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Submitted by brian on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 9:15am

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Amelia Richmond, Squaw Valley
530-452-7111 or arichmond@squaw.com



Squaw Hosts The Last Chair Music Festival This January with DJ Sets by Passion Pit and Foster the People

Squaw Valley welcomes four days of live music on January 4-5 and 11-12 featuring live DJ sets by Passion Pit, Foster the People and Bonobo, and a concert by LETTUCE


[Olympic Valley, Calif.] December 17, 2012 – This January, some of the hottest names in music are coming to Squaw Valley as part of the resort’s new Last Chair Music Festival. The first two weekends of January will bring live music on Friday and Saturday nights to the Squaw Valley Conference Center including live DJ sets by Passion Pit, Foster the People and Bonobo, and a live concert by LETTUCE. Hit supporting acts will also be sharing the stage with the headliners for four nights of dance-inspiring music.

“Part of our Renaissance is bringing world-class music to the slopes of Squaw Valley,” said Andy Wirth, president and CEO of Squaw Valley. “As we work to improve every facet of the resort experience, music and entertainment are a huge part of our initiative. We hope people will join us for these four great shows.”

Tickets for each day of the festival will be available packaged with a daily lift ticket for $99. The lift ticket purchased as part of the concert package will be valid for the day of or the day after the concert - meaning, a lift ticket packaged with a Friday show can be used on either Friday or Saturday, and a lift ticket packaged with a Saturday show can be used on either Saturday or Sunday. Squaw Valley’s daily lift tickets are currently priced at $99, making the concerts a great added value at essentially no additional cost. Exclusive to Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Tahoe Super Passholders, passholders may purchase concert tickets for only $30.

See below for a full music line up for the Last Chair Music Festival at Squaw Valley.
Doors open at 8 p.m., shows start at 9 p.m. each night.

Friday, January 4
Passion Pit DJ Set (Headlining)
Michal Menert

Saturday, January 5
LETTUCE (Headlining)
NiT GriT

Friday, January 11
Foster the People DJ Set (Headlining)
Eliot Lipp

Saturday, January 12
Bonobo DJ Set (Headlining)
Emancipator
Random Rab

About the Headliners

About Passion Pit (DJ Set)
Passion Pit’s Jeff Apruzzese (bass, synth bass) and Nate Donmoyer (drums) will be performing a live DJ set of Passion Pit songs from the band’s hit album Manners and their newest release Gossamer. Passion Pit is an American electronic/pop band from Cambridge, Massachusetts. The band’s top hits include “Sleepyhead” and “Little Secrets.”
Images for media use: passionpitmusic.com/photo
   
About LETTUCE
LETTUCE is a funk band that originated in Boston, Massachusetts in 1992. Its members consist of guitarists Eric Krasno and Adam "Shmeeans" Smirnoff, Neal Evans (Keyboards, Hammond B-3 Organ, Piano), Adam Deitch (Drums/Percussion), Erick "E.D." Coomes (Bass), Sam Kininger (Saxophone), Ryan Zoidis (Saxophone), Nigel Hall (Vocals), and partial-member Rashawn Ross (Trumpet). They are known for their energetic live shows.
Images for media use: lettucefunk.com/category/photo/   

About Foster the People (DJ Set)
Foster the People’s Cubbie Fink (bass, backing vocals) and Mark Pontius (drums, percussion) will be performing a live DJ set of Foster the People’s hit songs. Foster the People is an American indie pop band formed in Los Angeles, California in 2009. The group's music, described as melodic dance-infused pop and rock, spans many genres.Their biggest hit song “Pumped Up Kicks” peaked at number three on the Hot 100 in 2011.
Images for media use: www.fosterthepeople.com/us/pics/12
       
About Bonobo
Bonobo (aka Simon Green) is a British musician, producer and DJ. Bonobo uses a wide variety of samples in his music combined with heavy, often complex basslines. His music generally develops linearly - with new elements such as basslines or percussion coming in one after the other.   
Images for media use: www.myspace.com/bonobomusic/photos

About Squaw Valley
Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is a year-round mountain destination offering world-class adventures in every season. Squaw is renowned for its legendary skiing and riding that spans 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 30 chairlifts including a unique mountaintop beginner area and unrivaled expert steeps, chutes and bowls. In summer, the resort welcomes a full line-up of live music and festivals and Squaw’s Aerial Tram offers a scenic ride up to a host of mountaintop activities. For the ultimate slopeside lodging experience, guests can stay in one of The Village at Squaw Valley’s one, two or three bedroom suites, each with a fireplace, kitchen and balcony.

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows joined forces in November 2011, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can access 6,000 skiable acres, 43 lifts and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on one lift ticket or season pass. For more information about Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows, visit www.squaw.com or www.skialpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206.

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