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Quotes_0001_#202 - T. Purifoy - MF 2014

“It’s the Super Bowl of Texas Music!”
– Zac Wilkerson

 

Got to sing along with a ton of uber-talented Texas bands, artists, and songwriters… WOW! My happy meter was off the charts!!
Suzy Boggus

My highlight of #MF17 was by FAR sitting in with Jonathan Tyler and #CharlieSexton on Gimme Shelter…still can’t believe I managed to hit those high parts! Thank you to The MusicFest for an amazing and inspirational week, my heart is so full ❤
Bonnie Bishop

Survived our 16th @the_musicfest Big thank you to the artists, fans, crew, and especially John and Robin Dickson. #musicfest17 #MF17 #rockandroll#reddirt
Cody Canada and the Departed

…every minute of every day at MusicFest in Steamboat was a new amazing memory I will cherish. Loved getting to share such a fun experience with some amazing people!
Ashley H.

We had so much fun at this year’s MusicFest in Steamboat Springs Colorado. The amazing people at Dickson Productions honored Doug Sahm this year. At the all star finale “She’s About A Mover” with Shawn Sahm, Neal Walker, Flaco Jimenez Micky and the Motorcars, Reckless Kelly, Shane Smith & the Saints, Will Knaak, Ernie Durawa, Miller Sparks, Charlie Sexton and many more.. :* I think the walls were still vibrating after the show
Cheryl Sahm

Thanks for another great year, not a better way to kick start 2017, already looking forward to #MF18
Dan S.

What a phenomenal production you guys put on. This was my first year and I know it won’t be my last! Everything was top notch. I was introduced to artists I had never heard of and saw some favorites and some of the new artists have now become favorites. They were all so down to earth. There is so much hidden talent waiting to be found as well.
Sara

It’s not only about music… There is a MusicFest at Steamboat culture. I’ve made what I hope to be lifelong friends each time I’ve been. Hope I never miss a year!
J.T.

2017 we went for the gusto but 2018 ain’t ready for us yall!
Thomas T.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the afternoon song swap with all the great ladies. There is such a glass ceiling for the girls. I’m glad to see Dickson supporting the girls. Great turn out.
Anonymous

Loved the trip and as always Steamboat is one awesome mountain to ski on. I can’t wait for next year.
Jake R.

We love MusicFest and all the great music & musicians. Thank you!
Sharon S.

As always, loved the lineup
Mike L.

Love MusicFest and have been coming for 12 years
Sam K.

First time at MusicFest and overall it was a blast! I love everything about it; I can tell a lot of thought goes into making it happen.
Carol B.

Artists are amazing, venues are great
Jason M.

Awesome trip with some awesome people! Feeling inspired and ready to make music.
Roman S.

Tempted to go see Shane Smith & The Saints again tonight after the show they did at #MusicFest in Steamboat
Ryan H.

Such an awesome experience! Until next year, Steamboat, CO!
Kyle F.

Attending Steamboat Musicfest is such a dream come true.
Bryan G.

God bless MusicFest. God bless Steamboat. God bless this music scene.
Jordyn H.

The MusicFest. It’s been a blast. 50 bands, 5 mountains. Unlimited fun. #MF17#shreddin #powpow #sickdude #dointhings#gnarly
Blake J.

There is so much talent at the Musicfest at Steamboat it’s unreal.
Ashley W.

My first MusicFest was outstanding. The table to receive the band was quick, efficient & knowledgeable. The app helped me schedule my time there. The skiing was great but, the music was the best. The meet & greets were outstanding. Even the shuttles were on point. Great job!!!!! Looking forward to next year!!!!!
Clarissa N.

Best event ever and we will continue to make it! Great job by all Dickson teams…great to work with.
John M.

Bayou Roux is FIVE STARS.
Dawn W.

Loved the new On Air venue. Reminded me of Dung Beetle but with a lot more seating. Overall, our best MusicFest ever!
Betty W.

Had a great time at MF16! Can’t wait until MF17. Thanks!!
Laura

2016 was our 2nd MusicFest. And we have had a great time both year. Everything was outstanding from the people we met, to the music we heard, to the weather and the towns people of Steamboat. Just really love it.
Patricia B.

Another great year on the mountain. Just got home and already want to go back. Thanks Dickson Productions for a great time.
Daniel

We had a great time…best vacation ever. GREAT TRIP! Will definitely be back.
Chrissy M.

