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Summer lineup staff picks: VPAC staff share some of the shows they’re excited to see

Old Crow Medicine Show will play VPAC on July 24.
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The Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC) summer schedule begins at the end of June and offers a wide variety of shows until mid-September. Enjoying an evening show at VPAC is a perfect pairing with the endless outdoor adventures around Beaver Creek during the summer.

As theater and Vail Valley Foundation staff prepare for a busy summer, including exciting venue updates, here’s a look at what some VPAC team members are most looking forward to and why – a tough question with so many awesome performances on the way!

Fleet Foxes (June 29)

“Fleet Foxes because their incredible vocal harmonies and indie-acoustic playing style are particularly suited to the acoustics of VPAC. This show is going to sound magical in our theater. —Owen Hutchinson, Managing Director of VPAC

John Fogerty (June 30-July 1)

“John Fogerty because he reminds me of car rides with my dad.” — Lauren Gary, Ticketing Manager

“John Fogerty, because I love all things baseball and his iconic ‘Centerfield’ takes me back to amazing memories of my playing days.” — Ross Leonhart, Head of Communications and Multimedia

Regina Spektor (July 8)

“Regina Spektor – A friend recommended her music to me and I became an instant fan. One night I was playing it start to hope CD for Warren Miller’s movie intro music and an audience member came to the sound booth to ask what the music was. It doesn’t happen very often. — Dean Davis, Facilities Manager

Kenny G performs at VPAC on July 11.
Art Streiber/Courtesy photo

Kenny G (July 11)

“I can’t wait to see Kenny G’s performance! He is a Grammy Award-winning saxophonist whose musicality shines through in every performance. He is truly a master of his instrument, and I can’t wait to sit back, relax and listen. — Melissa Meyers, Development Events Manager

Shakey Graves (July 13)

“Hearing Shakey Graves takes me back to my days in Austin where I roamed bars and discovered new music. He is the epitome of the Austin sound, a little mix of country, blues and folk. —Kristen Dudding , Chief Marketing Officer

“Being from Texas, I’m definitely planning on attending Shakey Graves. His sound is incredibly unique and I was dying to see him live. — Erin Hall, Head of Finance and Accounting

Midland (July 20)

“I’m really looking forward to the Midland show! They create new Country & Western music that really has a familiar, classic country music sound. They are both hip and vintage. — Whitney Harper, Senior Development Manager

Corinne Bailey Rae (July 21)

“So thrilled to hear Corinne Baily Rae. Her song ‘Put Your Records On’ has such a fun summer vibe and always puts a smile on my face. —Tess Reinhold, Programming and Artist Relations Coordinator

Old Crow Medicine Show (July 24)

“When the Old Crow Medicine Show song ‘Wagon Wheel’ plays it always brings back fun memories of college at St. Lawrence University, I can’t wait to hear it live.” — Ruthie Hamrick, Marketing Director

Kristen Chenoweth (August 13)

“I’m super excited for Kristen Chenoweth with the Colorado Symphony! For having seen her in the original cast of Wicked and having worked for a symphony orchestra, … this concert promises to be epic! Two powers united on the same stage. There is nothing better than a powerful voice backed by a symphony orchestra. This is a once in a lifetime event! — Trish Weber, Chief Marketing Officer

“Kristin Chenoweth because I love musicals and she’s one of the biggest names on Broadway!” — Kristen Hammer, Senior Production Manager

America (August 19)

“America! Their music reminds me of trips I took with my aunt years ago from California through the Mojave Desert to Arizona, jamming along the way. America reminds me of the feeling peaceful and uplifting while enjoying new adventures through the wonderful landscape of the Southwest.—Katie Gervais, Food and Beverage Manager

MOMIX (August 28)

“MOMIX! Because their ability to combine the physicality of dance with impressive illusions, costumes and sets. Momix is ​​known for a level of creativity in the dance world that is simply beyond! — Sarah Johnson , Senior Vice President of Philanthropy

Billy Currington (September 16)

“I have to say Billy Currington is the performer I’m most looking forward to seeing this summer at VPAC. Funny enough, I once went outrigger canoeing with him in Hawaii! — Sarah Franke, Vice President of Marketing and Operations

“Billy Currington is one of my favorite country artists. Although relatively new compared to my long-time favorites, he has an old style in his songs and a really soothing voice. — Greg Bloom, Sales Manager sponsorship

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