Vail Public Library is one of the most visited places in Vail. Not only for its large collection of movies and books but for great free programming for all ages.
Evenings of Engagement, is a series of events aimed at adults, with the purpose of offering exciting, interesting, fun or educational experiences.
Over the years, Vail Public Library has presented local and national musicians, art and cooking workshops, living history about well-known characters from Colorado or the world, visits by authors who don’t tell their inspiration for writing and informative presentations about the region.
Best of all this programming is free.
2021 SUMMER CONCERTS
Join us back this summer at our backyard for one of our outdoor concerts offered on Wednesday afternoons at 5:30 p.m. with a duration of 1 hour.
Bring your own chair (all our events are held outdoors).
RSVP is required for those events
CONCERT LINE UP
JULY 21 | Bettman & Halpin
Nationally touring and award-winning duo Bettman & Halpin perform original, toe tapping, and heartfelt Americana and folk music. Fiddle player and vocalist Stephanie Bettman elicits comparisons to such legendary singers as Emmylou Harris and Joan Baez. Her partner Luke Halpin is renowned multi-instrumentalist who sings and plays guitar, mandolin, fiddle and banjo, drawing inspiration from the likes of Sam Bush, Mark O’Connor and Tony Rice. As a duo, Bettman & Halpin are quickly earning a reputation in folk and bluegrass circles for their irresistible lyrical and musical compositions, harmonies and roof-raising instrumentals.
AUGUST 11 | Acoustic Eidolon
Acoustic Eidolon is what happens when you cross a guitar with 2 necks and a cello with attitude!! Acoustic Eidolon, featuring Joe Scott on double neck guitjo and Hannah Alkire on cello are from Colorado and have graced stages throughout the US, Europe, Australia and Canada. With eleven CDs and a DVD to their credit, these masterful artists continue to captivate audiences throughout the world with their signature “new acoustic” sound and boundless possibilities in blending Celtic, Folk, World & Latin music influences, something that Dirty Linen Magazine praises as “a sumptuous musical feast.” They are described by the Swallow Hill Music Association as “an evening of brilliant instrumentality,” and Georgia’s Good Life Magazine enthuses, “Acoustic Eidolon offers concert-goers a chance to absorb some of the most powerful and intriguing music on the scene today.”
SEPTEMBER 1 | Rebecca Folsom
Rebecca Folsom’s music is about liberation. Her songs crack open hearts, inspire hope, and leave listeners with a deeper perspective. Rebecca’s world-class voice traverses a near-four-octave range. KUNC radio describes it as “knock-you-to-your-knees.” The Daily Camera describes her music as “shining…with lush harmonies,” and Westword Magazine says, “Her songs hit like little earthquakes!”
Rebecca’s voice pours from an inner source of honest emotion, flowing from lilting tenderness to fully liberated, unbridled release. Her poetic songs open your heart, setting free a vulnerability you didn’t realize was locked away and inviting you to embrace life with all of its joy, sorrow, passion, and love. She brings both a pure vocal quality reminiscent of old Appalachia and a blues prowess,