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Shakey Graves returns to the Vail Valley with Summer Show at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater on June 21

Partner Press Release from Vail Valley Foundation


If you go …

What: Shakey Graves

When: Wednesday, June 21, 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m.

Where: Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail

Cost: Tickets are $47.50 for lawn, $69.95-$79.95 for pavilion

More information: Visit


Vail, Colo., Feb. 14, 2023 — Shakey Graves makes his much-anticipated return to the Vail Valley this summer when he performs at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail on Wednesday, June 21, at 7 p.m. The lifelong performer (and occasional actor) out of Austin, Texas, has found success with his unique strain of blues, folk and rock and most recently played in the Vail Valley last summer, a memorable show at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek.

Tickets to Shakey Graves at The Amp go on sale on Friday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $47.50 for general admission lawn or $69.95-$79.95 for reserved pavilion seats. The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail is a stunning 2,500 seat venue along the Gore Creek with views of the Rocky Mountains – and world-class entertainment all summer long. Visit for tickets and more information.

While being known by his stage name, Shakey Graves is also well known for his one-man-band style. The singer, songwriter and guitarist grew up in a family that encouraged his creative pursuits – his mother was an actress and his father managed a theater.

Initially, Shakey Graves followed his interest in acting and soon moved from Texas to Los Angeles, where he appeared in several films and TV shows including “Spy Kids 3” and “Friday Night Lights.” But his passion for music soon took over and Shakey Graves was born. In 2011, he released the first Shakey Graves album, “Roll the Bones,” which documented his stripped-down performing approach.

In 2012, the mayor of Austin acknowledged the rising star by declaring Feb. 9 “Shakey Graves Day.” After multiple albums and extensive touring, the Shakey Graves following continues to be as dedicated as ever.

Shakey Graves has performed on the late-night television circuit, at renowned festivals and even won the Best Emerging Artist at the 2015 Americana Music Awards.

Shakey Graves brings his smoky, spectral fusion of blues, folk and rock in a stripped-down one-man-band style to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail this summer on June 21. For tickets and more information, visit

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 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 


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