Vail Soul Music Fest, happening August 19-20-21, 2011 at Ford Amphitheater in the majestic mountains of Vail, Colorado, today announces its artist lineup.
Four time Grammy nominee Ledisi, soul royalty Lalah Hathaway, and genre-bending Cuban singer-songwriter Alex Cuba top the bill during three days and two nights of music. Additional artists include British slam-champion poet and Floetry co-founder Natalie “The Floacist” Stewart, soul revival golden boy Ryan Shaw, and – back by popular demand – mighty R&B singer Liv Warfield, among many others. The full day-by-day lineup is included below. Additional performers will be announced soon for the 2nd annual Vail Soul Music Fest on August 19-20-21 at Ford Amphitheater.
Anticipated by those in the know as the only-of-its-kind in the country, Vail Soul Music Fest is an authentic and stirring celebration of a rich and vibrant international music genre. Offering a hand-picked mix of emerging and established artists – from the greatest R&B legends to ballad hit-makers to conscious hip-hop to neo soul artists from around the world – Vail Soul Music Fest is the face of the modern, multicultural soul revival. Vail Soul Music Fest is bringing the story of soul music back to the people, and it feels oh so good.
“The Vail Soul Music Fest is a sanctuary for national and international soul music artists and fans, “ says Soul Music Festival producer Rhonda July. “By celebrating soul music and lifestyle, which is the inspiration for so many popular American art forms, Vail Soul Music Fest hopes to preserve the authenticity and relevance of the genre, and nurture its always-evolving and ever-important role in music and culture. It’s an exciting time for soul music, and we’re making sure people have the opportunity to experience it and be part of the movement.”
Indeed, Soul music’s stories of heart, truth, and transparency are more universal now than ever before. In this spirit, Vail Soul Music Fest is more than just a music event; it’s the ultimate soul experience. In addition to some of the best performers in the genre, Vail Soul Music Fest features three days and two nights of soulful cultural experiences including Youth Day Music and Mentoring, a “Soul Studio” featuring artist “Talk Back” sessions hosted by African American scholar Adam Bradley, a Spa and Fashion Sanctuary at Aria Spa at Vail Cascade Resort, fan favorite the “Soul Stroll,” where participating bars and clubs along Vail’s Main Street are transformed to represent each decade of soul music and lifestyle, and much more. Stay tuned for full details on Vail Soul Music Fest’s many unique experiences and offerings and visit www.vailsoulmusicfest.com for more information.
Soul music originates from depth of experience and lives in its ability to connect to others. Vail Soul Music Fest taps into that spirit – with an unparalleled alchemy of mood and grooves and a breathtaking natural backdrop with wide-open skies. A premier international mountain town destination on its own, Vail Soul Music Fest offers an intriguing excuse for Colorado city dwellers and out-of-state visitors alike to descend on Vail Village for an exceptional soul experience getaway. Says Rhonda July, “A lot of people ask – why Vail? It’s an awe-inspiring setting, and really lends to providing a truly unique experience void of distractions.” July continues, “Colorado is rated the 5th most prolific arts scene in the Country, and quite frankly is still lacking events in the soul genre, despite plenty of interest and support.” Vail Soul Music Fest is for Colorado’s many music savvy residents, and for music fans all over the country looking for an ultimate soul music experience. Come for the uplifting music, great company, tasty food choices, world-class spa facilities, a huge variety of outdoor activities, and so much more.
Look for a very special “Road to Vail” event at Denver’s Soiled Dove on Wednesday, June 8. Details coming soon.
The artist line-up for Vail Soul Music Fest is as follows:
Friday, August 19
Lee England Jr.
Saturday, August 20
Sunday, August 21
“Fan Appreciation Day” with artist meet & greets, free activities and experiences, free music events throughout town, and more.
Additional performers to be announced.
Early Bird 2 Day Tickets On-Sale Now (through July 31st)
Early Bird Two Day Tickets are $45 General Admission, $75.00 Reserved, $145.00 VIP
Single Day Advance Tickets (available August 1 – 18)
Single Day Tickets are $25 General Admission, $40 Reserved, $75 VIP
Day of Show Single Day Tickets are $30 General Admission, $45 Reserved, $80 VIP while supplies last.
No ticket refunds, cancellations or exchanges will be offered after purchase.
Ticket and Lodging Packages: The host hotel for the Vail Soul Music Festival is the Vail Cascade Resort and Spa. Special packages available at www.vailsoulmusicfest.com or by calling the Vail Cascade at 800-282-4183 and mentioning Vail Soul.
Vail Soul Music Fest 2011 is proud to partner with Media Partners Ebony, JET, and Westword and Corporate Partners the Town of Vail, Vail Cascade Resort and Spa, McDonald’s, and Central City Productions.
Vail Soul Music Fest is produced by Legacy Entertainment.
About Legacy Entertainment:
Legacy Entertainment, headed up by producer Rhonda Jackson, made its mark creating events that are engaging, entertaining and destined to have a lasting, positive effect on attendees. The company hosts the Sistah Summit, an annual retreat for African American women, and has partnered with Central City Productions to produce the Stellar Gospel Music Awards and the Gospel Music Festival.