6th Annual No Name Chili Cook-Off
Labor Day - September 3rd, 2018
Earl’s Lodge and Patio
12:30pm - 4:00pm
No Reservations Needed
Price: $15 for adults; $13 with food donation; $8 for kids ages 6-11
The gondola is open for scenic rides 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Gondola rides are free for 18/19 Premier Season Pass holders and 2018 Summer Pass Holders or $14 for adults (18 and over); $10 youth (7-17); and 6 and under are free. The Kids Adventure Zone and Mini Golf will be open 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Earl's Servery will be serving food 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Free Live Music from Dead Winter Carpenters and Don Gallardo
This Chili Fest is a Food Drive for the Utah Food Bank, so bring some non-perishable goods to help us a fill a Gondola with food for them! The Snowbasin Resort Culinary team will make batches of their own personal chilis to have out for the guests to sample, taste, and then vote on. The winning chili will be served all year long at John Paul Lodge for the 18/19 season. Yes you, our guests, get to be a part of the process of selecting next season’s chili at John Paul Lodge. So please, come up and join us in this very important culinary process that we want to share with you. To get your chili tasting kit, it will cost you $15 per person for an adult and $8 for a child 6-11 with $2 of every purchase going directly to the Utah Food Bank. If you bring non-perishable food items to help fill our gondola that will be set-up in the middle of the plaza, your tasting kit will be automatically reduced to $13 for adults; with $2 of each purchase still going to the Utah Food Bank. All donated food items will fill our Gondola and then be taken to the Utah food bank as a gift from Snowbasin Resort and Snowbasin Resort guests.
About the Artists:
Dead Winter Carpenters
Hailing from North Lake Tahoe, Calif., Americana band Dead Winter Carpenters has built a reputation for pouring their heart and soul into each performance. In just a few years, they have positioned themselves, wrote Portland Metronome, “at the forefront of a youthful generation trying to redefine what string music is and what it can do.” Reminiscent of genre-benders like Jack White, Chris Thile, and Sam Bush, Dead Winter Carpenters harmoniously blends refined musical ability with a scarcely restrained tendency to let it all hang out. The result is a controlled burn, a riveting sound, and a connection with fans that sells out shows and has the band sharing stages with the likes of Jason Isbell, Greensky Bluegrass, and Hard Working Americans.
Dead Winter Carpenters is a band with the ambition, talent, and authenticity.
From the foot of Mount Tamalpais, just north of San Francisco and east of the Pacific shore, to East Nashville’s stubbornly independent community of young artists and musicians, singer/songwriter Don Gallardo’s path has always steered clear of the mainstream. Traces of his journey illuminate his newest album. Begin with its title, Still Here, an assertion that he has learned from life and expressed its lessons in songs. Many have taken note already, including MOJO Magazine (“Gallardo nods to country’s most distant past while sounding like its very near future”), No Depression (“highly recommended to fans of great songwriters”) and, several times, Rolling Stone, who most recently heralded him as one of “10 Artists You Need To Know” in 2017. The times have caught up with Gallardo, whose love for musical tradition and willingness to melt genre barriers anticipated the Americana boom by at least a decade. On Still Here, “The Bitter End” conjures a neon-lit honky-tonk. An ambling beat and jaunty clarinet on “Stay Awhile” suggest a carefree jazz lounge. Raw roots-rock, a storefront church testimonial, an intimate acoustic-and-steel waltz… each track is an echo of something Gallardo heard and filed away until the right lyric came along. And lyrics have always been central to his writing. Poetic sensitivity, honesty, and sprinkles of humor find common ground throughout Still Here. The album opens introspectively with “Something I Gotta Learn” (“I’d face the sideways rain but it’s easier to complain. / Is this my curse or just something I gotta learn?”) and “Kicking Up The Pavement” (“You know I am a proud man. / I never said I was a good man.”) From there, it winds through a landscape of wry resignation with “Same Ol’ Alley Talkin’ Blues” (“Life ain’t easy. In fact it’s rough / until you’ve figured out you’ve had enough”), weary wisdom on “The Losing Kind” (“This life I’ve been living, I’m too old to give it up now. / I’ve been singing to strangers in the hopes that they feel it somehow”), and more. Then, with a pair of farewells, “Ballad Of A Stranger’s Heart” and “Trains Go By,” Still Here leaves us with the knowledge that Gallardo touches us as few artists of our time can do. But Still Here represents something new for Gallardo, a corner turned and a step taken upward toward a new level of creativity. “On every record, I’ve released until now, I’ve written everything on my own except for a song here or there,” he says. “For this one, I wanted to step out of that box.” So, all but two songs on Still Here were by Gallardo and a co-writer. Significantly, each is as personal as anything else in his catalog. “I didn’t change much in the way I approached these songs,” he points out. “What changed was the way I approach a melody. I wanted to sing melodies that weren’t like the ones I normally write. I did this to become a better singer. So I reached out to some songwriters I really like.” With Mando Saenz, Robby Hecht, Tim Easton, and other gifted collaborators, Gallardo emerged with a passel of new songs he was eager to record. Beginning with bare-bones demos of voice and acoustic guitar, he recruited a team of musicians who knew how to tap into the spirit of each composition, including Old Crow Medicine Show mandolinist/steel player Joe Andrews, keyboardist Micah Hulscher from Margo Price’s band and Dave Roe, who played with Johnny Cash for 12 years and played on Sturgill Simpson and Dan Auerbach’s last albums. With his writing and performing partners, Gallardo achieved something rare with Still Here: a perfect flow of diverse stories into a single emotional statement. “The title of the album says it,” he says. “I’ve been playing for a long time. It hasn’t always been easy. Lots of opportunities seemed to present themselves and then disappear. I’m not complaining. That’s the way the music business is. So what do you do? You keep going forward. That’s what my dad and mom taught me when I was a kid.” It’s not about just the music business, though. Still Here is about how each of us chooses to process what comes our way in this world. That’s what Gallardo learned from his parents back at the foot of Mount Tam in Fairfax, California. He carried their message with him through his travels throughout Northern California, two and a half years in Los Angeles, multiple performances before a growing legion of fans throughout the United Kingdom, and finally now to his East Nashville home, where he has resided for over 9 years.
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