Live Music Scene

Vail’s live music scene goes off all year long. Be sure to catch these incredible performances in these unique locations:

Whistle Pig Festival & Tuesday Night Concert Series: Summer brings the music scene outside with large scale national acts performing at the Gerald Ford Amphitheater during the summer-long Whistle Pig Festival music series and the free Tuesday night concert series.

Vail Summer Bluegrass Concert Series: On the lawn of Solaris, this is a free 5-week series (Wednesdays) featuring top Bluegrass bands from around the country.

The Vail Jazz Festival: A 10-week program that brings the best talent in the jazz world to Vail. The festival consists of six distinctive series that run from June – September (Vail Jazz @ Vail Square, Vail Jazz @ The Market, Vail Jazz Club Series, Vail Jazz @ The Remedy, the Vail Jazz Party and Vail Jazz @ Riverwalk). With over 80 performances and 200 artists, join us this summer as we fill the streets of Vail with the sounds of swing, salsa, blues, Latin, bebop, the American Songbook, and more!

Bravo! Vail: Four of the world’s greatest orchestras come together in Vail for the summer. These internationally renowned musicians and acclaimed soloists perform powerful classical masterworks, soulful jazz, and electrifying pops programs in a majestic Rocky Mountain setting. Plus, experience intimate chamber music concerts performed by world-renowned soloists in unique venues throughout the Valley.

All Year: Bars throughout Vail and Lionshead feature live music in the afternoon “après” hours and into the wee hours of the night! Check out Shakedown Bar, Bridge Street Bar, The Red Lion, Pepi’s Bar, Vail Chophouse, and you’ll be sure to find a sound you like!