Ludlow, VT – While sugar makers all over Vermont will be tapping maple trees and collecting sap for making maple syrup, Okemo Mountain Resort will be tapping into the sweet sounds of Sugar Daze, a live outdoor concert at the ski area presented by Volvo. The free musical performance on Saturday, March 11, will feature one of the biggest DJs in the world, Paul Oakenfold, and the popular reggae/fusion band, MAGIC!
A local DJ and warm-up act will take the stage starting at 3:30 p.m. MAGIC! will dazzle the crowd with their catchy fusion of reggae, pop and R&B, starting at 5:45 p.m. Then, starting at 7:15 p.m., two-time Grammy and World Music Award nominee Paul Oakenfold will perform.
MAGIC!, a Canadian reggae fusion band based in Toronto, Canada, signed to Sony and RCA Records, has two studio albums, “Don’t Kill the Magic,” released in 2014, and “Primary Colors,” released in 2016. They are most prominently known for their single, “Rude,” which charted at number one in several countries worldwide. The band has won two Juno Awards and has been nominated for American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and MuchMusic Video Awards.
Paul Oakenfold is an English DJ and record producer. He has been voted the number one DJ in the world twice by DJ Magazine and has provided over 100 remixes for artists including U2, Moby, Madonna, Massive Attack, New Order, The Rolling Stones, The Stone Roses and more.
Okemo’s Jackson Gore Inn courtyard will transform into a concert venue with a beer garden and food offerings for the event. Admission to the concert is free and Okemo will make available a limited number of $50 VIP passes that include concert credentials, access to a stage viewing area, hospitality tent, snacks and three drink tickets per person.