Posted by: Tom Boyd
Organizers plan virtual concert event for later in the summer
Vail, Colo., May 14, 2020 — The Vail Valley Foundation today announced that the GoPro Mountain Games will not occur in 2020.
The VVF, which hosts the event, had originally rescheduled from the event from June 4-7 to Aug. 20-23. The organization is pursuing several avenues to keep the spirit of the GoPro Mountain Games alive throughout the summer and is already planning for next year’s event, scheduled for June 10-13, 2021.
“The Mountain Games is such an enormous and integral part of the VVF, the community and beyond and it is an event we, and thousands of others, look forward to each year with great anticipation. Unfortunately, an international event like this is simply not possible until we have completely stabilized from the coronavirus,” said Dave Dressman, Vice President of Sales and Sponsorship for the Vail Valley Foundation.
The Vail Valley Foundation will lift spirits by hosting a virtual concert featuring several of the bands who would have performed live at this year’s event as well as past GoPro Mountains of Music Performers. This virtual concert event was originally scheduled for June 4, the day the Mountain Games was planned to begin, but has been postponed out of respect for the important conversations ongoing in many cities and towns throughout the nation and the world.
The Vail Valley Foundation, which owns and operates the GoPro Mountain Games, has mission is to elevate the quality of life for EVERYONE who lives, works and visits our community. We stand united with all those who seek to better our country and world through civility, thoughtful and peaceful approach to change, and tolerance and respect for every human life.
The new dates online event will be announced soon.
The event will include performances by Mihali, G. Love, Citizen Cope, Deer Tick, Ghost of Paul Revere and a ‘Bluegrass Superjam’ and others. Additional information forthcoming.
More than 150 sponsors and 82,000 spectators attended the GoPro Mountain Games in 2019.
The Vail Valley Foundation will continue to find creative ways to engage with fans, athletes, participants, spectators, and outdoor brands throughout the summer.
“Our mountain community may not be able to gather like years’ past, but we will still be out there on the river, on the trail, or anywhere that we can safely get outside and do what we love the most,” Dressman said.
For more on the GoPro Mountain Games, or to learn more about how your athlete registration will be affected, visit summer.mountaingames.com.
About the GoPro Mountain Games
Each June the GoPro Mountain Games event brings athletes, art, music and mountains together in Vail, Colorado, to create the best all-around mountain experience available anywhere in the world. Founded in 2002, the family-friendly event now hosts more than 3,000 pro and amateur athletes in 12+ disciplines and 30+ events, plus three nights of free concerts at the GoPro Mountains of Music at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. The event is hosted by the Vail Valley Foundation, in partnership with GoPro, GMC, Town of Vail, Go RVing, L.L.Bean, Outside, YETI, TIAA Bank, Bosch, Nature Valley, Pacifico, Vail Resorts, Adidas Terrex, Wild Tonic, Orijen, Bai, Mountain House, Bark Super Chewer and Waterloo Sparkling Water.
About the Vail Valley Foundation
The Vail Valley Foundation is a 501c3 Colorado nonprofit corporation with a mission to enhance the quality of life in the Vail Valley and showcase our community to a global audience through arts, athletics and education.
The organization’s work in education is through YouthPower365, a 501c3 Colorado nonprofit corporation with a mission to provide year-round extended learning opportunities that empower and educate the youth and families of Eagle County from cradle-to-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, GMC, and TIAA Bank.
To learn more about the Vail Valley Foundation visit www.vvf.org.
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