Trace Adkins salutes America’s heroes in concert at Beaver Creek |

Trace Adkins salutes America’s heroes in concert at Beaver Creek

Duncan Horner
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The Vilar Performing Arts Center is taking a whole month to celebrate America during July, capped off by a performance Monday, July 24, by country music star Trace Adkins. His Salute to our Nation's Heroes Concert begins at 8 p.m.
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What: Trace Adkins Salute to our Nation’s Heroes Concert.

Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek.

When: Monday, July 24, 8 p.m.

Cost: Tickets start at $95.

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Just a few weeks after Independence Day, Grammy-nominated country music superstar Trace Adkins arrives in Beaver Creek to perform a special Salute to Our Nation’s Heroes Concert at the Vilar Performing Arts Center today.

Adkins has dominated radio, streaming audio and music sales since the mid-90s, with such chart-topping hits as “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing,” “Ladies Love Country Boys” and “You’re Gonna Miss This.” As a member of The Grand Ole Oprey, Adkins has a great stage presence and his bass-baritone voice is the envy to many of us gents, carrying it well with 10 million albums sold worldwide.

Honoring America

But somehow, despite all of his achievements, Adkins still makes time to honor American patriots. Like many musicians, he’s taken time to sing the National Anthem at professional sporting events, but he goes above and beyond by performing for troops overseas and raising money for their cause.

The Grammy nominee’s return to the Vilar Performing Arts Center will help support the Vail Veterans Program (suggested donation $15). Thanks to a partnership between the VPAC and Vail Vets for this event, the VPAC and Adkins will host a group from the program backstage before the show at an exclusive meet and greet.

It’s only one of many efforts Adkins has put toward this cause.

In 2008, Adkins raised more than $100,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” and returned in 2013 to “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” to win $1.5 million for the American Red Cross. Shortly after 9/11, Adkins performed for troops aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln. He’s even performed at the WWE’s annual extravaganza Tribute to the Troops at Fort Hood, Texas.

This month, we’re not taking one day to celebrate America; we’re making it an entire month. At the VPAC, we can’t wait to close out our celebration with Trace Adkins, whose dedication to honoring patriots has made him his own kind of American hero.

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