Vilar Performing Arts Center announces its summer lineup

The Old Crow Medicine Show will perform on Sunday, July 24 at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek.
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This summer, the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek looks forward to another stellar lineup with highlights including the legendary John Fogerty, Regina Spektor, Kristin Chenoweth, Bruce Hornsby and many other multi-talented, multi-gender and multi-generational artists.

The lineup includes musicians with over 60 Grammy nominations, as well as the only musician to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

“One of the things I love most about our theater is the ability for us to present such a variety of entertainment night after night,” said VPAC General Manager Owen Hutchinson. “From large-scale classic rock shows with America and Bruce Hornsby to smooth, subtle lyrics from Fleet Foxes to timeless Broadway standards from Kristin Chenoweth, we truly experience something exceptional with every show.”

After a record-breaking winter season at VPAC and ahead of the site’s 25th anniversary celebration next winter, this summer’s lineup has something for everyone.

Fleet Foxes will kick off VPAC’s summer lineup, with their Shore Tour on June 29.
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VPAC summer programming

Fleet Foxes: Shoreline Tour | Wednesday June 29 | 7 p.m.

The Fleet Foxes are an American indie folk band from Seattle, led by singer-songwriter Robin Pecknold. The group released their critically acclaimed fourth album “Shore” in the fall of 2020, which went on to earn the group their second Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Album. Rolling Stone called the album “Fleet Foxes’ most immediately gratifying record since their brilliant 2008 debut”. Special guest Tim Bernardes will join the Fleet Foxes in Beaver Creek.

John Fogerty | Thursday June 30 and Friday July 1 | 7 p.m.

As the leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty is a true American treasure. Forging a distinctive, groundbreaking song that is equal parts blues, country, pop, rockabilly, R&B, swamp boogie, and deep-fried southern rock ‘n’ roll, Fogerty is a Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall inductee. of Fame as well as the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is also the only musician to be enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame for his song “Centerfield”. Among Fogerty’s many hit songs, both as a solo artist and as a CCR frontman, highlights include “Fortunate Son”, “Susie Q”, “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” among many others. In 2019, Fogerty celebrated 50 years of music.

An Evening with Regina Spektor | Friday July 8 | 7 p.m.

Regina Spektor is synonymous with New York. The singer-songwriter pianist has her own Bronx Walk of Fame sign as well as the mayor-proclaimed “Regina Spektor Day” (June 11, 2019) to prove it. The Grammy nominee achieved commercial success with the RIAA Gold certified LP “Begin to Hope” which includes the singles “On the Radio”, “Better”, “Samson” as well as “Fidelity”, which climbed the charts Billboard Hot 100 singles. Spektor’s fifth album, “Far” (2009), and sixth album, “What We Saw From the Cheap Seats” (2012), both debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

Kenny G will take to the VPAC stage on July 11.
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Kenny G | Monday July 11 | 7 p.m.

A phenomenally successful instrumentalist whose recordings regularly charted on pop, R&B and jazz charts throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Kenny G’s sound became a staple of adult contemporary jazz and smooth jazz radio stations. Kenny Gorelick began playing professionally with Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra in 1976 and has since sold over 30 million albums.

Fragile graves | Wednesday July 13 | 7 p.m.

Originally from Austin, Texas, Shakey Graves is a lifelong artist (and occasional actor) who has found success with his unique variety of blues, folk and rock. In 2011 he was selected as the “official busker” for the Railroad Revival Tour – with Mumford & Sons and Edward Sharpe & The Magnificent Zeros. Graves was named Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2015 Americana Music Honors & Awards, and in 2018 he released his full album, “Can’t Wake Up,” which climbed the Billboard Americana/Folk Albums chart. Esteemed songwriter and former San Francisco busker Tré Burt will open.

Midland – The Last Resort Tour | Wednesday July 20 | 7 p.m.

Hailing from Dripping Springs, Texas, lead vocalist Mark Wystrach leads Midland’s rich sound which is rounded out by lead guitarist/vocalist Jess Carson and bassist/vocalist Cameron Duddy. Their critically acclaimed second album ‘Let It Roll’ earned No. 1 on Billboard’s Best-Selling Country Albums chart upon release, earning praise from Rolling Stone, Variety, NPR and Entertainment Weekly, among others. .

