Bob & Nick have been regulars in the Vail Valley for 10yrs.You may see them as an acoustic band or electric,mixing in many different genres and musicians.
Cousin Curtiss is a multitalented artist who excels in high energy performances blending Americana, Blues, Quasi-Electronica, and Root-Stomp sounds. His lyrics often tell a straightforward story, driven with aggressive finger picked guitar melodies, rapid fire John Popper-esque harmonica solos, and a bassy backbone via his self-made stomp box. Using a looping pedal, Cousin Curtiss artfully layers each of his instruments to create a one man band sound. Listeners describe Cousin Curtiss's sound as a blend of Keller Williams, Dave Matthews Band, Black Keys, and Mumford and Sons.
Joe Bianchi and Terry Armistead, brother and sister duo grew up playing music together...both their parents are musicians so evenings were spent playing guitar and singing. The TV didn't work so well anyway.
Take a look at Allen Thompson’s record collection, and you’ll see names like the Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, the Black Crowes, and the Band -- groups that feel more like musical communities than straightforward rock bands.
The Band-FirstChair is Vail Valley based. The band plays a variety of covers and original blues-infused southern rock including a nice mix of modern tunes.
Who: Locals and friends
What: Beanies and Brews
Where: Vail Brewing Co. Eagle Vail
Why: Because why not?
Theme: Gaper AKA Jerry
$100 cirque gift card and trophy for the best dressed Jerry
Drink tickets for honorable mention best dressed jerrys
$10 Beanie and a Beer
Live Music by: Tenth Mountain Division
Ride the Turtle Bus to the Vail Transpo Center after the party
Many Mountains is a Folk Rock group from the Front Range of Colorado. The band is fronted by Katie Rose & Dustin Moran who have been playing music together for half a decade. In early 2014, their motivations led them to focus on creating as Many Mountains. Their music tells stories of hard truths, self contemplation, and a longing to shed light on the unknown. Swooning vocal harmonies are sang often, over swelling slide guitar, and to the point rhythms. The listener may be moved to question ideas they thought were set in stone. Might Many Mountain change your way of thinking?
Come and test your grit with tasks, challenges, and questions inspired by TV shows:
-Naked and Afraid
and many more!
Raising awareness towards a sustainable future. Come support the Gili Fundraiser on Saturday in our Village Location
Entertainment: BBQ Mike and Crew
Created By: Derek Redd
NAME: Gili means “island” in Indonesian. The idea for this company was first conceived on the western coast of an island named Gili Air (-8.353558,116.077777). After a couple years of outsourcing repurposed materials and product testing, Gili was founded on July 4th, 2014 in Vail, Colorado, our island in the sky.
LOGO: The lotus flower is an exquisite aquatic plant. Depending where in the world you are, it is most commonly associated with rebirth, beauty, purity, and spiritual enlightenment. The middle petal is a water drop and the three on each side are waves. Special thanks to Kind Design.
MISSION: Raising awareness towards a more sustainable future by empowering individuals to make conscious purchasing decisions for goods made from repurposed and recycled materials, as well as reusable products that eliminate the need for single-use items.
MOTTO: "Linger Longer". Our slogan fully encapsulates sustainability and adventure travel, the main concepts that inspired Gili. The materials we use Linger Longer by being repurposed into new products, as well as us wanting to Linger Longer at the amazing destinations we visit
Miles Over Mountains is a progressive bluegrass band based in McHenry, IL. Their live shows are high energy, centered around an arsenal of original material and refreshing variety of cover songs served up in their own unique style.
"A four-piece act consisting of guitar, banjo, mandolin, and upright bass MoM provides the listener with a paradoxical calming, yet exciting experience." - Andrew Preissin - liveforlivemusic
Touring through their third year as a band, Miles Over Mountains continues to turn heads across the nation as their momentum, fanbase and touring schedule continue to grow. Since their inception in early 2014, they've performed hundreds of shows at bars, clubs and music festivals with no signs of slowing down. Besides playing every state in the Midwest, the band has been true to it's name touring through the mountain regions of Colorado, Arkansas and Tennessee to name a few.
The 2014, '15 and '16 festival seasons have seen M.O.M. performing at dozens of Midwestern music festivals, including multiple appearances at Shoe Fest (Manteno, IL), Frankfort Bluegrass Fest (Frankfort, IL), and co-hosting the Summer Stomp Music Festival in their hometown of McHenry, IL.
