Retro 80s Weekend

> Totally 80s Retro Ski Weekend, Feb. 21-24 <

Retro Ski Weekend[RELATED CONTENT: Photos from 2018 weekend]
[RELATED CONTENT: Photos from 2017 weekend]

[RELATED CONTENT: More photos from 2017]

The third weekend in February is Beech Mountain’s 8th Annual Retro 80’s celebration. From Thursday February 21st through Sunday, February 24, 2019, visitors can travel back in time to the decade of big hair, neon colors, leg warmers and shoulder pads. Be sure to keep an eye out for the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man and the Bear from Hot Tub Time Machine, as well as lots of locals dressed in 80’s regalia. This event has been named one of the Top Twenty Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society, so come early and stay late—you won’t want to miss a thing.

Below are the details and the schedule of events for 2019.

This year’s stellar bands include:

Retro 80s Weekend 2017aaa- Clockworx: Seasoned professionals with an all 80's set

- Cassette Rewind: born in the 80s and raised on radio

- DECARLO: Featuring the lead singer of Boston

Other 80’s-themed features and activities:

  • Show cars: Ghostbusters ECTO-1 and a DeLorean
  • Event emcees ACE and TJ from Charlotte’s WHQC radio
  • Appearances by the Hot Tub Time Machine bear
  • 80’s Ski Apparel Parade
  • 80’s Family Fun Night
  • Cosmic Sledding for kids 12 and under
  • Kid’s Karaoke
  • Retro 80’s apparel contest
  • Galaga contest
  • 80’s Prom King and Queen
  • Name that Tune Contest
  • Trivia Contest
  • Kids in America Retro Apparel Contest
  • Pancake Breakfast at Buckeye Rec Center
  • “Let’s Get Physical” workout and 80’s games

 

See below for band info & schedule!


> 2019 Music Lineup

Thursday, 9:00 pm (no cover)

Clockworx  at Rascal's

Clockworx band


Friday, 9:00 pm ($5 cover)

DeCARLO at Mile High Tavern

DeCarlo outer space

Saturday, 7:30 pm ($10 cover - 18 and up)
Cassette Rewind at Beech Mountain Taproom

Cassette Rewind 80s pose


> 2019 Schedule of Events

THURSDAY, Feb. 21

Retro skiing – all day (wear 80s ski apparel)

5-9pm - Galaga contest begins at Beech Alpen Restaurant

7-10pm - 80’s Trivia Contest at Beech Mountain Brewing Company Taproom

9pm - Clockworx at Rascal's (no cover)

FRIDAY, Feb. 22

Retro skiing - all day (wear 80s ski apparel)

4pm - '80s Ski Apparel Parade (meet at top of slopes at 3:45)

4 pm until Sunday 1:00 pm - Show Cars—Ecto-1 and Delorean at Brick Oven

5-7pm - 80's Family Fun at Brick Oven

5-8pm - Retro 80’s Karaoke @Beech Mountain Brewery

5-9pm - Galaga Contest continues at Beech Alpen

6:30-8pm - Cosmic Sledding for kids 12 and under at Town Sledding Hill

9pm - DECARLO at Mile High Tavern ($5 cover)

10:00pm - Prom King and Queen at Mile High Tavern

SATURDAY, Feb. 23

Retro skiing all day (wear 80s ski apparel)

4pm until Sunday 1:00 pm - Show Cars—Ecto-1 and Delorean at Brick Oven

8pm until midnight - Photo Booth

9-11am - Retro 80's Pancake Breakfast at Buckeye Rec Center

9-11am - Let’s Get Physical 80’s aerobic workout & 80’s games—twister, skip-it, etc at Buckeye Rec Center

1:00pm - Name that Tune at Beech Mountain Taproom and Grill

4-6pm - Kids’ Karaoke at Rascal's

7pm - 2:00am - CASSETTE REWIND Live Music from Cassette Rewind with emcees Maney, Roy and LauRen from Kiss 95.1 at Beech Mountain Taproom and Grill ($10 cover; 18 & older)

9:00pm - Retro 80’s Apparel Contest at Beech Mountain Taproom and Grill (18 & older)

11:30pm - Late Night 80’s Dance Party at Beech Mountain Taproom and Grill

SUNDAY, Feb. 24

Retro skiing - all day (wear 80s ski apparel)

$19.80 Shrimp and Grits Special at Beech Mountain Grill - all day

Kids in America Retro Apparel Contest at Brick Oven Pizzeria (17 & under) - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Show cars at Brick Oven - until 1:00 pm

Tito’s Vodka DJ in the Beech Mountain Resort and 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' Bloody Mary special @ Beech Mountain Taproom and Grill - 12am - 4pm

 


$19.80 Lodging Special

Again this year is the totally rad $19.80 lodging special!

Purchase Friday and Saturday nights at the regular rate, and get either Thursday or Sunday night (but not both!) for just $19.80. Only valid between Feb. 21-24, 2019.

Below are links to participating accommodations. Click to contact them directly and be sure to ask for the "Totally 80s Retro Ski Weekend $19.80 lodging special." You may also call the Beech Mountain Visitors Center at 800-468-5506.

4 Seasons at Beech

Accommodations Center

Beech Mtn Chalet Rentals

Pinnacle Inn Resort

Top of the Beech

VCI Rentals

White Wolf Lodge


Retro 80s Collage

During this righteously rad celebration, the town and ski resort come together to create an unparalleled retro experience. Enjoy live 80s music nightly, retro skiing daily and plenty of throwback activities in between.

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