Free Hot Summer Nights concert doubles as celebration for Vail landing 2015 ski championships

By Real Vail
July 15, 2010

While there are still approximately 1,662 days until the Opening Ceremonies of the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships, it's not too early to get the party started.

And organizers will do just that this coming Tuesday evening, July 20, as the 2015 World Championships Community Celebration will be hosted in conjunction with the weekly Bud Light Hot Summer Nights free concert at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater.

“Due to the timing of the vote (June 3) and how busy everyone has been so far this summer,” explained Harry Frampton, Chairman of the Vail Valley Foundation board of directors, “we have not had the chance to bring the community together to celebrate the fact that we will soon begin preparations to host the world once again. We invite everyone who would like to toast to our success to come to the Ford Amphitheater on Tuesday to officially take the first step on the road to 2015.”

In addition to the free concert, featuring the funk, progressive R&B and pure soul of the Laura Reed Trio, the evening will also include free 2015 bumper stickers, 2015 food and beverage specials, face painting and tattoos for the kids and a chance to win a brand new pair of Atomic skis.

Vail/Beaver Creek won the right to host the 2015 World Championships on the first ballot at the FIS Congress in Antalya, Turkey, defeating Cortina, Italy and St. Moritz, Switzerland in the process.

“It was a long and arduous road,” concluded Frampton, “but to hear (FIS President) Gian-Franco Kasper say the words ‘Vail/Beaver Creek' made it all worth it. We waged the campaign for everyone in our community and now, it's time to celebrate with those same people.”

The gates of the Ford Amphitheater will open at 5:30 p.m. in anticipation of the free concert, which is scheduled to get underway at 6:30 p.m.

The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and Bud Light Hot Summer Nights free concert series are projects of the Vail Valley Foundation. For more information, check out

comments: 3 Comments on "Free Hot Summer Nights concert doubles as celebration for Vail landing 2015 ski championships"

farhan – May 31, 2022, at 6:48 a.m.

What exactly is freeze dried food? How does it become freeze dried? Freeze dried food is food that has gone through the lyophilization process. Freeze Dried

farhan – June 02, 2022, at 8:22 a.m.

Certified locksmiths employ technicians who use mobile vans that travel your locality 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Locksmith Service

farhan – Nov. 21, 2022, at 5:45 p.m.

Reading customer reviews and ratings is a great idea if you want to find out customers' opinions about your favorite product. Make sure that you look for a reliable website instead of just depending on Amazon reviews. United Kingdom Oriental Supermarket

Comment Form Info  Comment Information
Real Aspen encourages you to post comments on our articles and blogs. Logged in email is required for monitoring purposes. Your email will not be published and will not be distributed to any third-party. Abusive, obscene, profane, threatening, libelous or defamatory comments are prohibited. By posting a comment, you agree to this policy and our terms of use. To report an abusive posting, please contact us.

To make a comment, please log in or create an account. This helps us prevent spam and other malicious attacks.

Please log in to comment


Create a user account to comment

Snow Report

  24hr snow mid dpth snow cond.
A-Basin n/a n/a
Aspen n/a n/a closed
BC n/a n/a closed
Breckenridge n/a n/a closed
Buttermilk n/a n/a closed
Copper n/a n/a closed
Crest. Butte n/a n/a closed
Eldora n/a n/a closed
Heavenly n/a n/a closed
Highlands n/a n/a
Howelsen n/a n/a closed
Keystone n/a n/a closed
Kirkwood n/a n/a closed
Loveland n/a n/a
Monarch n/a n/a closed
Northstar n/a n/a closed
Powderhorn n/a n/a closed
Purgatory n/a n/a closed
Silverton n/a n/a closed
Ski Cooper n/a n/a closed
Ski Granby n/a n/a closed
Snowmass n/a n/a closed
Steamboat n/a n/a closed
Sunlight n/a n/a closed
Telluride n/a n/a closed
Vail n/a n/a closed
WinterPark n/a n/a closed
Wolf Creek n/a n/a closed
More Weather Reports
Vail powder day snow snake
Airing it out at Crested Butte
Feb. 17, 2011 Surprise 14 inches of Fresh Powder