Martin Sexton will kick of the Vilar’s winter season |

Martin Sexton will kick of the Vilar’s winter season

Kris Sabel
Vail CO, Colorado
AE Kris Sabel 12-28-06 KH

The Vilar Performing Arts Center has officially wrapped up the summer season, finishing with an incredible show featuring John Hiatt and the Ageless Beauties with opener Joan Osborne on Sept. 5.

And now it’s on to the winter season. We’ve been working hard to finalize the lineup, and it’s very close to complete. Highlights include Three Dog Night, the Irish Tenors, Dionne Warwick, LeAnn Rimes, the Five Browns, Complexions Dance Company, Kenny Loggins and many, many more.

Log onto to see all the shows that are confirmed to date. And new this year, you can also listen to the music of many of the performers right on the Vilar Center’s Web site! You’ll see an icon on the homepage that will link you to VPAC Radio, which features a mixed playlist of many different performers who will appear at the Vilar this winter.

For a more specific auditory experience, go to the individual calendar detail pages, many of which feature performer-specific playlists. I think you’ll find that the Web site is an incredible resource, and will help you start putting together your list of must-see shows.

However, keep in mind that the season is not yet complete. We’ll continue to add performers for the next several weeks, including some huge-name acts that we are very close to confirming. So stay tuned to for the latest, greatest lineup.

We’ll kick the season off with acclaimed singer, songwriter and guitarist Martin Sexton on Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. This tremendously talented performer brings a special acoustic solo show to the Vilar Center.

He’s been given widespread critical praise of late. Billboard Magazine called him “the finest new male singer/songwriter of recent memory,” and Rolling Stone wrote that “his outstanding taste in songwriting as well as a soul marinated voice that can easily be compared to the likes of a young Steve Winwood or Van Morrison.”

Tickets for Martin Sexton are only $38, and are on sale now, so buy your tickets today for what promises to be a stellar kickoff to the season!

Tickets for the remainder of the Vilar Center 2008/’09 winter season are on sale on Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. So make your list, pencil in the dates and make sure you buy your tickets early. As in past years, many shows will sell out, so there’s no reason to wait to get great seats for your favorite shows.

I want to note that the Vilar Center will be closed from Sept. 12-21. Tickets are available online 24 hours a day. The box office will re-open on Sept. 22, with regular hours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Thank you all for your support this summer, and I look forward to seeing you often throughout the winter!

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