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Okemo's Jackson Gore Summer Music Series returns


LUDLOW, Vt. – Okemo Mountain Resort kicks off summer with the return of the Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by William Raveis Real Estate Vermont Properties Team. Named a 2015 Best of New England Editor’s Pick by Yankee Magazine, the Jackson Gore Summer Music Series features free concerts scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. most Friday nights throughout the summer. Kicking off the summer music series on June 9 is The Starline Rhythm Boys, a trio that evokes the spirited country and juke joint sounds that echoed out of the Tennessee Hills and Texas Honkytonks in the 1940s and '50s. 

On Friday nights throughout the summer season, the 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 al fresco seating in the courtyard is offered at Jackson Gore’s Coleman Brook Tavern.

Following The Starline Rhythm Boys on June 9, the summer lineup for the Jackson Gore Summer Music includes: Jenni Johnson and the Jazz Junketeers, June 16; Copilot, June 23; 2ADAM12, June 30; The Detonators, July 14; Dojo, July 21; The Mad Mountain Scramblers, July 28; CK3, August 11; Studio Two, August 18; Big Fez & The Surfmatics, August 25; The Grift, September 1.

Okemo’s Adventure Zone stays open late on Friday evenings for concertgoers who like a little adventure 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 pinnacle, zipline tours, Segway Personal Transport tours, and the Amp Energy Big Air Bag. 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 several other events this summer. The Resort celebrates Independence Day on July 1 with its Great American Party presented by SouthFace Village at Okemo. On July 7, Okemo welcomes the Vermont Symphony Orchestra presented by Mary W. Davis Realtor & Associates to the Okemo Valley. Okemo’s Blueberry Fest presented by William Raveis Real Estate Vermont Properties Team celebrates all things blueberry on July 23. Sample more than 50 craft beers and a selection of great wines August. 4 through 6 as Okemo’s annual Hops in the Hills Beer and Wine Festival presented by William Raveis Real Estate Vermont Properties Team spans three full days. Then on October 7, Okemo’s Fall into Winter presented by Lipton Tea celebrates the change of seasons.

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 |