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Headliner Concerts 2023

MOUNTAINS OF MUSIC – June 8 – 10, 2023

The 2023 GoPro Mountain Games will once again feature incredible live concerts throughout the event as part of the Mountains of Music concert series. Free day time music sets will liven the vibe in Mountain House Gear Town (Vail Village) and The Hangout (Golden Peak) each day from Thursday through Sunday. Then on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, the iconic Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater (The Amp) in Vail will host ticketed, headliner performances. When the sun sets, The Amp comes alive, winding down from a day of outdoor sport and lifestyle in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

The 2023 Mountains of Music headliners are Brothers of a Feather, Orebolo & Local Natives! See details below!



The summer-long concert series at Vail’s Gerald. R. Ford Amphitheater returns in 2023 with more headliner concerts (in collaboration with AEG Presents) from a variety of genres including rock, pop, country, bluegrass, comedy, and more. There’s no better place to see these concerts than the natural, outdoor Ford “Amp”, set under the stars, surrounded by the mountains of Vail. Get up close and personal with covered reserved seating, or spread out with General Admission lawn seating. Just make sure you grab a ticket to these not to miss shows and secure your lodging today!

Check back for more announcements!

SHAKEY GRAVES with support from Neal Francis – Wednesday, June 21

Austin, Texas, native Shakey Graves is a lifelong performer (and occasional actor) who has found success with his unique strain of blues, folk, and rock. In 2011, he was tapped as the “official busker” for the Railroad Revival Tour—featuring Mumford & Sons and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. Graves was named Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2015 Americana Music Honors & Awards. In 2018 he released the full-length LP, Can’t Wake Up, which climbed the Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums chart.


Old Crow Medicine Show began in late September of 1998 when a monkey wrench gang of old-time string band musicians, most of us still in our teens, left Ithaca, New York to cross the Canadian border and play our way to the Pacific. We brought our pawnshop fiddles, banjos, guitars and washboards to downtown street corners across Ontario, to paper mill towns above Lake Superior, farmers markets in Manitoba, Indian reservations in South Dakota, and out to the streets of Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle and Portland. Along the way we discovered a unique country sound both old and new, foreign and familiar. We knew we had captured something special.

TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE and ZIGGY MARLEY with support from Mavis Staples & Robert Randolph and The Family Band – Monday, July 24

You don’t want to miss this high-energy evening of funky horns with New Orlean’s very own Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and eight-time Grammy Award winner Ziggy Marley. Additionally, the legendary singer Mavis Staples and gospel soul act Robert Randolph and The Family Band will open the show and get the crowd moving! 

CHICAGO – Friday, August 11

Hailed as one of the “most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in as the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s Top 125 Artists Of All Time. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades. 

The Head & The Heart with Father John Misty, August 15 & 16

The Head and The Heart band  released their fifth studio album, ‘Every Shade of Blue’, headlined sold-out shows all over North America on their Every Shade of Blue 2022 North American Tour, and performed multiple times on national television. Father John Misty returns with Chloë and The Next 20th Century, his fifth album and first new material since the release of God’s Favorite Customer in 2018.  


Across various cultures and belief systems, the color orange symbolizes sunshine, creativity, heat, freedom, fascination, and fire. Mt. Joy channels this bright, bold, and brilliant energy on their 2022 third full-length offering, Orange Blood, which is set to release on June 17th via Island Records. The title track, which was released today across platforms, hinges on gently strummed guitar as woozy vocals echo over sparse swells of sound before the central hummable harmony drifts in and out of focus.


Moe’s Original BBQ Hot Summer Nights| Select Tuesdays

Hot Summer Nights has been a longstanding Vail tradition for 20+ years and a favorite Tuesday night scene for locals and visitors alike. This free concert series brings popular bands from today and yesterday to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. Bring a picnic (food is also available for purchase), grab a beverage (wine, beer, and cocktails available for purchase), spread out a blanket, and enjoy a music-filled evening.


Pop-Up Concerts & Live Music | All summer | FREE

Many of Vail’s favorite local musicians bring their music to the streets of Vail with pop-up performances throughout Vail Village and Lionshead. Be surprised and delighted as you happen upon these high-energy outdoor performances this summer!



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