MF16 was such a blast! The Dickson staff was incredible. We had a mix-up with the dates we requested and what we were actually booked for and your staff took care of everything for us! I work in the customer service industry and customer experience is everything. Fantastic job to the whole Dickson staff and cheers to #MF17!
Kelly W.

Great time! Great music!
Katherine V.

Chubby Knuckle Choir was the group to see! Captivated every audience. Standing O’s every performance.
Ken

Can’t wait for next year!!
Thomas T.

Great time! Well-run event. Loved the new media lounge sponsored by Dosey Doe. Heard some great music there! 
Dana B.

Awesome time, great artists.
Greg C.

Had a great first MusicFest!
Hunter J.

This was my first year. My husband and I had a great time. We will be back. Thank you for all y’all’s hard work and effort y’all do to set this week up.
Shannon

Hearing Kylie Rae Harris perform has been one of the highlights for me as a songwriter at The MusicFest.
Darrell G.

Best MusicFest ever. Dickson Productions does an amazing job.
Candice

Simply amazing! Skiing, music, venue as a whole is awesome, and everyone in attendance is soooooo fun and friendly!!
Allison D.

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If you ever want to experience what it’s like to be part of a BIG music family, you must make it to MusicFest at least once in your life.
Abbey Road

THANK YOU for organizing such an amazing vacation for so many people and putting your time and effort into making it an amazing experience.
Jessica S.

My all time, in 13 years, favorite moment of MusicFest in Steamboat Springs brought to you by Dickson Productions was finally introducing Mike McClure and Shinyribs. Two super talented, crazy smart, and a little off center (off to the left) men in my life.
Shannon Canada

Hell of a time at The MusicFest!!
Josh Abbott

I can’t overstate how much fun MusicFest 2015 was. Friends, great music, scenery, late night jams. Wow! So glad to be there!
Max Stalling

If overdosing on good music is possible, it would take place at The MusicFest. So much talent. So much music. So little time.
@galleywinter

What a great event. Thank you Dickson Productions for letting us be a part of it!
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Another MusicFest has come and gone. Thanks Dickson Productions and to all the artists for a great event. Thanks to the fans for supporting the festival and for making it such a wonderful time each year. Thanks for letting us be a part of it all! Until next year…
Todd Purifoy

Big dreams happen with Dickson Productions. Thank you so much!
Cseven W.

Thank you MusicFest and Dickson Productions for an amazing week once again. These musical lives we lead would mean nothing if no one listened, so thank you for lending us your ears. Great to meet all of our new friends and to see all of our old ones.
Midnight River Choir

Greatest gig so far!!! Thank you Steamboat MusicFest and Dickson Productions for supporting live music!!!
Haley Cole

Wow… Life changing event.
Cseven W.

Steamboat skiing is one of my favorite places. Remote and beautiful.
Kay E.

Excellent week!  Top notch staff, concerts, etc…, thank you!  See you next year!
Kyle L.

American Aquarium was the highlight of our MusicFest trip 2 years running now.
Brandon M.

Caught Charlie Worsham at The MusicFest and loved his guitarist’s backing vocal on ‘Someone Like Me’ even better than the record.
Drew B.

To think that thousands of people love this music scene so much to take over a city in another state for a week is a beautiful thing.
Bleu

The MusicFest is by far the coolest, no pun intended, musical gathering that I can think of attending. In Webster’s Dictionary, next to the definition of “fun” it should simply read – “MusicFest.”
Mattson

Last year was the first time I was able to attend the MusicFest and let me say it really is a “must see-to-believe” event! It’s an experience you won’t soon forget.
Katie

I think anything Dickson Productions puts on is geared around the music and the fans that love it.
Anonymous

I think last year was the best yet, personally. I met some awesome folks, and had an awesome time. Our condo was nothing short of amazing. Ya know, they say if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Well, MusicFest is the exception to that rule.
L. McNeese, United States Navy

It is the best music festival in the world and I am glad I am a part of it.
Doug

Our group would like to pass on our appreciation to all Dickson Productions staff for another successful ski trip. It was well organized, affordable, and most of all super fun!
Vanessa

This will be my 4th year in a row heading to Steamboat and it is hands down my favorite week of the year. You guys do a fantastic job lining things up and it has to be the best value going.
John O’Hara

Fantastic music, just unbelievably great music!
Radney

It was truly an amazing experience for me and I have never been to anything like that before.
Lori

