Vail Valley Foundation announces free concert lineup for Vail and Eagle
Bonfire Brewing’s ShowDown Town
June 29: Sweet Lillies
July 6: Robby Peoples Band
July 13: Interstellar Boys
July 20: Satsang
July 27: The Broadcast
Aug. 3: Emily Clark & the Passing Fancy
Aug. 10: Talia Keys & The Love
Shows take place at the Eagle Town Park on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. from June to August.
Crazy Mountain Brewery Hot Summer Nights
June 27: The Samples
July 11: Donavon Frankenreiter
July 18: Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors
July 25: Shooter Jennings Band
Aug. 15: JoJo’s Slim Wednesday
Aug. 22: Super Diamond
Concerts take place at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater from June to August. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and music begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.grfavail.com.
Long-time locals will recall the days when The Samples — then a fledgling group from Boulder — became renowned in the early ’90s by playing free concerts in the Vail area. They soon blossomed to one of the biggest acts in Colorado history, and now they’re back as part of an all-time best lineup for the Crazy Mountain Brewing Co.’s Hot Summer Nights free summer concert series all summer long at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater.
Free summer concerts don’t stop there. Down the way in Eagle, the Bonfire Brewing ShowDown Town lineup is also making a big splash with up-and-coming acts like Satsang, The Broadcast and Interstellar Boys as the Vail Valley Foundation announces the lineups for both of their free summer concert series.
“The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and we wanted to show our appreciation for all the amazing community support we’ve received through the years by taking it up a notch with this year’s lineup,” said the Vail Valley Foundation’s Jen Mason, a director of the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. “We figured why not bookend it with best-ever concerts in Eagle, too? So we are really pleased with the talent we’ve booked for this year’s free concerts.”
The Vail Valley Foundation has been hosting free concerts in the Vail Valley for 30 years as part of their mission to enhance and sustain the quality of life in the Vail Valley by providing leadership in the arts, athletics and education. Along with the return of The Samples, highlights of the free concert series include Donavon Frankenreiter, who is well known for collaborations with Jack Johnson and G. Love and hits like “It Don’t Matter,” “Free” and “Make You Mine,” and the return of JoJo’s Slim Wednesday featuring “JoJo” Herman of Widespread Panic fame. Downvalley, the series will also include Satsang — the hot new band from Madison House, the wide-ranging talents of Talia Keys and two of three former contributors to Widespread Panic in the form of the Interstellar Boys, a concert presented by Moe’s Original Bar B Que.
Along with free concerts and summer programming at the Vilar Performing Arts Center, the valley’s pop-music concert lineup will also include the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater 30th anniversary concerts featuring Rodrigo y Gabriela and Third Eye Blind Aug. 18-19. Those concerts will be paid events — tickets are on sale now at http://www.grfavail.com.
For more information, visit ww.vvf.org.