Pavilion seats sell out for Patriotic Concert Sunday |

Pavilion seats sell out for Patriotic Concert Sunday

Daily Staff Report
Special to the Daily/Chris Lee Pavilion seats have sold out for the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival's Patriotic Concert Sunday at the Ford Amphitheater. The free lawn seats are still available, so arrive early. Doors open at 1 p.m. for the 3 p.m. concert.

VAIL – It took right around 50 minutes Thursday for all 1,263 seats at the Ford Amphitheater to be purchased for Sunday’s Vail Valley Foundation Patriotic Concert, generating over $12,000 for the Vail Veterans Ski Weekend program.

The program is a community-based effort that offers skiing and snowboarding to recent amputee veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. The program not only introduces participant veterans to skiing and snowboarding, it also offers a positive transition to living with a new disability.

“We are greatly honored to be able to make this contribution to such a worthy cause through our annual patriotic concert,” Ceil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation, said. “The Vail Valley Foundation prides itself on being able to make a difference in and through this community, and it is especially gratifying when we can have a direct impact on individuals that are putting themselves in harm’s way to protect our way of life.”

Although the pavilion seating is accounted for, lawn seating for the annual Patriotic Concert will be available free of charge, with the gates to the Ford Amphitheater opening at 1 p.m. in anticipation of the 3 p.m. performance by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert is presented in conjunction with the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival.The Ford Amphitheater and the Patriotic Concert are projects of the Vail Valley Foundation. For additional information, call 949-1999 or visit Colorado

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