The place to be seen " free concerts this summer |

The place to be seen " free concerts this summer

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO, Colorado
The Wailers perform in Vail on Tuesday, June 25.
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VAIL ” Running every Tuesday night from June 19-Aug. 21 (except Aug. 7) at the Ford Amphitheater, the Hot Summer Nights free concert series celebrates its 20th anniversary with a lineup of diverse and exceptional bands.

Reggae legends The Wailers kick off the season on June 19, bringing their roots-rock sound to the stage in Vail. Other season highlights include country great Steve Azar, blues legend John Lee Hooker Jr., Celtic rockers The Town Pants and a special July 31 performance, in conjunction with the Vail International Dance Festival, featuring hip hop dancers Break! The season wraps up on Aug. 21 with a performance by the audacious, critically acclaimed tribute band Lez Zeppelin.

Doors to the amphitheater open at 5:30 p.m., with the shows beginning at 6:30 p.m. Concerts are held rain or shine. Hot Summer Nights is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. For more information, call 949.1999 or visit

All shows happen Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Ford Amphitheater

June 19 ” The Wailers

June 26 ” Steve Azar

July 3 ” Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk

July 10 ” John Lee Hooker, Jr.

July 17 ” The Town Pants

July 24 ” The John Cowan Band

July 31 ” Hip hop dance with Break!

Aug. 14 ” Vinyl

Aug. 21″ Lez Zeppelin

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