Sure, we all love concerts, we all love summer, and we all love free stuff. So what happens when you combine all three? You get the Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Free Concert Series! Taking place this summer at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, CO from June 17 to August 26, headliners include Rusted Root, Anders Osborne, Kyle Hollingsworth, Rich Robinson, John Brown’s Body, Urban Dance Challenge, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, and more. Each show will start at 6:30pm, but get there early, as there will be drink specials beforehand (duh, Bud Light is sponsoring it). Tickets will be available soon, so stay tuned.

Now, we’re up to our ears in music festivals, but who takes the cake as the first one ever? That’s up for debate. Most of these rock events have roots in jazz and blues festivals, which were then taken over and made their own. Some say it was the KFRC Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival from June 10-11, 1967, and some say it was the Monterey Pop Festival (featuring a young Jimi Hendrix) on June 16-18, 1967.

Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Free Concert Series Tickets & Schedule

Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Free Concert Series 2014 Dates

June 17 to August 26 @ Gerald R Ford Amphitheater, Vail, CO

Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Free Concert Series 2014 Lineup

June 17 — Rusted Root
June 24 — Anders Osborne
July 1 — Rich Robinson
July 8 — Big Sam’s Funky Nation
July 15 — Urban Dance Challenge
July 22 — March Fourth Marching Band
August 12 — TBA
August 19 — Kyle Hollingsworth
August 26 — John Brown’s Body

Rusted Root Video for “Send Me On My Way”