Mad Dog and the Smokin’ Js Provide Free Entertainment at Vail’s Friday Afternoon Club on Aug. 20

18 August 2010
VAIL, Colo. – August 18, 2010 – Mad Dog and the Smokin’ Js , a self-proclaimed rockabilly band from Denver, performs at Vail’s original mountaintop Friday Afternoon Club (FAC) this Friday, August 20 from 4-9 p.m. at Eagle’s Nest. FAC takes place every Friday on Talon’s Deck beginning at 4 p.m. With a sound comprised of honky-tonk, rock, and dancehall music, Mad Dog and the Smokin’ Js provides the perfect start to a fun-filled weekend at Vail. 
In addition to live music from local and regional bands, FAC features food and drink specials, spectacular views of the Vail Valley and free activities for all ages including bocce ball, horseshoes, bean bag toss and the new slackline park.
All performances are free and the Eagle Bahn Gondola is free to 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 pass holders and children ages four and under. Children ages 5-12 years old ride free with a paid adult (limit three children per paid adult). After 4 p.m., lift tickets can be purchased for $15, which includes a $10 credit voucher valid for the purchase of on-mountain food, beverage or Adventure Ridge activities. Or, take a break from the tunes, grab a complimentary shuttle to Game Creek and use the voucher for sunset appetizers and drinks on Game Creek Restaurant’s deck overlooking the Vail Valley. The last ride up the Eagle Bahn Gondola during evening operations is at 8:30 p.m. to allow time for guests to use their voucher.  
The remaining 2010 summer FAC band lineup includes:
  • Aug. 20 – Mad Dog and the Smokin’ Js
  • Aug. 27 – Frogs Gone Fishin’
  • Sept. 3 – Bluzilla
Summer 2010 Eagle Bahn Gondola Hours & Dates
June 24 – Sept. 6
Sunday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
*Bikes are not allowed up the gondola after 4 p.m.
Sept. 10 – 19
Weekends only: Friday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
For more information about Vail Mountain and FAC, visit, stop by the Mountain Information Center in Lionshead open daily from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).
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About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, Heavenly Mountain Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and the Caribbean. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and the consumer website is


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