VAIL - Vail's original mountaintop Friday Afternoon Club (FAC) hosts Americana trio, Mad Dog Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Eagle's Nest. The band blends musical flavors ranging from rockabilly to county to honky-tonk. In addition to the usual FAC festivities, enter to win a pair of Nordica skis with Marker bindings. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. every Friday throughout the summer on Talon's Deck Grill. Guests and locals alike can kick off the weekend with free live music and activities, food and drink specials, and more all while enjoying sunsets and the best views in the valley.All performances are free and the Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19) is free to 2012-'13 pass holders. Guests who have not yet secured the best season pass deal in the ski industry for next winter can purchase one at www.epicpass.com. Twilight gondola tickets can be purchased after 4 p.m. and include a $10 credit voucher valid for the purchase of on-mountain food and beverage at Talon's Deck Grill and Bistro Fourteen, or Adventure Ridge activities. Or, grab a complimentary shuttle to Game Creek and use the voucher towards sunset appetizers and drinks on Game Creek Restaurant's deck overlooking the Vail Valley. The last ride up the Eagle Bahn Gondola during evening operations is at 9 p.m. The 2012 summer FAC band lineup includes: July 6: KHZ & FriendsJuly 13: Laughing BonesJuly 20: HardscrabbleJuly 27: Mad DogAug. 3: KHZ & FriendsAug. 10: FC Funk BandAug. 17: HardscrabbleAug. 24: The Last RiotAug. 31: Mad DogFor more information about Vail Mountain and FAC, visit www.vail.com, or stop by the Mountain Information Center in Lionshead open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or call 970-SKI-VAIL (754-8245).