Tickets for the popular Vail Patriotic Concert, presented by the Vail Valley Foundation and hosted in conjunction with the 2015 Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, go on sale July 1 at the Ford Amphitheater box office.
Ticket to sit in the pavilion at the July 4 event, which features Independence Day themes from the Dallas Symphony filling Ford Amphitheater, have become an event unto themselves. Early-bird ticket seekers line up at as early as 5 a.m., the ticket counter opens at 8 a.m., and the $20 tickets often sell out quickly.
There is a four tickets-per-person policy (for people 16 years and older only), and online sales are not available. Lawn seating is free at the event. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 2 p.m.
“This event really signifies everything we hold dear about our Independence Day celebrations,” said Ceil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation. “Not only because of the beautiful music created by the Dallas Symphony, but also for the wonderful cause that this event helps support.”
One-hundred percent of each $20 ticket to the Patriotic Concert goes to support the Vail Veterans Program, which transforms the lives of military injured and their families through individualized, world-class outdoor recreation programs that build confidence and create life-long relationships. The VVP creates the standard for outdoor recreational therapy through a variety of winter and summer programs.
Lead by Dallas Symphony Orchestra conductor Jeff Tyzik, the music selected for this year’s concert includes America the Beautiful, swing music from Glenn Miller, Liberty Fanfare and the 1812 Overture, among many other popular favorites.
The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and the Patriotic Concert are projects of the Vail Valley Foundation. For additional information, contact (970) 777-2015 or visit www.vvf.org.