VAIL, Colo. – Colorado native and Vail singer-songwriter Kevin Heinz takes the stage with his band, KHz & Friends, at Vail’s original mountaintop Friday Afternoon Club (FAC) this Friday, July 6 from 5-9 p.m. at Eagle’s Nest. Kevin Heinz was introduced to music at an early age by his parents and began writing and recording in high school. He’s created and released two albums, “Daydreaming” and most recently “Kevin Heinz & Friends,” and he currently lives in Vail and performs original music with friends and fellow musicians.
FAC 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 13 Laughing Bones
• July 20 Hardscrabble
• 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.
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