Partner Press Release from Vail Valley Foundation
If you go …
What: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and Ziggy Marley
When: Monday, July 24, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail
Cost: $57 for lawn seats, $91.50-$111.50 for reserved pavilion seating
More information: Visit grfavail.com
Vail, Colo., Feb. 16, 2023 — For a small-in-stature stage name, Trombone Shorty has a larger-than-life personality and the musical mettle to go with it. With deep roots in New Orleans and joined by the Orleans Avenue band, Trombone Shorty performances are filled with addictive horn sections and impulsive foot stomping.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will be joined by Ziggy Marley, the Jamaican singer-songwriter and son of reggae icon Bob Marley, at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail on Monday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. Opening will be rhythm, blues and gospel singer Mavis Staples and Robert Randolph & The Family Band. Tickets are $57 for lawn seats and $91.50-$111.50 for reserved pavilion seating. Visit grfavail.com for tickets and more information.
From performing with Bo Diddley at 4 years old to Lenny Kravitz in his teenage years to four Grammy Award performances and five at the White House, Trombone Shorty knows how to entertain. And while being best known for his trombone and trumpet skills, he also plays the drums, organ and tuba. Trombone Shorty’s career includes collaborations across genres with Pharrell, Bruno Mars, Zac Brown and countless others, as well as touring with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. For Trombone Shorty, the show never ends.
Ziggy Marley is an eight-time Grammy winner and led the family band Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers up until 2002. In addition to being a musician, he’s also an actor and philanthropist.
Celebrate the good times, and revel in the joy of love and friendship with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Ziggy Marley at The Amp on Monday, July 24. Amp Summer Concerts are co-presented by the Vail Valley Foundation and AEG Presents.
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 www.vvf.org.