The Moe’s Original Bar B Que Hot Summer Nights is an annual FREE concert series hosted every Tuesday evening throughout the summer at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. Gates open at 5:30, concert begins at 6:30. Bring a picnic for the lawn or enjoy our top of the line concessions at the iconic open-air in beautiful Vail, CO.
The series is produced by the Vail Valley Foundation and includes all kinds of music, ranging from rock n’ roll to bluegrass to funk.
Tuesday, July 24th: Andy Frasco & The U.N.
“The U.N.” have been cited frequently as “Party Blues,” but the band’s musical inspirations and influences run much deeper incorporating elements of Soul, Funk, and Rock as well as tones of Roots, and Americana, creating a much more diverse sound and style that is distinctly Andy Frasco & the U.N.
Tuesday, August 14th: Funky Feat
Three original members of Little Feat Paul Barrere (guitar, vocals), Fred Tackett (guitar) and Kenny Gradney (bass) are joined by longtime Feat drummer Gabe Ford for a raucous evening of all the Little Feat hits like “Dixie Chicken,” “Willin’,” “Down on the Farm,” “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now” and so much more.
Tuesday, August 21st: Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Robert Randolph and the Family Band—whose label debut for Sony Masterworks, Got Soul, will be released on Feb. 17, 2017—is today an inspiration to the likes of Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, and Derek Trucks, all of whom have played with him and studied his technique. It wasn’t until he was out of his teens that Randolph broke away from the confines of his social and musical conditioning and discovered rock, funk, soul, jazz and the jam band scene, soon forging his own sound by fusing elements of those genres.
Tuesday, August 28th: Queen Nation
Queen Nation, a tribute to Queen, was formed in 2004. Queen Nation consists of: Gregory Finsley on vocals & keyboards as Freddie Mercury, Mike McManus on guitar as Brian May, Pete Burke on drums as Roger Taylor, and Parker Combs on bass as John Deacon. The mission of the show is to carry on the musical torch and pay homage to the golden age of vintage Queen concerts.
The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater is a beautiful venue for the concerts with seating for an audience of over 2,500 either on its open lawn or under covered seating. At the beginning of each concert in the series, enjoy an hour-long “Hot Summer Happy Hour” with food and drink specials at the Amphitheater.
The Vail Valley Foundation has been a non-profit organization since 1981. It provides art, athletics and education programs for the Vail Valley and is committed to “Inspiring Lives, Enriching Community”. The concert series is just one way the Foundation has positively enhanced Vail.
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