Vail Mountain Friday Afternoon Club Kicks Off Friday, July 3 at Eagle's Nest with Cowboy Hillbilly Hippy Folk

01 July 2009

VAIL, Colo. – July 1, 2009 – Unwind and start the weekends off with Vail’s original and only mountaintop Friday Afternoon Club (FAC) at Eagle’s Nest. The 2009 summer series begins this Friday, July 3 with Columbus, Ohio-based Cowboy Hillbilly Hippy Folk band. The group claims influences from “every back porch pic’n hillbilly all over the world. Young and old, dead or alive,” and will make Vail its second stop on the Independence Tour through Colorado, July 2-9.

FAC begins every Friday at 5 p.m. on Talon’s Deck and features live music from blues and bluegrass to rock and reggae, spectacular sunsets and food and drink specials. All performances are free and the Eagle Bahn Gondola offers free scenic rides after 4 p.m. The 2009 band lineup includes:

  • July 3 - Cowboy Hillbilly Hippy Folk
  • July 10 -  Bluzilla
  • July 17 - All Strung Out
  • July 24 - Matt Clark Band
  • July 31 - Hustle
  • Aug. 7 - Missed the Boat
  • Aug. 14 - Mikee T & the Peaceful Warriors
  • Aug. 21 - Hustle
  • Aug. 28 - Matt Clark Band
  • Sept. 4 - All Strung Out

For more information about Vail Mountain and FAC, visit or call the Mountain Information Center at (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).

About Vail
Coveted as North America’s top ski resort, Vail is an extraordinary winter vacation destination. Spanning seven miles are seven legendary Back Bowls, blanketed last year with thirty-eight feet of powder snow. Under blue sky three hundred days a year and with more groomed terrain than anywhere on the planet, families reconnect and celebrate here from year to year and generation to generation. The vacation experience is world class, from the Vail Snow Sports School to the activities and festivals, the shops and spas, dining, nightlife and accommodations – with many new and luxuriously renovated to discover. Vail – Like Nothing on Earth.

About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading of mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties at the Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, the Heavenly Ski 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 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 consumer website is


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