By Jim Stanford on December 4, 2012
The free concert is the centerpiece of a weekend that features the 38th annual Pole Pedal Paddle race, Coombs Classic and other music and events. Lodging and lift ticket specials are available.
O.A.R., for Of A Revolution, rose to prominence playing the college circuit and through word of mouth. Like the Dave Matthews Band, to which it is often compared, the group went on to achieve mainstream success, selling out Madison Square Garden in 2006.
Most of the musicians met in high school in Maryland and played together at Ohio State. The band has a horn section and combines rock with light reggae.
JHMR received $20,000 in lodging tax funds to help book the band. This year the tourism board required the resort to have the event set by Dec. 1, so it can be promoted throughout the winter.
Center for the Arts also has released its winter lineup, featuring surf strummer Donavon Frankenreiter, the acclaimed South African ensemble Civil Twilight, Harlem Gospel Choir and an acoustic evening with James McMurtry and John Fullbright. Ticket prices have been reduced for some concerts to as little as $15 for rear balcony. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow.
(Photo by Peter Wochniak, via O.A.R.)