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von Grey, pictured above, will be the kick off concert for the locals favorite music series-The  Underground Sound presented by the Vilar Center. Created to help fans discover new music from up-and-coming, as well as established artists you may not know, the venue is offering 7 nights of music discovery, with a drink at each show, for $100.


Thursday, the $100 Underground Sound Access Pass is available for purchase. The pass is completely transferable and available through the first performance on Sept. 29 (individual tickets will also go on sale for each performance).


Locals can enjoy an even better deal this year with the Underground Sound Discover The Music Kick-Off Concert, taking place Saturday, September 7 at the VPAC at 6:30pm. The party will feature a concert by Bonfire Dub featuring Bridget Law from Elephant Revival playing on the VPAC stage at 7:30pm, along with great drink specials all evening. Tickets to the party are free to pass holders (who will get 8 shows, 8 drinks for the same price of $100!) and $5 advance / $10 at door for non-pass holders.


“Purchasing this pass, whether for you or as a gift for someone else, offers a great chance to discover phenomenal new music in our spectacular hall,” said Kris Sabel, Executive Director for the Vilar Performing Arts Center. “I believe that these intimate singer-songwriter type artists are the best way to truly experience our venue and enjoy the music. This pass is affordable and easy to share with others – stop by our kickoff party on Sept. 7, give the pass a try this year and experience just how special and unique a show at the VPAC can be.”


Following the kickoff party, the Underground Sound series starts Sunday, September 29, with von Grey, a four-piece all-sisters quartet and Americana masterpiece. Other highlights on the series include Chris Thile, of Punch Brothers; quintessential Irish-American band Solas: Shamrock City; American Idol winner Lee DeWyze; and Nashville based, acoustic American band Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line.



“If you purchase a pass before our kick-off party, you’re getting 8 shows at $12.50 a piece, not a mention a free drink at each of those shows, said Sabel. “This is a low-risk way to discover new music and enjoy some incredible shows with us this fall.”


The Underground Access Pass is now available for the Underground Sound concert series at the Vilar Performing Arts Center. Don’t miss the chance to get up close and personal with these bands, and support their musical journey.  Buy an Underground Access Pass now and get a chance to see all of the shows for an unreal price.  The passes are transferable making them a perfect gift for a friend or family member.


Tickets for the VPAC’s 2013 Underground Sound Series are on sale now and available online at vilarpac.org, by phone at 970.845.TIXS or in person at the VPAC Box Office in Beaver Creek.

The Vilar Performing Arts Center is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. For more information on the Vail Valley Foundation, visit vvf.org.


Full Underground Sound Lineup:


  • von Grey – Sunday, September 29
  • Chris Thile – Sunday, October 6
  • San Jose Taiko – Sunday, October 13
  • Lee DeWyze – Sunday, October 20
  • Solas: Shamrock City – Sunday, October 27
  • Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line – Sunday, November 3
  • David Wilcox – Sunday, November 10

photo credit: Zack Arias