DJ Logic bringing mystery guests to Hot Summer Nights tonight
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What: Hot Summer Nights with “DJ Logic and Very Special Guests.”
Where: Ford Amphitheater, Vail.
When: Tuesday. Tailgating starts at 4:30 p.m. outside the Amphitheater with lawn games and a party keg with $2 Crazy Mountain Brewery pints until it’s gone. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the music starts at 6:30 p.m.
More information: Visit http://www.vvf.org.
VAIL — When it comes to rock ‘n’ roll, a little mystery can be a beautiful thing. Some of the greatest musical moments come when big-name artists make unannounced appearances — like when The Beatles gave their legendary final live performance atop Apple Records headquarters in London in January of 1968.
No, the (remaining) Beatles aren’t getting back together in Vail tonight, but there is definitely going to be a surprise artist at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater for the second installment of the Hot Summer Nights concert series.
DJ Logic will be joined by a few special guests tonight. Based on the high-profile friends the New York City-based DJ has been spinning with lately, that could mean just about anyone.
DJ Logic is an artist of the turntable, and his authentic, jazz-infused beats have given him a place in the jam session with some of the best. He’s turned tables alongside John Mayer, Madeski Martin Wood, Charlie Hunter, Ben Harper and The Roots. He’s co-anchoring a band with John Popper and participating in a side project called Soleside with Kyle Hollingsworth from String Cheese Incident and Speech from Arrested Development.
His three solo albums on Ropeadope Records include “Zen of Logic,” “The Anomaly” and “DJ Logic Presents Project Logic.”
New this year: Tailgate before the show outside the amphitheater with lawn games and $2 keg pints starting at 4:30 p.m.
The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater is located east of Golden Peak at Ford Park in Vail. Concert attendees are asked to park at the main Vail Village parking structure, with overflow parking at the Lionshead parking structure. For added convenience, the free town of Vail shuttles will run extended routes past Golden Peak from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., with a drop off at the soccer field near the Ford Amphitheater. Additionally, a special Village-to-Village express bus will run from 4 to 9:30 p.m. with stops at the east entrance of the LionsHead parking structure, in front of the Vail Village Information Center and at Ford Park.
Once inside the concert venue, picnics with commercially-sealed non-alcoholic beverages are permitted, as are legless lawn chairs, blankets and umbrellas. Bikes, skateboards and dogs are prohibited at the amphitheater. A concession area with a full grill and bar service is available.
To view the series lineup, visit
http://www.vvf.org and follow Vail Free Concerts on Facebook.