Sip, pedal and swing your way through August at Copper Mountain with a brimming events lineup featuring the annual Copper Triangle cycling event, Woodward WreckTangle Championships and Guitar Town.
Beginning on Aug. 3, Copper rounds out the summer season with its final cycling event, the Copper Triangle. Riders from around the world descend on Copper for 79-mile loop that crests three spectacular mountain passes for a total of 6,500 ft. in elevation gain. The Copper Triangle is the signature fundraising event for the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s.
The Copper Live free music series continues on Aug. 3 with a performance from The Hip Abduction, a vibrant St. Petersburg, FL-based collective that formed over a mutual appreciation for West African and early Jamaican reggae/dub music. The Hip Abduction has shared stages with the likes of Dirty Heads, Grace Potter, Galactic, The Revivalists, Ziggy Marley, Umphrey’s McGee, Thievery Corporation, Matisyahu, 311, Galactic, Moon Taxi and more. The free Copper Live performance kicks off at 3 p.m. in Copper’s Center Village.
Aug. 4 – Copper Live Featuring Eric Paslay
Country artist Eric Paslay delivers a powerful punch as a renowned, Platinum-selling, hit songwriter and dynamic performer. The Temple, Texas native has earned numerous songwriter award nominations including GRAMMY’s Best Country Song, ACM’s Song of the Year twice and the CMA Song of The Year for “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.” Eric was also honored with GRAMMY nomination as an artist in 2016 for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “The Driver”- a collaboration with friends Charles Kelley and Dierks Bentley. A true artist’s artist, USA Today calls Paslay “flatout-brilliant” and American Songwriter names him an influencer of country music. Catch Eric Paslay at 2:30 on the main stage in Center Village.
Aug. 9-11 – Guitar Town
Experience the best guitar playing in the world at the 15th annual Guitar Town. The weekend includes three days of free acoustic and electric performances, guitar workshops, free guitar repairs from Guitar Center and music activities for the kids. The 2019 lineup includes Samantha Fish, Rhonda Vincent, Guitar Army featuring John Jorgenson, Lee Roy Parnell, Joe Robinson, The Lost Fingers featuring John Jorgenson, Rory Block, Muriel Anderson, Christie Lenée, Steve Fister Band, Stig Mathisen, Scott Goldman, A Tribute To Mark Selby, Preston Reed, and Youthquake! featuring some of the greatest young guitar players in America.
Aug. 10 – Woodward WreckTangle Championships
Challenge your inner ninja at the 3rd annual Woodward WreckTangle Championships at Copper Mountain. Open to competitors from ages five to 50, participants will have two chances to bounce, swing and climb through obstacles as fast as possible. Awards for the fastest ninjas will be given to the top three males and females from each age group, as well as the three overall best times. Registration is $20 for each hopeful WreckTangle champion and includes a warm-up session and an event t-shirt.
Aug. 17 – 18 – Copper Live featuring The Mowgli’s and Smallpools
Formed in 2010 by the coalescing of a Venice music collective, The Mowgli’s began as a 10+ member group playing house parties and warehouse gatherings. Their major-label debut LP, 2013’s Waiting for the Dawn, saw immediate success with the hit single San Francisco. The record – which focused on the joy of bringing people together – immediately connected in a cynical world and the band quickly found themselves playing to sold-out clubs around the US. As part of Copper Live, the Mowgli’s will perform on Aug. 17 at 3 p.m.
Native to Los Angeles, indie-rockers Smallpools have craftily re-emerged out of Nashville, Tennessee with a fresh perspective and a stirring new single, “SYCS”. Smallpools erupted onto the scene with their head-turning opening statement, “Dreaming,” which surged to the top of the Hypemachine chart; quickly earning the band support from alternative radio stations across the country, late-night television programs and a home on the road as the opening act for Twenty One Pilots, Walk the Moon, Grouplove and Two Door Cinema Club on their national tours. Smallpools then released their acclaimed, debut album LOVETAP! and spent the majority of the next two years selling out venues nationwide in support of its release. Enjoy a free concert from Smallpools at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 18 in Copper Mountain’s Center Village.
Aug. 24 – 25 – Final Installment of Copper Live featuring Anders Osborne and Brent Cowles
Osborne’s six-string virtuosity, inventive musicality, and poetic songcraft underpin an ever-expanding three-decade catalog celebrated by fans and critics alike. As a sought-after studio talent, his writing resounds through Keb Mo’s GRAMMY® Award-winning Slow Down, Tim McGraw’s number one “Watch the Wind Blow By,” and covers by Brad Paisley, Jonny Lang, Edwin McCain, Aaron Neville, and more. His output live and in the studio spans working with everyone from Eric Church, Toots and the Maytals, and John Scofield to The Meters, North Mississippi Allstars, and Galactic. His extensive touring history encompasses gigs, collaborations, and performances alongside everyone from Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, and Stanton Moore to The Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh and Jackie Greene. Osborne is set to take the main stage in Copper’s Center Village at 3 p.m. on Aug. 24.
Blurring the lines between boisterous indie rock, groovy R&B, and contemplative folk, the music showcases both Brent Cowles’ infectious sense of melody and his stunning vocals, which seem to swing effortlessly from quavering intimacy to a soulful roar as they soar atop his exuberant, explosive arrangements. Experience the sounds of Brent Cowles on Aug. 25 at 2:30 p.m.
Aug. 31 – Sept. 1 – Copper Country
Summer at Copper wouldn’t be complete without Copper Country. The Labor Day weekend tradition celebrates the best of the American spirit with two free days of live music, kids’ crafts, activities and a Maker’s Market. The 2019 lineup includes Lucinda Williams, North Mississippi Allstars, The Earles of Leicester, Donavan Frankenreiter, Ruston Kelly, Bishop Gun and more.
Pair any August event with Copper Mountain’s BOGO Summer Activity Day Pass offer and unlock a weekend of fun for the whole family. With lodging rates starting at $120 nightly, Copper Mountain invites guests to enjoy a laid-back summer escape filled with accessible and authentic Colorado adventure. To learn more about Copper Mountain as the ultimate summer destination, visit CopperColorado.com.