It's time once again to strike up the band for a red, white and blue celebration of America. Tickets for the Vail Valley Foundation's annual Patriotic Concert at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater will go on sale at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, only at the Amphitheater box office. The Pavilion seat tickets usually sell out in under an hour, so we encourage you to be prompt.
Tickets for the July 4 concert, featuring the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, will be priced at $15, with a limit of four per person. No telephone or online orders will be taken and all ticket purchasers must be 16 years of age or older.
Gates to the Ford Amphitheater will open at 12:30 p.m. on July 4 in anticipation of the 2 p.m. concert start. General admission lawn seating is free.
The Vail Valley Foundation is dedicating the concert to the memory of Jack Kemp. The former Vice Presidential candidate and part-time Vail Valley resident passed away in May and the Patriotic Concert was one of his favorite events in the valley. Jack was also a member of the Foundation's board of directors from 1995 until his passing.
All proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to the Vail Veterans Program in Kemp's name. Vail Veterans is a community-based effort that offers skiing and snowboarding to amputee veterans of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
So plan on joining the Vail Valley Foundation, the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for a flag-waving Fourth at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater.