Vail, CO -- Vail Bluegrass announces the lineup for its inaugural series to be held on Wednesdays, July 2, July 16, August 13 and August 27 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Arrabelle at Vail Square. The Vail Summer Bluegrass Series is a free event with the option to purchase tickets for preferred seating. Tickets for preferred seating will go on sale Tuesday, April 1 on the website.
Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon kicks things off on July 2 with the Drew Emmitt Band, while Grammy award-winner and six-time nominee, Peter Rowan brings his Bluegrass Band to the Vail Bluegrass stage on July 16. Following a four-week break, Vail Bluegrass continues on August 13 featuring Grammy nominee, Sarah Jarosz. The Travelin' McCourys featuring all current members of the Grammy award-winning Del McCoury Band (excluding Del) close out the series joined by Bill Nershi of the String Cheese Incident. Supporting artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
Additionally, the Vail Summer Bluegrass Series is supporting Colorado’s Sera Schools Music Program. Sera Schools, a community-based music school in Colorado (with a location in the Vail Valley), offers education programs and music lessons for children and adults in piano, guitar, violin and voice. The Sera Schools Music Program has set up a scholarship fund in the name of Vail Bluegrass.
A list of preferred accommodations, dining options, things-do-in-summer, and more, is soon to be announced. Vail Bluegrass would also like to acknowledge its initial partners and sponsors: the Town of Vail, Antlers at Vail, EcoProducts, the Vail Jazz Foundation, Rhizome Productions, the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and the Lion Square Lodge.
There’s no place like Vail for year-round recreation, outdoor pursuits and cultural activities in the heart of the Rockies. Located just two hours west of Denver, Vail’s fresh air, rugged beauty and charming pedestrian village await visitors. Discover a quaint mountain town where outdoor activities abound and the performing arts flourish. Matching the incredible winter mountain experience, Vail from May through October is characterized by a rich culinary scene, family activities, a world-class events schedule and everything in between.
This summer guests can experience events like the new Vail Summer Bluegrass Series, GoPro Mountain Games, Vail Jazz Festival, the Vail International Dance Festival, BRAVO! Vail, USA Pro Challenge, Gourmet on Gore culinary festival and much more. Vail offers a diverse range of lodging options from luxury brands to boutique hotels, condominiums and vacation rentals. For more information on a Vail vacation, please visit www.vail.com. For more information on the community, please visit www.vailgov.com
Lakeside Stride is a Denver-based event promotions company whose mission is to create the culmination of community united by music. Lakeside Stride aims to align its objectives with those of key, local non-profit organizations to generate continued awareness through live music performances and its strategic alliances. For more information, please visit www.lakesidestride.com.
Sera Schools is Colorado’s leading destination for aspiring musicians of all ages and all skill levels who want to enjoy learning and playing classical, rock, pop, jazz, blues, folk and other popular styles of music. Most beginner courses focus primarily on proficiency in reading. Sera Schools also offers a comprehensive program for Early Childhood Development, the Little Sera’s Program.
Founded in California in 2005, Sera Schools is a program where learning and playing music is fun and affordable, where people come together who love music, and where each student's unique talents and goals are recognized and supported. Sera Schools’ mission is to provide superior, affordable music education to aspiring musicians of all ages and skill levels, and is supported in part through volunteers, sponsors, and donors. Sera Schools teachers are successful professional musicians and passionate educators who perform, song-write and record. For more information on Sera Schools after School Music Programs, please visit seraschools.com or call 970.343.0819.