AEG Presents Rocky Mountains and DDM Presents have signed a partnership to book the 2,265-seat Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, Colorado and launch a new pop and rock concert series called Whistle Pig Vail.

Owned by the Vail Valley Foundation, the iconic shed seats 1,265 guests in covered seating and an additional 1,300 on its expansive grassy hillside with a spectacular view of the Rocky Mountains. For the past 30 years the venue has been home to a number of cultural events including Vail Dance Festival, GoPro Mountain Games and Bravo! Vail, as well as free weekly concerts as part of the Hot Summer Nights series. Named after the 38th U.S. President, the venue will launch headliner rock and pop music all summer long as the new Whistle Pig Vail concert series, with more details on the artists and dates coming soon.


“Our Vail Valley community loves music, and we couldn’t be happier to be bringing incremental, great music offerings to the beautiful Ford Amphitheater with the help of a legendary group like AEG Presents Rocky Mountains,” said Mike Imhof, President and CEO of the Vail Valley Foundation in a statement to Amplify. “Vail in Summer 2018 is going to be better than ever before, and will set the bar for many years to come in the mountain music scene.”

AEG Presents Rocky Mountains is one of the country’s biggest regional promoter shops and manages a number of venues in Colorado including 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Englewood and Denver’s Ogden Theatre, Bluebird Theater and Gothic Theatre.

“The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater is one of the most beautiful venues in the world and we can’t wait to help bring more world class music to the Colorado mountains with the Whistle Pig Vail concert series,” said Don Strasburg, Co-President, AEG Presents in a statement given to Amplify.