(Vail, Colo.) The Vail Valley Foundation, organizer of the annual Hot Summer Nights free concert series, announced today its partnership with Crazy Mountain Brewing Company as the new title sponsor for the series.
The 2015 Crazy Mountain Brewery’s Hot Summer Nights free concert series will kick off Tuesday, June 9 with Pimps of Joytime, a soul-funk band from New Orleans with highly infectious dance grooves. The free concert series will continue on Tuesdays through August 18, the free concert series presents a variety of show ranging from rock to country to bluegrass to funk and beyond and has become synonymous with summer for locals and visitors alike.
To celebrate the new partnership, Crazy Mountain Brewing Company is committed to making the free concert series better than ever after replacing previous years sponsor Bud Light. Crazy Mountain will host a new pre-concert happy hour that will feature rare and new offerings on tap at the amp, free opening act entertainment, games, festivities and more. The fun will kick off at the amphitheater Tuesdays starting June 9th at 4:30pm, with the main act taking the stage at 6:30pm.
“Crazy Mountain Brewery is excited to partner with the Vail Valley Foundation on our locals’ favorite summer series Hot Summer Nights”, states Marisa Selvy Chief Marketing Officer of Crazy Mountain Brewing Company. “ We are happy to be able to take the sponsorship from Bud Light and bring local craft beer to the concert series located in our backyard.” Every August Crazy Mountain hosts a beer and music festival in our hometown called Ed Fest. It’s a celebration of craft beer, delicious food, great music and the outdoors lifestyle that brings us all together in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Crazy Mountain Brewery could not think of a better way to expand it’s involvement within the craft beer and music community then to partner with the Vail Valley Foundation for Crazy Mountain Brewery’s Hot Summer Nights.
For more than 25 years, the Vail Valley Foundation, with help from its generous sponsors, has played host to one of Vail’s greatest summer traditions for locals and guests alike, hosting free rock, reggae, bluegrass, hip hop and more at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater on Tuesday nights.
“We’re thrilled to join forces with Crazy Mountain Brewing Company for our Hot Summer Nights free concert series this year,” said Michael Imhof, Senior Vice President of Sales and Development for the Vail Valley Foundation. “Just as Hot Summer Nights is a long standing tradition in this Valley, so is Crazy Mountain, as our community’s first production brewery. The new ideas for how to make our series even better have us excited for this partnership, and we can’t wait for the kick-off of summer. We hope to see you all at the amphitheater starting June 9 for our series.”
The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater is located east of Golden Peak at Ford Park in Vail. Concert attendees are asked to park at the main Vail Village parking structure, with overflow parking at the Lionshead parking structure. For added convenience, the free Town of Vail shuttles will run extended routes past Golden Peak from 5:30-9:30pm, with a drop off at the soccer field near the Ford Amphitheater. Additionally, a special Village-to-Village express bus will run from 4-9:30pm with stops at the east entrance of the Lionshead parking structure, in front of the Vail Village Information Center and at Ford Park.
Once inside the concert venue, picnics with commercially-sealed non-alcoholic beverages are permitted, as are legless lawn chairs, blankets and umbrellas. Bikes, skateboards and dogs are prohibited at the Amphitheater. A concession area with a full grill and bar service is available.
To view the entire Crazy Mountain Brewery’s Hot Summer Nights free concert series line-up, visit www.vvf.org<http://www.vvf.org> and follow Vail Free Concerts<https://www.facebook.com/freeconcerts> on Facebook
Crazy Mountain Brewery’s Hot Summer Nights Schedule:
Tuesday, June 9: Pimps of Joytime
Tuesday, June 16: DJ Logic & Friends featuring Very Special Guests
Tuesday, June 23: Brett Dennan
Tuesday, June 30: Revivalists
Tuesday, July 7: Nahko and Medicine for the People
Tuesday July 14: Zach Deputy
Tuesday July 21: 8150 Urban Dance Challenge
Tuesday, August 11: Super Diamond – The Neil Diamond Tribute
Tuesday, August 18: Dirty Dozen Brass Band
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About Crazy Mountain Brewery’s Hot Summer Nights /Vail Valley Foundation
Celebrating 27 years of free concerts at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, Crazy Mountain Brewery’s Hot Summer Nights has become the social event of the season and the place to be for locals and visitors alike. Tuesday nights from June through August heat up the town with bands band who rock the house and keep the huge crowds dancing! (2015dates: 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 8/11, 8/18). Hot Summer Nights is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. www.vvf.org<http://www.vvf.org> / 970.777.2015.
About Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company is an Edwards, Colorado based company that provides high quality handcrafted brews to beer enthusiasts across the nation. Since 2010, Crazy Mountain Brewing Company has consistently brewed craft beer with the finest ingredients to yield the best tasting ales. Crazy Mountain products are available in cans, bottles and on draft in 16 states across the country and in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, North Ireland, The Republic of Ireland, Scotland, England, Spain, Japan and Hong Kong. For more information on Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, please call 970-926-3009 or visit www.CrazyMountainBrewery.com<http://www.crazymountainbrewery.com/>.
This article originally appeared on craftbeer.com