If you go …
What: Big Head Todd and the Monsters & Blues Traveler
When: Thursday, July 6, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail
Cost: Tickets go on sale Friday, April 14, at 10 a.m. and start at $55 for general admission lawn seating or $79.95 for reserved pavilion seating.
More information: Visit grfavail.com
Vail, Colo., April 11, 2023 — Big Head Todd and the Monsters might not officially be Colorado’s state band, but they very well could be. After forming in 1986 in Boulder, Colorado, the easygoing rock band with a jam band sensibility and a taste for the blues has developed a robust country-wide following, thanks to hits like “Bittersweet,” “Boom Boom,” and many more.
On Thursday, July 6, Big Head Todd and the Monsters & Blues Traveler come to Vail for a performance at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 14, at 10 a.m. and start at $55 for general admission lawn seating or $79.95 for reserved pavilion seating. Visit grfavail.com for tickets and more information.
Made up of Todd Park Mohr (vocals, guitar, keyboard, saxophone, harmonica), Brian Nevin (drums, percussion, vocals), Rob Squires (bass, guitar, vocals) and Jeremy Lawton (keyboards, pedal steel guitar, vocals), Big Head Todd and the Monsters have headlined Red Rocks 19 times, took part in the parade through Denver after the Broncos won Super Bowl 50, and Mohr helped kicked off a Rockies game by singing the national anthem.
Appealing to a variety of music-loving audiences, their music has been featured in TV and film, including “My Name Is Earl,” Adam Sandler’s “The Waterboy” and Mark Wahlberg’s “Contraband,” among others.
Joining Big Head Todd and the Monsters in Vail will be longtime rock band Blues Traveler. Starting in 1987, a year after Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Blues Traveler’s music also has an extensive reach into TV and movies. From “Secret Agent Man” in “Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls” to “Maybe I’m Wrong” in “Blues Brothers 2000,” Blues Traveler is known for extensive use of segues in live performances and were considered a key part of the re-emerging jam band scene in the 1990s.
Celebrate the Fourth of July all week long with Big Head Todd and the Monsters & Blues Traveler at The Amp in Vail on Thursday, July 6. Visit grfavail.com for tickets and more information.
Each summer, the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail plays host to an array of cultural and entertainment offerings, ranging from headliner music and comedy, to internationally renowned dance and classical music presentations, courtesy of the Vail Dance Festival and the Bravo! Vail Music Festival, to the free weekly concerts of the Hot Summer Nights series. In addition, local chorale and theater presentations annually grace the Amphitheater stage. The venue, named after President Gerald R. Ford and family, opened in 1987, and is operated by the nonprofit Vail Valley Foundation.
About the Vail Valley Foundation
The Vail Valley Foundation is a 501c3 Colorado nonprofit corporation with a mission to provide leadership in Arts, Athletics and Education, and address community needs to enhance our Valley as a place to live, work and visit.
The organization’s work in education is through YouthPower365, a 501c3 Colorado nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, educate and empower youth and families from early childhood to college and career readiness. The Vail Valley Foundation also provides the Vail Valley with several of its most treasured annual events, such as the GoPro Mountain Games, the Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup races, the Vail Dance Festival, and the Hot Summer Nights and ShowDown Town free concert series. The Vail Valley Foundation also manages and operates two performing arts centers, the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek Village and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, providing more than 100 Broadway, dance, comedy, classical, rock, pop, jazz, community and family events per year.
Vail Valley Foundation activities and events are in part made possible by cornerstone partners: the Town of Vail, Vail Resorts, Beaver Creek Resort Company, Nature Valley, Constellation Brands, CELSIUS Energy, TINCUP Whiskey, and Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.
To learn more about the Vail Valley Foundation visit www.vvf.org.