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Beaver Creek Hike to the Mic

September 15 - 17, 2017

Music. Hiking. Mountains. Art.
A high alpine concert, nestled atop Beaver Creek's Centennial Express Lift.
Reach your destination at 10,200 ft by hiking, biking, horseback ride, jeep tour or chairlift ride.

Art, from village to trail, inspires your journey.



2017 marks the inaugural Beaver Creek Hike to the Mic – a one-of-a-kind music destination, perched high atop Beaver Creek's Centennial Express Chairlift, complete with a sweeping panorama of the surrounding mountain ranges.

Hike to the Mic is truly about the journey, as well as the destination. For Saturday’s concert, explore the mountain as you make your way by 4x4 tour, bike, foot, or Centennial Express Gondola up to the mountaintop concert on the Spruce Saddle lawn. Along the way, discover uniquely created art pieces and photo opportunities, along with glorious views of the mountain’s fall colors.

Once at the venue, be rewarded with a spacious lawn to rejuvenate, grab food and drinks, and enjoy live music at 10,000 feet. The afternoon's lineup features Grammy Award winner, Elvis Costello & the Imposters with opening quintet Elephant Revival. Upon return to the Village, you will be greeted with a Village-wide celebration of more music, art, and food – the ultimate after party featuring soulful band, Main Squeeze.  All weekend long, Hike to the Mic creates new experiences and showcases the stunning beauty of fall in the Rocky Mountains.

The journey continues all weekend long with evening art exhibitions, restaurant specials, live music, free outdoor yoga, shopping and more!

Come for the music, stay for the journey – Hike to the Mic 2017. Reserve your lodging and concert ticket now and save up to 40% off when you purchase by September 15th. 



2017 Hike to the Mic Schedule:

Saturday, September 16: 

12:00 pm: Doors open to concert venue. Food and drinks available for purchase. Lawn games.
1:00 pm: Concert with Elvis Costello & The Imposters, with Elephant Revival
5:00 pm: Concert concludes
6:00 pm: Concert venue closes

2017 Hike to the Mic Lineup:

Beaver Creek’s inaugural Hike to the Mic music and arts festival will feature a mountaintop musical performance on Saturday, September 16, 2017 by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Elvis Costello & the Imposters. Nederland, Colorado quintet Elephant Revival will open the show on Saturday afternoon.  Saturday's after party will feature the soulful band Main Squeeze.


Grammy Award winner Elvis Costello, along with his band The Imposters, bring their new show, “Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers,” to Beaver Creek this fall. The show takes songs from the 1982 album, “Imperial Bedroom” as a starting point, but as Costello explains, “We never intended to recite this book from cover to cover. Listen to our new arrangement of ‘Tears Before Bedtime,’ it gets straight to the real meaning of that song, the way we hear and feel it today.” “Imperial Bedroom,” produced by famed Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick, features Costello classics like "Beyond Belief" and "Almost Blue." The album, which Rolling Stone dubbed a "masterpiece" upon its initial release, ranks at Number 166 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums list. “Hike to the Mic’s mountaintop setting will certainly provide some of the most breathtaking venue views in my 40 years of performing,” Costello said.


Elephant Revival is a unique quintet of multi-instrumentalists blending elements of gypsy, Celtic, Americana, and folk. The five songwriters and multi-instrumentalist’s approach is unique and fearless as they create genre-defying, yet highly accessible, music that has continuously evolved into a signature sound. Brought together by a unified sense of purpose, Elephant Revival communicates the importance of harmony among all living things and uses music to unite us in ways that no other medium can. 

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The Main Squeeze, with deep musical roots sprouted in the Midwest, have scored their lives at each twist and curve. While starting out as a party band at Indiana University, their forthcoming April 28th release “Without a Sound” illustrates their increasing musical maturity and creativity inspired by their new home in Los Angeles.  The beats on “Without A Sound” are plentiful and it is balanced with emotion, a mix of vocals, and instrumentation of the band.  Their vibe is simultaneously timeless and futuristic as they are inspired by the greats, yet have found a way to infuse their own genius into the mix.  The Main Squeeze appeals to your head, heart and body.

