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Sitzmark Bar & Grill Will Host New Year’s Eve Concerts with New Orleans Based Anders Osborne and Band

Alyeska Resort Will Host New Year’s Fireworks, Torchlight Parade


December 14, 2016 (Girdwood, AK) – The Sitzmark Bar and Grill will be hosting two nights of New Year’s Eve festivities on Friday, December 30 and Saturday, December 31 with New Orleans based Anders Osborne Band beginning at 10 p.m. both nights. Alyeska Resort will be hosting the annual Torchlight Parade immediately followed by fireworks on Saturday, December 31 beginning at 8:30 p.m.


“Our season pass holders, day use customers and Alaskan locals alike always turn out for New Year’s Eve and everyone has a great time,” said Brian Burnett, Ski Area General Manager. “Alyeska has been doing the Torchlight Parade and fireworks for years now and it’s a huge hit. This year at the Sitzmark we went big with a nationally touring act, Anders Osborne; these guys are extremely talented and will have the Sitzmark moving and shaking all the way in to 2017!”


The Torchlight Parade consists of volunteer skiers and snowboarders holding red torches in a procession down the slope creating a stunning visual effect. Participants include: Alyeska Ski Club, Big Alaska Snowboard Club, Challenge Alaska and Alyeska employees. Participants are at least 18 years or older and strong advanced to expert level skier/rider. Immediately following, fireworks illuminate the sky. This event is free and open to the public with the best viewing areas around the Daylodge base area.


8:30pm Torchlight Parade & 9pm Fireworks. Saturday Only. 


About Anders Osborne:
Osborne’s music is best described as redolent of the blues bathed in West Coast sunshine and brotherly compassion, a torchbearer for rock‘n’roll with blood in it’s veins and a heart in it’s hands. His long awaited full length, Spacedust & Ocean Views, offers up graceful songwriting and signature guitar work on one of the strongest releases in his storied career. A strong sense of place runs through the album. From an evocation of geography to a questioning of one’s place in the universe, big ideas are condensed in thoughtful, smoothly swinging ways. It’s the album his fans have been waiting for- one that only he can deliver. Visit TheSitzmark.com for sound samples or to purchase concert tickets in advance. New Year’s Eve concerts at the Sitzmark always sellout so advance purchase of tickets is recommended.


About Alyeska Resort (www.AlyeskaResort.com) Alyeska Resort is Alaska’s premier year-round destination featuring The Hotel Alyeska, an award-winning 300 room full-service property. Located just 40 miles from Anchorage, Alyeska Resort is your base camp for summer and winter excursions. Alyeska Resort stands out with over 800 inches of snowfall this season at the top. Learn more at www.AlyeskaResort.com or 800.880.3880.


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