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MusicFest and Ski Jam offer variety of concerts in January

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Get more information about festival acts, ticket pricing and schedules at http://www.themusicfest.com, http://www.skijam.net and http://www.steamboat.com/concerts.

Public MusicFest and Ski Jam concerts

Jack Ingram and Doug Moreland: These country musicians perform in the only open-to-the-public MusicFest concert. The free event also features a Cajun-style cookout. Listen to Jack Ingram at http://www.myspace.com/jackingram and Doug Moreland at http://www.myspace.com/dougmorelandshow. 1:30 p.m. Jan. 8 in Gondola Square.

The Wailers: Returning to Ski Jam after performing hits from the legendary album “Exodus” in 2009, The Wailers offer a traditional reggae vibe with an easy dance vibe. Listen to the band at http://www.myspace.com/wailers. Opening the show is Texas roots rock group Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights. Listen to that band at http://www.myspace.com/jonathantylermusic. Tickets are $20. Doors open at 6 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Music Tent.

Keller Williams: One-man jam band Keller Williams comes to Steamboat promoting his new album, “ODD,” a mash of acoustic styles, funk rhythms and wry lyrics. Listen to Williams at http://www.myspace.com/kellerwillams. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Music Tent.

The Molly Ringwalds: English band The Molly Ringwalds gives an all-out tribute to the 1980s with each show, touching on all the hit songs from an excessively dance-worthy decade. Listen to the band’s renditions of songs such as “Material Girl” and “Under Pressure” at http://www.myspace.com/themollyringwalds. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Music Tent.

Super Diamond: San Francisco-based tribute band Super Diamond does everything it can to put out extremely lush versions of Neil Diamond’s greatest hits. Listen to the band at http://superdiamond.com/music.html. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Music Tent.





TJ Horton, of Grand Junction, raises his arms and shouts as Band of Heathens finishes a song during the 2009 MusicFest at Steamboat in the music tent set up at the ski area's Knoll Parking Lot.
Matt Stensland

Band of Heathens performs during the 2009 MusicFest at Steamboat in the music tent set up at the ski area's Knoll Parking Lot. Matt Stensland