Hike to the Mic Frequently Asked Questions

How do I receive my tickets? 
You will be sent a confirmation after you buy your tickets online. You can either print and bring the ticket with you, download the ticket to your mobile device or give your name at the check-in tent at the base of Centennial Express Lift on Saturday, September 16. Tickets will not be mailed out.

What is included in the ticket price?
General Admission ticket price includes concert admission, lift access, and lawn seating.

VIP Ticket includes concert admission, lift access, complimentary alcoholic drinks, light appetizers, VIP ticket holders will have access to private indoor VIP lounge, VIP-only front row viewing locations, and access to elevated VIP viewing deck.

Will food and drinks be available for purchase?
Yes, Spruce Saddle Lodge will offer a wide array of food and drink options starting at noon on Saturday. 

Can I bring a picnic to the concert?
Outside food, drinks, and alcohol will not be permitted inside the concert venue. You may bring an empty water bottle for water refills. Blankets and chairs are welcome.

How Do I Get to Spruce Saddle for the concert?
Hike to the Mic is an experience and we hope that you take advantage of Beaver Creek’s various options to ascend to the concert venue.

  • Hiking – Various hiking routes will lead to the mountaintop venue. Cinch is recommended for beginners and the Overlook Trail for more experienced hikers. The Overlook Trail will also feature custom-created artwork for the event weekend.

  • Guided Hikes – The Beaver Creek Hiking Center will offer guided hikes for all abilities and is the best way to learn about the Rocky Mountain environment, mountain history, and ecology. Also featured on guided hikes is the opportunity to meet the artist whose work will be installed during the event weekend. Guided hikes will end at the concert venue.

  • Mountain Biking – Bike trails are available and complimentary bike parking will be available at the concert venue.

  • 4x4 Adventure Tour – Motorized 4x4 vehicle tours make exploring Beaver Creek’s mountainous terrain easy and exciting for all ages. Tours will end at the concert venue.

How do I get a refund? 

All tickets for the event are non-refundable.

Are children allowed? 
Yes, this is a family friendly event.

Are dogs allowed? 
Only registered service dogs will be allowed into the concert venue.  

What should I wear?
The concert venue is outdoors on Beaver Creek Mountain. As an alpine environment, weather can change dramatically. Please prepare for sunshine with water, sunscreen, hats, etc. We also advise layers and rain protection, as conditions can be variable.

If you plan to hike to or from the concert, sturdy hiking shoes/boots are recommended. 

Where do I park?
  • Villa Montane - in the Main Village, off Avondale Lane. Complimentary summer parking for visitors from 7:00am to 11:00pm. 

  • Ford Hall - in the Main Village, before the skier bridge. Complimentary summer parking for visitors from 7:00am to 11:00pm. 

  • Elk and Bear Parking lot(s) - located at the base of the east (Elk) and west (Bear) entrance to Beaver Creek. Complimentary parking with complimentary shuttle service to the Main Village.

Transportation within Beaver Creek: 
Beaver Creek offers complimentary shuttle service for all guests staying in Beaver Creek village to anywhere within the resort. For more information or to schedule a pick-up, call Village Transportation at (970) 949-1938 or ask your concierge to book a shuttle, allowing 10-20 minutes for pickup.

Are there any events open to the public at no charge? 
Yes! The concert at Spruce Saddle is ticketed but all other events are open to all and complimentary. 

Is smoking allowed? 

Smoking is not permitted at the concert venue.

What happens if it is raining/snowing/inclement weather?
Event is rain or shine and will not be rescheduled. 

What is not permitted inside the concert venue?
Cameras, recording devices, bicycles, smoking of any kind, pets, outside food/alcohol, glass bottles/containers.

All bags/backpacks will be subject to search upon arrival at the concert venue.

2017 Hike to the Mic Sponsors:

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Hike to the Mic VIP Experience:

Join us Saturday, September 16th for an elevated concert experience. Make your way up to the concert venue via a guided hike as you take in the golden aspens and interactive art along the way, or join us for a 4x4 tour up to the stage as your experience the mountain vistas and grandeur of Beaver Creek. 

At the concert, get exclusive access to the indoor lounge where complimentary drinks and appetizers will be served throughout the afternoon. Then, enjoy Elvis Costello & The Imposters plus Elephant Revival from your front row viewing location. 

Purchase your VIP tickets here and don't forget to add on an additional guided experience before checkout. 

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