Kyle Hollingsworth, keyboard player for String Cheese Incident, performs in Vail Tuesday |

Kyle Hollingsworth, keyboard player for String Cheese Incident, performs in Vail Tuesday

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Kyle Hollingsworth, the keyboard player for String Cheese Incident, plays a free show in Vail Tuesday for the second-to-last Hot Summer Nights concert of the season.
Zach Mahone | Special to the Daily |

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What: Kyle Hollingsworth plays Hot Summer Nights.

Where: Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail.

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Cost: Free.

More information: Visit

VAIL – Kyle Hollingsworth will take the stage Tuesday night at 6:30 pm at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, for a free performance.

Hollingsworth has established himself as a formidable and versatile music talent. Today, as a member of acclaimed jam masters The String Cheese Incident, Hollingsworth is revered by both peers and fans for his ability to write and perform in a mosaic of styles, from rock to classical, ragtime to bebop. Playing in String Cheese Incident has exposed Hollingsworth to a wide range of musical inspirations and opportunities, as well as a fearlessness at trying new compositions on stage.

“In the jam world, where there are no set ways of doing things, we’re not afraid to move in and out of genres,” Hollingsworth said. “And because of that I’ve learned to be creative, not only onstage but in the studio. I can get on board with something pretty quickly. You have to.”

Fans can expect yet another evolution in Hollingsworth’s impressive musical journey, this time with a band that delivers a blend of vocal and instrumental tunes and seamlessly displays his growth as a musician and as a songwriter.

Those attending the concert at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater are encouraged to come early to take advantage of the Hot Summer Happy Hour, where food and beverage specials can be enjoyed from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. before each concert. Hot Summer Nights will continue through Aug. 26, with all shows free to the public and doors opening at 5:30 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.

For more information on Bud Light Hot Summer Nights, visit and follow Vail Free Concerts on Facebook.

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