Vail Daily letter: Event shows great promise |

Vail Daily letter: Event shows great promise

As part of our mission to elevate the arts, athletics, and education in the Vail Valley, the Vail Valley Foundation is proposing a concept for a music, arts and culture event called KAABOO-VAIL proposed to be hosted Aug. 18-20, 2017.

As the public considers this event, we want to ensure that everyone understands its nature. Along with today’s Vail Town Council meeting, there will be two other opportunities for public input, hosted by the Vail Valley Foundation May 26 at the Grand View Room in Lionshead. Session 1 will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Session 2 will be from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

KAABOO-VAIL is modeled after the highly successful experience by the same name that takes place in Del Mar, California. Our vision of KAABOO-VAIL is a modified version of this event, one which takes care to scale the event to the size of our community, and tailor it to match the spirit of our community.

Occupancy rates during the mid-to-late August time period are comparably low. For some time, the Vail community has been looking for a music event for affluent consumers that aligns with the Vail brand.

In response to interest from stakeholders, we have recently vetted this idea with key organizations and institutions in Vail to determine if it was possible to host the event in a responsible manner on par with the high standards expected of our community. Now we are bringing a thoughtful, detailed plan to the public for approval.

This event shows great promise. There are more details at Please join us at our upcoming public meetings for further discussion.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Mike Imhof

President and CEO, Vail Valley Foundation

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