The lifts have stopped turning for the winter, but it's going to be a busy summer around Vail.
Hot Summer Nights
Held on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, the free Hot Summer Nights concert series is perfect for a picnic on the lawn. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the concerts start at 6:30 each Tuesday starting in July.
Series tenure: Started in 1987
More information: Visit http://www.grfavail.com
Vail Jazz Festival
Going big and celebrating 25 years this summer, the Vail Jazz Festival is a 10-week program featuring the best in jazz music from around the world. The Vail Jazz Festival consists of six distinctive series that run from June through September, including Vail Jazz at Vail Square; Vail Jazz Club Series; Vail Jazz Party during Labor Day weekend; Vail Jazz at The Market; Vail Jazz at The Remedy; and Vail Jazz at The Riverwalk.
Series tenure: 25th annual event
More information: http://www.vailjazz.org
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Photo credit (above) courtesy of Justin Q. McCarty, Hot Summer Nights