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Free music and family-friendly atmosphere

Daily Staff Writer

Fresh off a Leftover Salmon show at the Ford Amphitheater, Hot Summer nights prepares for the rest of the summer.There are eight concerts in this summer’s series and they’re all free of charge.The lineup includes “Hot Summer Nights is traditionally a very family-friendly event,” said Cara Herron.There is a post party after each show, and KZYR will be giving away a $50 bar tab at the post-party venue to a listener who calls in when a song by the band of the week plays.The Pan Jumbies bring the sounds of Trinidad to Vail on Tuesday. The cool calypso and steel drums lead into the post party at the Sandbar Sports Grill in West Vail. Chuck Prophet plays Americana on Tuesday, June 29th. Prophet is a singer/songwriter who preserves the sounds of America’s past while blending them into today’s modern music scene. The Club hosts concertgoers as the official post party.John McEuen performs on Tuesday, July 6th. Thirty years of world travel and experiences with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band become relevant when he plays his guitar, banjo, fiddle or mandolin. He plays a solo acoustic show. The Red Lion will host the post party.MOFRO performs Tuesday, July 13th. They bring funky soulful sounds. The post party will be held at The George.The Theresa Andersson Band has been described as offbeat with insightful lyrics, diverse sounds and a lead electric violin. Andersson plays Tuesday, July 20th at the Ford Amphitheater. The group has made recent stops in Nashville, Austin and New Orleans. The post party is at The Tap Room.The Grammy-winning western group Riders in the Sky presents an especially family-friendly night on Tuesday, July 27th. Riders in the Sky played on the award-winning companion album to the animated classic “Toy Story 2.” Pazzo’s in Vail Village hosts the post concert party.Marcia Ball wraps up the series when she returns to Vail on Tuesday, August 3rd. She creates southern boogie and R&B. She is a Grammy winner. Vendetta’s hosts the final post party.Audio/video recording devices, lawn chairs, cameras, alcoholic beverages, cigarettes and cigars, skateboards, bicycles, scooters and in-line skates are prohibited. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. for each performance.For more information about Budweiser Hot Summer Nights free concert series, call the Vail Valley Foundation at 949-1999 or visit the web at http://www.vvf.org.Andrew Harley can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 610, or at aharley@vaildaily.com.


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