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Parking Lot at Ford Park to Close to Accommodate Spring Back to Vail Concerts

  • 7 April 2019
Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, April 11 through 6 p.m. Sunday, April 14, the Ford Park parking lot will be closed to accommodate the Spring Back to Vail concerts. Parking options for all Pink parking pass holders will include use of the soccer field during the closure, plus free outlying parking in West Vail and on selected days at Donovan Park. Check for details. 

The Spring Back to Vail concert line up at Ford Park includes Gov’t Mule on Friday, April 12 with opening act Austin’s Rose. On Saturday, April 13, Steel Pulse and Xavier Rudd take the stage. All shows at Ford Park are free with optional Private Reserve VIP tickets available for purchase. The concert venue opens with immediate performances at 6 p.m. each night. Visit for more details and optional Private Reserve VIP ticket information.

Express Town of Vail bus service will be provided free of charge from both the top level of the Lionshead parking structure and the Vail Village Transportation Center to and from Ford Park before and after the concerts. No passenger vehicle drop-offs or pick-ups will be available at Ford Park. Concert goers utilizing ride-share providers, taxis, limos and hotel shuttles can drop off at the bus stop at Ford Park until 7 p.m. After 7 p.m. these vehicles will be directed to the Vail Transportation Center for all drop-offs and pick-ups. Handicap parking will be available on South Frontage Road near the Ford Park parking lot and a state-issued handicap parking tag will be required for access.  

Motorists traveling to and from East Vail via the South Frontage Road should allow additional transit time as a detour will be in place between Vail Valley Drive and the Pulis Bridge/Golf Course area during those times. Traffic control will be provided before, during and after the concert. Motorists are asked to exercise caution and drive slowly through the area. A speed radar trailer will be in place during the detour on Vail Valley Drive to monitor speeds.

Overflow parking will be allowed in designated areas on the north side of South Frontage Road if both the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures fill to capacity. Motorists are asked to refer to variable message signs for current parking information.

In addition to the free concerts, the four-day Spring Back to Vail schedule, April 11-14, includes late season Savor Vail specials, Spring Back LIVE!, a festival village, a mountain top luau, a Silent Disco and the World Pond Skimming Championships at Golden Peak on Sunday afternoon to close out an epic season.


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