A Destination Ski and Music Vacation for Deadheads
Wed, Mar 27
Sat, Mar 30
10 Mile Ride: A Deadhead Ski Trip, Saturday: Steve Kimock & Friends with Jeff Chimenti, Andy Hess, John Kimock and Leslie Mendelson, Thursday Single Day: Melvin Seals and JGB, Everyone's Dead featuring Matt Butler, Wednesday Single Day: Ghost Light, John
Coral Creek, DeadPhish Orchestra, Uptown Toodeloo String Band
710 Main St
Frisco, CO, 80443
10 Mile Ride: A Deadhead Ski Trip
10 Mile Ride: A Deadhead Ski Trip is a destination event pairing 4 nights of music at 10 Mile Music Hall with 3 days of spring skiing at Copper Mountain.
The event takes place March 27-30, 2019 and features a lineup that most deadheads will love with Steve Kimock & Friends, Melvin Seals & JGB, Everyone’s Dead featuring Matt Butler, Ghost Light and Coral Creek.
A very limited number of VIP Passes are also available for $499 and include afternoon concerts on 10 Mile’s rooftop deck by DeadPhish Orchestra and Uptown Toodeloo String Band, early entry into the nighttime concerts, a Limited Edition signed and numbered poster with artwork by Nathaniel Deas and various other perks.
Saturday: Steve Kimock & Friends with Jeff Chimenti, Andy Hess, John Kimock and Leslie Mendelson
Whenever Kimock puts a couple of his “friends” together for this improvisational rock band project, you know magic is in the air. Since it’s inception in the early 90’s, the ever-evolving group has featured a cast of characters second-to-none including singer-songwriters, Hammond B-3 players, rock guitarists, master bassists and a list of musicians so long it could have it’s own page on this site. For the past few years Kimock has been using SK&F as a vehicle for his rock/dance band format which has played many sold-out shows and festivals around the country featuring Jeff Chimenti, Bobby Vega, Jay Lane, Leslie Mendelson, Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, John Kimock, Wally Ingram, & more!
Thursday Single Day: Melvin Seals and JGB
n 1980 Melvin Seals joined the Jerry Garcia Band and remained a member until Jerry Garcia's untimely death in 1995. After Garcia's death Seals took charge. Under his leadership, the slightly renamed 'Melvin Seals and JGB' pays tribute to Garcia by performing his songs and remaining faithful to his style.
We are the Keepers of the Flame!
Everyone's Dead featuring Matt Butler
Plan to Improvise the music of The Grateful Dead
Conducted by Matt Buter
Guitar - Steve Kimock
Rest of Lineup TBA
Wednesday Single Day: Ghost Light
Ghost Light is a true musical collaboration; five personalities, five perspectives, and five unique approaches towards one common sound.
Bucking conventional tradition, rather than initially focusing on live shows, the band played together for the first time in a recording studio in Philadelphia. This decision gave the band’s members - Holly Bowling, Tom Hamilton, Steve Lyons, Raina Mullen and Scotty Zwang - the ability to come to the project with fresh ears and no pre-conceived notions. They developed the songs as they developed their musical communication which led to trust, creativity and an adventurous take on the process. Scotty Zwang explained it thusly, “It’s a unique and interesting approach we get to take...” “we are being patient with each other and figuring out what the song needs”
While the recording project has been the beginning point for Ghost Light, the live experience is what will define this band. “In the parts of the sessions where we have had a little more room to just let things go, there have been these little glimmers of what the improvisation will feel like live. That’s a whole other thing and it’s very exciting,” notes Holly Bowling. Tom Hamilton adds, “with this new band, we felt super comfortable going in any direction, knowing that with our new bandmates, the songs will get to where they needs to go. And in the live setting, that confidence is just as strong.”
The first half of 2018 will see the band playing major venues in major markets coast to coast, followed by heavy rotation on the festival circuit. The debut record will be released in the second half of the year and will be supported by an extensive tour. In 2018 you will get to know Ghost Light, and the future could not be brighter.
CORAL CREEK is an Americana / Bluegrass / Jamband featuring the original music of Chris Thompson and Bill McKay (formerly of Leftover Salmon and Derek Trucks Band) – performing original songs as well as Americana classics by The Band, Grateful Dead, Peter Rowan, etc.
CORAL CREEK is a Colorado front-range band with a big sound and a growing audience, playing high-energy shows that appeal to audiences across the bluegrass, blues and jamband spectrum, playing genre-bending original music and unique renditions of traditional bluegrass tunes and Americana classics.
The Road Ahead (2010) and Watch Me Fly (2012) - both produced by Bill Nershi of the String Cheese Incident – launched Coral Creek into the heart of the Colorado music scene. With the addition of Bill McKay on keyboards and vocals, Coral Creek released a new self-titled record in the summer of 2015 (produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth). Since forming in 2010, Coral Creek has performed on festival main stages, concert series and clubs across the US, Europe and the Caribbean.
The Deadphish Orchestra is a quartet of Colorado musicians who, above all, are close friends who have played music together for many years. They had played Grateful Dead songs together, and they had played Phish songs together. But they got to wondering what would happen if they tried to merge the music of these two bands, the Granddaddies and Daddies of the jamband scene.
While these two bands have their surface similarities, most fans realize that their actual musical styles are quite different. The Grateful Dead are an earthy, folky, bluesy band where Phish is sharper around the edges–funky and more aggressive. But both bands have an improvisational approach to their live shows, and it is in that spontaneity where the magic really happens.
The guys in DPO have posed themselves a unique challenge in merging the two styles. Set lists end up with segues that look like Divided Sky > Morning Dew > Divided Sky, or Help > Slip > Frankenstein. Or how about Mike’s Song > Stella Blue > Weekapaug Groove. Or even stranger, like My Friend, My Friend of the Devil…or It Must Have Been The Roses Are Free. You can see that between the vast repertoires of the two bands, the possibilities are endless.
It’s just about as much fun as humans are allowed to have.
Uptown Toodeloo String Band
The Uptown Toodeloo String Band is a mostly acoustic project performing the music of the Grateful Dead infused with high-energy bluegrass jams and powerful vocals.
The Uptown Toodeloo String Band is a fresh new project on the Colorado front-range, comprised of established Colorado players bringing a big sound and loyal audiences. Uptown Toodeloo features pickers from notable Colorado bands including Leftover Salmon, Shakedown Street,, Coral Creek, DeadPhish Orchestra and The Holler! All players are steeped in the tradition and music of the Grateful Dead.
This is not a bluegrass band playing Grateful Dead songs. And this is not “just-another-Grateful Dead tribute band” playing bluegrass instruments. The Uptown Toodeloo String Band combines the best of foot-stomping bluegrass music with the psychedelic style, arrangements and melodies of the good ole Grateful Dead. We're not playing Reckoning here folks, we go deep in the jams where acoustic instruments ought not go.