VAIL — Beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday through 6 a.m. Monday, the Ford Park parking lot will be closed to accommodate the free Spring Back to Vail concert on Saturday, April 12. During the closure, vehicles will have until 3 a.m. Friday, April 11 to exit the lot. Weekend parking options for all pink parking pass holders will include use of the Vail Village or Lionshead structures. Pass holders should scan their cards as they enter and exit the structures.
The entertainment begins on Friday, April 11 with a performance by Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe with opener Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Solaris in Vail Village with the venue opening at 6 p.m. On Saturday, April 12, Ford Park will be the venue for the headliner STS9 with opener Polish Ambassador.
Saturday’s concert venue will accommodate ADA and taxi drop-off at the Ford Park bus stop from 6 to 8 p.m. that evening. Otherwise, no other vehicle drop-off or pick-up locations will be available from the South Frontage Road. Also, motorists may encounter delays on the South Frontage Road between Vail Valley Drive and the Pulis Bridge/Golf Course area before and after the concert. Traffic control will be provided before, during and after the concert. Motorists are asked to exercise caution while driving in this area and to anticipate the possibility of re-routing in the event of a temporary closure of the frontage road.
Overflow parking will be allowed in designated areas on the north side of South Frontage Road if both the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures fill to capacity. Motorists are asked to refer to variable message signs for current parking information.
The fun continues at Golden Peak on Sunday, April 13 with the return of Vail’s original Great Race which will feature a snowblade cross course, obstacle course and more. Space in the competition is limited to the first 35 teams of 2 that sign up. Competition starts at 1 p.m. A free concert with legendary tribute band Lez Zepplin rocks Golden Peak from 3 to 5 p.m.
To close out the season on Saturday, April 20, Bonfire Dub with opener Steel Pulse will perform at Solaris in Vail Village immediately following the World Pond Skimming Championships. For more information on Spring Back to Vail, including the full event schedule and registration for the Pond Skimming World Championships, visit www.vail.com/springback.