Vail-Beaver Creek Weekend Agenda: July 5-7

Jay Leno pays a visit to the Vilar—plus, the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, and Hazel Miller at the Riverwalk.

By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff July 1, 2019

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The Philadelphia Orchestra: Hilary Hahn Plays Mendelssohn

July 5, 6 p.m., Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail

Bravo! Vail continues: The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to the stage at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater at Golden Peak for a post-July 4 concert featuring violinist Hilary Hahn (lawn seating at $39 per person).

Vail Jazz at The Riverwalk: Hazel Miller

July 5, 6 p.m., The Riverwalk Amphitheater, Edwards

Colorado songstress and vocal powerhouse Hazel Miller serenades the crowds for a free(!) show at the Riverwalk Amphitheater on Friday night—part of Vail Jazz's summer-long concert series.

Jay Leno at the Vilar

July 5, 8 p.m., Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

Former late-night TV host and stand-up comedian Jay Leno pays a visit to the VPAC for a night of laughs at Beaver Creek's biggest stage ($195 per person).

Mountain Top Drive-In

July 5, 8:30 p.m., Little Beach Park, Minturn

The outdoor, drive-in movie theater at Minturn's Little Beach Park is back for another summer, and they're kicking off the season with a weekend-long screening of classics like "Star Wars" (Friday, July 5), "The Goonies" and "The Shining" (Saturday, July 6), and "Back to the Future" (Sunday, July 7). Don't forget to stop at the concessions stand for locally-made donuts from Northside and a pint of beer, courtesy of Vail Brewing Company (tickets starting at $10 for walk-ins).


Dynafit Vail Hill Climb Trail Run

July 6, 7 to 10 a.m., Vail Village

If you've got the legs (and the lungs) test your grit on the 7.7-mile course that covers over 2,000 feet of vertical gain on Vail Mountain. The race begins in Vail Village at the Vail Mountain Haus before summiting the mountain at Eagle's Nest, and navigating back down to Mid-Vail where the course concludes ($38 per person during race week, $45 per person on race day).

Live Music with Matt Garth

July 6, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., The Drunken Goat, Edwards

Edwards newcomer The Drunken Goat is pairing its wine and charcuterie boards with live music every Saturday—starting with an afternoon of acoustic covers from local musician Matt Garth for its inaugural show.

Denève Conducts: The Magic of Music

July 6, 6 p.m., Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail

Bravo! Vail and the Philadelphia Orchestra team up with Colorado Public Radio and narrator Bruce Adolphe for a special story time set to the orchestral accompaniment and a Golden Peak backdrop (lawn seating at $39 per person).


Jammin' Jazz Kids

July 7, 10:45 a.m., Solaris Jazz Tent, Vail Village

If your kiddo dreams of being the next Dizzy Gillespie, bring them to the white jazz tent next to the Solaris green for a special interactive music class with local piano man Tony "Tony G" Gulizia and Vail Jazz. Instruments will be provided for the event (ages 4-12).

Bravo! Vail: The Philadelphia Orchestra

July 7, 6 p.m., Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail

The Philadelphia Orchestra is joined by pianist Nicholas Angelich for a special Sunday evening performance of Brahms at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater (lawn seating at $39 per person).

The Mavericks at The Vilar

July 7, 8 p.m., Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

If you're looking for a party, head to the Vilar for a Sunday night show featuring Tex-Mex rockers The Mavericks, whose sound combines elements of Cuban bolero, R&B, blues, country, and rock ‘n’ roll ($59 per person).

Bravo! Vail After Dark: Ken Thomson

July 7, 8:30 p.m., Shakedown Bar, Vail Village

Bravo! Vail is continuing its ode to classical music after hours: Contemporary jazz composer and clarinetist and saxophonist Ken Thomson heads to Vail Village's late-night haunt for live music, where he'll perform Reich, Lang, and Stravinsky along with his own compositions ($10 per person).

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