Shakedown Bar is hosting Bravo! Vail this weekend for its casual After Dark performance
If You Go …
What: Bravo! Vail After Dark with Edgar and George Meyer with Mike Marshall.
Where: Shakedown Bar, Vail Village.
When: 8:30 p.m. Sunday
More information: Visit bravovail.org or call 877-812-5700; limited pre-sale entry tickets are available online, but they are also available at the door.
Seeing a Bravo! Vail show at Shakedown Bar, Bridge Street’s bastion of live music, seems counterintuitive. After all, the bar usually doesn’t showcase classical music. But that’s exactly what’s going down at 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
For a $10 ticket, guests will get to see bassist Edgar Meyer and violinist George Meyer play both classical and contemporary pieces in an accessible and casual setting at the bar. Mandolin player Mike Marshall will join the father-son string duo.
Bravo! Vail has been programming the After Dark series since 2014, but this year is the first time it will take place at Shakedown. According to Bravo! Vail’s press representative Carly West, the event is meant to make classical music accessible to those who might ordinarily not consider attending a traditional Bravo! performance.
“Music is music, so breaking down different genres and breaking down the barriers to get people there to see they can connect with that music is really amazing,” West said.
Edgar Meyer, after earning a formidable reputation in the music industry, has composed works for and performed with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and violinists Joshua Bell and Hilary Hahn. He’s won two Grammy Awards for forays into a wide variety of genres, including classical, bluegrass and jazz. Meyer and Marshall have collaborated before together, touring the world with Joshua Bell, Béla Fleck and Sam Bush on two separate projects between 1999 and 2003. West said Meyer has been known to sell out 1,000-cap venues with high ticket prices before, so seeing him in an intimate and affordable performance at Shakedown is a special treat for anyone who attends.
Seating at Shakedown is limited, but there is plenty of standing room. The venue — which is not handicap-accessible — is offering 100 tickets, so to sit down, guests should arrive closer to when ticket sales open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door, and there are a limited number of pre-sale tickets online at bravovail.org.
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