There’s an intoxicating yet comforting feeling that comes when Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel” comes on the radio, in a bar or sporting event or really anywhere the viral song is played in the country. We all know the words, and the nostalgia that comes with it. The song, co-written by Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show, was first released in 2004, with endless covers to come, including from the legendary Darius Rucker.
Old Crow Medicine Show will un-hitch its wagon in Vail on Sunday, July 16, for a performance at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. Tickets are available March 17 at 10 a.m. and start at $49.50 for reserved pavilion seating and $36.50 for general admission lawn seats. Visit grfavail.com/old-crow-medicine-show for tickets and more information.
Old Crow Medicine Show began in September of 1998 and now consists of Secor (fiddle, harmonica, guitar, banjo, vocals); Morgan Jahnig (upright bass); Cory Younts (mandolin, keyboards, drums, vocals); Jerry Pentecost (drums, mandolin); Mike Harris (slide guitar, guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro, vocals); and Mason Via (guitar, gitjo, vocals).
Since its inception – a cross-country busking tour as teenagers – Old Crow Medicine Show has gone on to win two Grammy Awards, a CMT Music Award and the Trailblazer Award at the Americana Honors & Awards Show, in addition to numerous nominations.
The band has performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, opened for the Dave Matthews Band and headlined the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, among other notable career accomplishments.
More than “Wagon Wheel,” Old Crow Medicine Show has released nine albums over the years, as well as four live albums.
Be prepared to rock like a wagon wheel when Old Crow Medicine Show performs at The Amp in Vail on July 16. Visit grfavail.com/old-crow-medicine-show for tickets and more information.
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About the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
Each summer, the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail plays host to an array of cultural and entertainment offerings, ranging from headliner music and comedy, to internationally renowned dance and classical music presentations, courtesy of the Vail Dance Festival and the Bravo! Vail Music Festival, to the free weekly concerts of the Hot Summer Nights series. In addition, local chorale and theater presentations annually grace the Amphitheater stage. The venue, named after President Gerald R. Ford and family, opened in 1987, and is operated by the nonprofit Vail Valley Foundation.
About the Vail Valley Foundation
The Vail Valley Foundation is a 501c3 Colorado nonprofit corporation with a mission to provide leadership in Arts, Athletics and Education, and address community needs to enhance our Valley as a place to live, work and visit.
The organization’s work in education is through YouthPower365, a 501c3 Colorado nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, educate and empower youth and families from early childhood to college and career readiness. The Vail Valley Foundation also provides the Vail Valley with several of its most treasured annual events, such as the GoPro Mountain Games, the Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup races, the Vail Dance Festival, and the Hot Summer Nights and ShowDown Town free concert series. The Vail Valley Foundation also manages and operates two performing arts centers, the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek Village and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, providing more than 100 Broadway, dance, comedy, classical, rock, pop, jazz, community and family events per year.
Vail Valley Foundation activities and events are in part made possible by cornerstone partners: the Town of Vail, Vail Resorts, Beaver Creek Resort Company, Nature Valley, Constellation Brands, CELSIUS Energy, TINCUP Whiskey, and Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.
To learn more about the Vail Valley Foundation visit www.vvf.org.