The hills are alive with the sound of music - that could only mean that the annual Bud Lite Rocks the Boat concert series is upon us once again.

[R425R, Steamboat] resort will feature some of the best tunes from a variety of musical genres for four consecutive weeks. Anything from hip-hop to blues, from reggae to funk, from straight-ahead rock to soul can and will be heard as Steamboat, for the seventh straight spring, puts on a free evening concert each week at Gondola Square.

Yo Mamma's Big Fat Booty Band, a seven-piece "bounce" band from North Carolina, kicks off the Rocks the Boat series Saturday, March 7.

The Reverend Payton's Big Damn Band, a country-blues-folk group from Indiana, follows with a show Saturday, March 14.

John Brown's Body, a progressive reggae band from New York, is next up with a performance on Saturday, March 21.

Citizen Cope, the bluesy sounds of Brooklyn musician Clarence Greenwood, concludes the Rocks the Boat series Thursday, March 26.

Each band will play for two uninterrupted hours at the base of the ski hill beginning at 3 p.m. The Rocks the Boat series is an all-ages show and is open to the non-riding public as well as skiers and snowboarders.