I’ve had a chance to think about all the great things and people that we met along the way and the word that comes to mind is “genuine.” Genuine music and genuine people. Thank you for staying true…It’s apparent that Dickson Productions is a Class Act!
Todd

The Dung Beetle was a Saxon Pub away from my Austin neighborhood, a Cactus Café in the mountains, a tiny paradise that ultimately stole away all my afternoons and evenings during MusicFest.
Anonymous

Your festival has had one of the biggest impacts on defining and promoting this genre of music for years and years.
Corby

It really gets better every year!
Anonymous

What a fabulous lineup!
Julie

I want to be the first to say that I had the time of my life in Steamboat Springs. I never knew that I could attend so many events.
N. Weber

I’m obsessed with this festival; it’s magical.
Wade Bowen – MusicFog.com

There’s enough music, to where, if you do miss a couple of your favorites bands, man, you’ll still get 25 more favorites.
Roger Creager – MusicFog.com

Fantastic music, just unbelievably great music!
Radney Foster – MusicFog.com

Quotes_0000_#218 - C. Feddersen - MF 2014

The friendships that have been made on this mountain will last a lifetime for me.
Randy Rogers – MusicFog.com

It was truly an amazing experience for me and I have never been to anything like that before. 
Lori H.

We met so many nice, polite, courteous people- that was a bonus to be sure.
Kathy and Steve B.

I love country music, but have been frustrated by what plays on the radio these days. The Undone CD blew me away and I have since bought songs from several of the groups. I should have to pay you for introducing me to a brand of real country music I was previously unaware of. Thank you, thank you.
Lee Pitts

We all really did “have a ball!” 
Gary P. Nunn

Ya’ll have a flawless event.
Matt R.

In dealing with your company – I am so impressed. I have never dealt with such nice people. This is truly rare this day and age of people with “attitudes.”
Donna N.

As usual, our expectations for a great event were surpassed. “Happy MusicFest” has become a wonderful way to start each New Year.
Betty and Neal B.

I attended MusicFest this year and it was pretty much the time of my life.
Nick L.

Our group would like to pass on our appreciation to all Dickson Productions staff for another successful ski trip. It was well organized, affordable, and most of all super fun!
Vanessa C.

This will be my 4th year in a row heading to Steamboat and is hands down my favorite week of the year.
John O.

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As first-timers to MusicFest, we were completely blown away! The events were spectacular!
Melissa E.

William and I could not have asked for a better vacation…everything was an absolute blast!
Mary Jane B.

There is no possible way that I could make it to every single show during the MusicFest; I would have collapsed from to much fun!
Amy L.

You guys are amazing! I don’t know how you do it, but you pulled off another absolutely perfect MusicFest! Thanks for doing what you do!!!!
Jon A.

What a fabulous lineup! Y’all did a great job-a perfect orchestration of signing in, armband distribution, and especially EXTRA friendly staff!
Julie F.

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, the shows this year topped my every expectation!!
Kathy V.

Ya know, they say if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Well, MusicFest is the exception to that rule! Thanks!
Lane M.

It was one of the greatest weeks of my life!
Larry H.

At one point in time we counted 16 artists jamming to old country and classic rock….
Spencer E.

It’s the best way in the world to start a new year!
Robin

Thank you so very much for all the hard work ya’ll put in to make MusicFest possible for me and the band and the fans of this scene. Everyone was so easy to work with and we wanted you to know your efforts did not go unnoticed!
Kristen Kelly & the Modern Day Drifters

The whole event was well planned and executed, and my husband and I had a great time. We’ll definitely be back next year.
Seimeen Bone

I attended MusicFest this year and it was pretty much the time of my life. I would like to thank everyone involved, it really was great.
Nick Lyons

This was the fourth time we have made the trek to Colorado for MusicFest and I must say it was the best yet. The line-up, venues, and atmosphere were fantastic. I especially think the Dung Beetle Saloon was a nice addition. You and your staff are quite possibly the most professional I have ever seen. It’s pretty amazing that they can handle thousands of people in one location and make it look easy. Thanks,
Calvin and Sandra Plumb

Our group would like to pass on our appreciation to all Dickson Productions staff for another successful ski trip. It was well organized, affordable, and most of all super fun! We look forward to next year!
Vanessa Caplen

