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Celtic American punk band Dropkick Murphys play Snowshoe festival

By Staff | Feb 25, 2015

Photo credit: Kerry Brett


SNOWSHOE, West Virginia – Snowshoe Mountain Resort (www.snowshoemtn.com), the #1 ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic region, announces the full event line-up of its spring break music and college party celebration. Platinum-selling Celtic Punk Rock band, Dropkick Murphys will be the headlining act, playing on an outdoor festival stage in the center of Snowshoe’s mountaintop village, on Sunday, March 7, 2015.

Ballhooter is a long-celebrated term from the logging history that preceded Snowshoe’s presence on Cheat Mountain. A Ballhooter was the logger known for pitching the giant logs down the mountain with famous reckless abandon. This March, we’re bringing that wild spirit back onto the mountain for one extended 9-day spring break festival. Dubbed Ballhooter Spring Break, the event features free live music in the Village, plus a Ballhooter kilt making party, a mega red cup competition, giveaways and more. The event will last from March 6-14.

“We are excited to have the Dropkick Murphys at our annual festival. We’ve added a slew of Irish-themed events, including a Build Your Kilt Party for students to get into the spirit,” says David Dekema, marketing director, Snowshoe Mountain Resort.

Snowshoe is pleased that the event that started three years ago is growing in size and popularity among Spring Breakers and are planning on expanding this year’s celebration.

“With over a dozen campuses in close driving proximity we love that more students are coming to our mountain to blow off a little steam, ski the mountain, listen to live music and hang out with their friends in a fun and affordable environment. We have watched this event grow in popularity and are happy to announce we’ve added a lot more activities for this year’s event and expanded it across nine days,” Dekema explains.

Snowshoe is offering discounted lodging and lift tickets for the Ballhooter event online at www.snowshoemtn.com or by calling Snowshoe Reservations at (877) 441-4386.

Music headliner for the Sunday evening concert events include the Billboard topping Dropkick Murphys American Celtic punk band who’s platinum single “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” was featured in Academy Award-winning movie “The Departed”. A band known for their loud energetic shows also include popular hits “Tessie”, “Hang Em High”, and “The Boys are Back”.

Some Ballhooter Spring Break festival highlights:

Friday- March 6


Ballhooter Kilt Making Party

Connection Nightclub


The Tilt Your Kilt Mountain Invasion Tour |

Village Establishments


Shawn Owen Band | Connection Nightclub

Cover charge: $10 or free to all kilt bearers. Must be 21 or older with valid ID.

Saturday- March 7


Gates Open for The Celtic Invasion |

The Village

Live FREE Concert Event



Musical entertainment by: The Mahones


Musical entertainment by: Blood and Whiskey


Musical Entertainment by: Dropkick Murphys


The Pietasters | Connection Nightclub

Sunday- March 8

10:00am- 2:00pm

Hootenanny Pot ‘O Gold Treasure Hunt |

Mountain Adventure Center

Monday- March 9

4:00- 6:00pm

Monday Mountain Madness Dunk for

Junk Contest | The Village

Tuesday- March 10

4:00- 6:00pm

Mega Red Cup Bounce Off Competition |

The Village

Wednesday- March 11

Noon-2:00pm & 4:30-6:00pm

Human Foosball Contest | The Village

Free to all. Get your team together to compete. Prizes awarded to winning team.

Thursday-March 12


Whiskey 101: sponsored by Smooth Ambler Spirits | Sunset Cantina

Friday- March 13


Battle of the DJ’s Competition located |

The Village


Shawn Owen Band | Connection Nightclub

Saturday March 14


Ballhooter Spring Break Beach Bash |

Bottom of Ballhooter Lift


Icicles and Bicycles on Skidder Slope. $15 entry fee, helmet /gear and waiver required.


Gates Open for Main Concert Event |

The Village

Live FREE Concert Event


Finals of Battle of the DJ’s competition


Musical entertainment by: The Mowgli’s


TBD | Connection Nightclub

Need more info?


or (877) 441-4386.