Yonder Mountain String Band

Yonder Mountain String Band

Presented by the Vail Valley Foundation

Thursday, June 10, 2021

7:00 pm

Ticket Price
$10 - 15

Performance Details

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Yonder Mountain String Band is part of GoPro Mountains of Music.

Pioneers. Innovators. These are but a few of the monikers that Yonder Mountain String Band has worn since their inception. From the first Yonder shows in the fall of 1998 to their drive-in tour of 2020, this touring force has brought their adventurous musical spirit to countless venues for nearly a quarter century.

Yonder Mountain’s early success was fueled by their desire to make a sound distinctly their own, whether performed on crowded stages or selling out the hallowed Red Rocks Amphitheater. Their traditional take on bluegrass sound was fused with their diverse musical influences ranging anywhere from punk rock to the Grateful Dead.

The combination of the band’s unique personalities, extended musical improvisations, their jam band fan culture and their collaborative effort on writing and arranging original songs which span multiple genres—attracted more of a freewheeling jam crowd than the traditional bluegrass scene which, in turn, exposed a whole new generation of fans to Bluegrass.

No band that has stood the test of time is without transformation and Yonder Mountain has had their fair share of change. In 2014, Yonder Mountain and Jeff Austin announced they were parting ways. Austin went on to tour full time with his side project, The Jeff Austin Band, with a rotating lineup of musicians playing with him until his unexpected death in 2019.   

Founding members Adam Aijala on guitar, Ben Kaufmann on bass, Dave Johnston on banjo, alongside the 2015 addition of Allie Kral on fiddle, and newcomer, multi-instrumentalist Nick Piccininni handling duties on mandolin, second fiddle, and anything stringed.

With their instrumental prowess and adventurous musical spirit, Yonder Mountain String Band were — and still are — a pioneering group in the emerging progressive bluegrass scene that now includes marquee acts like Billy Strings, Railroad Earth,  Greensky Bluegrass and the Infamous Stringdusters. – Rolling Stone

This past April, the band recorded their ninth studio album, scheduled to be released in late 2021.  The band will road test the new material this summer and fall.

Learn more at yondermountain.com/tour


G/A Lawn Tickets | $10
G/A Pavilion Tickets | $15

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Gates open at 6:00pm, Show starts at 7:00pm.



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Mountains of Music

The 2021 GoPro Mountain Games will feature three nights of LIVE in-person concerts June 10-13 at the iconic Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail for GoPro Mountains of Music. When the sun sets, The Amp will come alive, winding down from a day of outdoor sport and lifestyle in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.



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Venue Policies

The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater is pleased to welcome a complete 2021 season with a wide array of programming in one of the nation’s most scenic outdoor venues. If you’d like to learn more about general venue or COVID-19 policies, click the button below.


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