Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships at Vail Mountain.

Burton Snowboards is thrilled to announce that Seattle-based hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and singer/songwriter Santigold will both perform FREE concerts at the 31st annual Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships presented by MINI, taking place from February 25 – MarchScreen shot 2013-02-14 at 11.51.42 AM 2 at Vail Mountain.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will kick-off the Burton US Open free concert series on Friday, March 1st following the world-class US Open slopestyle finals at Vail. Known for their electrifying live performances, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ hit single “Thrift Shop” is currently number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the third straight week.

On Saturday, March 2nd, Santigold will take to the stage for a free show following the legendary Burton US Open halfpipe finals. With two critically acclaimed albums to her name, Santigold also created the song “Girls,” which is the lead single for the album Girls Soundtrack, Vol. 1: Music from the HBO Original Series.

After the Santigold show, the good times continue with the official Burton US Open closing party featuring DJs Skratch Bastid and Cosmo Baker. As one of Canada’s most treasured DJs, Skratch Bastid is a turntable champion and crowd favorite recognized worldwide for his beloved remixes. And widely considered one of the top party DJs on the planet, Cosmo Baker is a master of everything from hip-hop to disco & funk to electronic music.

The 2013 Burton US Open is the must-attend snowboard event of the season where crowds can watch world-class, Olympic-level snowboarding competitions by day and incredible music acts by night – all for FREE at Vail Mountain in Colorado.

For more details on Burton US Open concerts & parties, check out the info below:

Macklemore &Ryan Lewis Concert – Friday, March 1st

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will play from 6:00pm – 9:30pm at Solaris Plaza in Vail Village. Get there early to watch the US Open slopestyle finals with top confirmed riders like Mark McMorris & Jamie Anderson from 10:30am – 2:30pm (MST). For more information on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, head to www.macklemore.com.

Santigold Concert – Saturday, March 2nd

Santigold will perform from6:30pm – 9:30pm at Solaris Plaza in Vail Village. Get there early to watch the US Open halfpipe finals from 10:30am – 2:30pm (MST) with top confirmed riders like Shaun White & Kelly Clark. For more information on Santigold, head to facebook.com/santigold.

Official Burton US Open Closing Party – Saturday, March 2nd

Skratch Bastid and Cosmo Baker will headline from 10:00pm – 1:30am (MST) at the Dobson Ice Arena located at Vail’s Lionshead. The 18+ party is free to attend but a ticket is required for entry. Tickets can be picked up at the Burton stores at Lionshead or Vail Village, as well as the Burton Stone Hut at Golden Peak and Burton Airstream in Solaris. For more information, head to www.skratchbastid.com and www.cosmobaker.com.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information on the 2013 Burton US Open and a full list of competitors, follow #BurtonUSOpen and head to www.Burton.com/USO.

And if you need lodging for the US Open, a limited number of rooms are still available. To book your lodging, please click here or call Eve Harris at 970-476-6797 x110.

A big thanksto the following partners for their support to the 31st edition of the Burton US Open: MINI, Vail Resorts, Mountain Dew®, Town of Vail, Nokia, Paul Mitchell, 3M, GoPro, G-Shock, Shiseido, Matador, Clif, Transworld, Snowboarder, Analog, anon and the World Snowboard Tour.

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Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships in Vail.

Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships in Vail, will see the World’s Best Riders Compete. The 31st annual Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships presented by MINI is excited to

North side of Vail Mountain, and Vail Valley.

North side of Vail Mountain, and Vail Valley. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

announce an impressive list of confirmed riders, all on deck to compete at the sport’s most legendary event taking place in Vail, Colorado from Feb. 25 through March 2, 2013. Some of the biggest names in snowboarding are confirmed, including Shaun White, Mark McMorris, Kelly Clark, Torah Bright, Jamie Anderson, Iouri Podladtchikov and more, who are all heading to Vail Mountain for the Burton US Open world-class slopestyle and halfpipe competitions.

“The US Open is one of snowboarding’s legendary events, and some of my best competition memories are of competing at Vail, so for me, bringing the two together is all time,” said Shaun White. “I’m excited to compete in Vail’s new pipe and see everyone come out for the next evolution of this contest.”

It all gets started on Wednesday, Feb. 27, with slopestyle semi-finals, which will be more exciting than ever now that slopestyle is an official sport at the 2014 Winter Olympics. At the US Open, the best slopestyle competitors in the world are confirmed to compete, including X-Games slopestyle gold medalist Mark McMorris (CAN), 2012 Burton European Open (BEO) slopestyle winner Aleksander Oestreng (NOR), 2012 US Open slopestyle champ Sebastien Toutant (CAN), and World Snowboard Tour overall title holder Stale Sandbech (NOR), among others. The women’s line-up is equally impressive, with X Games gold medalist and 2012 US Open slopestyle champion Jamie Anderson (USA), 2012 X Games gold medalist Enni Rukajärvi (FIN), Olympian Kjersti Ostgaard Buaas (NOR), three-time BEO Junior Jam winner Ty Walker (USA) and Cilka Sadar (SLO) all confirmed to compete.

On Thursday, Feb. 28, the legendary Burton US Open halfpipe semi-finals begin. The US Open halfpipe rider list is stacked with nine Olympians, including Shaun White (USA), Louie Vito (USA), Greg Bretz (USA), Kazuhiro Kokubo (JPN), Kelly Clark (USA), Elena Hight (USA), Hannah Teter (USA), and Torah Bright (AUS). Also competing are World Snowboarding Championships gold medalist Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI), Queralt Castellet (ESP), Peetu Piiroinen (FIN), Christian Haller (SUI) and 14-year-old halfpipe phenom and 2013 X Games silver medalist Ayumu Hirano (JPN).

Competitors and spectators alike will be in for an amazing week in Vail where they can watch world-class, Olympic-level snowboarding competitions during the day in Golden Peak and soon to be announced top music acts by night in Solaris – all for free. The entire event is open to the public with slopestyle finals taking place on Friday, March 1 at 10:30 a.m. (Mountain Time) and halfpipe finals going down on Saturday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m. (Mountain Time).

If you can’t make it to Vail to experience the Burton US Open in person, check out live webcasts of the slopestyle semi-finals on Wednesday, Feb. 27, halfpipe semi-finals on Thursday, Feb. 28, slopestyle finals on Friday, March 1 and halfpipe finals on Saturday, March 2. And tune in to Universal Sports and NBCSN on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 to watch the men’s and women’s finals live on TV.

For a full list of competitors, full broadcast and webcast schedule and more event details, head to www.burton.com/USO and follow the hashtag #BurtonUSOpen.

A big thanks to the following partners for their support of the 31st edition of the Burton US Open: MINI, Vail Resorts, Mountain Dew®, Town of Vail, Nokia, Paul Mitchell, 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation, GoPro, G-SHOCK, Shiseido, Matador, Clif, Transworld, Snowboarder, Analog, Anon and the World Snowboard Tour.

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