Blues, Brews & BBQ with Brian Ernst and Marinade

Join us on the Patio at Earl’s Lodge Sunday, September 7th for our Blues, Brews & BBQ FREE Concert Series with Brian Ernst playing acoustic soul followed up by Marinade playing funk, soul, reggae, and rock. Brian Ernst starts at 12:30 pm with Marinade at 3:30 pm. For more information about Brian Ernst and Marinade, check out the following links:



Brian Ernst:

Brian Ernst

Brian & Katie Ernst are full time touring artists & philanthropists. They tour in full size school bus that has been converted into an RV that runs on solar panels and fueled by waste vegetable oil. Music/art has taken them around the world. Literally.
Brian has over 20 instruments on stage and a looping pedal. Using no pre-recorded music he loops and layers his instruments into various songs, melodies, and instrumentals best described as acoustic/soul/roots.
With humble beginnings, Brian’s full time music career started back in 2007 as a street performer. Brian traveled all over the country playing music on the streets of folk festivals, downtown parking lots, or Chicago subways. He discovered the looping pedal and graduated from sidewalks to venues, clubs, and festivals. Prior to his 2009 debut studio album ‘Journey4YOUth’ Brian sold over 7,000 bootleg cd’s mostly out of his guitar case. Brian’s album has sold over 1,000 units a year since it’s release.

Blues, Brews & BBQ with Ugly Valley Boys and The Shook Twins

Join us on the Patio at Earl’s Lodge Sunday, August 24th for our Blues, Brews & BBQ FREE Concert Series with Ugly Valley Boys playing American roots music followed up by The Shook Twins  playing their unique style of quirky folk. Ugly Valley Boys start at 12:30 pm with The Shook Twins at 3:30 pm. For more information about Ugly Valley Boys and The Shook Twins, check out the following links:

The Shook Twins:


The Shook Twins

Born and raised in Sandpoint Idaho, Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band now hailing from coniferous forested Portland, Oregon. Identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie Shook, Kyle Volkman and Niko Daoussis form the core quartet. Central elements of the Shook Twins’ sound are a wide range of instrumentation, including banjo, guitar, electric and upright bass, mandolin, electric guitar, electronic drums, face drum (beatbox), glockenspiel, ukulele, banjo drumming and their signature golden EGG. Beautiful twin harmonies, layered upon acoustic and electric instrumentation coupled with Laurie’s inventive use of percussive and ambient vocal loops, and Katelyn’s repurposed telephone microphone, set their sound apart, creating a unique and eccentric blend of folk, roots, groove and soul.

Ugly Valley Boys:

Ugly Valley Boys

Blues, Brews & BBQ with The Brothers Comatose and The Motet

Join us on the Patio at Earl’s Lodge Sunday, August 3rd for our Blues, Brews & BBQ FREE Concert Series with The Brothers Comatose playing __ followed up by The Motet playing funk. The Brothers Comatose start at 12:30 pm with The Motet at 3:30 pm. For more information about The Brothers Comatose and The Motet, check out the following links:

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The Motet

Hailing from Colorado, the Motet is a world-class improvisational funk band that has dedicated more than a decade to the healing powers of funky dance music. Although the early years of the band saw a constantly revolving cast of musicians, the most recent incarnation has been touring the country for the last several years developing a new and unique style with roots in funk, afrobeat, disco, electronic music, and soul. This new Motet has quickly gained a reputation for throwing infectious dance parties everywhere they go, creating a deep rapport between band and audience.

The Brothers Comatose:

Brothers Comatose Press Photo

The Brothers Comatose

Literal brothers, Alex (banjo and vocals) and Ben Morrison (guitar and vocals) of The Brothers Comatose grew up in a house that was known for its music parties. “The Morrison house was a gathering place for local musicians – everyone would bring an instrument, call out tunes, call out changes, and just play for hours” says Brothers Comatose bassist and Morrison music party goer, Gio Benedetti. “I learned more in that living room than in any class I ever took.” The brothers took this generous, inclusive and rowdy attitude and brought it to stages all over San Francisco. With the addition of members Philip Brezina (fiddle) and Ryan Avellone (mandolin) the string quintet brings their original string music and the feel of an intimate music party to audiences all across the United States. The environment the band creates with their music and their live shows isn’t the exclusive band vs. crowd world of rock and pop, but rather the sing-along, stomp-along, inclusive world that gave birth to string band music. The band – while playing festivals like Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Strawberry, High Sierra, Outside Lands, Kate Wolf, and SXSW, – has not lost sight of their roots, their fans and the relationships that have brought them where they are.

