Vail Soul Music Fest returns to Ford Amphitheater in Vail Aug. 17-19. For the third installment of the soul festival, Vail Soul Music Fest offers a carefully curated lineup of international soul artists.Performing Vail Soul Music Fest 2012 are the exuberant and masterful Sugarfoot's Ohio Players; rising blue-eyed soul star Allen Stone; and Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Anthony David, who, returning for his second VSMF play, is this time joined by the melodic voice of Algebra. Also on this year's bill: U.K. favorites The Brand New Heavies bring their internationally known soul/funk/jazz songs to the live stage; dynamic husband/wife duo Kindred; and Natalie Stewart & Julie Dexter in their first U.S. appearance together as the highly anticipated The Floetry Re:Birth.Vail Soul Music Fest is more than just a music event - it's the ultimate soul experience. And as Colorado's only soul music festival, Vail Soul Music Fest fills a unique niche in the state's thriving festival scene.In addition, Vail Soul Music Fest 2012 again hosts the philanthropic Vail Soul Fest Youth Day Music and Mentoring Program, where more than 100 multi-cultural and under-served youth from Metro Denver and mountain communities are brought to t Vail to participate in a day of very special music and outdoor workshops and activities for aspiring music enthusiasts and performers.New and unique fan engagement opportunities include a "Behind the Beats" speaker series featuring some of today's top music executives discussing the business of music; the always festive "Backyard Boogie" barbecue; an uplifting and unforgettable Sunday morning Gospel Brunch; intimate parties and more. For ongoing updates on Vail Soul Music Fest visit www.vailsoulmusicfest.com.The host hotels for the Vail Soul Music Festival 2012 are The Lodge at Vail, Tivoli Lodge, and Simba Run. Special hotel rates available by mentioning Vail Soul. Visit www.vailsoulmusicfest.com for details. For complete festival packages including airline tickets call Vail Soul Music Fest travel services at 800-984-8863.