VAIL, Colo. – Hardscrabble, based out of Eagle, Colo., takes the stage at Vail’s original mountaintop Friday Afternoon Club (FAC) this Friday, July 20 from 5-9 p.m. at Eagle’s Nest. The band has created a name for itself in the Eagle Valley and is known for playing a unique blend of traditional bluegrass along with colorful renditions of crowd favorites from bands like Sublime, The Grateful Dead and even Snoop Dogg. With a musical style influenced by a wide variety of genres, Hardscrabble delivers a lively show for audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds.
Festivities begin at 5 p.m. every Friday throughout the summer on Talon’s Deck Grill. 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 (#19) is free to 2012-2013 pass holders. Guests who have not yet secured the best season pass deal in the ski industry for next winter can purchase one at www.epicpass.com. Twilight gondola tickets can be purchased after 4 p.m. and include 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 the Vail Valley. The last ride up the Eagle Bahn Gondola during evening operations is at 9 p.m.
The 2012 summer FAC band lineup includes:
• July 27 Mad Dog
• Aug. 3 KHZ & Friends
• Aug. 10 FC Funk Band
• Aug. 17 Hardscrabble
• Aug. 24 The Last Riot
• Aug. 31 Mad Dog
For more information about Vail Mountain and FAC, visit 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).
About Vail Mountain
Quickly approaching its 50th anniversary in December 2012 and coveted as the largest ski resort in the United States with more than 5,000 acres of skiable terrain and seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, Vail is an extraordinary winter vacation destination. Under blue skies more than 300 days each year and with more groomed terrain than anywhere on the planet, families reconnect and celebrate here from year to year and generation to generation. The vacation experience is world class, from the Vail Ski & Snowboard School to the events, activities and festivals, the shops and spas, abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations. Coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vail’s founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail can still credibly lay claim to being a resort like nothing on earth. www.Vail.com.
Sara Lococo, (970) 754-4528, email@example.com