The SnowBall Music Festival announced today that there would not be an event this year. No big surprise as it’s already the end of January and there hasn’t been a peep from organizers. SnowBall hasn’t had the easiest run since its debut in 2011. Here’s the statement they posted on Facebook:
We will not be returning for 2015 as we take the time to re-group and re-focus on creating an authentic SnowBall experience — true to the roots of the event we envisioned way back in 2011.
While we’re bummed to not be back for 2015, we’re already extremely excited about where we’re headed — back to the Colorado Mountains where the dream began [and where it will live on forever] Thank you for your support and understanding. We’ll see you in the mountains March 2016!
After two years in Beaver Creek, SnowBall moved to Winter Park, and finally down to Denver. Having attended the first year in its entirety (I lived down the street in Vail), I can say the only thing that bothered me was the aggressive enforcement from the local law authorities. The festival itself was sublime with The Flaming Lips performing in a snowstorm — that whole authentic SnowBall experience mentioned above.
SnowBall says they’re “heading back to the Colorado Mountains”. The best bet would be smack dab in the middle of Summit County. With five ski areas within spitting distance and close access to Denver they could hopefully find a more festival friendly town between Frisco, Silverthorne, Keystone, and Breckenridge.