Blues, Brews & BBQ with Fox Street and James McMurtry

Join us on the Patio at Earl’s Lodge Sunday, July 20th for our Blues, Brews & BBQ FREE Concert Series with Fox Street playing roadhouse blues and funk with elements of rock, soul and jazz followed up by James McMurtry playing folk rock and americana. Fox Street start at 12:30 pm with James McMurtry at 3:30 pm. For more information about Fox Street and James McMurtry, check out the following links:

James McMurtry:

Fox Street:

Make no mistake: the Fox Street Allstars (FSAS) reek of the roadhouses and West Texas honky-tonks of the deep south that inspired their signature sound. FSAS is a roller coaster of roadhouse blues interwoven with super-sized helpings of funk with elements of rock, soul and jazz. No one really has any idea where front man Jonathan “Skippy” Huvard channels his soulful, whiskey soaked vocals and frenetic stage presence but the result is a blistering powerhouse of sound.

Fox Street Band

Blues, Brews & BBQ with Fly Paper and Andy Frasco and the UN

Join us on the Patio at Earl’s Lodge Sunday, July 13th for our Blues, Brews & BBQ FREE Concert Series with Fly Paper playing rock, folk, and blues followed up by Andy Frasco & the UN  playing ‘Party Blues’. Fly Paper start at 12:30 pm with Andy Frasco & the UN at 3:30 pm. For more information about Fly Paper and Andy Frasco & the UN, check out the following links:

Andy Frasco & the UN:

Andy Frasco and the UN

Fly Paper:

With soulful vocals, fiercely elegant guitars, and a high energy rhythm section, Fly Paper never fail to inspire crowds throughout the country with their original songs. Micaela’s voice is often compared to that of Fiona Apple and Norah Jones. Her guitar playing carries on the traditions of Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmore, and Jimmy Page. Bassist Joe Chamberlin fills the space between with a modern rock style grounded in classic rock sensibilities. Sam Rice brings to the drums, the rock groove of Jimmy Chamberlin and the flair of Buddy Rich, while Saxman/Keyboardist Marty McLean puts the sax back in rock one note at a time. The four piece band fuses elements of rock, folk, and blues into an unforgettable musical experience. With catchy songs, command of their instruments, and a powerful stage presence, Fly Paper will be remembered long after the stage lights go out!

Blues, Brews & BBQ with Bullets & Belles and Screen Door Porch

Join us on the Patio at Earl’s Lodge Sunday, June 29th for our Blues, Brews & BBQ FREE Concert Series with Bullets & Belles playing “Neo-Doo-Wop-Folk” followed up by Screen Door Porch playing americana roots-rock. Bullets & Belles start at 12:30 pm with Screen Door Porch at 3:30 pm. For more information about Bullets & Belles and Screen Door Porch, check out the following links:

Bullets & Belles:

Bullets & Belles is Neo-Doo-Wop-Folk. Think Amy Winehouse and Dion & The Belmonts, but also Arcade Fire and Les Paul. Their sublime three-part vocal harmonies and deeply-felt poetic lyrics seamlessly bend through the rules of genre while always leaving the audience wanting (and often whistling…)

Bullets & Belles

Screen Door Porch:

Screen Door Porch delivers a Wyoming-grown fusion of soulful Americana, Roots-Rock and Country-Blues that has been likened to “Gillian Welch meets The Band, with Ryan Adams and Bonnie Raitt hanging out backstage” (605 Magazine). The core female/male singer-songwriter duo of Seadar Rose & Aaron Davis thrive in a space that houses colorable harmonies, a diverse bag of acoustic & electric instrumentation, and  “a sort of Lennon/McCartney arrangement and get it right every time” (Americana UK). SDP’s two studio albums—Screen Door Porch (2010) and The Fate & The Fruit (2012)—were internationally recognized in a combined seven “Best Albums of the Year” lists, and hovered in the Top 25 of the Euro-Americana Chart and Top 30 of the Roots Music Report Roots-Rock Chart.

