Retro 80s Weekend 2020

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The third weekend in February is Beech Mountain’s 9th Annual Retro 80’s celebration. From Thursday February 20th through Sunday, February 23, 2020, 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 2020:

This year’s stellar bands include:

Retro 80s Weekend 2017aaa

Blue Monday: Music from the MTV-generation

Same as it Ever Was: Talking Heads cover band

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

Other 80’s-themed features and activities:

  • Show cars: Ghostbusters ECTO-1 and a DeLorean
  • Event emcees Maney, Roy and LauRen from Charlotte’s Kiss 95.1 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 and Apparel Contest
  • Retro 80’s Apparel Contest
  • 80’s Prom King and Queen
  • Name that Tune Contest
  • Pancake Breakfast at Buckeye Rec Center
  • “Let’s Get Physical” workout and 80’s games

See below for band info & schedule!


2020 Music Lineup

Thursday, 9:00 pm ($5 cover) Blue Monday at Frazier’s Tavern

 

Friday, 9:00 pm ($5 cover) Same As It Ever Was at Beech Mountain Taproom

 

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

Cassette Rewind 80s pose


> 2020 Schedule of Events

THURSDAY, Feb. 20th

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

9pmBlue Monday at Frazier’s Tavern ($5 cover) playing the 80’s Prom

10:00 pm— 80’s Prom King and Queen

FRIDAY, Feb. 22

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

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

5 pm until Saturday 9:00 pm – Show Cars—Ecto-1 and Delorean at Brick Oven

5-7pm – 80’s Family Fun at Brick Oven

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

9-11pm Same at it Ever Was  at the Beech Mountain Taproom ($5 in advance, $10 at the door)

SATURDAY, Feb. 23

Retro skiing all day (wear 80s ski apparel)

all day until 9:00 pm – Show Cars—Ecto-1 and Delorean at Brick Oven

9-10:30 am – Retro 80’s Pancake Breakfast at Buckeye Rec Center

10:30-11 am – 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

5-7pm – Kids’ Karaoke and Apparel Contest at Brick Oven Pizzeria

8pm until midnight – Photo Booth

8pm – 2:00amCASSETTE 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. 23

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

 


$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. 20-23, 2020. 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.