Prior to the trip I had not heard of many of the groups, but now I can say I am a fan. The small intimate settings were perfect. It was like having a concert in the backyard with some good friends. We never imagined having such great fun and plenty of memories. Thank you,
Katie and Mickey Mitchell

Just wanted to drop a quick note saying that I’m super pumped about MusicFest this year. This will be my 4th year in a row heading to Steamboat and is hands down my favorite week of the year. You guys do a fantastic job lining things up and it has to be the best value going for a ski trip. See you in January.
John O’Hara

We thank you again, for a wonderful “Steamboat Experience.” We all had a great time. Thanks,
Tina & Walt Wilkins

How much music is made over those few precious days? The answer I believe is yet to be known! I know for a fact that a guitar never leaves my hands when I arrive and it’s pried from my hands when it’s time to leave…
Matt Skinner

Last month I attended the Music Fest 2009, and I would like to applaud your organization and your sponsors for once again creating an opportunity that many would call the trip of a lifetime. This was my third consecutive year attending the event, and I have developed a true confidence that Dickson Productions will continue to annually exceed my expectations and remind me that the expenses and time are all well worth the investment.

My first experience at The MusicFest in January 2007 fulfilled any expectations I had as far as skiing and Texas Music was concerned. The impression I had was that DP could not have possibly improved the event and the only way it would be better were by my personal choice of travel and lodging. On the contrary, you have successfully shown that the slightest innovation can make this experience noticeably more enjoyable than one could have imagined.

I would like to first commend DP on always making the check-in procedure such a prompt and easy task for guest. I feel you have done everything possible to ensure convenience by making accommodations, entertainment, lift tickets, and rentals a package deal. I also appreciate the assistance given as far as finding transportation to and from the airports. The exemplary way your organization coordinates scheduling is reflected in the daily entertainment options as well. This year, I noticed that the interval of time between bands was reduced, which shortened the overall shows without taking away from the quality of the performances. I believe this was an excellent idea because it allowed guests to frequent the other venues and experience a greater variety of the live music that is so deserving of our attention.

One other thing I feel compelled to compliment is the decision to host this event at such an exceptional location. Steamboat Springs is a beautiful town and the mountain on which it is located provides the best skiing I have ever known. In my opinion, you have taken one of the greatest Texan pastimes and combined it with a top choice vacation to create an occasion that I would not only recommend to a person with my similar interests, but one that I would insist upon them. Kudos to all if whom it may concern. I look forward to the excitement that is in store for next year.
Hannah B. Schorp, Bryan, TX

The whole operation runs very smoothly and we enjoyed every minute. We now consider ourselves lifetime returnees!
Brandon and Krystal

First of all, THANK YOU for what you do! I am a big fan of MusicFest and have thoroughly enjoyed attending it for the past two years. My only regret is that I didn’t know about it sooner! It’s been one of the best weeks of the year for me (two years straight)!
Kandice Matsler

I just wanted you to know we appreciate you taking the time and effort to help us out. We know you did not have to do what you did for us and we appreciate it more than you know. We had been looking forward to this trip since last October when we found out and are so incredibly excited we get to go this year. Thank you so much for all of your help, it is not common that someone from a company like this would take time out for people they don’t even know to do what you did, when you did not even have to respond to our letter in the first place.
We really appreciate your help.
Krystal Bean

We are anxious to signup this year, as we waited too long for some of our friends to make a decision last year, then we missed out!
We’ve been many times previous and have enjoyed the event!
Paula

I just wanted to thank you for your assistance in planning my first trip to MusicFest. It was very helpful and I appreciate the extra effort you went to in making sure that we had suitable lodging.
William Bowles

WOW!!! What a great first experience at The MusicFest in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado. William and I could not have asked for a better vacation. Wonderful location, lodging, staff, musicians, shows, venues, people, snow, ect… everything was an absolute blast! We left every event with a very satisfied smile.
Thanks for putting together such a wonderful event.
Mary Jane Bradley, Bluff Capital Management

Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to host the Mountain Theater during MusicFest 2008. It was one magical night after another. We appreciate your generosity and are in awe of how you run such a huge event and make it look easy.
Thanks again for including us in your 2008 MusicFest.
Betty Carson & Neal Brown

Enjoyed yet another Music Fest and 2008 was by far my favorite trip of all! Thanks for giving me the feeling I search all over the world for.
I look forward to next time!
Matt Skinner

Thanks so much for another great time in the Rockies! Thanks again for providing music lovers with a great (1st class) event!
Sincerely,
Greg Henry, AUE

