Peter Frampton, Trace Adkins, David Spade, Lord Huron, Diana Krall and more fill the VPAC’s 2017 summer season.


Reward your daytime adventures in the mountains with evening performances at the Vilar Performing Arts Center, a vibrant, 535-seat theater located in the heart of Beaver Creek. Performances range from Grammy Award-winners to rousing tribute bands to headliner comedians.

Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers

Monday, July 3, 2017 at 6:30 PM| $88 

Bruce Hornsby’s work displays a creative iconoclasm that’s been a constant in the artist’s two-and-a-half decade recording career. His commercial stock soared early on, when “The Way It Is”–the title track of his 1986 debut album–became one of the most popular songs on American radio. Despite his early mainstream successes, Hornsby has pursued a more personal, idiosyncratic musical path, focusing on projects that sparked his creative interest, including collaborations with the Grateful Dead, Spike Lee, Ricky Skaggs, Don Henley, Ornette Coleman, Bob Dylan, Bela Fleck, Bonnie Raitt, Pat Metheny, and Robbie Robertson. Hornsby’s performance will offer a glimpse of a restless spirit who continues to push forward into exciting new musical terrain.

The Wailers

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 8:00 PM | $48

The Wailers Band put reggae on the map. More so than any other set of musicians on the planet, The Wailers Band brought reggae to the attention of the world outside of Jamaica. Through the concerted musical support they supplied during the 1970s, The Wailers Band helped elevate Bob Marley to achieve the status of the first “Third World Superstar,” and in the process, brought the reggae of their native Jamaica to audiences on every continent.

Lord Huron

Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 8:00 PM | $55

American indie folk band, originally a musical and visual solo project by Michigan-native Ben Schneider, Lord Huron members now include Mark Barry (percussion, vocals), Miguel Briseno (bass, percussion) and Tom Renaud (guitar, vocals). After a pair of EPs, their critically acclaimed debut album Lonesome Dreams was released in 2012, followed by extensive touring both stateside and abroad. People Magazine stated of Lonesome Dreams  “the folk-tinged band perfects the haunting, melancholy sound introduced on Lonesome Dreams…It’s all seductively atmospheric…” Recently, the band performed their single “Fool For Love” as well as “The World Ender” on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Their newest album, Strange Trails was written and produced by frontman Ben Schneider and recorded at the band’s own Whispering Pines studio in Los Angeles.

Diana Krall

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 8:00 PM | Tickets start at $163.75

Respected far and wide as a wildly successful recording and performing artist, Krall remains a true musical force. At any given moment she could be producing Barbra Streisand’s new album, serving as musical director and arranger for Paul McCartney or hitting the road for a good cause with Neil Young. As the record shows, Diana Krall has already done all that and much more. Along the way Krall has sold more albums than any other female jazz artist of the last 30 years, establishing herself as one of the best-selling and most beloved performers of her generation, one whose recordings thus far have earned her nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums.

Trace Adkins

Monday, July 24, 2017 at 8:00 PM | Tickets start at $95

Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively. His hit list includes “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light In The House,” “Hillbilly Bone (Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins),” and “Just Fishin’,” to name a few. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, and spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross. In recent years, Adkins has performed ten USO Tours.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 8:00 PM | Tickets start at $95

Creedence Clearwater Revival founding members and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford have been on quite a ride. Following their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cosmo and Stu launched their Creedence Clearwater Revisited project in 1995 to once again perform live in concert the hit songs — touchstones of a generation. Since then, the legendary rhythm section has been thrilled by the outpouring of affection for their new band. World tours and a platinum selling album “Recollection” followed. The astounding response to the band has been driven in part by new generations of fans.

Grammy Award Winner Peter Frampton

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 8:00 PM | Tickets start at $105

Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. At 16, he was lead singer and guitarist for British band the Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first super groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie. His session work includes collaborations with such legendary artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, John Entwistle and many others. Frampton was recently inducted in the Musicians Hall of Fame, played an integral part in the 50th anniversary celebration of the Beatles’ arrival in the U.S. by performing on CBS’ “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles.” His fifth solo album, the electrifying “Frampton Comes Alive!” is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and remains one of the top-selling live records of all time. In addition, he continues to tour non-stop including Frampton’s Guitar Circus and Peter Frampton Raw, An Acoustic Tour. Frampton’s latest album “Acoustic Classics” is available now, featuring stripped-down versions of his classic hits including “Baby, I Love Your Way,” “Lines On My Face,” “Do You Feel Like I Do,” “Show Me The Way” and more.

Citizen Cope

Sunday, August 6, 2017, 8:00pm| $45*
*Price valid until June 1

Dug deep into the rich soil of American music, Citizen Cope’s roots are complex.  You may think of Bill Withers or Neil Young or John Lee Hooker or Van Morrison or Willie Nelson or Al Green. His sounds are southern rural, big sky lonely, concrete urban, and painfully romantic. His music is commonly described as a mix of blues, soul, folk and rock. In the past nine years, he has produced four albums of depth and distinction, each a critical chapter in his search for a sound that paints an auditory American landscape. Rolling Stone magazine has said of Cope, his “uncommon chords and harmonies combine delicate dissonance with unexpected flashes of beauty.”

Comedian David Spade

Friday, August 11, 2017 at 8:00 PM | $88

Comedian David Spade became a household favorite during his 5 year stint as a cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live.  Recently Spade released his memoir, Almost Interesting.  Spade has appeared in and written many cult classic comedy films including Tommy Boy, Blacksheep, Coneheads, Joe Dirt, Grown Ups, Reality Bites, Benchwarmers and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star to name a few. Spade is known for a comedic style, in both his stand-up material and acting roles, which relies heavily on sarcasm and self-deprecation. Spade has also had several well-received standup comedy specials, most recently his Comedy Central special David Spade: My Fake Problems, which was filmed at Hollywood’s Fonda Theater.

The Purple Xperience: Tribute to Prince

Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 8:00 PM | $58*
*Price valid until June 1

The Purple Xperience is a five-piece tribute band hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They have been touring around the country since their inception in 2011, bringing the memories of Prince and The Revolution to audiences of all generations. The Purple Xperience embodies the spirit and sounds of Prince, with front-man Marshall Charloff channeling the vocals and movements from the icon himself.  The Purple Xperience brings you the greatest most authentic prince tribute show in the world leaving no one disappointed.

Surprise Guest Artist to be Announced July 17

Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Tickets will go on sale and more information on this special performance will be announced July 17. Although we aren’t able to say just quite yet the name of the artist, we can say for sure it’s one show you won’t want to miss, so pencil it in the calendar now.

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