The Amp
Photo: JOHNRYAN LOCKMAN

the amp

THE MUSIC MECCA OF MOUNTAIN GAMES

We’re stoked that starting in 2017 the GoPro Mountains of Music free concert series will be moving to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail! Before you go, brush up on the ins and outs that make The Amp one of the premier outdoor music venues in the country.

VENUE INFO

Gates open one hour prior to showtime. Lawn seating is 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. Picnics and commercially sealed non-alcoholic beverages are permitted.

ITEMS ALLOWED THROUGH THE GATES:

Food items are permitted with commercially-sealed NON-ALCOHOLIC beverages only
Empty Waterbottles
Blankets
Umbrellas
Legless chairs to sit on the lawn (EX: Crazy Creek or REI Trail Chair)

Stroller & bike parking is available

Concessions are available for purchase with snacks, fresh and grilled food items along with a full bar


The following are not Permitted at the AMP:

Cameras
Recording Devices
Smoking of any kind
Alcohol
Skateboards
Bicycles
Scooters
In-Line Skates
Lawn Chairs
Pets
Bad Attitudes


Take exit 176 off I-70. Head south toward the ski mountain, into the main Vail roundabout. Exit the roundabout so you are heading east on South Frontage Road. The Vail Parking structure will be a short distance up on the right, where summer parking is FREE.

Alternatively, you can continue on to the Ford Park parking lot, where attendants will collect cash for paid parking.


DIRECTIONS FROM the VAIL PARKING STRUCTURE:

Exit to the east. Walk northeast toward the softball fields until you see the paved walkway into the park on your right. Follow that path straight down to the Amphitheater. Golf carts run frequently between the top of the path and the venue prior to and following shows. You can also take the Gore Creek Trail directly to the venue. See maps below.


DIRECTIONS FROM the ford park parking lot:

Look for the bike path at the southeast end of the tennis courts. Follow this directly downhill to the Amphitheater.


The Box Office is located at the Amphitheater, adjacent to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and Ford Park. The Box Office opens early June.


CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE:

970.845.TIXS(8497)


The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater can host up to 3,000 guests within the pavilion and lawn seating areas. Please note that the venue will fill quickly. When at capacity the venue will operate following a one in, one out, policy.


The Amphitheater stage and pavilion seating sections have a large roof protecting it from adverse weather. The Vail Valley is famous for afternoon and evening hit-and-run rain showers. Weather is generally not a factor for most shows. We encourage you to bring rain gear throughout the weekend.

Should a performance be changed or postponed due to weather conditions, announcements will be made on the Mountain Games website and social channels regarding pertinent details.


The GoPro Mountains of Music free concert series is not a ticketed event. When the venue is not at capacity guests may enter and leave the venue as they please. When at capacity, guests who choose to leave the venue may not immediately be granted re-entry as the venue will operate following a one in, one out policy. Safety first!