TOWN OF KILLINGTON’S FREE CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS BUFFETT PROTÉGÉ ILO FERREIRA AND BAREFOOT TRUTH ON JULY 30
Posted on July 26, 2011
TOWN OF KILLINGTON’S ‘COOLER IN THE MOUNTAINS’ FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS
BUFFETT PROTÉGÉ ILO FERREIRA AND BAREFOOT TRUTH ON JULY 30
Killington, VT -- Jimmy Buffett’s protégé Ilo Ferreira joins musical forces with Indy phenomenon Barefoot Truth for a free concert at the Killington Resort on Saturday, July 30 from 3:30pm to 6pm. The free concert is part of the Town of Killington’s “Cooler In The Mountains” music series presented by Long Trail Brewing Co., and is taking place during the weekend of the Eastern States Cup Mountain Bike Competition.
Ilo Ferreira was discovered by Jimmy Buffett in 2007 in a bar in Cape Verde, Ilo’s hometown. According to his bio, “Ilo had the high, beautiful voice of the young Sam Cooke, effortless charisma, and a natural grace on the guitar.” Some months later, Buffett asked Ferreira to join him on tour, and he has been playing with him ever since. Parrotheads will tell you Ferreira's upbeat sound, soothing voice and guitar beats sync naturally with Buffett's tropical tunes.
With over 7 million spins on Pandora internet radio, Barefoot Truth has quickly become a symbol of independent music success. Mixing the sounds of folk, rock, jazz, and reggae, with lyrics full of unbridled optimism, the band has crafted a distinct sound, and captivated fans around the world. Barefoot Truth has earned spotlight attention on many levels, including an invitation to play at President Obama's pre-debate rally in New York, where they performed between Bruce Hornsby and Crosby and Nash.
For music fans looking for a little outdoor adventure before the concert, The Basin Ski Shop on the Killington Road will be hosting free mountain bike and road bike demos by Specialized on Saturday from 9am to 4pm. The demos are free, and the Basin provides free lift tickets from Killington.
Cooler In The Mountains” performances are scheduled for every Saturday afternoon, through August 27, and will support the greening efforts of Reverb, a non-profit organization which educates and engages musicians and their fans to take action toward a more sustainable future. Each week, Reverb will activate its Carbon Offset Program, which allows fans to offset their carbon footprint by making a small charitable donation.
All of the “Cooler In The Mountains” concerts are free and open to all ages. A beer garden, outdoor grill and outdoor lawn games will accompany the live music, and guests are encouraged to bring lawn blankets and chairs to enjoy the scenic views. Concert-goers will also be invited to register to win a 2011-12 Killington Season Pass (no purchase necessary), which will be given away at the conclusion of the concert series. Special lodging packages are being offered in conjunction with the concerts. For more information visit www.discoverkillington.com.
The “Cooler In The Mountains” concert series is produced by the Town of Killington in conjunction with the Killington Chamber of Commerce, Killington Resort, and IZSTYLE, and sponsored by Long Trail Brewing Company and Casella Waste Systems Inc. Upcoming concerts include Badfish: A Tribute To Sublime on August 6, Twiddle on August 13, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band on August 20, and Sister Hazel on August 27.
Located in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains, Killington is home to the Killington Ski and Golf Resort, Green Mountain National Golf Course, exceptional restaurants and four seasons of endless outdoor adventures.
Ilo Ferreira Bio: http://www.iloferreira.com/about.html
Barefoot Truth Bio: http://www.barefoottruth.com/index.php?s=bio