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GERALD R. FORD AMPHITHEATER
The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail is a spectacular outdoor venue that seats 1,260 guests in covered seating and an additional 1,300 on its expansive grassy hillside with a breathtaking view of the Rocky Mountains.
Gates to the venue open one hour prior to showtime. Lawn seating available on a first come-first served basis. The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater is fully ADA compliant and provides special accommodations for those with limited mobility. Concessions with food and alcohol sales are available at the facility.
Each summer, the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater plays host to an array of cultural and entertainment offerings, ranging from internationally renowned dance and classical music presentations, courtesy of the Vail Dance Festival and the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, to the free weekly concerts of the Hot Summer Nights series. In addition, local chorale and theater presentations annually grace the Amphitheater stage, while headlining concerts round out the summer calendar.
Take exit 176 off I-70. Head south toward the ski mountain, into the main Vail roundabout. Exit the roundabout so you are heading east on South Frontage Road. The Vail Parking structure will be a short distance up on the right, where summer parking is free. Alternatively, you can continue on to the Ford Park parking lot, where attendants will collect cash for paid parking.
From the structure, exit to the east. Walk northeast toward the softball fields until you see the paved walkway into the park on your right. Follow that path straight down to the Amphitheater. Golf carts run frequently between the top of the path and the venue prior to and following shows. You can also take the Gore Creek Trail directly to the venue. See maps below.
From Ford Park parking lot, look for the bike path at the southeast end of the tennis courts. Follow this directly downhill to the Amphitheater.
WHERE TO PARK
Limited paid parking is available at Ford Park, located northeast of the Amphitheater on the Frontage Road, and at the Soccer Field, located southeast of the Amphitheater on Vail Valley Drive. Free parking is available in the summer at the Vail Village and Lionshead Village Parking structures, both a short walk or shuttle ride to the venue. Courtesy cart service is provided to the facility on a regular basis before and after each performance for those needing transportation assistance.
For complete Town of Vail event parking information, CLICK HERE.
VILAR PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail is an intimate 530-seat theatre that is owned and operated by the nonprofit organization, the Vail Valley Foundation, and presents a variety of year-round performances including Broadway musicals, theatre, rock concerts, family shows, jazz, comedy, dance, film, and more. The VPAC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in the heart of Colorado’s Beaver Creek Resort.
Doors to the venue generally open one hour prior to showtime. Concessions with food and alcohol sales are available at the facility.
Take exit 167 from I-70 toward Avon. Take a sharp left onto Avon Road. Stay on Avon Road until you reach the traffic circle intersecting with Highway 6. Take the 2nd exit onto Village Road and follow that up to Beaver Creek. The VPAC is located just under the ice rink in Beaver Creek Village. Parking is not available directly at the VPAC, but it is very close by. See below for more details.
WHERE TO PARK
Free parking is available in both the Villa Montane and Ford Hall parking lots in Beaver Creek Village with a valid VPAC ticket on the correlating show night. Parking is subject to availability.
BEAVER CREEK SHUTTLE FROM LOWER LOTS
Park, walk or Eco bus to the lower Beaver Creek Village lots (Elk and Bear) and hop on the complimentary transportation Beaver Creek Village shuttle which runs every 10 – 20 minutes during the winter season.
Staying in Beaver Creek? Try the Dial-A-Ride Shuttle Service: We are an easy walk from anywhere in the Village and can also be reached via the Beaver Creek Dial-A-Ride service. Complimentary door-to-door, shared ride transportation within the Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead villages. Guests may ask their concierge to arrange transportation anywhere within the resort, or call Village Transportation to make arrangements at: (970) 949-1938
AVON PERFORMANCE PAVILION
The Avon Performance Pavilion at Harry A. Nottingham Park is a year-round cultural and entertainment venue for festivals, concerts, art exhibitions, theater performances, educational events, private functions and more.
Harry A. Nottingham Park is located at 1 Lake Street in Avon. From I-70, take exit 167 toward Avon. Take a sharp left on Avon Rd. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto W Beaver Creek Blvd. Turn left on Lake Street, then turn right.
WHERE TO PARK
There is parking on the North and East sides of the park. Parking is limited though, so carpooling, walking or using the bus line is recommended.