Robert Randolph & Friends, a special performance at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

Vail, Colo., Aug. 10, 2020 — Demand has been incredibly high for music at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater this summer, and organizers expect the same when tickets for an Aug. 22 date for Robert Randolph & Friends go on sale Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. at grfavail.com.

“One of the good things about being open right now is that we’re able to bring in some incredible performers, and with only 175 people in the venue, per show, each show is like its own VIP private event,” said Tom Boyd, Director of the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater for the Vail Valley Foundation. “Robert is extremely well-loved in Colorado, and he’s bringing and incredible group of talented musicians with him for these shows.”

The “friends” part of Robert Randolph & Friends promises one of the most exceptional lineups of talent anywhere in the Rockies this summer, as Robert will bring Nigel Hall, Nikki Glaspie, Garrett Sayers, and Eric “Benny” Bloom.

There will be two shows with 175 spectators each, Saturday, Aug. 22. The first is at 4:30 (gates open at 4 p.m.) and the second will be at 7:30 p.m. (gates at 7 p.m.). Tickets are $60 plus fees and go onsale Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. at grfavail.com. Ticketholders are reminded that demand is exceptionally high, for a small number of tickets, in 2020. There will be no waitlist for this event. Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable, and non-transferable.

Learn more at grfavail.com.

Support the arts and ‘Turn Up The Amp’

The Ford Amphitheater has also launched a new fundraising campaign in 2020. Each donation made to the “Turn Up The Amp” Fund this July and August will be multiplied due to support from a variety of venue sponsors and partners.

Participating sponsors include: GMC, TIAA Bank, Nature Valley, Pacifico, Aperol, Espolon Tequila, BluSky Restoration Contractors, Encore Electric, Meiomi Wine, Holy Cross Energy, Deep Eddy Vodka and Cocktail Squad.

The Town of Vail has also been an important and valued partner and will continue its support of the VVF and the Ford Amphitheater this summer, Boyd said.

Learn more about the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater at grfavail.com. 

About the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

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 Valley 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 Vail Valley Foundation.

About the Vail Valley Foundation

The Vail Valley Foundation is a 501c3 Colorado nonprofit with a mission to enhance the quality of life in the Vail Valley through arts, athletics and education. The organization’s work in education is through YouthPower365, which operates as its own 501c3 with a mission to provide year-round extended learning that empowers and educates the youth and families of Eagle County from cradle-to-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, Hot Summer Nights and ShowDown Town free concert series’, and more. The Vail Valley Foundation also manages and operates the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek Village and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, providing more than 100 Broadway, dance, classical, rock, pop, jazz and family events per year.

Vail Valley Foundation activities and events are made possible by cornerstone partners: the Town of Vail, Vail Resorts, GMC, and TIAA Bank. Visit www.vvf.org to learn more.

Media contact:

Tom Boyd

tboyd@vvf.org

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