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Alyeska at a Glance

Alyeska at a Glance

Stephanie Drescher
Alyeska Resort

Ray Charles said, “Music to me is like breathing, I don’t get tired of breathing, I don’t get tired of music.” Well, neither do we. Alyeska Resort’s popping music venue, The Sitzmark, is opening up March and embracing early spring with three back-to-back weekends of breathing, I mean music.

Alyeska is proud to host one of the greatest jam bands to come through Alaska. Leftover Salmon plays Mar. 1-3. Last year all nights of this band sold out. Originally from Boulder, Colo., these Slamgrass pioneers have taken their form of aggressive bluegrass/rock and roll to venues around the country, helping them become a pillar of the jam band scene.

The following weekend March 9 and 10, another band from Boulder will be gracing the stage: Grant Farm. This band has been entertaining a growing fan base at venues and festivals since its founding in 2009. Built on the fundamentals of love, family and music, this band is a sure-bet for fans of high-energy. Tickets for all bands are available online and at the Sitzmark.

Before Grant Farm on March 9-10, support your local skate park at a jib jam fundraiser right behind the Sitzmark. Partnering with Ski AK and Blue & Gold Boardshop, the 2018 Throwdown Showdown which will feature skiers and riders hitting the rails and showing off what they’ve got.

This two-day event is suitable for all ages and disciplines. Raffle prizes will be up for grabs and awards will be given out after each competition. Entry fee is $10 per event and registration will take place at either ticket office. More information is online.

The third weekend of March the Sitz stage belongs to North Mississippi Allstars. This band is the product of a special time in modern Mississippi Country Blues. Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson have soaked up the music of their father, Memphis legend Jim Dickinson, and discovered their own sound while playing and shaking it down in juke joints with their blues ancestors.

They continue to pioneer their brand of blues-infused rock and roll music. North Mississippi Allstars is playing three nights, Mar. 15-17. You will not want to miss Thursday, the first night, because Alyeska Resort is partnering with Alaska Airlines to offer a very special prize: 80,000 airline miles. The miles will be given to a lucky winner, and all you have to do is buy a concert ticket and enter the drawing. See you on the slopes and around the Sitz stage. Best of luck!