What an incredible experience for fans and musicians! There is no possible way that I could make it to every single show during The Music Fest; I would have collapsed from too much fun!
Dickson Productions sure knows how to throw a party!
Amy Lacey, Best In Texas

Please tell everyone involved from the road managers, tech crews, hospitality, general store, the event coordinators and artists…that we had a great time. We are honored to be included and we appreciate all the hard work from everyone involved.
Sa-lute!
Jimmy Cooper

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Thanks again for another wonderful Steamboat Music Fest! It really gets better every year. Thanks also to your wonderful wife Robin, and all the other great people that helped put this thing together. I am honored to be a part of this event. I especially enjoyed the “Music Theatre” this year, and truly enjoyed getting to jam with friends in a more quiet setting.
Thanks again,
Roger Ray, Jason Boland & the Stragglers

I had the best time this year also. I sure did like the compound jam at the theater, hope you plan on doing it next year. This was the best Music Fest yet I believe!
It is the best music festival in the world and I am glad I am a part of it.
Doug Moreland

We had an incredible time there and everyone treated us so well. You guys really take care of your artist from big to small, and it doesn’t go unnoticed, we talked about how great it was the whole drive home.
Thanks again!
Rob Teter, Bellville Outfit

This is our third year to attend and it’s the highlight of our year. We’re always treated with the utmost hospitality and professionalism and we can’t wait till Music Fest ’09.
Thanks for doing what you do.
Andrew Silver, The Doug Moreland Show

I’ve worked a good number of festivals, and, for whatever it’s worth, you have one of the most professionally run events I have ever been a part of. I spoke with several of your artists and other contractors and they shared the same sentiment. You run the kind of outfit we love to work with. Our compliments to your staff. Congratulations on another successful Colorado run.
All the best in 2008.
Jess Gries

I had such a good time with ya’ll in Steamboat! Hopefully we can do it again! Thanks!
Brandon Jenkins

Thank you so much for everything in Steamboat. I really had a blast. You guys do such good things for us artists and I really appreciate it.
Take Care,
Matt Powell

Thank you for putting all this together! This will be my third MusicFest. I always have a great time, and meet great people here. I know you’re personally invested in evangelizing this great music genre – and I just wanted to let you know first hand of the success the MusicFest has. Three years ago, I was the only one of my buddies who got into the good Texas Country Western music scene, Next year; I’ll be out there with 15 friends – none of whom have ever lived in Texas. Many of my friends that I’ve gone to MusicFest with have started going to concerts, and we plan trips to see many of the bands they are exposed to in Steamboat. Whether it’s seeing Micky & the Motorcars in Chicago, or REK in Raleigh, MusicFest has certainly introduced a number of people to a style of music that they’d likely never be exposed to otherwise.
Thanks again, I’m already looking forward to it,
Erik Severinghaus

Thanks for putting on another successful Music Fest. We had a great time and looking forward to the next time!!
Delvin Higginson

This year rocked even more than the last. I expect next year to be even better!! Thanks for the awesome shows!!!
Ya’ll rock!
Liz Murray

You guys are amazing! I don’t know how you do it, but you pulled off another absolutely perfect Music Fest! I’ve been in ’07, just now in ’08 and I can guarantee you I’ll be there in ’09. The music was great, the snow was fantastic, and the people and environment don’t get any better!
Thanks for doing what you do!!!!!
Jon Amato

Thanks again for another awesome time in steamboat! It’s worth coming for the week just to go to “The Theater” Alone!!
Thanks,
Melissa Emrick

Music Fest was GREAT again this year! What a fabulous lineup! Y’all did a great job – a perfect orchestration of signing in, armband distribution, and especially EXTRA friendly staff!
Thanks for all y’all’s superb efforts!
Julie Fuller

Thank you for another incredible Music Fest! Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, the shows this year topped my every expectation!!
Thanks,
Kathy Vigneault

We had a great time in Steamboat, excellent job putting the event together! Thanks for everything,
Josh Baker

Thanks for everything this year! Once again, it was absolutely wonderful! The production just gets better each year! Have a great year!
See ya next MusicFest!
Melissa Johnson

To Dickson Productions and the MusicFest crew – I had a great time at Steamboat this year -thanks for all your hard work! Sincerely,
Trisha Dean

