Each summer, the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail is a spectacular, intimate outdoor venue that plays host to an array of cultural and entertainment offerings, ranging from internationally renowned dance and classical music presentations, courtesy of the Vail Dance Festival and the Bravo! Vail Valley 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, while headlining concerts round out the summer calendar.


We’re making distancing easy and safe for you: All events will adhere to Eagle County’s precautionary guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to prioritize the health of our patrons, artists, community and staff at our venue at all times. We have adopted limited and physically-distanced seating, cleaning procedures and more.

We plan to open the venue with limited capacities, but note that as public health policies change over the coming weeks, the capacity limits may increase up to 100% occupancy and public health restrictions may be adjusted or lifted altogether. Health and safety protocols will continue to be updated throughout the summer.



The individual (“Attendee”) admitted to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater (“GRFA”), and any minor(s) accompanying Attendee, are subject to and agree to the following, as well as all “GRFA Policies” located at grfavail.com/policies. Attendee makes and agrees to all such policies, terms, conditions and agreements on behalf of any accompanying minor(s); if Attendee does not wish to or is not authorized to do so, Attendee should not allow any such minor to enter. In the event of any conflict between the GRFA Policies and the following, the GRFA Policies shall prevail.



The Box Office is located at the Amphitheater, adjacent to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and Ford Park. The Box Office is open daily from 11am to 5 pm or until performance start time on any show night (early June-early September).

970.476.3361 (fax)

Ticketsvail.com is the official online ticketing provider for Vail Valley Foundation events at the GRFA such as Amp Summer Concerts and the Vail Dance Festival. Bravo! Vail tickets can be purchased at bravovail.org.


Lost Tickets: If you are unable to locate your tickets, please contact the box office to reprint them. Please note a reprint voids all previous tickets. Reprint fees may apply.

Third Party Tickets: vaildance.org, vvf.org and ticketsvail.com are the only official online ticketing providers for all performances at the GRFA. Tickets purchased from other sources may be more expensive, invalid and/or ineligible for box office assistance. The GRFA and the Vail Valley Foundation are not responsible for tickets purchased from other sources.

ADA Accessible Tickets: The GRFA provides reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities, including those with limited mobility. View ADA Venue Access Map HERE. ADA Accessible seats are available. Please contact the box office for additional information or to make a special request.

Attendees are subject to all GRFA Venue Policies. Violation of GRFA Policies can result in removal from the premises and revocation of any ticket or invitation without refund.


  • Guests are allowed to bring food into the venue so long as it is done within venue bag policies.
  • Empty Water bottles
  • Blankets
  • Umbrellas
  • Short-legged chairs to sit on the lawn (EX: Crazy Creek or REI Trail Chair) – chairs can be no more than 5 inches off the ground
  • Stroller parking is available. You will not be able to take your stroller to your seat.
  • If you ride your bike, there is a small public bike rack located across from the box office near the creek. Bike Valet will not be available.


Camera and recording device policy: The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater enforces a no-video/audio capture policy at major events*. Professionals who wish to capture still imagery, videography, or audio must apply for a credential HERE. *Spectators attending a graduation ceremony are welcome to bring recording devices and cameras of any kind.

  • Non-clear bags larger than 12”x12” – all bags and persons entering GRFA are subject to search
  • Smoking of any kind
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Alcohol
  • Skateboards
  • Bicycles
  • Scooters
  • In-Line Skates
  • Lawn Chairs with legs taller than 5 inches (you should not be able to roll a softball under the chair)
  • Pets
  • Hammocks
  • Hula Hoops

NO BAGS will be permitted in the building with the exception of a small clutch purse (no larger than 5”x8”) or a clear bag (no larger than 12”x12”).

The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater can host up to 3,000 guests within the pavilion and lawn seating areas. Please note that the venue will fill quickly. 

All tickets sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.

The Amphitheater stage and pavilion seating sections have a large roof protecting it from adverse weather. The Vail Valley is famous for afternoon and evening hit-and-run rain showers. Weather is generally not a factor for most shows. We encourage you to check weather forecasts prior to attending a show at the venue.

Should a performance be changed or postponed due to weather conditions, announcements will be made on the Amphitheater website and social channels regarding pertinent details.

The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is an internationally acclaimed botanic gardens known for its alpine horticulture, education and conservation, and is the highest elevation botanical garden in the world situated at 8,200’ (2,700 m) in the central Rocky Mountains. The Gardens attracts more than 100,000 visitors annually to see its unique collection of alpine and mountain plants collected from around the world.

The Gardens is located to the west of the Amphitheater. More information about the Gardens can be found at their main website or in Vail at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center.

One hour prior to showtime unless stated differently on the ticket.

We will offer a limited range of beer, red and white wine, and cocktails. The grill is not expected to be open in 2020, but we will offer a selection of snacks. CREDIT CARDS ONLY. NO CASH.

We encourage all our guests to visit local restaurants and shops before or after the show. Guests are allowed to bring food into the venue so long as it is done within venue bag policies.

The Box Office is open daily from 11am to 5pm or through intermission on any performance evening.

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