The free concerts at this years Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival arent just outdoors.
The Kokanee Freeride series is hosting free shows in Whistler pubs and clubs nightly.
Thats right. Free. No tickets necessary.
Many of the bands are doing double duty performing with the DKNY//Jeans Outdoor Concerts, which are taking place in the afternoons and in the evenings during the ski and snowboard big air competitions. But there are several performances unique to the Kokanee series.
While primarily an after dark series, Freeride also features legendary Whistler duo the Hairfarmers performing après-ski sets on both festival weekends.
The following is a quick look at this years Kokanee Freeride lineup.
Friday, April 16
Local acoustic duo The Hairfarmers play an après-ski set at Merlins. If its sunny out, you know Guitar Doug and Grateful Greg will have the patio rockin.
After dark, groovy eight-piece ensemble the Pocket Dwellers take over the Garibaldi Lift Co.
Saturday, April 17
The Hairfarmers do après on Cittas patio.
Sunday, April 18
The Hairfarmers move on to do après at Dustys. Vancouver hip-hop groovy girl Kia Kadiri throws down at Merlins Sunday night.
Monday, April 19
The series swings over to Garfinkels for a night of beats by Montreal DJ/ Producer Grandthefts Groundwerk project and rhymes by MC Kyprios of Island hip-hop crew Sweatshop Union.
Tuesday, April 20
Two after-dark shows: Buffalo Bills has Cranbrook pop-rock cuties Lillix in the house and Island singer/songwriter Allison Crowe performs at the Crab Shack.
Wednesday, April 21 West Coast punk band Gob rocks Moe Joes all night long.
Thursday, April 22
Two after dark shows: Seattle post-punk/alt-rock trio The Senate Arcade rocks out at Maxx Fish and MC Kilo Cee throws down in the basement of the Savage Beagle.
Friday, April 23
The Hairfarmers do après at Merlins. In the evening DJ Vinyl Ritchie and MC Curtis Santiago take over Tommy Africas.
Saturday, April 24
The Hairfarmers do après at Cittas, and in the evening legendary local band She Stole My Beer plays groovy jams at the Boot Pub.
Sunday, April 25
The Hairfarmers are back on the patio at Merlins for après. Later in the evening the whole shebang wraps up with an epic party at the Longhorn.
Rock prodigy added to outdoor concert series
Ten-year-old electric guitar player/songwriter Danny Sveinson has been added to the diverse lineup of musical acts in the DKNY//Jeans Outdoor Concert series.
Known as the "rock n roll kid" the pint-sized player from Surrey will throw down his Hendrix-like licks on the Whistler Village stage during the Skier Big Air competition on April 24.
Sveinson will not be the only minor in the lineup that evening. Vancouver afro-rhythm youth ensemble Jabulani is also scheduled to perform.
For more information on music events at the Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival go to www.whistler2004.com.