This will be my 4th year to attend the MusicFest in Steamboat, and I can’t wait! As I was the past 3 years, I am deployed on the USS enterprise, somewhere in the Atlantic right now, and will be until Dec. Being active sea duty in the Navy; MusicFest is my one week a year that I get to just kick back and relax with good friends and good music. The DP staff has always been so helpful and supportive to me in my past three MusicFest visits. I look forward to “round 4”! I think last year was the best yet, personally. I met some awesome folks, and had an awesome time. Our condo was nothing short of amazing. The beer was plentiful. The shows were the best I’ve seen. I played football with the Randy Rogers Band and the Brandon Rhyder Band. And too many to mention other details. Can’t wait to do it all over again. Ya know, they say if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Well, MusicFest is the exception to that rule.
Thanks,
AMAN Lane McNeese, United States Navy

The Steamboat MusicFest is a great way to kick off the New Year, with great music, good skiing, and a pile of close friends.
Thanks,
Micky and the Motorcars

If you’re gonna ski in Steamboat, you gotta have a shovel in the van.
Thanks,
Cody Braun, Reckless Kelly

MusicFest is the most fun I’ve had with my ski pants on! (Or with a big wig on.)
Thanks,
Doug Moreland

Last year was the first time I was able to attend the MusicFest and let me say it really is a “must see-to-believe” event! I had such a good time seeing all of my favorite bands perform live in such a beautiful setting. Not to mention it was an honor sponsoring an amazing night of music. I highly recommend the trip to anyone who loves our kind of music! I promise it’s an experience you won’t soon forget…
Katie Key, Texas Music Chart Editor

MusicFest gets better and better and better every year. 2006 will be no exception. It’s hard to explain the vibe all over the mountain during the week. It’s electric. It’s the best way in the world to start off a new year – especially for the musicians – to be amongst their buddies and the friends and fans that support them year round. Kudos to DP. You rock.
Thanks,
Robin Devin, 36D Management

John, Robin, Luke, Kathleen, and the D.P. staff, Thank you so much for taking care of us in Steamboat! We had a BLAST! Everyone I saw was having a great time & it’s because you guys do such an amazing job! Look forward to seeing you all again.
Love,
Lee Ann Womack

“It’s the caliber of the music and the songwriting that makes me love MusicFest,” Ray told us. “It’s a wonderful experience – the fans are so knowledgeable, they become like another member of the band.”
Sincerely,
Rodney, Jonna, & Caitlin Peterson – Flagstaff, AZ

Thanks so much for a great time in Steamboat. It was a pleasure to be a part of the fun! Enclosed find a check for next year’s MusicFest-I hope I’m not too late! Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you all soon!
Ray Wylie Hubbard

“This is my first trip to Steamboat for MusicFest. I don’t know what to expect really, but I’ve heard it’s a blast, and judging by the lineup of performers, it’s a great place to be.”
Max Stalling
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Dear Dickson Productions, It is now Sunday evening and my family and I are home from our “winter vacation” in Steamboat Springs, Co. We had a fabulous time thanks to your generosity. As a father I was able to share many special and proud moments on the slopes with our three sons. Additionally, my wife, Nicole and I had very romantic moments on the slopes and around town. We all wish to specifically recognize Mr. Paul Kelly for going above and beyond to treat my entire family like VIP’s. Paul took care of the smallest details to insure that the trip was more than just a ski trip. My entire family has a lifetime of memories because Paul made sure everybody took care of us. As a 22 year veteran of combined service in the USN and the USAF my family has had to make many sacrifices as I deployed to far off places, and into harm’s way. They have always had to take care of themselves, and often had to sacrifice a normal life because I was gone. Having Dickson Productions and Mr. Paul Kelly treat my family like “Rock Stars” was very warming to my heart. We are ready to sign up to go to MusicFest next year! Thank you.
Sincerely,
Kevin R Umbaugh, Lt Col, USAF

As first-timers to MusicFest, we were completely blown away! The events were spectacular! At one point in time we counted 16 artists on stage jamming to old country and classic rock…every one of them singing, playing an instrument, and grinning! Thanks for all of the hard work you guys put in to make this an AWESOME beginning to the new-year!
Thanks again,
Melissa, Spencer, and Heather Emrick

Dear John, We had a superb time at MusicFest. You and your staff are first rate and our stay was as exciting as it was relaxing… Please pass on our best wishes to all your staff.
Sincerely,
Robert Earl Keen

