Editorial: Soak in Eagle County’s culture this weekend
Vail Daily Editorial Board
Vail, CO Colorado
Yes, Breckenridge has an arts district and a town-supported community theater (the Backstage). And sure, The Wheeler Opera House in Aspen hosted HBO comedy specials for years and the likes of Chris Isaak, Jimmy Buffet, Cake, John Legend and even Lynyrd Skynyrd have played at the Belly Up. Even though some people complain about the cultural scene in Vail, the fact is we have it pretty darn good, and when it comes to our neighboring counties, we can usually hold our own. There’s plenty to see and do, this weekend especially.
This week, the Vilar Center hosted Second City comedy troupe and Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Duncan Sheik; The Temptations and Kenny G are the next big names on the bill. Reggae/rock musicians Michael Franti and Spearhead play Dobson Ice Arena tonight and Sunday night. There’s also a slew of acclaimed artists on hand at local galleries this weekend including Italian painter Pino Daeni at C. Anthony Gallery; contemporary woodworker Carlo Trost at Vail International Gallery; Plein air landscape artist Don Sahli at Beaver Creek Fine Art Gallery; Karats hosts jewelry artist Carolyn Tyler.
If art isn’t your thing or if you’d rather enjoy your culture barside, there are two bands playing at the Sandbar on Tuesday ” bluegrass band Trampled by Turtles opens for folk rocksters the Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank.
So go ahead, see a show or visit a gallery. Support culture and the arts here in Vail and maybe we’ll get more to brag about in the future.