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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats to headline Vail Snow Days

Shakey Graves and The Devon Allman Project follow on second night

October 17, 2018, 12:09 pm

The Town of Vail and Vail Mountain on Wednesday announced the full lineup for this year’s Vail Snow Days free concerts to kick off the 2018-19 ski season.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Shakey Graves will headline Vail Snow Days with two nights of free concerts presented by Bud Light. Vail Snow Days is the signature kick-off festival to the winter season Thursday, Dec. 13 through Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats will perform at Ford Park on Friday, Dec. 14, with Denver native Wildermiss opening the show.

Saturday, Dec. 15, the Ford Park stage will feature Shakey Graves following The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duanne Betts.

The Vail Snow Days concerts on Friday and Saturday nights are free of charge with the option to purchase Private Reserve VIP tickets for both shows. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 6:30 p.m.

“The lineup for this year’s Vail Snow Days free concerts is very exciting and is the core of the four-day early winter festival,” said Vail Mayor Dave Chapin. “These bands provide something for everyone and features an amazing group of very talented artists. With great early season lodging specials throughout town, it’s a great reason for everyone to Take a Snow Day and enjoy this year’s Vail Snow Days.”

The four-day festival gets under way Thursday with the Pray for Snow Kick Off Party and Bonfire on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. followed by live music in Vail Village bars and the Pray for Snow pub crawl.

The Vail Snow Days Festival Village will be in full swing Friday, Dec. 14 through Sunday, Dec. 16 with interactive partner activations and demos.

Be sure to check out Bluegrass & Bloodies on Sunday, Dec 16 as local mixologists take part in this festive guest judging competition, and visit vail.com/snowdays for the complete schedule.

The Town of Vail comes to life during Vail Snow Days with Savor Vail: shop, sip, save which highlights early season deals, and specials from local restaurants, bars, retail locations, galleries and spas.

Snow Days LIVE! features a full offering of more than 10 additional live music opportunities during Vail Snow Days in bars, clubs and restaurants in Vail Village, Lionshead and on Vail Mountain.

Vail Snow Days Lodging packages are available to encourage everyone to #TakeASnowDay by offering up to 30 percent off lodging rates with an optional purchase of special rate Private Reserve VIP tickets for Friday and Saturday concerts.

Vail Snow Days is presented by Town of Vail, Vail Mountain, Bud Light, Pepsi, and brought to you in part by Verizon and Helly Hansen.

For more information, visit vail.com/snowdays or call 970-SKI-VAIL (754-8245).

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