John & Robin, Thank you very much for including me in Steamboat this year. Of the three that I’ve been to, this one was by far the best and I look forward to many more. I just wish the rest of January was as good as the first part!
Thanks again,
Matt Skinner

Please advise what we can do to still attend MusicFest-we tried to book today and its already sold out??? Can tickets/passes be purchased for the concerts and events? Is there a waitlist? Other nearby cities we could stay at? I don’t want to miss out on this!!!!!!!! HELP!!
Thanks,
Christy Atkins (October 12, 2006)

I was just wondering when sign-ups begin for next year’s (the 2008 fest) trip begins.
Thanks for your help.
Brad (November 8th, 2006)

We really enjoyed the place we stayed. And Steamboat is really an excellent ski resort for this college trip. Dickson Productions assistance on the trip was excellent. Ashley was especially helpful. John was always available for questions. The high performance ski rentals and the ski jacket were an excellent addition to my free trip. Thanks a bunch. I had a great time and hope to do it again in the future.
Lori Ezzo

Welcome to Ski Town USA! On behalf of the community of Steamboat Springs, it is a pleasure to welcome Dickson Productions during collegiate week. Since the 1900’s Steamboat has fostered 43 Olympians, the most Olympians from any city in the United States. Olympic tradition began in the winter arena with skiing and ski jumping. Recent Olympians include Anne Battells (Moguls) Todd Lodwick (Nordic Combined), and Shannon Dunn (Snowboarding). From winter Nordic and Alpine skiing of magnificent terrain, to incredible summers filled with bright sunshine and endless activities; in Steamboat Springs there is always plenty of action to choose from. Winter highlights include: champagne powder tree skiing, Nordic Combined World Cup, backcountry touring, Winter Carnival, and Bumps and Jumps. We hope you enjoy our western hospitality and ski safely.
Sincerely,
Kevin Bennett, Steamboat Springs City Council President

Dear John, As the Director of Sales for the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation, I would like to thank you for all the business you send our way. Dickson Productions has sent over 20,000 to Steamboat making you one of our largest suppliers of college ski trips. John, we would recommend and encourage all looking for a great winter holiday to contact Dickson Productions. Your integrity, work ethic, and strong conviction to align Dickson Productions with top destinations add up to a great vacation for your customers. Look forward to seeing you again this winter.
Sincerely,
Katie Brown, Director of Sales

Dear John: I want to thank you for bringing the largest single collegiate ski group to Steamboat Springs and to Travel Associates year after year. Because you and your staff are so dedicated and conscientious, your product is truly second-to-none. Being “on-site” with you and your clients is an extremely rewarding experience. This year was no exception. With your evening parties, on mountain activities, and the impressive “Crawfest,” Dickson Productions has carved a niche that is beyond compare! It is a pleasure to work with such a dynamic group of professionals. Why a college student would go with anyone but Dickson Productions is a mystery to me. Thank you for allowing me the privilege of your trust and loyalty. I wish you many years of continued success. Warm regards,
Susan E. Horn, CTC President – Travel Associates, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hi John, I wanted to let you know how well everything has gone this season with you and Dickson Productions. All of the students staying with us in January and March had such a great time here in Steamboat. I am sure this was due to the large number of activities you had planned for them as well as the great snow conditions here in Steamboat. Once again, you and your staff were so helpful during check-in and check-outs; it really made hosting your groups a pleasure for all of our employees. I hope that you have a great summer and I look forward to having your groups stay with us again this winter.
Sincerely,
Beth Wilhelm – Group Sales Manager

Dear John, Just a note of thanks to you and the rest of the Dickson Team for your continued support of Steamboat over the past many years. Steamboat Ski Corp.’s Director of Sales Katie Brown recently shared some background with me on your college ski trip sales activity over the past 15 years. Katie reports that you and your Dickson colleagues are responsible for bringing a major share of college students to our resort. As you know, all of us here in Steamboat love sharing Ski Town USA! I hope to see you out on the slopes one day soon, John. We’re famous for our Champagne Powder snow, so come on out and help me pack some down this ski season!
Best,
Billy Kidd, Director of Skiing

