JJ Grey & Mofro headlines Spring Back to Vail Saturday at Solaris

By Real Vail
April 13, 2012

Spring Back to Vail, the annual festival that celebrates the close of the winter season, rocks into Saturday a free concert at Solaris in Vail Village from JJ Grey & Mofro. The day's events will also include the Spring Back to Vail Expo Village at the base of the Vista Bahn Express Lift and après and after-dark parties presented by Bud Light.

JJ Grey & Mofro
John Margaretten photo

JJ Grey & Mofro is a Blues/Southern rock band hailing from Jacksonville, Fla. that has built an intensely loyal fan base since their debut in 2001. Grey is known for laying it all on the line during every single performance, leaving blissful fans and overwhelming praise in his wake. Grey comes from a long tradition of Southern storytellers and, in that spirit, he fills his songs with details that are at once vivid, personal and universal. His songs have appeared in film and on network and cable television programs including House, Flashpoint, Crash, Friday Night Lights, The Deadliest Catch and the film The Hoot. Local rockers The Sessh will open. The venue at Solaris will open at 6 p.m. Saturday night, with music starting at 6 p.m.

Saturday's schedule of events also includes Bud Light après and after dark parties:

· 4-6 p.m. – Bud Light Après Party at The Red Lion, Vail Village

· 10 p.m.-midnight – Bud Light Post Concert Party at Samana, Vail Village

Attendees of the après and after-dark parties can expect great specials on Bud Light and lots of fun giveaways.

The Spring Back to Vail Expo Village will be at the base of the Vista Bahn Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with expos from brands like Helly Hansen, Sprint, Maui Jim, Rockstar, Muscle Milk, Rustic Crust, Stonyfield Farms, Evol Burritos, Ski Bumper and MATADOR® Beef Jerky and gear demos from Liberty skis, Nordica and Ramp Sports.

Spring Back to Vail is the annual spring bash in Vail, Colo. celebrating the close of the skiing and riding season with a jam-packed schedule of events that includes free headliner concerts, nightly bar parties, the Spring Back to Vail Expo Village and the wet ‘n' wild World Pond Skimming Championships presented by Rockstar. For more information on Spring Back to Vail, including the full event schedule and registration for the Pond Skimming World Championships presented by Rockstar, visit www.vail.com/springback.

Spring Back to Vail is presented by Vail Mountain, Bud Light, Cadillac, SoBe Lifewater,Sprint, Town of Vail and Skiing Magazine and is brought to you in part by Helly Hansen, Maui Jim, MATADOR® Beef Jerky, Macanudo, Liberty Skis, UrgentRx, Ski Bumper, Vail Daily and KZYR-The Zephyr.

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