Free outdoor concerts rock The Beav Saturdays |

Free outdoor concerts rock The Beav Saturdays

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Special to the Daily/Stewart Oksenhorn Marcia Ball's piano-style combines elements of zydeco, swamp blues, and boogie woogie. She plays for Beaver Creek's free outdoor concert Aug. 12.

BEAVER CREEK – Families can relax with live music and a picnic on the lawn each Saturday in Beaver Creek until Aug. 19. The second annual Summer Outdoor Concert series features performances by regional and national acts. Concerts are free and open to the public.”Families and friends can unwind after a day of hiking or rafting with terrific music and refreshments,” said Tony O’Rourke, executive director of the Beaver Creek Resort Company. Performances take place near the base of the Centennial Express Lift on the Beaver Creek Lawn from 6-7:30 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. In addition, concert-goers with a taste for fine food can learn cooking tips before the concerts from top local chefs during the resort’s Culinary Demo Series. The series takes place on Beaver Creek Plaza from 5-6 p.m. each Saturday throughout the summer. The series is also free and open to the public.

Free parking for all summer concerts in Beaver Creek is provided at the Elk and Bear lots located at the base of Beaver Creek along Highway 6 in Avon. Free shuttles will transport guests to Beaver Creek Village. For more information on the Summer Outdoor Concert Series and to book lodging in Beaver Creek, call (800) 404-3535 or 845-9090 or visit Vail, Colorado

Saturday – Hot Apple Pie is more than just country. The group plays bluegrass, R&B and rock.July 29 – Boogie Machine pumps out the disco and dishes out the funk.Aug. 5 – Grupo Fantasma, four-time winners of the Austin Music Awards, combines afro-Latin funk, dancehall, salsa and merengue.Aug. 12 – Marcia Ball’s piano-style combines elements of zydeco, swamp blues, and boogie woogie.Aug. 19 – John Hammond Trio has spent more than 40 years entertaining blues, folk, and rock audiences. *This performance takes place from 7:30-9 p.m.

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