Crazy Mountain Brewery’s Hot Summer Nights Concert Series

 In Vail Experience

Crazy Mountain Brewery’s Hot Summer Nights Concert Series in Vail, Colorado started on June 14th.

Here is the schedule for the rest of the summer.

Every Tuesday evening throughout the summer enjoy free concerts with genres ranging from rock to country at the Gerald R Ford Amphitheater.

Doors open at 5:00 Concerts begin at 6:30

Tuesday, June 21:  Pilaseca

Vail’s Sister Cities cultural exchange with San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  This San Miguel-based band well-known for its funk, rock, Latin and soul music. The band has performed at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, as well as Vive Latino in Mexico and famous American venues such as The Whiskey a Go Go and The Roxy Theater, both in Hollywood.   Listen to their music

Tuesday, June 28: 40 oz to Freedom

40 oz to Freedom have a uniquely similar sound to Sublime as well as an amazingly energetic show that is sure to leave you wanting more. Fan’s of Sublime will enjoy. Listen to their music

Tuesday, July 5: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

One of the best live bands on the planet.  The current touring lineup is comprised of Richmond guitarist DJ Williams, Soulive drummer Alan Evans, Greyboy Allstars bassist Chris Stillwell, Crush Effects David Veith on the keys, Seattle’s Chris Littlefield on trumpet and ace slide and lap steel guitarist Seth Freeman.

Denson himself is an acclaimed and highly in-demand saxophonist and songwriter who first came to national attention as a member of Lenny Kravitz’s Let Love Rule-era group and is currently a member of The Rolling Stones touring band. Listen to their music

Tuesday, July 12: Soul Asylum

Formed in the summer of 1981 by high school friends Dan Murphy, Karl Mueller, and Dave Pirner, Soul Asylum (named Loud Fast Rules up until 1983) quickly became frontrunners of American college rock, following in the tradition of fellow Minnesota bands Hüsker Dü and The Replacements.

In 1992, they signed with Columbia Records to produce Grave Dancers Union, a record that would come to transform them from underground college rockers to international superstars. The first two singles off the album, Somebody To Shove and Black Gold, both came in at high positions at the Modern Rock and Album Rock charts, but it was the album’s third track that led them to their major breakthrough. Runaway Train peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, raised album sales to double-platinum level, and won Soul Asylum the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song in 1994.

In 1995, Soul Asylum followed up the success of Grave Dancers Union with Let Your Dim Light Shine, which climbed to #6 on the Billboard 200 and featured the #1 Modern Rock track Misery. After releasing Candy From a Stranger in 1998, the band members took a break from recording and didn’t release a new studio album for the better part of seven years.

They reunited in 2004 to record their ninth full-length album. Shortly thereafter, Karl was diagnosed with throat cancer. Up until this point, Soul Asylum had always included Dan, Karl, and Dave, despite several line-up changes. This changed on June 17th, 2005, when Karl passed away after finishing his work on the new album. The Silver Lining was released in 2006 and dedicated to Karl Mueller’s life and memory, with Dan expressing that, “For me, this record is Karl.”

In 2012, the band released their tenth studio album, Delayed Reaction. Winston Roye had replaced Tommy Stinson on bass. Soon after the release, lead guitarist Dan Murphy had decided to leave the band on good terms. His cousin, Justin Sharbono had picked up where he left off. The band was in full form recording, touring, and experimenting with new sounds and was destined to release another album.

On March 18th, 2016 they released their latest album: Change of Fortune.

Listen to their music

Tuesday, July 19:  Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds

“Our music is loud, fun, and it’s supposed to make you feel good,” declares Arleigh Kincheloe. “That’s the goal.”

From the Catskill Mountains songwriter Arleigh Kincheloe said goodbye to her hometown hideaway and moved to New York City to start the hard soul collective, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds. 

Ultimately, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds stand poised to shake up rock ‘n’ roll all around the world. “This all stems back to why I loved performing and singing to begin with,” Arleigh leaves off. “I want to make crowds happy and see them smile and dance. Singing brings me so much joy. I hope our music does the same for everyone.”

Listen to their music

Tuesday, August 16:  Devon Allman Band

Devon Allman is a Blues Music Award winning singer, guitarist, & producer. He and his band are the next generation of Allman music.

Listen to his music

More Details

Gerald R Ford Amphitheater Map

If you would like more information visit the Vail Valley Foundation Website.

These free concerts are sponsored by Crazy Mountain Brewery– Vail’s local area brewery.  They have very tasty beer!

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