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Hawaii-based singer-songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter to headline Killington’s ‘Cooler in the Mountains’ concert series

KILLINGTON - On May 14, the town of Killington announced the return of its signature Cooler in the Mountains summer concert series at Killington Resort's Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars. The five-week concert series will kick-off on Saturday, July 27, with performances scheduled every consecutive Saturday afternoon.

Hawaii-based singer/guitarist/songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter will be this year's headliner, and will perform on August 24, the final date of the series. Additional musical acts will be announced soon.

Long Trail Brewing Company has also confirmed it will return as the presenting sponsor of the Cooler in the Mountains concert series. The renewed alliance marks the third consecutive year of the town's partnership with the Vermont craft beer maker.

"We are thrilled to welcome Long Trail Brewing Company back as the presenting sponsor of our concert series," says Killington Town Manager Seth Webb. "Their partnership has helped us grow this series by attracting bigger names in the music industry which draw larger crowds. This has resulted in sustained growth over the last three years. Over 3,500 people attended the Cooler in the Mountains concert series in 2012, which resulted in close to a $300,000 estimated economic impact alone."

A beer garden, outdoor grill and outdoor lawn games will accompany the live music, and guests are encouraged to bring lawn blankets and chairs. This year Long Trail plans to host weekly beer tastings to sample new and specialty beers. Concerts begin at 3:30 p.m. and features a variety of acoustic, folk and pop-rock artists.

The concert series rounds out a very busy summer calendar of events, and as in past years, concerts have been scheduled to compliment and coincide with other special events taking place in Killington. For more information on upcoming events visit www.discoverkillington.com.