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The popularity of Guitar Hero speaks to a classic American desire. We all fantasize about being guitar players — because nothing looks, sounds or feels cooler. This weekend, Copper Mountain invites you to dream big for free at Guitar Town. Not only does the festival feature legends like Jimmie Vaughan, but you can also bring your own guitar and learn from the artists in workshops. “It’s really hands-on,” says Copper’s Lauren Pelletreau. “Instead of just watching these guys, you’re actually interacting, sharing stories and really finding the common ground you don’t always get at a big music festival.”

Guitar Town kicks off tonight with a street party featuring Mark Selby. Workshops start at 10 a.m. tomorrow and Sunday, and performers play at 12:30 p.m. in the Village at Copper. On Saturday, there’s also a celebrity guitar auction at 8 p.m. at Storm King Lounge to benefit the Copper-Frisco Environmental Fund and Preserve the Rocks Fund. Tickets to that event are $25 per person and $40 per couple at the door, and get you hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. If video games are more your style, check out tonight’s Guitar Hero competition finals at 8 p.m. For details, go to
Fri., Aug. 8; Sun., Aug. 10, 2008


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