Admission is free and the grounds open at 5 p.m. Families are welcome and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets. In case of rain, the concerts will move under cover. Dining options include fresh-from-the-grill burgers, hot dogs, and other summertime favorites, plus beer and wine is available for purchase. Full-service dining with an al fresco seating in the courtyard is offered at Jackson Gore’s Coleman Brook Tavern.

Following Rick Redington & The Luv on June 10, the summer lineup for the Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. includes: Gypsy reel on June 17, 2ADAM12 on June 24, Studio Two – The Beatles Tribute on July 1, Cold Chocolate on July 15, Satin and Steel on July 22, Jenni Johnson & the Jazz Junketeers on July 29, Dr. T and the Versatiles on August 12, The Tony Lee Thomas Band on August 19, Chris Kleeman on August 26 and CK3 on September 2.

Okemo’s Adventure Zone stays open late on Friday nights for concertgoers who like a little activity with their music. Visitors especially enjoy The Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster and the Haulback Challenge Course. There’s trampoline bungee jumping, miniature golf, disc golf, a climbing wall, zipline tours, Segway Personal Transport tours, the Amp Energy Big Air Bag and more. Each of Okemo’s Adventure Zone features is priced individually or visitors can purchase an Adventure Zone Day Pass wristband. Special Twilight wristbands are available for purchase on Friday evenings during the Jackson Gore Summer Music Series.

In addition to the Jackson Gore Summer Music Series, Okemo will host five signature events this summer. The Resort celebrates Independence Day on July 2 with a Great American Party presented by SouthFace Village. On July 8, Okemo welcomes the Vermont Symphony Orchestra presented by Mary W. Davis Realtor & Associates Inc to the Okemo Valley. The Okemo Blueberry Fest presented by SouthFace Village at Okemo celebrates all things blueberry on July 24. Sample more than 50 craft beers from regional brewers and a selection of great wines August. 5 through 7 as Okemo’s annual Hops in the Hills Beer and Wine Festival presented by Vermont Properties and Development Inc. spans three full days. Then, on October 8, Okemo’s Fall into Winter Celebration presented by Lipton Tea will feature live music, hayrides, and autumn-themed family activities as Okemo bids adieu to autumn and welcomes ski season.

For more information about Okemo Mountain Resort, please visit or call 802-228-1600. For dinner reservations at Coleman Brook Tavern, call 802-228-1435.


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Contact: Bonnie MacPherson, director of public relations
Okemo Mountain Resort | 77 Okemo Ridge Road | Ludlow, VT 05149
802-228-1947 |