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Street Beat Vail

Bud Light Street Beats




FREE Thursday Night Vail Valley Foundation Bud Light Street Beat Concert Series


Thursday evenings beginning in December signal the opportunity for Vail Valley residents and guests to enjoy free music in the streets of Vail as the Vail Valley Foundation presents the 13th season of the popular Bud Light Street Beat free concert series. The series culminates with the Volvo Grand Prize given away at the final concert on April 12, 2012. Concerts are held at Solaris, The Arrabelle at Vail Square and in Golden Peak; so please check the location weekly. Bud Light Street Beat is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation.

For more info and artist samples, visit The Bud Light Street Beat Free Concert Series website.

 December 15, 2011   Marcia Ball     Solaris, Vail Village 
 January 19, 2012  WhiteWater Ramble  Solaris, Vail Village
 February 16, 2011   Leroy Justice  Solaris, Vail Village
 March 8, 2011  Less Than Jake  Solaris, Vail Village 
 March 15, 2011  Lez Zeppelin     Golden Peak, Vail
 March 22, 2011  G. Love and Special Sauce  Golden Peak, Vail
 March 29, 2011  Rootz Underground  Solaris, Vail Village
 April 5, 2011  Kinky  Arrabelle At Vail Square Lionshead
 April 12, 2011  Funkiphino  Solaris, Vail Village


Band Info

Marcia Ball
– Kicking off the free concert season in Cajun Style, Marcia Ball brings her rollicking, playful and good time blues to the heart of Vail for a sensational evening of piano-based Dixie R& B. "An irresistible, celebratory blend of rollicking, two-fisted New Orleans piano, Louisiana Swamp rock and smoldering Texas blues from a compelling storyteller." (Boston Globe)

WhiteWater Ramble - Priding themselves on being Rocky Mountain-bred, WhiteWater Rambel uses a simple recipe to craft their sound; bluegrass instrumentation, drums and a boundary-less approach to “grassing-up” everything from disco house grooves to roots and Americana. “With a list of influences that reaches into every corner of contemporary music…this ain’t your grandpappy’s jug-music anymore, now it’s jam-grass.” (Daily Camera)

Leroy Justice – Based in New York City, rockers Leroy Justice aren’t trying to reinvent anything, but instead rework rock’s best traits that have kept real music alive for decades. With influences like the Black Crowes and Eddie Vedder, lead-man Jason Gallagher (who spent 2010 touring with The Counting Crows) and the crew rip it up to deliver a live show that has audiences rockin’.

Less Than Jake – Virtually blazing the trail for ska punk in the ‘90s, Less Than Jake could rest on their laurels, but instead choose to turn it on at their live shows with vibrant horns, raucous group choruses and a general sense of music for music’s sake. With hits like “Plastic Cup Politics” and “Liquor Store,” Less Than Jake’s 20-year influence on the music scene is evident by the throngs of fans who turn up at their concerts ready to roll.

Lez Zeppelin – Since 2004, the all-girl Led Zeppelin tribute band has gained worldwide attention for their gender-bending audacity and unparalleled musicianship. Playing with a kind of passion and force beyond anyone’s expectation, Lez Zeppelin is the first band of its kind to be invited to perform at major music festivals around the world including Donnington Park and Bonnaroo.

Rootz Underground – While undeniably rooted in Reggae music, the six-member Rootz Underground uses their collective passion to create a progressive sound that pushes boundaries and defies being boxed into a single genre. Electric yet organic, gritty and soulful; the band manages to harness the essence of classic Reggae while tossing up an explosive live show that turns into a positive and emotional musical journey.

Kinky – With major festivals like Coachella, New Orleans Jazz Fest and Vive Latino under their belt and numerous nominations from the Latin Grammys and Latin MTV Video Music Awards, Monterrey, Mexico’s Kinky are still doing it, and doing it well. The group has toured with such diverse artists as the Flaming Lips, Shakira, Cake and De La Soul and their experimentation with sounds and infectious dance rhythms have inspired fans from coast to coast. Kinky’s funky music has been featured in films and on TV the world over, and they were commissioned to pen the theme song for David Beckham’s MLS team, “We Are the Galaxy.”

Funkiphino – The 12-member horn band, Funkiphino knows how to get the party started…and keep it going. Their high-energy funk infuses explosive horn lines, an old-school Hammond organ and pumping bass with intoxicating vocals and slamming harmonies. They have been voted Best Funk Band by Westword Magazine and were chosen to play at the 55th Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C.



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