AVON — The Bravo! Vail festival is extending its wide-ranging programming to the town of Avon with two free concerts that bring world music to Nottingham Park. In its first year, the new Avon Presents: Bravo! Vail series features two evening concerts: Flamenco Fusion with Tito del Barrio Malaga on Thursday and Celtic Jam with Colcannon Irish Ensemble on July 17.
On Thursday, the free concert series kicks off with Tito del Barrio Malaga, performing its signature blend of flamenco, gypsy, rumba, bolero and salsa music. Founded by Samir El Yesfi, aka Tito, the band weaves together diverse Latin American musical styles with Spanish, Islamic and Arabic influences and traditional Moroccan folk music.
The series continues on July 17 with the Colcannon Irish Ensemble. Authentic and joyous, Colcannon’s musical style pays tribute to the heart and soul of Irish music with its own distinctive, contemporary sound. Formed in 1984 in Boulder, Colcannon has become renowned for energetic performances distinguished by singer Mick Bolger’s irrepressible sense of humor, and, of course, for the music; music that expresses flights of joy, deep sorrows and an unquenchable thirst for life.
Each concert celebrates summer with lively and family-friendly music in a beautiful outdoor setting.
This summer, pack a picnic, bring a blanket or low lawn chairs, and spend time with family and friends at Avon Presents: Bravo! Vail.
Now in its 27th season, Bravo! Vail presents more than 40 free community engagement events throughout the Vail Valley in the summer, including 15 free chamber music concerts at venues such as the Vail Interfaith Chapel, The Chapel at Beaver Creek and Edwards Interfaith Chapel, as well as locations in Gypsum and Eagle. In addition, Bravo! Vail recently announced Bravo! Vail After Dark, a free concert series that emphasizes experiencing classical music in a new way. In its first season, the series features two free events: Third Coast Percussion at the Vail Ale House on July 19 and the Calder Quartet at the Crazy Mountain Brewing Company on July 26.
Free parking for both Avon Presents: Bravo! Vail concerts is available at the Elk Lot located on U.S. Highway 6. In addition, Avon Transit is offering free shuttle service for concert-goers to Nottingham Park and Avon Station from 5 to 8 p.m.