Express transit service will be provided for convenient access to Saturday’s Spring Back to Vail concert venue at Ford Park on Saturday, April 15. With the South Frontage Road closed for passenger drop-off and pick-up by private vehicles, including hotel and private shuttles, the town will provide express bus service from the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures to transport concert-goers directly to the venue.
Parking is free upon entry after 3 p.m. in the parking structures. The express buses will begin running at 4 p.m. Saturday with continuous, looped service along the South Frontage Road. Passengers will board from two locations: the north side of the Lionshead Transit Center and the north side of the Vail Village Welcome Center. The Ford Park bus stop will be used to return passengers to the villages. Staging for taxis and hotel shuttles will take place on the top deck of the Vail Village parking structure. Close-in ADA vehicular access will be accommodated. Call 970-476-6797 for details. Pedestrian access to and from the venue is also an option.
Spring Back to Vail has become known for its outstanding music lineups, and is returning to the Ford Park venue after a three-year absence to better accommodate Vail’s concert fans. The headliner for the April 15 free concert presented by Bud Light is the 123GO! Project. This will mark the first free outdoor performance for the band which is comprised of Stefan Lessard from Dave Matthews Band, Mike McCready from Pearl Jam, Bret Scallions from FUEL and Kenneth Schalk.
Special guest, MAGIC! is a Toronto-bred, Los Angeles-based quartet that topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts with its debut single “Rude” in 2014. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with music beginning at 6 p.m.
The Vail Police Department will be providing traffic control before, during and after the concert on South Frontage Road with vehicular access limited to local traffic only. Motorists are asked to exercise caution and to use Interstate 70 or other alternate routes to access neighborhoods in East Vail.
Overflow parking will be allowed in designated areas on the north side of South Frontage Road until 11 p.m. if both the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures fill to capacity. Motorists are asked to refer to variable message signs for real-time parking information.
In addition to Saturday’s concert, Spring Back to Vail features live music and pig roast on Vail Mountain earlier in the day as well as an expo village throughout the weekend. Closing out the Spring Back to Vail activities will be the World Pond Skimming Championships at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 16 at Golden Peak. For a full list of activities and to register for competitions, visit www.vail.com/springback