Spring Back to Vail Returns Friday with a Free Concert from Grace Potter and the Nocturnals in Vail Village

14 April 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Spring Back to Vail Returns Friday with a Free Concert from
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals in Vail Village
 
VAIL, Colo.—April 14, 2011— Spring Back to Vail returns to Vail April 15-24 with a jam-packed lineup of free concerts, après and after-dark parties and the legendary World Pond Skimming Championships. Celebrating the conclusion of one of the best ski and snowboard seasons in Vail’s history, the party kicks off Friday night with a free headliner concert in Vail Village from blues-rockers Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.
 
Evolving quickly from a home-grown Vermont act into a national touring band that can hold its own with the very best in the business, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals is known for delivering an energy-packed live show that keeps the crowd grooving to the very last note. Named one of the “Best New Bands of 2010” by Rolling Stone, the magazine said the sound of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals “finds a sweet spot between rowdy, blues-driven live sound and tight, classic-rock songcraft.” The band’s concert in Vail Village is a show not to be missed. Denver-based The Chain Gang of 1974 will open for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals on Friday evening. Led by the shape-shifting singer/multi-instrumentalist Kamtin Mohager, The Chain Gang of 1974’s brand of electronic rock will get the crowd going and ready for a great night of live music.
 
Friday night’s free concert will take place in Vail Village on Meadow Dr., just in front of Solaris. The venue will open at 6 p.m., and the music will get started at 6:30 p.m.
 
The lineup of events for Friday also includes après and after-dark parties in Vail Village. The Red Lion will host the Bud Light Après Party from 4 to 5:30 p.m. where guests can expect to find drink specials and giveaways. After the concert in Vail Village, Vendetta’s will host the Bud Light After Dark Party from 9 to 11 p.m. with more drink specials and exciting giveaways.
 
Spring Back to Vail is an annual festival in Vail that includes a full schedule of free headliner concerts, nightly parties, the legendary World Pond Skimming Championships presented by Rockstar and more. Taking place this year April 15-24, the lineup of entertainment for Spring Back to Vail spans two weekends and includes free headliner concerts from Train, Stephen Marley, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, The Greyboy Allstars, Sierra Leone’s Refugee Allstars, Shpongle presents the Shpongletron Experience, Saint Motel, DJ Logic, Chris Velan and more.
 
For more information on Spring Back to Vail, including a full schedule of events and registration for the World Pond Skimming Championships presented by Rockstar, visit www.vail.com/springback.
 
Spring Back to Vail is brought to you by Vail Mountain, Bud Light, SoBe Lifewater, Sprint, Captain Morgan, Town of Vail, Cadillac, Maui Jim, and Men’s Journal and is brought to you in part by U.S. Army, Nature Valley Granola Bar, Smartwool, Macanudo, Sonnenalp Resort of Vail, Merrell, Liberty Skis, Colorado Mountain Express, Vail Daily and KZYR-The Zephyr.
 
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Spring Back to Vail Schedule:
Friday, April 15
Bud Light Après Party
                The Red Lion
                4 – 5:30 p.m.
 
Free Concert
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
With The Chain Gang of 1974
Vail Village - Solaris/Meadow Drive
Venue opens 6 p.m.
Music starts 6:30 p.m.
 
Bud Light After Dark Party
                Vendetta’s
                9 – 11 p.m.
 
Saturday, April 16
Bud Light Après Party
                Los Amigos
                4 – 5:30 p.m.
 
Free Concert
Train presented by Bud Light
With Saint Motel
Ford Park
Venue opens 6 p.m.
Music starts 6:30 p.m.
 
Bud Light After Dark Party
                The Club
                10 p.m. – midnight
 
Sunday, April 17
Free Concert
The Greyboy Allstars
With The Jonny Mogambo Band
Vail Village - Checkpoint Charlie
Venue opens 4 p.m.
Music starts 5 p.m.
 
Saturday, April 16 – Sunday, April 17
Reverb Eco Village
Vista Bahn Express Lift (#16) base area
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
 
Friday, April 22 – Sunday, April 24
Spring Back to Vail Expo Village and the Men’s Journal Lounge
                Vista Bahn Express Lift (#16) base area
                8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
 
Friday, April 22
Bud Light Après Party
                Vendetta’s
                 4 – 5:30 p.m.
 
Free Concert
Shpongle presents the Shpongletron Experience
With DJ Mo:Rockin
Vail Village - Solaris/Meadow Drive
Venue opens 6 p.m.
Music starts 6:30 p.m.

 
Bud Light After Dark Party
                Whisky Jack’s
                9 – 11 p.m.
 
Saturday, April 23
Bud Light Après Party
                Ore House
                4 – 5:30 p.m.
 
Free Concert
Stephen Marley presented by Bud Light
With DJ Logic
Vail Village - Solaris/Meadow Drive
Venue opens 6 p.m.
Music starts 6:30 p.m.

 
 
 
Bud Light After Dark Party
                The George
                10 p.m. – midnight
 
Sunday, April 24
World Pond Skimming Championships presented by ROCKSTAR
Golden Peak base area
Venue opens 1:30 p.m.
Competition 3 – 4:30 p.m.
 
Free Concert
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars
With Chris Velan
Vail Village - Solaris/Meadow Drive
Venue opens 4 p.m.
Music starts 5 p.m.
 
Spring Back to Vail Event Media Contact:
Kelly Paton
Highline Sports & Entertainment
(970) 476-6797 x111 [o]
(970) 776-6866 [c]
kpaton@gohighline.com

Vail Mountain Media Contact:
Liz Biebl
Vail Resorts
(970) 754-3001 [o]
EBiebl@vailresorts.com

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, and the Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort property and hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and in 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 www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

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