Music lovers, rejoice! Live performances are happening all over the Vail Valley this week and, really, for the rest of the summer. It's happening inside pubs and restaurants, at outdoor amphitheaters, at farmers markets and at festivals.
For those of you who are attending outdoor concerts, please be aware of the wide-ranging weather happening at this time of year. It can be scorching during the afternoon, then much cooler as soon as then sun starts to set. Dress in layers, pack a jacket, bring a blanket, wear sunscreen and drink lots of water. Temperatures this weekend are predicted to be in the 80s. Thunderstorms will happen periodically this week and next, mostly in the evenings. Click here for the 10-day forecast.
Photo: By Caitlin Row Stoner, flashback to Vail's Fourth of July parade
Vail Events On Tap
Bravo! Vail Music Festival events are happening daily, with the Philadelphia Orchestra performing this weekend. The 2018 Bravo! Vail Gala is Sunday, July 15, at The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Avon.
Vail Jazz events are happening around the upper valley on Thursday, July 12; Friday, July 13; and Sunday, July 15.
Cordillera Sounds of Summer, with a live music performance by Tiny Barge and The Big Chill, is planned for Friday, July 13, at Bearcat Stables in Edwards. Bearcat Stables is also hosting Tuesday Night Extravaganza, a family-friendly event, on July 17.
The Burnsville Blues Band will perform live music on Friday, July 13, at Ein Prosit in Avon.
The Main Squeeze is performing at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail on Tuesday, July 17, as part of Hot Summer Nights.
Everyone Orchestra is performing in Lionshead as part of the Vail Summer Bluegrass Series on Wednesday, July 18.
Photo: By Caitlin Row Stoner, a recent Bravo! concert
More Fun Around the Region
Visiting Vail with your family? Consider horseback riding at Piney River Ranch in Vail. All children younger than age 16 must be with an adult to ride. Bearcat Stables in Edwards offers horseback riding, too!
Love crafting and the outdoors? Like to plan ahead? Maker+Stitch in Edwards is hosting an Autumn Foliage and Knitting Retreat on Shrine Pass from September 13 through 16.
Still feeling artistic? Take a Plein Air Painting Workshop with Mio Studio on Saturdays this summer.
Want to take a day trip over to Summit County? The 12th annual Lake Dillon Arts Festival is July 20 through 22 in Dillon, Colorado. Click here for details.
Photo: Lake Dillon Arts Festival