On June 26, 2024

Cooler in the Mountains kicks off summer concert series, Saturday

Killington Resort’s 10-week concert series kicks off this Saturday, June 29 with Ben Goldsmith, from 3-5:30 p.m.

This summer, the Cooler in the Mountains free concert series returns to the K-1 base area at Killington Resort. The move from Snowshed base area will enable the resort to expand its learn-to-mountain bike area on Snowshed. 

The new venue is at the bottom of Superstar (near the Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar). 

Singer-songwriter and multidimensional artist Ben Goldsmith would like to tell you he “never could’ve imagined” this for himself, but he’s quick to note that—call it confidence or a preternatural headstrongness years in the making—it would just not be true. “In a way, I’ve been working towards this since I was 3 or 4,” he told the resort on a Zoom call from his Long Island bedroom. “I’ve never strayed. It’s the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do.”

That “thing” Goldsmith is referring to is making music—more than music, really, it’s lyrically-driven art free from genre, with a sharp point of view and melodies as strong as some of the teen’s many influences.

Goldsmith was born and bred on acts like Aerosmith, Dave Matthews Band, Elton John, Queen, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, and Bob Dylan. Modern artists like Zach Bryan, Maggie Rogers, Steve Lacy, and Sam Fender helped round out his style and his sonic influences, drawing inspiration from the sort of iconoclasts who—like Goldsmith—float between worlds, genres, and sounds, a jack and master of all trades.

The Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar at the base of Superstar will be open during each concert, serving beverages. Food will be served out of the nearby Beastro food truck. There is also an area designated for BYOB only. Bringing alcohol that was purchased on-site into the BYOB area (or vice versa) is strictly prohibited.

Courtesy Killington Resort

Summer line-up:

  •  June 29 – Ben Goldsmith
  •  July 6 – The Parisian
  •  July 13 – The Sideways
  •  July 20 – Jerry Duty
  •  July 27 – Waiting On Mongo
  •  Aug. 3 – Kind Hearted Strangers
  •  Aug. 10 – CDBB
  •  Aug. 17 – Soulshine Revival
  •  Aug. 24 – Rumboat Chili
  •  Aug. 31 – Annie in the Water

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