Partner Press Release from Vail Valley Foundation
If you go …
What: Tash Sultana
When: Sunday, Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail
Cost: Tickets go on sale Friday, April 28, at 10 a.m. and start at $59.95 for general admission lawn or $70-$85 for reserved pavilion seating
More information: Visit grfavail.com/tash-sultana
Vail, Colo., April 25, 2023 — Since breaking through into the Australian music scene more than a decade ago, singer-songwriter Tash Sultana has been nothing less than a musical force. The gender-fluid, multi-instrumentalist went from performing at open mic nights all over Australia to busking the streets of Melbourne before releasing platinum records and accumulating billions of streams, as well as a variety of awards and nominations along the way.
As a one-person band, Sultana creates, composes, writes, engineers and produces everything that is heard live, and on record – Sultana is the band. Often seen dancing and jamming while slamming a loop pedal, Sultana is famous for a variety of online videos that have brought international attention to the talented artist, leading to a meteoric rise in the industry.
Tash Sultana brings their viral live performance to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail on Sunday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 28, at 10 a.m. and start at $59.95 for general admission lawn seating or $70-$85 for reserved pavilion seating. Visit grfavail.com/tash-sultana for tickets and more information.
Sultana’s now-famous busking sessions on Melbourne’s Bourke Street catapulted them into the eyes and ears of music fans everywhere. A viral video of their early song “Jungle” brought them international attention as well.
Then in 2018, Sultana’s debut album “Flow State” was released and quickly became gold certified, and later spawned platinum and gold records with singles “Mystik” and “Murder to the Mind.” In 2019 alone, Sultana sold more than 500,000 concert tickets globally. Since then, they’ve notched major international appearances at festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits and Montreal Jazz Festival.
In 2021, a second record was released, “Terra Firma,” that garnered widespread praise for Sultana’s raw and reflective songwriting and ambitious musical arrangements. Like everything before it, the entirety of the record was carved by Sultana – every instrument that was played, every bit of musical arrangement and every bit of production. But for the first time, a couple of close friends and collaborators helped co-write some of the songs.
On a tour that stops in Japan, Norway, Germany, Greece, France, Spain and all over the world, Sultana’s performance in Vail is one of a select few on U.S. soil. Visit grfavail.com/tash-sultana for tickets and more information.
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.