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SnowBall Music Festival 2013 day one: Kendrick Lamar, Big Gigantic and more (photos, review)

Snowball Music Festival - Day 1 @ Winter Park, Colo. 3/8/2013

From the moment you step into the festival grounds at Winter Park, SnowBall Music Festival is an immediately memorable and novel experience.

In lieu of the grass and dirt that the seasoned festival goer would expect is a vast plot of slush (if you’re lucky) and ice, an added obstacle for the already impaired masses that would claim more than a few asses over the weekend. Then there’s the sea of beanies, bobbing along to a night of music ostensibly on the theme of “body moving,” or maybe “body heating,” although the temperature didn’t dip too far below freezing on Friday night.

SnowBall Music Festival faces lighter police presence in new home of Winter Park

Snowball Music Festival 2012

When the SnowBall Music Festival hits the quiet mountain town of Winter Park on Friday, it will arrive with some baggage. Scores of arrests over two years marred the festival’s earlier bows in Avon in Eagle County.

SnowBall leaves Avon, elevated police presence in favor of Winter Park for 2013 festival

Snowball Music Festival 2012

The electronic music-leaning SnowBall festival brings the big beats to a Colorado mountain town each March. But the 2013 fest is moving out of the Avon location that had ran into problems with arrests and drug busts earlier this year.

Photo essay: Blues from the Top @ Hideaway Park, Winter Park

Better known for skiing than live music, Winter Park hosted the 8th annual Blues from the Top festival last weekend. Photo by Michael McGrath,

Photo essay: Blues from the Top @ Winter Park