VAIL Who do YOU want to see perform at the 2009 Bud Light Street Beat free concert series? For the first time ever, the Vail Valley Foundation is teaming up with the Vail Daily to take the Bud Light Street Beat band selection process public. Go online to www.vaildaily.com, where you can vote for your favorite from a list of 12 potential performers. The band with the most votes will perform at the April 1 Bud Light Street Beat scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. at the Arrabelle at Vail Square. The contest pits 12 top-notch bands against one another in a quest to earn the most votes and a spot on the Street Beat stage. All performers are holding the date of April 1 pending the contest results, which will be announced in early December along with the full 2009 Street Beat lineup. Participating bands include Particle, Shakedown Street, Panjea, Bedouin Soundclash, Great American Taxi, Papa Mali, Oakhurst, Jamie McClean Band, Homeslice Band, Big Daddy Lee, Crown City Rockers and Tishamingo. Band bios are available at www.vaildaily.com. The 2009 Bud Light Street Beat season kicks off on Jan. 21. Additional show dates include Feb. 11 and 25, March 4, 11 and 18 (at Golden Peak), March 24, April 1 (at Arrabelle at Vail Square), April 8 (at Arrabelle at Vail Square) and the final show April 15, which includes the Volvo Grand Prize Giveaways. All shows are at Checkpoint Charlie in Vail Village unless otherwise noted. The Vail Valley Foundation has already announced a sneak peek of the season, which includes Marc Ford (formerly of the Black Crowes) & the Neptune Blues Club on Jan. 21, Yo mamas Big Fat Booty band on March 4 and John Browns Body on March 25. The Bud Light Street Beat free winter concert series is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. Visit streetbeatconcerts.com for more information.
Jan. 21 Marc Ford & Neptune Blues Club (formerly of the Black Crowes)Feb. 11 TBAMarch 4 Yo mamas Big Fat Booty bandMarch 11 TBAMarch 18 TBAMarch 25 John Browns BodyApril 1 Contest winner TBAApril 8 TBAApril 15 TBA and the Volvo Give-Away