Bring your lawn chairs and blankets as Sundance invites talented local bands and artists to mingle their music with the mountain air. (Sundance/Facebook)
This summer, the hills are alive with the sound of music – pop, rock, jazz and much more – as resorts all over the country crank up the volume.
Here’s a look at some of the hottest music in mountain resorts this summer:
Stratton Mountain. Judy Collins performs at the base of the mountain on July 23 to benefit breast cancer research. Start of summer-long concert series at the Vermont resort.
Jay Peak. Third annual three-day Jeezum Crow Festival kicks off July 22-23 in Stateside Amphitheatre with Dark Star Orchestra, Alejandro Escovedo, The Werks, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Sleepy Man, Aqueous and more.
Gunstock. Soulfest, New England’s largest Christian outdoor festival, runs Aug. 4-6 at the central New Hampshire mountain with 125 artists and speakers.
Mammoth Mountain. Bluesapalooza runs Aug. 4-7 and features Michael Franti, Allen Stone and Jon Batiste & Human for this California mountain feste of blues and beers.
Grand Targhee. For 29th year, bluegrass aficionados journey to the Tetons for three days of pickin’ and grinnin’ Aug. 12-14 at the Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival.
Telluride. Festival-heavy resort welcomes top jazz performers like Jeff Coffin and Jon Cleary Aug. 5-7 to the southwest Colorado mountain town for Telluride Jazz Festival 2016.
Park City. Band of the year at South-by-Southwest confab Bright Light Social Hour brings neo-psychedelic sound to the Wasatch Mountains of Utah on Aug. 27 as part of summer-long series.
Squaw Valley. Wanderlust Festival comes to the Sierra resort July 14-17 with Stephen “Ragga” Marley and Michael Franti peforming among plethora of healthy-lifestyle activities.
Sundance Resort. Nashville comes to the Utah mountains for a summer-long series, including an Aug. 19 show with singer-songwriters Roxie Dean, Tim Nichols and Walker Hayes.