Summer Music & Arts Preview

May. 25, 2017

The hills of Vail come alive in the summer, bursting bright with sound, culture, and expression. Follow this comprehensive guide to all the music and art events this summer season in Vail.

For a full list of events in Vail this summer visit our event calendar.

For the audio obsessed…

Vail Jazz Festival: Concerts taking place throughout the summer

See & hear Jazz in various iterations and venues this summer with the Vail Jazz Festival. 

Vail Summer Bluegrass Series: June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19

Bluegrass and the mountains are a perfect combination. Stop by Vail Square on the dates above for a knee slappin’ good time.

Hot Summer Nights Concert Series: Tuesday nights from June-August

Takes place every Tuesday from June 13th – August 22nd & features a variety of artists. Sponsored by local Crazy Mountain Brewing Company. Admission is free.

Bravo! Vail: June 22 – August 4

Four of the world’s greatest orchestras make their summer home at Bravo! Vail.   Intimate chamber music concerts performed by world-renowned soloists in unique venues will take place throughout the Valley as well.

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater’s 30th Anniversary Concerts: August 18-19

Featuring Rodrigo y Gabriela on August 18, and Third Eye Blind on August 19th.

Vail Dance Festival: July 29 – August 12

Now in its 28th season, the Vail Dance Festival features many forms of dance, and boasts an international reputation and dedicated following.


For the fine art fans…

Art in Public Places (AiPP):

Over 45 pieces of sculpture, installation, paintings and more can be found in highly visible, public areas around the Town of Vail.  These art pieces are often interactive and can be accessed simply by taking a leisurely stroll around the village.  Some iconic Vail Village locations like the Pirate Ship Park, Sunbird Park and Tenth Mountain Division Memorial were commissioned as a part of this project.  Click for an interactive map.

Vail Farmers Market & Art Show: Sundays throughout the Summer

Now entering its 17th year, and featuring over 130 vendors, the Vail Farmers Market & Art Show has something for everyone. Fresh produce, artwork, souvenirs, live music, and more. Takes place every Sunday from June 18- Oct.  1 on Meadow Drive from 10am-3:30pm.

Vail Arts Festival: June 23-25

A three-day celebration of over 80 artists showcasing digital art, drawing, fiber, glass, graphics and print making, metal works, wood, mixed media, ceramics, paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, and fashion.

Community Art Programs: Throughout the summer

The Alpine Arts Center in Edwards offers a variety of art classes available for all ages.