Beaver Creek's Vilar Center announces Toots and the Maytals Unplugged Acoustic Tour with Anders Osborne

By Real Vail
September 21, 2012

The Vilar Performing Arts Center’s fall Underground Sound series is underway, but the venue is not ready to pack it in for winter just yet. Announced Friday, the VPAC will extend its lineup with a bonus eighth performance on Sunday, November 11 – Toots and the Maytals Unplugged Acoustic Tour with Anders Osborne.

Toots and the Maytals, once known simply as the Maytals, are considered legends of ska and reggae music. Lead singer and native JamaicanToots Hibbert and his band helped chart the course of Jamaican music through its various evolutions of ska, reggae and rock. Venturing far beyond those roots, Toots and the Maytals have collaborated with some of rock, pop, hip hop and country’s biggest artists, including classic icons Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, and Keith Richards, as well as popular artists of today such as No Doubt, Ben Harper, The Roots and Shaggy.

Embarking on one of their many famous collaborations here at the Vilar Performing Arts Center stage on November 11, Toots and the Maytals will be joined by Anders Osborne. Osborne, who will return to the Vail Valley after opening for Gov’t Mule at the Ford Amphitheater on Sept. 14, brings a powerful trio of riveting songwriting, soulful vocals and stellar guitar playing. Originally from Sweden, Osborne is among the most original and visionary musicians performing todayand is ranked as one of the Big Easy’s favorite musical heroes in his homebase of New Orleans.

“Coming off of the Underground Sound Series, which is largely about bringing rising singer/songwriters to the stage and giving fans a chance to discover new music, we expect an explosive performance from Toots and the Maytals and Anders Osborne, giving tribute to the many genres and styles of music over which they’ve had influence during past decades,” said Kris Sabel, Executive Director for the Vilar Performing Arts Center. “Most recently, Toots and the Maytals has collaborated with everyone from The Rolling Stones and Dave Matthews Band to Sheryl Crow and Los Lonely Boys. They could easily play 10 completely different sets that would each blow us away in different ways. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for November 11.”

Following on the heels of the VPAC’s Underground Sound series, which takes place Sunday evenings at 7:30 PM, Toots and the Maytals Unplugged Acoustic Tour with Anders Osborne takes place Sunday, November 11 at 7:30 PM. Tickets for the VPAC’s winter season will then go on sale immediately following this final fall performance. Toots and the Maytals tickets are $58 and available starting Monday, September 24 online at, by phone at 970.845.TIXS or in person at the VPAC Box Office in Beaver Creek.

The Vilar Performing Arts Centeris a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. For more information on the Vail Valley Foundation, visit

Full VPAC Fall Lineup:

• Paula Cole – Sunday, September 23
• William Fitzsimmons –Sunday,September 30
• Leon Redbone – Sunday, October 7
• Gregory Alan Isakov –Sunday, October 14
• Danielle Ate the Sandwich –Sunday, October 21
• The Motet Plays Parliament Funkadelic–Sunday, October 28
• Jaimee Paul –Sunday, November 4
• Toots & the Maytals Unplugged Acoustic Tour with Anders Osborne – Sunday, November 11

Tickets and more information: or 970.845.TIXS

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