The 6th Annual Alpine Insurance Agency Ed Fest: Craft Beer and Music Festival, presented by Crazy Mountain Brewery, is moving from Edwards to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, CO. The change of venue was decided due to logistical challenges in Edwards that arose as the festival drew closer to the event date. While Crazy Mountain does not want to be leaving Edwards for the event this year, we have found the amphitheater to be an extremely suitable venue to keep the music loud, the party big, and the beer flowing. 

Ford Amphitheater will continue to provide a fun, quintessential Colorado beer festival experience that the local community has grown to love over the years and will include upgrades from the previous location at Freedom Park in Edwards. The new venue provides both covered seating and a grassy lawn, offering attendees options to sit up close or lounge in the grass with 180-degree views of the stage. Additionally, Ford Amphitheater is set against the gorgeous scenery of the Rocky Mountains with clear views of dense greenery, the Gore Creek and Vail Mountain’s ski runs. Lastly, Ford Amphitheater’s acoustics are world-class due to the shape of the stage and slope of the lawn providing the best possible sound quality for the festival’s crowd-pleasing headliner, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. The venue is also in close proximity to Vail Village via a scenic 10 min stroll along the creek. The move to Ford Amphitheater will allow guests to not only enjoy 40+ international craft breweries, local whiskey & spirits and Colorado native vendors; but it is also closer to hotel options, after-party venues and free parking.

“We think the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater is a great venue for our growing festival. We had no choice but to leave our home in Edwards, but the amphitheater is a great alternate option and a Vail Valley staple that we’re excited to use for Ed Fest 2016. Besides, what better way to celebrate our love for the mountains than drinking beer and listening to music with the Rockies as the backdrop?” states Events Coordinator, Hannah Vancuren.