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White Panda, Aer, Jesse Marco, Keys N Krates, Spose to headline raucous College Snowfest Week at Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine - In what is sure to be one of the wildest weeks of musical performances anywhere in Maine this winter, Sugarloaf is set to host The White Panda, Keys N Krates, Aer, Jesse Marco, Spose, Cam Groves, DJ Nugget and more during the resort's annual College Snowfest Week, January 6-9, 2014.

The annual event draws thousands of college students from around New England and features nightly parties, high-energy musical performances, and discounted lift tickets and lodging packages for anyone with a valid college ID.  

The White Panda, one of the nation's biggest mashup acts, will headline this year's event, with support from national touring acts Keys N Krates, Aer, Jesse Marco, and Maine's own Spose.  

Formed in 2009 by two childhood friends, The White Panda has quickly become one of the nation's hottest mashup acts, with 27 different singles reaching #1 on Hype Machine, and performances on some of the biggest stages in the country, including 2012 performance at Lollapalooza in front of 15,000 fans.  

Known for their electric panda masks and energetic performances that keep audiences dancing for hour, The White Panda will close out College Snowfest Week with a Thursday night performance.  

Keys N Krates, a Toronto-based electronic trio, will kick the week off on Monday, January 6. Featuring turntables, keyboards, and drums, Keys N Krates creates high-energy remixes on stage, wowing audiences and keeping crowds on their feet.  

One of the nation's premier DJs, New York based Jesse Marco will bring the house down on Tuesday, January 7. At just 22 years old, Marco has established himself as one of America's top touring DJs, featuring lively performance and eclectic mixes that leave audiences thirsting for more.  

Maine's own Spose and Cam Groves will get the crowd fired up on Wednesday, January 8, when they open for Aer, an upcoming and coming group out of Wayland, MA on a rocket-like trajectory. Starting with their own mix tapes that landed them at the #1 spot on the iTunes hip-hop charts, Aer released their debut album "The Bright Side" and watched it skyrocket to the #1 spot on the iTunes Album charts.  

College Snowfest Week will also feature Pittsburgh-based DJ Nugget, who rocked the College Snowfest dance floor in 2013, Renegade Soundstation, a perennial Sugarloaf Reggae Fest favorite, and Soul Rebel Project.  

Admission to each nightly show is just $10, or free with any week-long College Snowfest ski and stay package. Nightly performances in the King Pine Room are open to ages 18-and-up, while shows in the Widowmaker Lounge are 21-plus only.  

Discounted week-long lodging packages are available to college students for as little $327 per person, and include five days of lift tickets, five nights of lodging, and access to all events and concerts throughout the week.  

Two night packages are also available starting at $146 per person and include two days of lift tickets, two nights of lodging, plus access to nightly concerts. Single night packages start at $69 per person and include lodging and lift ticket only.  

For additional information on College Snowfest Week, performers, and lodging packages, please visit www.sugarloaf.com.  

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Media Contact:

Ethan Austin
Sugarloaf Communications Manager
eaustin@sugarloaf.com
207-237-6899  

Media credentials for College Snowfest Week performances are available for professional media members and representatives of college newspapers. To apply, contact Ethan Austin at eaustin@sugarloaf.com.   

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About Sugarloaf - Located in Carrabassett Valley, ME, Sugarloaf is largest ski area in the East, and is home to the only lift-serviced above treeline skiing and riding in the East, as well as the number one golf course in Maine, according to Golf Digest. Sugarloaf is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions. Follow: www.sugarloaf.com, www.facebook.com/sugarloaf, and http://twitter.com/sugarloafmaine