LAS VEGAS (JULY 28, 2022) Lee Canyon kicks off a free summer music series starting Saturday, July 30. Bands will play each Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Bristlecone Bar inside Hillside Lodge. It’s free to attend. The Bristlecone will serve its regular drink menu and several summer specialty beverages. More dates will be announced; the musical line-up thus far includes: 

Saturday, July 30        The Smokestacks      A locals favorite blues and rock band

Saturday, Aug. 6         Towr’s                        An indie folk duo from Flagstaff, Ariz. 

Saturday, Aug. 13       Carlos Guerrero       Las Vegas-based blues, funk and soul rock musician

Lee Canyon’s summer operating hours are Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. along with Monday, Sept. 5, Labor Day. Guests can enjoy high-altitude adventures like archery, axe throwing, disc golf, scenic chair lift rides on the Bluebird Chair, and hiking on the nearby Bristlecone Trail. Hillside Lodge’s Brewin’ Burro coffee shop is serving its summer menu. More information is available at www.leecanyonlv.com

“Las Vegas loves great live music, and Lee Canyon’s landscape makes it a unique experience,” says Jim Seely, Lee Canyon’s director of marketing. “Our annual Mountain Fest event has been such a huge success that we wanted to continue a music in the mountains experience for locals and visitors.”

A great escape from the desert heat, Lee Canyon can be up to 25 degrees cooler than the city since its base area is 8,510 feet, and cool mountain breezes roll off of Lee Peak, an elevation of 11,289 feet. The summer season runs through Labor Day. Parking is free and first-come, first-served. 

Outdoor locations at Lee Canyon are dog-friendly; however, pet owners must keep dogs on a leash. A full schedule of summer activities is at www.leecanyonlv.com



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