Dropping into Rendezvous

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I only use the word “stoke” in extraordinarily special situations, so I really mean it when I say–Stoke levels are HIGH on the slopes. In the last 48 hours, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort got a 28″ blanket of fresh powder and to make matters even more outstanding, the 3rd Annual Rendezvous Spring Festival is ready to kick off.  This weekend will be full of next-level concerts, so get some sleep and hydrate.   It’s time to shred, party, repeat.

THURSDAY: Sneaky Pete & The Secret Weapons
Time: Thursday, March 17th from 3-5 pm
Location: Under the Tram, Teton Village
Information: Admission is free. Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons are a six piece outfit from Jackson, Wy. They pride themselves in energetic dance parties that feature an interesting musical mix of original tunes and unique covers, seamlessly blended together in a supersonic whirlwind of high altitude stink funk.
Shellie’s Rendez-View: Sneaky Pete & The Secret Weapons will kick off Rendezvous with a high energy show that’s guaranteed to make you dance.  St. Patrick’s Day is on Thursday, so it’s the perfect reason to take a few laps, grab a cold one and enjoy the “high altitude” funk that Sneaky Pete is so well known for.  I’ll be there boppin’ in my ski boots – Please join me.

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FRIDAY: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Time: Friday, March 18th, venue opens at 5 pm
Location: The Town Square in Jackson, WY
Information: Admission is free.  OPENER: Big Sandy and His Fly Rite Boys.
Shellie’s Rendez-View: Widely known for their smash hit “SOB”, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats is expected to bring the proverbial house DOWN.  My recommendation is to get there on the early side- The venue is large, but you’re going to want to get close to the immense amount of talent that will grace the stage.  Bud Light will be hosting a pre and post concert party at  Hotel Jackson as well as an after party at The Rose. Admission to both parties is free.

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SATURDAY: Zac Brown Band
Time: Saturday, March 19th, venue opens at 4 pm
Location: Teton Village, WY
Information: Tickets are sold out to show.  OPENER: Chris Robinson Brotherhood.  Have tickets to the Zac Show? Travel Smart. Ride the START bus, hotel shuttle, bike, or carpool as there is VERY LIMITED PARKING in Teton Village. Click here for detailed transportation information.
Tired of hearing how the concert is going to be crazy and what a mad house parking will be? Well  good news for you, Hoback Sports is going to be setting up a bike parking area in Kemmerer Lot between the Hostel and the Moose! The forecast is sunny and the bike path will be plowed all the way from town so beat the traffic and enjoy a cruise out to the concert! Racks will be set up Saturday before noon and will be taken down the following day so please plan accordingly and share the word.
Shellie’s Rendez-View: It’s not often that bands of this scale perform in Jackson Hole and I am beyond excited for Saturday night’s performances.  Chris Robinson Brotherhood will kick things off at 5 and Zac Brown Band is expected to hit the stage around 7 pm.  My biggest piece of advice is to take the bus out to The Village during the day, ski a little, and then apres a bit until the concert.  START will have an increased number of buses leaving The Village after the concert, which is the safest way to get back home.  Be sure to have a transportation plan ahead of time!

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SUNDAY: Uncle Kracker
Time: Sunday, March 20th from 3-5 pm
Location: Under the Tram, Teton Village
Information: Admission is free. Initially known for his role as DJ in Kid Rock’s legendary Twisted Brown Trucker band, Uncle Kracker soon kicked off a stunning solo career of his own. The Detroit-based singer/songwriter made his solo debut with 2001’s #1 smash, “Follow Me,” kicking off a run of top 10 multi-format hits like “In A Little While,” “Smile,” and of course, 2003’s record-setting cover of Dobie Gray’s classic “Drift Away.”
Shellie’s Rendez-View: Uncle Kracker has been a favorite of mine for many years, and his songs will provide the perfect vibe to close out Rendezvous Weekend.  “Follow Me” under the Tram and end your ski day with another free concert with friends.  

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SUNDAY: Marmot Doug Coombs Classic
Time: Sunday, March 20th from 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Teton Village, Wyoming
Information: Ski/ride the Big One with friends and family in honor of legendary skier and Marmot athlete Doug Coombs. It’s free to register in the base area 8:30am-1pm, and you’ll get a raffle entry for each run you make up the Headwall, or on Casper Traverse (Mr. Toad’s), with a limit of 5. We’ll fire up the Apres Party under the Tram at 2pm, with a legendary raffle including tons of prizes from Marmot!
Shellie’s Rendez-view: It’s going to be a crazy weekend, so it’ll probably feel nice to sweat it out on the slopes to remember a great man!  The day is full of fun events and prize opportunities, so grab a friend and register!

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