Vail Snow Daze Concerts Include Wilco, Michael Franti, & The Shins

Vail Resort is kicking off their 50th winter season in style with the biggest Vail Snow Daze ever. From awesome live concerts with Wilco, Michael Franti & Spearhead and The Shins to their 50th birthday bash and exclusive movie premiere, Snow Daze is a week in Vail you do not want to miss.

Want first grab at Festival Passes for all Vail Snow Daze concerts? Be sure to check out the special Vail Snow Daze lodging presale, where you can be the first to get your hands on these passes before they go on sale to the general public. Presale starts September 11th; tickets go on sale to the general public on September 17.  Tickets range from $29.50 for general admission single show tickets to $279 for a “Private Reserve Festival Pass.”  Ticket prices increase on December 11th.  Purchase them here.

  • December 13th – The Shins: Grammy-nominated indie rockers The Shins come to Ford Park in Vail on Thursday, Dec. 13 to kick off the Vail Snow Daze festivities. Well known for their songs “New Slang” and their current hit single “Simple Song,” The Shins have a melodic sound that is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
  • December 14th – Michael Franti & Spearhead: For more than 20 years, Michael Franti has been mixing rock, rap, reggae and other musical styles into a singular sound that keeps the crowds groovin’. Well known for massive hits “Say Hey (I Love You),” “The Sound of Sunshine” and “Hey Hey Hey,” Michael Franti & Spearhead’s show in Vail on Friday, Dec. 14 in Ford Park is sure to rock the house.
  • December 15th – Wilco: Grammy-winning alt rockers Wilco will headline Vail Snow Daze on Saturday, Dec. 15. Known as a live music powerhouse, Wilco has released 10 studio albums to date. With a massive catalog to pull from, these guys live to make noise. This is absolutely a show not to be missed.

Founded in 1962, Vail will celebrate its golden anniversary throughout the 2012-2013 winter season and into the summer of 2013 with a series of events, parties, a film documenting the first 50 years, concerts and more. The celebrations will incorporate a 50th anniversary theme to recognize the resort’s distinct past, present and future. As part of Vail’s big birthday bash, Vail Snow Daze boasts the biggest lineup of entertainment in the event’s multi-year history.

Festival passes and individual concert tickets for all Vail Snow Daze concerts will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 17. All Vail Snow Daze concerts will happen in Vail’s Ford Park and tickets will be required for all shows. Visit to purchase tickets and get full details on Vail Snow Daze.