VAIL — Local singer-songwriter and Colorado native Kevin Heinz takes the stage with his band, Kevin Heinz and Friends, at Vail’s Friday Afternoon Club at Eagle’s Nest today beginning at 5 p.m. No stranger to Vail’s FAC, Heinz currently resides in Vail and performs original music with friends and fellow musicians throughout the valley.
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. Guests can also enter for a chance to win Shock Top’s free giveaway, a Yeti mountain bike. Register each week at FAC for the drawing on Aug. 23.
All performances are free and the Eagle Bahn Gondola is free to 2013-14 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 toward 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 2013 summer FAC band lineup includes:
July 19: Bob Masters Trio
July 26: Bluzilla
Aug. 2: Kevin Heinz and Friends
Aug. 9: Wolf & Friends, featuring Rob Eaton Jr., from My Brother’s Keeper, and Alex Scott, from Frogs Gone Fishin’
Aug. 16: Boneless
Aug. 23: Bluzilla
Aug. 30: Bob Masters Trio
For more information about Vail Mountain, visit www.vail.com, stop by the Mountain Information Center in Lionshead open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or call 970-SKI-VAIL (754-8245).