Screen Door Porch

Blues, Brews & BBQ with The Congress and The Wheeler Brothers

Join us on the Patio at Earl’s Lodge Sunday, June 22nd for our Blues, Brews, & BBQ FREE Concert Series with The Congress playing rock & roll followed up by The Wheeler Brothers playing rock, folk, roots, Americana, and blues. The Congress start at 12:30 pm with The Wheeler Brothers at 3:30 pm. For more information about The Congress and The Wheeler Brothers, check out the following links:

The Wheeler Brothers:

Making music continues to be a family affair for Wheeler Brothers. The Austin, TX quintet traces a personal lineage of rock, folk, roots, Americana, and blues on its second full-length album, Gold Boots Glitter [Bismeaux Records], cooking up an irresistible and inimitable gumbo of styles in the process. Marching forward from 2011′s critically acclaimed Portraits, the group—Nolan Wheeler [vocals, guitar], Patrick Wheeler [drums], Tyler Wheeler [bass], A.J. Molyneaux [guitar, lap steel, back up vocals], and Nathan Rigney [guitar, backup vocals]—opens the door even wider for everyone to join the family.

The Congress:

The Congress




2nd Annual Chili Fest and Food Drive September 1, 2014


Labor Day


Free Live Music TBD

BBQ items and beverages available for purchase

All ages.  Children’s Activities.  Families welcome.

Food Drive Event for the Utah Food Bank and the ‘Beat Hunger by a Mile Campaign’

The Snowbasin Resort Culinary team, led by Executive Chef Eric Byrd and Executive Sous Chef Scott Sniggs, will make batches of their own personal chilis to have out for the guests of the event to sample, taste, and then vote on.  The winning chili will be served all year long at Needles Lodge for the 2014.15 season.  Yes you, our guests, get to be a part of the process of selecting next season’s chili at Needle’s Lodge.  So please, come up and join us in this very important culinary process that we want to share with our guests.

To get your chili tasting kit, it will cost you $14 per person with $2 of every purchase going directly to the Utah Food Bank.  If you bring non-perishable food items to help fill our ‘Beat Hunger Gondola’ that will be set-up in the middle of the plaza, your tasting kit will be automatically reduced to $12; with the $2 of each purchase still going to the UT Food Bank.

After the live music concludes, the ballots will be counted, and the winning chili, and the chef that prepared it, will be announced.

The ‘Beat Hunger Gondola’ full of non-perishable food items and the final amount of the cash donation will be presented downtown to the UT Food Bank during their annual food drive event.

What a great way to spend Labor Day in the high alpine, sampling great home-made chili, tasting great food, listening to free live music, and helping a great cause in Utah!

For more information:  801-620-1000 or  or

You must be 21 or older with valid proof of age and identification to consume alcoholic beverages.  Absolutely not outside food or beverage is allowed at Snowbasin Resort.  Consuming alcoholic beverage that was not purchased on premise is a violation of UT state law.  Friendly Dogs are allowed at Snowbasin Music Events, but they must be on a leash at all times, and kept in the grass areas.  Dogs are not permitted on the patio dining area or inside lodges without a legal service animal designation displayed.  Please clean up after your pet.

Après Entertainment with Brett Turner

Join the fun in the Cinnabar Lounge Friday afternoon with edgy singer and songwriter Brett Turner playing Blues & Rock.  The musicians play from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. For more information about Brett Turner check out the following links:

Berg Family Benefit Dinner Nov. 8th

Early this September local family the Berg’s house burned down and with no house insurance the damage was not covered.   Snowbasin will be hosting a Gourmet Buffet Dinner at Earl’s lodge on November 8th from 6:30 pm -10:30 pm to raise money and help the Berg’s re-build their home.  Their will be a silent auction featuring local artists as well as live entertainment with the Slick Rock Gypsies. The event will be held at Earl’s lodge and is $50 a person.

Cost is $50.00 per person

Call: 801-865-6062

Space is limited