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Vail’s Live Headliner Concerts, Summer 2022


The summer-long concert series at Vail’s Gerald. R. Ford Amphitheater returns in 2022 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!

Primus – A Tribute to Kings – August 12 & 13
Primus is characterized by its irreverent, quirky approach to music distinguished by Les Claypool’s bass-first songwriting style and eccentric lyrical themes. In 2021, Primus headed out on “A Tribute to Kings” Tour, paying homage to one of rock’s most celebrated and enduring bands, Rush. Rush has had a heavy influence on Claypool and their album “A Farewell to Kings” was the first Rush record he ever heard. It also contains his favorite Rush tune, “Cygnus X-1.” Primus will play Rush’s album in its entirety on August 12 and 13 at The Amp!

Amos Lee with the Colorado Symphony and Danielle Ponder – August 14
With his laid-back vocal delivery and earthy acoustic sound, Amos Lee emerged in the mid-2000s, balancing his love of classic singer/songwriter folk with blues, country, and ’70s-style R&B. Drawing upon an array of influences including Bob Dylan, Bill Withers, John Prine, and Otis Redding, Lee garnered critical praise — and chart success — including a number one album on the Billboard 200. Amos will be accompanied by the Colorado Symphony for a one-of-a-kind show in Vail.

Maren Morris with The Lone Bellow – August 16
Armed with sheer talent, honest lyrics and a completely magnetic presence, Nashville singer/songwriter Maren Morris has quickly established herself with vocal stylings that reflect her country, folk and pop influences.

Fitz &  The Tanstrums and Andy Grammer – The Wrong Party Tour – August 17
Multi-platinum artists Fitz and The Tantrums have quickly grown from independent upstarts to bonafide hitmakers. The LA-based band recently released their much-anticipated, fourth full length album “ALL THE FEELS.” The band has brought the infectious energy of their live shows to the small screen, with nationally televised performances of “HandClap” on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars,” “Good Morning America,” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” among others. Multiplatinum troubadour Andy Grammer continues to engage, energize, and empower audiences with stomping stadium-size pop anthems meant to be shared at full volume. His observations and affirmations pick you back up when you need it, affirm your potential, and encourage you to keep going. His catalog consists of numerous bona fide hits, including the quadruple-platinum “Honey, I’m Good,” platinum singles “Keep Your Head Up,” “Fine By Me,” “Don’t Give Up On Me,” “Fresh Eyes,” “Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah),” and gold single “I Found You.”

Mark your calendar for these not to miss shows!


Moe’s Original BBQ Hot Summer Nights| Select Tuesdays, June 21– August 3(note: Aug. 18th show is a Thursday)

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!