Corinne Bailey Rae | Thursday July 21 | 7 p.m.

Hailing from Leeds, England, singer-songwriter musician Corinne Bailey Rae shot to fame with her UK No. 1 self-titled debut album in 2006, featuring worldwide hits ‘Put Your Records On’ and ‘Like A Star’. “. Bailey Rae has received two Grammy Awards as well as several other nominations and accolades. The artist has recently composed music for film and television while collaborating and performing with artists from all musical genres, including Mary J Blige, Tyler The Creator, Stevie Wonder and many more.

Old Crow Medicine Show | Sunday July 24 | 7 p.m.

The two-time Grammy Award-winning Old Crow Medicine Show debuted on street corners in 1998, from New York City across Canada. Eventually landing in Boone, North Carolina, the band went on to receive the honor of being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, two Grammy Awards for Best Folk Album (“Remedy”, 2014) and Best Music Video long-running musical (“Big Easy Express”, 2013). Additionally, their classic single “Wagon Wheel” received Double Platinum certification from the RIAA in 2019 for selling over 2 million copies.

Bruce Hornsby and the noisemakers | Thursday August 11 | 7 p.m.

Pianist Bruce Hornsby is on the rise. After taking the music world by surprise with his critically acclaimed 2019 album “Absolute Zero,” the singer, songwriter, composer, and bandleader returns with a follow-up that picks up where his predecessor left off. stopped. “Non-Secure Connection” features 10 new songs exploring a wide range of themes – from civil rights to AAU basketball. On the album, the multi-talented Hornsby plays electric sitar. “I’m often looking to create a sound that I’ve never heard before and finding a place in what I assume is the context of a popular song for new information,” he says.

Chenoweth will be joined by the Colorado Symphony on August 13.
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Kristin Chenoweth with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra | Saturday August 13 | 7 p.m.

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth’s career spans film, television, voice-over and stage. In 2015, Chenoweth received a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Other accolades include Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in ‘Pushing Daisies’, a Tony Award for ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ and she has also was nominated for her original role as Glinda the Good Witch in “Wicked.” She was also nominated for her role in “Glee”. For this special performance, Chenoweth will be joined by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, renowned for its commitment to artistic excellence and ensuring the future of live symphonic music.

America | Friday August 19 | 7 p.m.

Bringing iconic hits like “A Horse with No Name,” “Ventura Highway,” “You Can Do Magic” and more, America is a perennial classic rock favorite celebrating its 50th anniversary with powerful performances across… ‘America. The group became a household name around the world and blazed a trail with an impressive string of hits following the success of their first No. 1 single. Decades later, these friends continue to make music together, traveling the world and captivating audiences with their timeless sound.

Jimmie Vaughan | Friday August 26 | 7 p.m.

In true Texas fashion, four-time Grammy winner Jimmie Vaughan has helped breathe new life into the music that has been his lifeline for all these decades. Vaughan has been playing the blues he’s heard in his head and felt in his heart for over half a century. The blues is in his blood, as it always has been and always will be.

MOMIX | Sunday August 28 | 7 p.m.

For over 40 years, MOMIX has transported viewers from their daily lives into a fantasy world through its signature use of magical lighting and imagery. Known internationally for presenting works of astonishing inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is a company of incredible dancer-illusionists. Enthralling fans in over 22 countries, the dance company has been featured on stage, screen and television all over the world. MOMIX is surreal, surprising and massively creative.

Billy Currington | Friday September 16 | 7 p.m.

Since his self-titled debut album in 2003, country music singer and songwriter Billy Currington has scored 11 career No. 1 singles, most recently “Don’t Hurt Like It Used To.” His other hits include memorable songs like “Good Directions”, “Let Me Down Easy”, “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right”, and “We Are Tonight”, among many others. The Georgia lad has spent over a decade in the spotlight, proving he truly is a man for all seasons.