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2016 Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert series lineup released

MarchFourth Marching Band is a festive visual and musical experience of circus arts and a powerful neo-marching band funk sound. The internationally acclaimed group will be in Steamboat Springs for the Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert series on Feb. 6.
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Full Schedule of Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert series:

Jan. 18: Walker McGurie

Feb. 6: MarchFourth Marching Band

March 5: Afrolicious

March 12: Magic Giant

March 19: Goonies

March 26: Jakubi

April 2: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad

April 9: Ozomatli

April 10: TBA at end of February

— The Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert series lineup for the 2016 season was released Monday afternoon, and the bands coming to Steamboat Springs span the musical spectrum.

From reggae to rock and from international to home-grown country, this year’s series will showcase a diverse mix of bands.

“Our success has always been centered around featuring a variety of musical genres that resonate with a wide audience while providing a fun and entertaining experience,” said John Waldman, of Great Knight Productions and co-producer for the Bud Light Rocks the Boat series, in a news release. “There isn’t a show you will want to miss this season.”

The free concerts will be held in Gondola Square throughout the winter with contemporary country duo Walker McGuire kicking off the series on Jan. 18. Gaining momentum as a duo, the Nashville singer-songwriters Jordan Walker and Johnny McGuire are known for their live performances.

More than just a band, the internationally-acclaimed traveling performance troupe MarchFourth Marching Band will bring its acrobats, stilt walkers, dancers and lively theatrics of foot-stomping, joy-inducing music to Steamboat Springs again on Feb. 6 for the local Mardi Gras festivities.

Then on March 5, the San Francisco-based group Afrolicious, featuring DJ/Producer Pleasuremaker (Joe McGuire) alongside brother Señor Oz (Oz McGuire), will bring a performance of eclectic, electric and funky sound to the base of the mountain.

Indie-rockers Austin Bis, Zambricki Li and Brian Zaghi from Magic Giant will be in town March 12 with a mission to move bodies and souls with their infectious sing-alongs and lively performances blending folk instruments and dance rhythms.

Also in March, the Colorado ’80s cover band, the Goonies, will take the stage on March 19, and the Melbourne-based group Jakubi will perform on March 26.

With Steamboat’s Springalicious Festival in April, the Bud Light Rocks the Boat concert series will welcome a performance by the jamband, reggae group Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad on April 2. Then on April 9, the triple Grammy-award winning, multi-ethnic band Ozomatli will showcase its funky, rock, hip-hop and reggae-infused music for a full mix of influences and inspiration.

“The Bud Light concert series has become one of the resort’s most popular and anticipated events of the season,” Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. Vice-President of Sales and Marketing Katie Brown, vice president of sales and marketing said in a news release. “Whether an up-and-coming group or a band at its pinnacle, these shows have grown into a powerhouse of live music with performers playing their hearts and souls out every time.”

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email adwyer@SteamboatToday.com or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1

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