Welcome to Ski Town USA! On behalf of the community of Steamboat Springs, it is a pleasure to welcome Dickson Productions during collegiate week. Since the 1900’s Steamboat has fostered 43 Olympians, the most Olympians from any city in the United States. Olympic tradition began in the winter arena with skiing and ski jumping. Recent Olympians include Anne Battells (Moguls) Todd Lodwick (Nordic Combined), and Shannon Dunn (Snowboarding). From winter Nordic and Alpine skiing of magnificent terrain, to incredible summers filled with bright sunshine and endless activities; in Steamboat Springs there is always plenty of action to choose from. Winter highlights include: champagne powder tree skiing, Nordic Combined World Cup, backcountry touring, Winter Carnival, and Bumps and Jumps. We hope you enjoy our western hospitality and ski safely. Sincerely,
Kevin Bennett, Steamboat Springs City Council President

Forty-two of my friends and myself visited Steamboat Springs for National College Ski Week. I cannot explain in words what an experience of a lifetime it was. When people ask us how our trip was, we don’t have words to explain how awesome it was. I was very, very impressed with your company. I have organized trips before, but none were as organized and without flaws as this one. Thank you for working one on one with me and making sure everything went as planned. Everyone has agreed to make this an annual trip. All who were on the trip have built such strong bonds between each other. Like I said, it is hard to explain, we built so many wonderful, wonderful memories that will last us a lifetime. Anyway, enough rambling on, I just wanted to let yall know how grateful we are to you and your company. A special thanks to Robin and John, I’m sure you don’t get recognized very much for how much hard work you do, so I wanted to let yall know that we all appreciated everything yall did to make our trip an unforgettable one. See you on the slopes next year!!! Sincerely,
Suzanne Fruge

Had a great time in Steamboat. Are you doing it again next year? Will it be the same dates? We (our group) would like to go again next year around the same time. Please send me information so we can sign up. Thank You. P.S. The entertainment (P.Green, C. Morrow, etc.) was wonderful. Please include them next year. 
Thanks again,
Mike Waterstradt

I just wanted to thank you for putting the Pat Green & Cory Morrow ski trip together! My friends & I had a great time. Thanks again for all the effort in putting the whole thing together. See ya next year!
Anne Jones

That was the baddest week. The concert and interaction with Roger, Doug, and Dub was great. I hope they do it again next year cause it can only get better.
Thanks,
Jason

Dickson Productions, My son, Jordan Bradford, recently went on the ski trip sponsored by Dickson. I would like to say how please we were with all the arrangements and how well Dickson Productions performed.
Sincerely,
Ken Bradford

I just wanted to say that I went on the Steamboat trip last week and I had a great time. It was like the best of both worlds. We had music and people mixed in the rocky mountains and skiing. I hope that this trip continues on for years to come.
Brian Woodruff

I just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful vacation in Steamboat, and our stay at LaCasa Condos made it perfect. Thanks to you and your staff and hope ya’ll have a great New Year! Sincerely, The Lazo, Drummond, Greaves Clan Check-in went smooth. Steamboat and the lodging were great. Ashley was very helpful.
Sonny Scruggs

Steamboat is AWESOME! I’ve heard nothing negative about Steamboat. It is definitely my favorite. Everyone liked the lodging. Check-in and check-out was very organized. We liked the bus departure information (reminder) slipped under our door the night before we left. I couldn’t have organized this group without Ashley! It’s been a pleasure working with Ashley and John over the past few years.
Paul Swanston

I first want to say that I had the time of my life in Steamboat Springs. I never knew that I could attend so many events in such a short time. The concerts were great and so was meeting the musicians…I look forward to future trips with Dickson Productions.
N. Weber

I just wanted to let ya’ll know again how much fun we had and how much we are looking forward to next year –
K. Neid

I felt it necessary to take a minute to thank you all for the wonderful time I had on the ski trip. Thank you all ever so much for the opportunity to represent Dickson Productions at U.L. I feel fortunate to have made such friends.
Jeff Maddox , Lafayette

I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed working with you (as a group rep.) over the last few years. It gave me an opportunity that I would not have had otherwise.
Rick Colyn, Detroit

I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the time and effort you have taken to find us a room to fit our changing needs! Since vacations only come about once a year, it’s comforting to know that you are truly dedicated to making this the best trip possible for all of us. It’s been a pleasure working with you.
Robin Barker, Houston

Howdy! I was one of the many Aggies who went on your trip to Steamboat this past January. It was my first trip with your organization and I was completely impressed. It was one of the greatest weeks of my life. That week I spent in Colorado will be one that I will never forget. Thank you very much. I look forward to my next trip with ya’ll no matter where it is.
Cheryl Taake, College Station