Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Kelly Clarkson, Brad Paisley, David Cook and Darius Rucker Headline Entertainment at 90th Annual Delaware State Fair

The Delaware State Fair headline entertainment kicks off on Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25, with comedian ventriloquist Jeff Dunham. Grammy-winner and country music sensation Brad Paisley, with Dierks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne, takes the stage on Sun., July 26.

America Idol David Cook, with special guest Gin Blossoms, provides the musical entertainment on Mon., July 27, followed by Demi Lovato, with special guest Jordan Pruitt, on Tue., July 28. Hootie & the Blowfish front man Darius Rucker, with country hit maker and Dancing with the Stars Winner Julianne Hough and Chuck Wicks, takes the stage on Wed., July 29.

On Thur., July 30, the inaugural Summer Jam, featuring Grammy winner T-Pain, plus special guest Flo Rida. Opening the Summer Jam is Young Steff.

American Idol Kelly Clarkson, with Eric Hutchinson, wraps up the fair on Sat., Aug. 1. Demolition derbies will be held on July 23 and 31.

ResortQuest offers Delaware State Fair Accommodations in coastal Delaware's Bethany Beach; Fenwick Island; North Bethany; Ocean View; South Bethany; and Ocean City, Maryland; as well as the surrounding neighborhoods, including the area's finest, amenity-filled communities of Sea Colony Bear Trap and Bayside.

Advance tickets are available online at the fair's web site (DelawareStateFair.com) and will be available by phone at 866-335-3247 or in person at the fairgrounds.

Accommodations at the beach and in the resort community, available through ResortQuest Delaware, range from Delaware oceanfront condos to secluded single families homes and start at just $850 per week.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Music in the Mountains - Park City Style

This summer the mountains of Park City, Utah ring with a variety of music from artists such as LeAnne Rimes, Al Jarreau, Elvis Costello, Chuck Berry and Blood, Sweat and Tears. The summer offers a lattice works of festivals and events that start in July and run through August.

Park City is the place to enjoy music in the mountains this summer. The cool summer temperatures and lush mountain foliage provide a gorgeous backdrop for the endless list of events and concerts scheduled. Maybe it is because of its awe-inspiring mountains that Park City has become such a mecca for musicians and musical admirers alike. Symphonies, chamber music, jazz, bluegrass and rock and roll musicians are scheduled for various events throughout the summer. Summer visitors have the opportunity to experience spectacular concerts by some of the worlds top performers during these multi-day events.

The events begin July 3, 2009 with the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Series, presented by Park City Performing Arts Foundation. This event is a five night series of concerts that runs from July through August at the Deer Valley Resort Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Blood, Sweat and Tears - a mixture of blues, jazz, and rock, July 3, 2009 and Chuck Berry "Father of Rock and Roll", August 29, 2009, are just a few featured artists for this event.

The Deer Valley Music Festival is considered a summer home for the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera. Glenn Dicterow, Concertmaster, New York Philharmonic, says "The Deer Valley Music Festival is one of the most magical spots on earth for chamber music." Join the Utah Symphony for Independence Day as they kick off the festival with a Patriotic Celebration. LeAnne Rimes will join the Utah Symphony, Saturday, July 25, 2009. Elvis Costello wraps up the festival Saturday, August 23, 2009.

August 21 - 23, Fidelity Investments Jazz Festival fills the air with cutting-edge jazz and old favorites, including Esperanza Spalding, Poncho Sanchez, and Al Jarreau.

Looking for free concerts this summer? Mountain Town Stages promotes local musicians, scheduling free summer outdoor concerts at five stages all over town. Every Wednesday night, Wells Fargo and the Park City Performing Arts Foundation host a free local concert at the Deer Valley outdoor amphitheater.

Summer in Park City, Utah means music everywhere. Concert goers find themselves appreciating the many wonderful and diverse offerings amidst unique settings, whether it be the bandstand at City Park, the scenic outdoor amphitheater on the Deer Valley slopes, a 1300-seat state-of-the-art performance center, a hopping nightclub on historic Main Street, or a cozy mountain resort bar or restaurant.

ResortQuest offers Deer Valley and Park City vacation rentals for vacationers looking for the ultimate destination. ResortQuest has the perfect Park City vacation rental for all families and budgets. ResortQuest offers the largest collection of private homes in the Park City Resort area. Vacation rentals in this area are either walking distance to the Park City Resort, or within two to three blocks of the base of the resort. All units are either on or very close to free shuttle system, which allows easy access to all three ski resorts.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

29th Annual Breckenridge Festival of Film: June 11 - 14, 2009

For over a quarter century, the Breckenridge Film Festival has celebrated the art and craft of filmmaking. Each fall a unique and varied array of independent films, premieres, receptions, educational programs and retrospectives honoring featured guests takes place high in the Colorado Rockies. E! Network's resident film expert co-host Ben Lyons serves as master of ceremonies and moderator of the discussions and forums.

ResortQuest offers a multitude of Breckenridge lodging options, all within walking distance to downtown Breckenridge. Lodging deals for BFF start at $95 per night!* Discounted Festival tickets are also available when you book your lodging through ResortQuest.

The mission of the Breckenridge Film Festival is to enrich lives through the ideas and emotions inspired by the art of filmmaking. The Festival is also a means to celebrate independent filmmakers, enrich the cultural community of Summit County, Colorado, and provide a educational, creative and inspirational learning environment where participants can focus on their craft and interact intimately with guest filmmakers and mentors through a four-day annual film festival and throughout the year.

Guests can book this great Breckenridge lodging deal for Film Festival weekend by calling ResortQuest at 800-627-2973 and mention booking code INT BFF.

*Terms and conditions: Valid 6/8/09 - 6/17/09. Rate based on a regular hotel room at River Mountain Lodge. Two-night minimum stay required. May not be combined with any other promotional offer. Subject to availability. Additional restrictions may apply. Discounted film passes require purchase of ResortQuest lodging.