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Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

530 South Frontage Road East

The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail is a spectacular outdoor venue that seats 1,260 guests in covered seating and an additional 1,300 on its expansive grassy hillside with a breathtaking view of the Rocky Mountains.

Gates to the venue open one hour prior to showtime. Lawn seating available on a first come-first served basis. The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater is fully ADA compliant and provides special accommodations for those with limited mobility. Concessions with food and alcohol sales are available at the facility. Click HERE for the current menu and pricing. Picnics and commercially sealed non-alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Each summer, the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater plays host to an array of cultural and entertainment offerings, ranging from internationally renowned dance and classical music presentations, courtesy of the Vail International Dance Festival and the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, to the free weekly concerts of the Hot Summer Nights series. In addition, local chorale and theater presentations annually grace the Amphitheater stage, while headlining concerts round out the summer calendar.


Brian Embry

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
We used to live near Nashville and that town has some great music venues. Yet, two of the best that I've been to are here in Colorado. Red Rocks in Morrison and now the Ford Amphitheatre in Vail Colorado. The atmosphere is casual, fun, and the acoustics are fantastic. Very attentive staff and a fantastic selection at the concession stands. Clean bathrooms are also a plus! It is a first rate facility and is growing in prestige by the amount and type of talent that it is attracting. We saw the Dallas Symphony during Bravo Vail 2018 and Robert Plant played there just a few weeks ago.

Mark Noble

Thursday, June 28, 2018
This is a fantastic venue. Get tickets to a performance on your next visit. You can pay for comfortable seats under the pavilion, but the lawn seats are fantastic when the weather is nice. They offer excellent food and drinks.

Adam Machell

Thursday, July 12, 2018
A beautiful facility. Sitting on the grass is the way to go. Get there early to get a good spot. The sun can really blast on the east side.

Alison Parker

Sunday, June 17, 2018
This is a gorgeous venue! It's right next to the Betty Ford Gardens and they are definitely worth a walk through. There's not a bad seat in the whole venue. So much fun!!

Myra Little-Porter

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Outdoor amphitheater in an incredibly beautiful setting. We mostly go to the Bravo Festival orchestra concerts and the acoustics are excellent. Pavilion and lawn seating available.

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