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The Vilar Performing Arts Center has announced a second round of summer headliners for its 2017 summer season. Performances recently announced include Citizen Cope, Comedian David Spade, Purple Xperience: Tribute to Prince and one surprise guest artist to round out the series. Tickets start at $30 and go on sale Monday, May 8 at noon and will be available at the VPAC box office (970-845-8497; www.vilarpac.org. Some ticket prices are subject to change on June 1. The VPAC is located under the ice rink in Beaver Creek Village (68 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek, Colorado).


Citizen Cope
Sunday, August 6, 2017, 8:00pm| $45*
*Price valid until June 1

Dug deep into the rich soil of American music, Citizen Cope’s roots are complex. You may think of Bill Withers or Neil Young or John Lee Hooker or Van Morrison or Willie Nelson or Al Green. His sounds are southern rural, big sky lonely, concrete urban, and painfully romantic. His music is commonly described as a mix of blues, soul, folk and rock. In the past nine years, he has produced four albums of depth and distinction, each a critical chapter in his search for a sound that paints an auditory American landscape. Rolling Stone magazine has said of Cope, his “uncommon chords and harmonies combine delicate dissonance with unexpected flashes of beauty.”
Comedian David Spade
Friday, August 11, 2017 at 8:00 PM | $88

Comedian David Spade became a household favorite during his 5 year stint as a cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Recently Spade released his memoir, Almost Interesting. Spade has appeared in and written many cult classic comedy films including Tommy Boy, Blacksheep, Coneheads, Joe Dirt, Grown Ups, Reality Bites, Benchwarmers and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star to name a few. Spade is known for a comedic style, in both his stand-up material and acting roles, which relies heavily on sarcasm and self-deprecation. Spade has also had several well-received standup comedy specials, most recently his Comedy Central special David Spade: My Fake Problems, which was filmed at Hollywood’s Fonda Theater.

The Purple Xperience: Tribute to Prince
Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 8:00 PM | $58*
*Price valid until June 1

The Purple Xperience is a five-piece tribute band hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They have been touring around the country since their inception in 2011, bringing the memories of Prince and The Revolution to audiences of all generations. The Purple Xperience embodies the spirit and sounds of Prince, with front-man Marshall Charloff channeling the vocals and movements from the icon himself.  The Purple Xperience brings you the greatest most authentic prince tribute show in the world leaving no one disappointed.

Surprise Guest Artist to be Announced July 17
Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 8:00 PM
More information on this special performance will be announced July 17 on this day tickets will also go on sale. Although we aren’t able to say just quite yet the name of the artist we can say for sure it’s one show you won’t want to miss, so pencil it in the calendar now.

These shows join previously announced summer 2017 performances by Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, The Wailers, Diana Krall, Trace Adkins, Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Grammy Award-winner Peter Frampton.

About VPAC:
Located in the heart of Colorado’s Beaver Creek Resort, the Vilar Performing Arts Center is a 535-seat theatre, owned and operated by the Vail Valley Foundation, which presents a variety of year-round performances including Broadway musicals, concerts, family entertainment, comedy, dance, classical music and more. 

About the Vail Valley Foundation:
The Vail Valley Foundation is a non-profit with the mission to enhance and sustain the spirit of the Vail Valley by providing leadership in educational, athletic and cultural endeavors.  The organization is known for its work in education via YouthPower365, which provides programming to more than 4,000 local children with early childhood, K-12, and scholarship programs. The Vail Valley Foundation also provides the Vail Valley with several of its most treasured annual events, such as the GoPro Mountain Games, the EverBank America’s Winter Opening, the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup races, and the Vail International Dance Festival. The Vail Valley Foundation led the effort to bring the Alpine World Ski Championships to Vail and Beaver Creek in 1989, 1999, and 2015. It also owns and operates the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek Village, and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail. Through these and other venues, the Vail Valley Foundation brings dynamic performing arts, music, culture, and dance programming to the Vail Valley. Visit www.vvf.org to learn more.

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