(Vail, Colo.) March 18, 2019 – Mountain biking. Trout fishing. The Epic Discovery Course. Tubing (yes, summer tubing). The summer in Vail offers no shortage of entertainment and fun, on-mountain and in town. One of Town’s hidden gems for the past five summers has been the Bluegrass Series, which has hosted a number of world-class artists including the Travelin’ McCourys, Tyler Childers, Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company), Sarah Jarosz and more.
For its sixth iteration, Vail Bluegrass is proud to reveal its complete music lineup featuring a number of bands who are Vail summer vets, as well as some new talent. The 2019 series kicks off on June 26 with a headlining performance by Trout Steak Revival with support from Denver’s Chain Station. On July 3, Jeremy Garrett (of the Infamous Stringdusters) will be joined by a soon-to-be-announced group of “friends” with support by Meadow Mountain. Appalachian bluegrassers, the Hackensaw Boys stop in Vail in part of their 20th anniversary tour along with Steamboat’s Jay Roemer Band on July 10. And closing the series on July 17 will be a triple bill of Colorado’s best rising bluegrass bands, the Lonesome Days, the Sweet Lillies and Avenhart.
“Vail has become our home, and for that reason we’re proud [at Vail Bluegrass] to partner with bands and businesses that have deep ties to the community. Our goal is to continue digging, uncovering new opportunities to provide affordable entertainment, culture and a weeknight to-do for residents and visitors alike, and our 2019 programming falls exactly within that wheelhouse,” shared Ariel Rosemberg, Vail Bluegrass Producer.
Vail Bluegrass is also excited to announce a move to Solaris Plaza in the heart of Vail Village. Tony Herrera, Director of Operations at Bol shared, “We are excited to announce and partner with Vail Bluegrass in the Solaris Plaza. With our centralized location in Vail Village, we feel this is a great opportunity for the community and visitors to enjoy great music, and a fun atmosphere on our lawn space. Vail Bluegrass has a proven track record and [we] couldn’t be more excited to host this year, and for years to come.”
The Vail Summer Bluegrass Series is free to attend, and all shows run from 6 – 9 p.m. In part of a newly formed partnership with Vail Brewing Company, details surrounding the addition of a weekly 1 p.m. taproom series at their Solaris location will be announced soon.
The Series would like to thank its initial sponsors for their partnership including Town of Vail, the Antlers at Vail, Solaris Plaza, Bol, the VBCA and Vail Brewing Company.