Despite difficult times as Wolf Creek Properties LC wrestles to resolve Chapter 11 bankruptcy issues, the seventh season of the Music in the Mountains concert series at Wolf Mountain Ski Resort will go on.
Profits from the five concerts, presented by the Wolf Creek Foundation, a nonprofit outfit with the goal of helping the families of military men and women about to be deployed, help fund weekend retreats at Wolf Creek Eden for the families.
One such retreat will be taking place in conjunction with the debut show of the season on Saturday, June 30, with the Utah Symphony. The orchestra will present a salute to the troops with a patriotic pops program.
In addition, all active-duty military personnel with ID will be given free admittance to each of Wolf Mountain's five shows for 2012.
"This first show is going to be a salute to the military in general," said Sue Munson, event manager for Wolf Creek Utah. "A group of veterans are going to be a color guard before the show. We are also having a group of people on base whose spouses are already deployed, who will have a boutique at the show. What they are trying to do is build a business to supplement the family income while the spouse is deployed."
The boutique, with handcrafted goods, will be selling items in the parking lot from 6 p.m. until show time at 8 p.m.
Picnics are welcome, but Munson said a new food vendor, Iron Gate Grill, will be cooking a variety of goodies for on-site purchase.
Munson said the season continues on July 14, with the Codi Jordan Band.
"Codi is (an Ogden) Valley boy. We are excited to have him back. They have had some real success, touring all over the West most of the winter."
Munson said she is also excited to welcome back Korene Greenwood and Friends to close the season on Aug. 25, with a lineup that will include Ogden musicians Dan Weldon and the Kap Brothers.
"Korene put a great show on last year, and I told her we wanted the same exact thing back this year," said Munson. "She plays with her own band, but also works in support of other groups a lot, so it is a lot of fun to give her center stage."
Munson said the ski resort will also be selling early-bird season ski passes starting the night of the Utah Symphony show.
"The Utah Symphony always sounds amazing when they come and play our series," said Munson. "We are really happy to include this program as part of our salute to the troops. Come on out -- there will be a lot going on for everyone."
MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS
Gates open at 6 p.m. for all shows at Wolf Mountain, 3567 E. Nordic Valley Way, Eden. The music begins at 8 p.m. For further information, call 801-781-4131 or go to www.wolfcreekfoundation.com. All active-duty military personnel with I.D. will be admitted to all shows for free, along with their carload of people.
- June 30 -- Utah Symphony with a patriotic program and salute to the military, $50/carload.
- July 14 -- Codi Jordan Band, $25/carload.
- July 28 -- Anna Wilson & The Crescent Super Band, $25/carload.
- Aug. 11 -- Jon Schmidt, $25/carload.
- Aug. 25 -- Korene Greenwood and Friends, with Dan Weldon and the Kap Brothers, $25/carload.