Vail Summer Bluegrass Series

Come to Vail where your smile never leaves your face. Sit back, relax, take in the beautiful mountain air and enjoy some bluegrass! This year's FREE Vail Summer Bluegrass Series will take place at the Arrabelle at Vail Square July 1,15,29 and August 12. The series brings national level bluegrass talent as well as local/regional acts to Vail Square at the Arrabelle Hotel in Lionshead Village.

Bluegrass Lineup

July 1 - Hot Buttered Rum / K-Law

Hot Buttered Rum lives for songs. Songs to sing in the shower. Songs to crank through your earbuds at the DMV. Songs to name your babies after, and then make more babies to. The band’s three songwriters — Nat Keefe, Erik Yates and Aaron Redner — spin tales about the good times, the bad times, and the roads in between, and belt them from the heart in three-part harmony. Bryan Horne’s athletic standup bass and Lucas Carlton’s tasteful percussion combine with the acoustic instruments to create what is California’s own acoustic music.

July 15 - Oteil & Roosevelt / Old Town Pickers

Two time Grammy winning bassist Oteil Burbridge has been in the music business touring and recording for over three decades. His first step into the national spotlight came in 1991 when he became a founding member of the Aquarium Rescue Unit featuring Col. Bruce Hampton, a cult classic that has stood the test of time. Soft-spoken by nature, south Florida-bred Roosevelt Collier does his hollering on the steel guitar. Seated front and center, the "sacred steel" frontman with the Lee Boys leaves an indelible mark on listeners, flooring audiences with his lightning-fast slide work. 

Wednesday July 29 @7pm - Steep Canyon Rangers / Hardscrabble

"True bluegrass, when done well, is a thing of art and the Steep Canyon Rangers are the genre’s current Rembrandt." When the time came for the Steep Canyon Rangers to record the follow-up to 2012’s Nobody Knows You, they headed north to Woodstock, NY, to Levon Helm’s famed studio with Grammy-winning producer Larry Campbell and engineer Justin Guip. This was a departure for the band, and they gave Campbell full control over the recording rather than act as their own co-producer.

August 12 - Grant Farm & Dead Winter Carpenters

In a time when music has been transformed and genre lines are left behind like the seasons, Dead Winter Carpenters are producing an ever-evolving style of music. The time spent, both in the studio in the woods and criss-crossing the American countryside, has provided Dead Winter Carpenters with a ground-breaking sound that blends Americana roots-rock with a tinge of straightforward ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ Alt. Country that is as hard-hitting as it is whimsical.

Accommodations for Bluegrass Enthusiasts

Come to Vail for an extended stay to enjoy the Bluegrass Festival, and stay with us in a beautiful and affordable vacation condo or vacation home. Call our local office here in Val and ask our friendly reservationists how best to plan your Vail vacation.