M.O.M. has been the opening act for such groups as Town Mountain, Hot Buttered Rum, Ben Miller Band, Danny Barnes Henhouse Prowlers, Cornmeal, The Big Wu, and many other longtime staples of the music scene.
Collectively with decades of stage experience under their belts, M.O.M. strives to provide the audience with a fun and freeing experience at each show with unique sets every time. The band released their debut album "Five Star Heart Breaker" on March 20, 2015, and have been on the road constantly in support of this record. The band is currently at work on their second full length album due out in early 2017.
Shaky Hand String Band is located deep in the Rocky Mountains. Influences of the high country, the band expresses itself from the beautiful surroundings in which their music is inspired. The band brings a variety of musical backgrounds together to create an intimate and exciting sound that will have listeners singing their songs for many days to come. Playing mainly original music, Shaky Hand String Band has become an outlet to express their imaginations with no barriers or restrictions. Their passions for eachother and their music creates a memorable experience that you surely won't want to miss.
The band formed with a focus on original music, with aspirations to share their sound while touring the globe. The members consist of Patrick O'Halloran (Banjo/Vocals), Jess Moidel (Violin/Vocals), Todd Webster (Mandolin/Vocals), Nick Beato (Bass/Vocals). Each member brings their own special strength to the band in the form of writing, harmonies, melodies, improvisation and rhythm that all make the Shaky Hand sound. With backgrounds in bluegrass, classical, jazz and choir the band carries a broad seasonal sound that falls within the bluegrass world, but reaches into the hearts of polka, gypsy, folk and jazz lovers a like.
The Shaky Hand String Band plans on spending Spring and the Summer of 2017 touring throughout the United States from coast to coast. Look for Shaky Hand String Band this year as shows are announced and big developments continue to arise. Sign up to our mailing list here, and follow us on Facebook to keep up with all our happenings, and upcoming events. We love meeting our fans and look forward to sharing our adventures with the Shaky Hand String Band community.
Looking to brighten up your apartment with some lovely, homemade, spring art?
Alpine Arts and VBC are collaborating April 11th in our Eagle Vail location.
$20 CASH will get you 2 prepped bottles and a Beer ticket!
All materials will be provided...just bring yourself and a friend!
PLEASE RSVP to this event !!! (On VBC's Facebook Page)
THE GO ROUNDS ARE BITS OF ALL YOUR FAVORITE BANDS EXPLODED INTO ROCK N ROLL CONFETTI. THEIR UNIQUE BRAND OF PSYCHEDELIC AMERICANA POP CROSSES, BLENDS, AND DECONSTRUCTS GENRES; FROM INDIE TO COUNTRY TO ART-ROCK AND BAROQUE FOLK; CREATING AN ACCESSIBLE AND ENGAGING EXPERIENCE THAT WILL LEAVE YOU TALKING.
THE BEST OF WHAT’S NEXT: “The Go Rounds are bringing a head-clearing common sense to the sometimes senseless head-banging of rock ‘n’ roll. Or maybe they’re here to exterminate cynicism.” – Paste Magazine
The Kalamazoo quartet has been a dominant force in the Michigan music landscape for the last 5 years, releasing 4 LPs, 4 EPs, and playing countless Great Lakes music festivals including Wheatland Music Festival, Blissfest, Hoxeyville Music Festival, Earthwork Harvest Gathering, Farmblock Fest, Short’s Anniversary XII, Buttermilk Jamboree, Farmfest, Founder’s Fest, DunnDunn Fest, Traverse City Microbrew and Music Fest, Mile of Music, and Holler Fest. Some of the major acts The Go Rounds have supported include Greensky Bluegrass, Hard Working Americans, Vulpeck, Billy Strings, Keller Williams, Bruce Hornsby, Arlo Guthrie, Asleep at the Wheel, Mickey Hart, and Railroad Earth.
The songs are catchy, twangy, and trippy – led by the creative force of frontman Graham Parsons, whose spellbinding vocals weave through lush sonic textures as the band puts on a master class of intricate arrangements. Their powerful and dynamic live show has earned them a reputation as one of the best live bands in the Midwest.
Their last full-length, Don’t Go Not Changin’, made several year end best lists and earned them 3 WYCE awards, including the Special Jury Prize of Album of the Year. Their creativity shows no sign of slowing down. In August, they released a new EP, I Promise I Won’t Get Hurt, and have another one coming out in January. They are also working on their next full length – due out in spring.
