December 13-16, 2018

Vail Snow Days

4-day festival and free concerts with

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Shakey Graves

Celebrate the season with Vail Snow Days, returning December 13-16, 2018. This 4-day festival brings free concerts at Ford Park, in-town and on-mountain early season specials, après and after dark parties, lively expo village and more. 

Presented by Bud Light

Friday, December 14  |  6pm

Saturday, December 15  |  6pm 

Learn about the bands under LINEUP tab
Full schedule below


Vail Snow Days concerts are free to attend. VIP opportunities at concerts available for purchase here. Cover may be required at select Snow Days LIVE! locations.

The free concerts will take place outdoors at Ford Park, so attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately. Venue is standing room only.

The Pray for Snow Bonfire will take place outdoors at Golden Peak, so attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately. Venue is standing room only.

Parking is available in either the Vail Village or Lionshead parking structures on South Frontage Road. Street parking is not permitted until all public parking facilities are completely full.

Town of Vail and Eagle County offer extensive public transit systems. Please enjoy Vail Snow Days responsibly and make your transportation plans ahead of time.


  • NO DROP OFF permitted at Ford Park concert venue: Ride share, Limos, Hotel Shuttles and passenger vehicles MUST USE VAIL TRANSPORTATION CENTER for DROP OFF and PICK UP.
  • WALK: Concert attendees can walk from the village.
  • BUS: Take the Express Free Town of vail busses from Vail Transportation Center OR top level of Lionshead parking structure.
Yes, there will be ADA viewing section at Ford Park, but due to the nature of the venue, space is limited. Please contact our concert promoter with questions:
Please leave the following at home, as attendees will be denied entry should any attempt be made to bring them into event venues: large bags/backpacks, coolers, alcohol/drugs, bottles/glass containers, cans, dogs, chairs, weapons of any kind (including, but not limited to firearms and knives), laser pointers of any kind, signs attached to a stick or pole, recording devices, professional still cameras and video cameras.

Please note that event management retains the right to make the final decision on prohibited items. Furthermore, specific concert or event security policies may create additions to the list above. All guests entering the venues are subject to search by metal detecting wands and/or pat downs.

Additionally, all small bags and purses are subject to search at venue entrances. Attendees will see an increased security and police presence both inside and outside the concert venues.

The Festival Village will be open at the base of Gondola One from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00pm Friday through Sunday. Guests can expect to find numerous brand expos, demos, organization information, and product samples in this area from event sponsors.

The festival village at International Bridge at Vail Village will be open from 11am – 5pm Friday through Sunday.

Please contact Highline at or 970-476-6797 if you would like to be a valued sponsor of Vail Snow Days. 
All media inquiries for Vail Snow Days should be directed via email to Sally Gunter at The deadline to apply for media credentials for 2018 Vail Snow Days is Dec. 1, 2018. Any other inquiries about Vail or Vail Resorts should be directed to the Vail Resorts Newsroom.