Nestled in the heart of Vail’s Ford Park with the majestic Gore Range as a backdrop, the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater has served as the focal point for the summer season of performing arts in the Vail Valley. Since opening its doors in 1987, the Ford Amphitheater has played host to a vast and diverse array of world-renowned talent including Robert Plant, Steve Martin & Martin Short, the New York Philharmonic, Bolshoi Ballet, Bob Hope, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, John Denver, James Brown, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, B.B. King, the Dixie Chicks, and Crosby, Stills, & Nash. Annual series such as the Hot Summer Nights free concert series, Bravo! Vail, and Vail Dance Festival showcase not only the distinctive assortment of performing arts offerings but the versatility of the facility as well. The Ford Amphitheater is the perfect setting for weddings, corporate gatherings, or community meetings.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some rental policies and costs may vary to assure our venue aligns with current public health orders and safety guidelines. If you are interested in hosting an event at The Amphitheater during the Summer or Fall 2020 season, please click HERE for more information on our COVID-19 policies.
The Amphitheater can seat 1,265 guests in the covered Pavilion and 1,300 on the lawn.
With a variety of spaces to choose from, we can accommodate small or large gathering sizes.
WEDDINGS, CELEBRATIONS & BEYOND
Our intimate outdoor venue has breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains plus state-of-the-art amenities and production capabilities to help you produce any style of event you can imagine.
BORGEN FAMILY PATRONS PLAZA
An intimate space for gatherings of up to 150 people. This space can be tailored to your small gathering needs.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
The Amphitheater has the ability to serve a wide range of fine cuisine, cocktails, wine, beer and other beverages. From weddings to corporate events, brunches to birthday bashes, the Amphitheater’s in-house catering and concessions can meet your event’s needs.
EVENT REQUEST FORM
Are you interested in holding an event at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater? Please fill out the form below with as much detail as possible and a member of our team will contact you shortly. For general event and venue inquiries please feel free to contact us with your questions.