ESPN Winter X Games in Aspen Snowmass
About X GamesWinter X Games returns to Aspen January 26 - 29, 2017. Be there as more than 200 of the world’s best athletes in Skiing, Snowboarding and Snowmobile throw down in four action-packed days of competition for the most coveted medals in action sports. Winter X Games is completely FREE to the public so don’t miss your chance to witness legends and Olympians live at Buttermilk Mountain.
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Competition SchedulePlease visit xgames.com for the most updated schedule. Schedule is subject to change.
Where: Aspen Snowmass, Colorado. All competitions will be held at Buttermilk Mountain at Aspen Snowmass.
When: Jan. 26 – Jan. 29, 2017
What: The annual winter action sports competition features athletes from across the globe competing for medals and prize money in the following sports: Skiing, Snowboard and Snowmobile. The event includes day and evening competitions and is free to the public.
More than 125 athletes will compete from all over the globe in Snowboard and Skiing in France for the second year of Winter X Games Europe.
X Games Music Performances
Friday, January 27
Bassnectar: One of the longest-standing and most-respected artists in American electronic dance music, Bassnectar is the brainchild of San Francisco-based DJ, producer and artist Lorin Ashton. Coming from a background in death metal and the early underground rave scene, Bassnectar released his first album in 2001 as an open-sourced musical experiment exploring the interplay between music and community. He went on to found independent music label Amorphous Music, which he has utilized as a launching pad for a series of groundbreaking releases. Bassnectar has collaborated with a myriad of artists from Metallica to Diplo to Ellie Goulding to Dead Prez, topped the electronic charts (three successive number one albums on Billboard), headlined festivals around the world and sold out extensive North American tours. For more information please visit www.bassnectar.net.
Saturday, January 28
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals: An American singer-songwriter, rapper, producer and drummer, Brandon Paak Anderson is better known by his stage name Anderson .Paak. Getting his start as a drummer at his family's church, .Paak founded the imprint OBE (Outer Body Experience) and released his first LP, "Venice," in 2014. His musical range is a unique blend of R&B, '70s soul, hip-hop, EDM, funk and rock. In January 2016, .Paak released his latest solo album, "MALIBU." For more information please visit www.andersonpaak.com.
The Chainsmokers: Comprised of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, The Chainsmokers' signature sound deftly reaches across indie, progressive and pop realms. Their original tracks and remixes have topped the charts throughout the world, such as the double-platinum "Roses" featuring Rozes, which Stereogum hailed as one of the "10 best songs of the year" and reached the Top 5 on the iTunes Top Songs chart. This success was followed by "Don't Let Me Down" featuring Daya, marking their third number one on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart. The double-platinum track ruled the airwaves, hitting number one at Pop Radio for three straight weeks and Top 5 on the iTunes Top Songs chart. The Chainsmokers recently released their current single "Closer" featuring vocals from rising star Halsey and the duo's own Drew Taggart. The track marks their first number one on the Billboard Hot 100. This year, The Chainsmokers have been nominated for two Billboard Music Awards, two Teen Choice Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards. They have performed all over the world to sold-out crowds at their own headline shows and major festivals including SXSW, Ultra and Coachella. For more info please visit www.thechainsmokers.com.
Sunday, January 29
G-Eazy: Bay Area rapper G-Eazy is 2016's biggest breakout hip-hop artist. His sophomore album, "When It's Dark Out" (RVG/BPG/RCA Records), debuted at number one on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Chart and Top Rap Albums Chart and number five on Billboard's Top 200 Albums Chart and now is RIAA certified platinum selling over 1 million copies in the U.S. The album features his smash single "Me, Myself, and I" with Bebe Rexha, which is certified three times platinum and has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. G-Eazy recently completed arguably one of the biggest tours of the summer, The Endless Summer Tour, where he headlined amphitheaters and arenas across the country. This year alone he has played over 150 shows and performed on The Today Show, The Late Show Starring Jimmy Fallon twice, the iHeartRadio Music Awards, Coachella, and most recently Lollapalooza. G-Eazy is currently featured on Britney's Spears' "Make Me..." and performed with her at MTV's Video Music Awards this past August. For more info please visit http://www.g-eazy.com/.
Website: For general information log on to the official public X Games site at www.xgames.com. For media information and photos to download log on to www.ESPNEventMedia.com.
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