VAIL, Colo. – Aug. 10, 2011 – The sounds of Andrew McConathy and Friends returns to Vail’s original mountaintop Friday Afternoon Club (FAC) for their second performance this summer on Friday, Aug. 12. The group of widely influenced musical masters brings an eclectic mix of songs to the stage that capture the freewheeling vibe of the west with music ranging from acoustic to folk to country and even dabbling in Irish heritage.

Festivities begin at 5 p.m. every Friday throughout the summer on Talon’s Deck. Guests and locals alike can kick off the weekend with free live music and activities, food and drink specials, and more all while enjoying amazing sunsets and the best views in the valley.

All performances are free and the Eagle Bahn Gondola is free to valid pass holders and children ages four and under. Children ages 5-12 years old also ride free when accompanied by a paid adult (limit three children per paid adult). After 4 p.m. lift tickets can be purchased for $15, which includes a $10 credit voucher valid for the purchase of on-mountain food and beverage at Talon’s Deck Grill and Bistro Fourteen, or Adventure Ridge activities. Or, grab a complimentary shuttle to Game Creek and use the voucher towards sunset appetizers and drinks on Game Creek Restaurant’s deck overlooking theVailValley. The last ride up the Eagle Bahn Gondola during evening operations is at 9 p.m.

The 2011 summer FAC band lineup includes:
  • Aug. 19 Sloppy Mountain String Band
  • Aug. 26 BoulderAcoustic Society
  • Sept. 2 Frogs Gone Fishin’
For more information about Vail Mountain and FAC visit www.vail.com <http://www.vail.com/> , or stop by the Mountain Information Center in Lionshead open daily from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).

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Media Contacts:
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