Zach Deputy takes ‘one man band’ to new level at Vail free concert |

Zach Deputy takes ‘one man band’ to new level at Vail free concert

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Zach Deputy performs a free show in Vail tonight.
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What: Zach Deputy plays Hot Summer Nights.

Where: Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail.

When: Tuesday. Activities start at 4:30 p.m.; music at 6:30 p.m.

Cost: Free.

More information: Visit

VAIL — When Zach Deputy plays at the Hot Summer Nights free concert series Tuesday evening, he’ll have his entire band with him.

For Deputy, the band happens to be built into the electronics. As a one-man band, Deputy does what is called live looping: layering sounds through the magic of technology to create a full band effect. He isn’t the only performer out there doing this, but he has taken the technique to the next level with a combination of great songwriting, shredding guitar, rapping, beat boxing, and overlaying it all with soulful, dynamic vocals.

Guitar, bass, drums, even vocal harmonies … Deputy will do it all when he hits the stage at the Ford Amphitheater. Music starts at 6:30, but activities begin at 4:30 p.m. with tailgating, lawn games and beer specials from 4:30 to 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.

To view the entire free concert series line-up, visit and follow Vail Free Concerts on Facebook.

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