The Burnsville Band is a smokin’ Blues band based out of San Diego. The band has gained local popularity on the fast track since forming in 2006, playing in top clubs and events in San Diego including an ongoing regular stint as the Saturday night ‘house band’ at the House of Blues.
Steve Burns, vocalist and lead guitarist, has kicked this band into high gear evolving it now into a tightly oiled machine featuring some of the finest talent San Diego has to offer. Steve doesn’t just play the Blues, he has a feeling for them. Watching him wrangle the guitar is a show unto itself.
Charmaine Tam on Bass, from Chicago, has been with several well-known local bands including two award-winning bands...West of Memphis and Smokin Knights. Her unique approach on the bass is solid and grooving, and her knowledge of the Blues has made her highly sought after by some of the best in San Diego. Joseph Hager, from New York, studied with the late jazz great Tony Monforte. A stellar percussionist, Joseph plays in several local bands in the styles of blues, rock, jazz, R&B, Americana, bluegrass, folk, country, Zydeco, and Latin. His ability to cross genres is key in the Burnsville Bands ability to cover many different feels throughout a show. It's never the same show for the Burnsville Band as they are constantly raising the bar on musicianship, adding new material and keeping it fun and fresh. With that in mind they frequently have special guests, both local and well known artists, invited to share the stage. You never know who will be stopping by and it's always a good time.
Beer and local music!
Steve Burns and the Burnsville Band is going to help us celebrate VBC turning 2!
"Much like the duo themselves, the songs range near and far, from the sticky humidity of the Carolinas to the arid and dusty cellars of the West, telling stories of simplistic beauty that unravel through gritty vocals and thoughtful harmonies. The bare authenticity of each song sweeps up the listener for a ride that might wander but will certainly not end in the same place where it began." The Turkey Buzzards are currently finishing a second album and will be touring the US Spring 2017.
The Sweet Lillies’ high-energy, melodic tunes have quickly captured the hearts and music souls of fans in Colorado and beyond. The band credits its appeal to the original and compelling songwriting of all four members. The magnetic combination of Melly Frances (vocals), Julie Gussaroff (upright bass), Becca Bisque (viola), and Danjo Lynn (banjo) give this band a soulful, rare, alluring sound that blends Americana and bluegrass, creating a style all its own. As testament to their appeal, The Sweet Lillies have already shared the stage with the likes of Peter Rowan, Vince Herman, Kyle Hollingsworth, Andy Hall, Bill McKay, Jake Wolf, Dave Abear, Leftover Salmon, Yarn, and Drunken Hearts. Based out of Colorado’s Front Range, The Sweet Lillies are continually expanding their audience and reach, building fan and critic support through an unwavering commitment to creativity, a contagious love of music, and a get-up-and-dance attitude that spreads lots of love and smiles.
After a day of shredding in your finest pink costumes, come into VBC Vail Village tasting room for an after party for the ages! We'll be serving up a specialty pink beer with portions of each sale going to Shaw Cancer Center, one of our favorite bands, Lola Rising, will keep the party going all night, and if you sign up for VBC's Pink Vail team you'll have a chance to win a pair of K2 Alluvit 88 free ride skis during a special team raffle!
Here's the link for our team:
We look forward to joining with everybody on March 25th to raise money for this awesome cause, can't wait to see everybody on the mountain!!!
Vail Tasting Room:
3/25-5pm- 9pm Pink Vail After Party
Lola Rising is a Colorado-based Indie Folk Island Rock Band comprising of Denver natives Paul Medina Guevara (lead vocals, guitar, ukulele), Woody Roberts (bass guitar, keys, vocals), Kevin Eady (electric guitar, vocals, ukulele), Matt Fink (drums, vocals, percussion), Sarah Joelle Hoffenberg (vocals, keys and percussion), and Joe Z (trumpet).
Inspired from a song Paul once wrote about the passing of his `Lola` (means Grandmother in Filipino), coupled with `Rising` evokes images of spirituality and embraces the human condition. Their dance-able rhythms, honest poetry, and smooth melodic multi-part harmonies makes their music familiar, fun, accessible, vivid, and thought-provoking.
In late 2013, Paul returned from an eight year stint in Japan and joined forces with life-long friends Kevin, Woody (formerly played in the Denver-based reggae/rock band Optimal Frequency), Matt (formerly of the Flash Mob), Sarah (trained Jazz vocalist), and Joe Z (also of Zagriculture).
From the depths of musty parking garages & gangsters in the Tokyo underworld; to fly-fishing the Animas River & crossing the Great Divide, everything inspires us; Lola is on the Rise.