Free concerts, après parties and pond skimming are just a few reasons to come out to Vail for this years end of the season celebration, Spring Back to Vail. Every April when the winter season comes to an end Vail throws the biggest and best celebration in Colorado.
Even if you’ve put your skis away for the season there are still plenty of events at Spring Back to Vail, off the mountain, that you won’t want to miss. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will kick off a weekend of free concerts Thursday night at Ford Park. On Friday, Spring Back to Vail headliners, Thievery Corporation, will take the stage with their interesting mix of electronic music and numerous supporting artists. JJ Grey & Mofro play another free show at Solaris on Saturday while Iration will close out the weekend on Sunday.
Aside from an amazing line-up of FREE concerts Vail will once again host the always entertaining Pond Skimming World Championships at Golden Peak on Sunday April 15. What could be more fun than watching people dressed in silly costumes fall flat on their faces while trying to ski across an ice cold pond? The competition takes place at the base of Golden Peak at 3:00 p.m. If you’re daring or crazy enough you too can give pond skimming your best try. I’ve heard it really doesn’t hurt too badly.
Every year Vail welcomes spring with a bang and Spring Back to Vail 2012 will be sure to deliver. Grab your skis one last time or just come for the free music and live entertainment, either way you’re guaranteed a good time in Vail this weekend.
Here is your full schedule of events and concerts for Spring Back to Vail 2012:
Thursday, April 12
Bud Light Après Party
Vendetta’s 4:30-6 p.m.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Venue opens at 7 p.m., music starts at 8 p.m.
Bud Light Post Concert Party
10 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Friday, April 13
Spring Back to Vail Expo Village
Vista Bahn base area
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thievery Corporation presented by Bud Light
With opener DJ Logic
Venue opens at 6 p.m., music starts at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 14
The Red Lion
JJ Grey & Mofro
With opener The Sessh
Sunday, April 15
World Pond Skimming Championships presented by ROCKSTAR
Golden Peak base area
Venue opens at 1:30 p.m., competition begins at 3 p.m.
With opener Schwing Daddy
Venue opens and music starts at 4 p.m.
Bud Light Post Concert Parties
Samana and The Club
Following the concert