Beaver Creek Announces Elvis Costello as Headliner for Hike to the Mic, a New Fall Music & Arts Festival

23 May 2017
  • Grammy Award Winner Elvis Costello to perform a mountaintop concert on September 16
  • Colorado folk band Elephant Revival joins Costello to kick off the fall festival
Beaver Creek, Colo., May 24, 2017 – 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. Nederland, Colorado quintet Elephant Revival will open the show on Saturday afternoon. Hike to the Mic festivities will take place throughout Beaver Creek on Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 17.
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.
Hike to the Mic is truly about the journey, as well as the destination. For Saturday’s concert, guests will explore the mountain as they make their way by 4x4 tour, bike, foot, or Centennial Express Gondola up to the mountaintop concert on the Spruce Saddle lawn. Along the way, guests will discover uniquely created art pieces and photo opportunities, along with glorious views of the mountain’s fall colors. Once at the venue, guests are rewarded with a spacious lawn to rejuvenate, grab food and drinks, and enjoy live music at 10,000 feet. Upon return to the Village, guests will be greeted with a Village-wide celebration of more music, art, and food – the ultimate after party. All weekend long, Hike to the Mic creates new experiences and showcases the stunning beauty of fall in the Rocky Mountains.
Hike to the Mic weekend highlights include:
  • Mountaintop performance by Grammy Award winner Elvis Costello
  • Curated art installations in Beaver Creek Village and designated hiking trails
  • Guided 4x4 and hiking tours during peak fall foliage
  • Free outdoor fitness classes
  • Village-wide merchant and restaurant specials
  • Live music, food, drinks, and arts-themed activities in Beaver Creek Village

Tickets and full festival schedule to be released in mid-June at
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Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate ten world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is



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