There is no better way to end your day in Beaver Creek than catching a show at the Vilar Performing Art Center. The intimate venue hosts world renown artists year-round with something in the calendar for everyone - from shows for the entire family, to classical music, comedian acts, ballet and anything in between.
February 23 - The Alternate Routes
The Alternate Routes first burst onto the scene in 2005 with their breakthrough album Good and Reckless and True. They released several albums on Vanguard Records and on their own, toured extensively, and relentlessly refined their craft. They have collaborated with such seemingly disparate artists as singer-songwriter Patti Griffin, director Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right), and guitarist Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket. They’ve performed on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” and have been repeat guests on NPR’s “Mountain Stage.”
February 24 - T.J. MILLER
T.J. MILLER is one of the most sought after comedians in the comedy world. You may recognize his face from his roles in FOX’s big screen comic book adaptation of DEADPOOL, the highest grossing R-rated film of all time, 2014’s surprise indie hit TRANSFORMERS 4, and Mike Judge’s HBO comedy series SILICON VALLEY, now in its third season, for which he received the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Comedy.
February 27 - One Night of Queen by Gary Mullen
One Night of Queen by Gary Mullen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s “Stars In Their Eyes” Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of the runner-up. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band ‘The Works’, to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since May 2002, ‘Gary Mullen and the Works’ have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences.
February 28 - BalletX
BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet, unites distinguished choreographers with an outstanding company of world-class dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace. Founded in 2005 by Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, and now under the direction of Cox as Artistic & Executive Director, BalletX challenges the boundaries of classical ballet by encouraging formal experimentation while preserving rigorous technique.
March 2 - SIRO-A The Thecno Circus
SIRO-A: “The HUMAN VIDEO GAME”; six students from Sendai, Japan united by a desire to come up with something new, outside the boundaries of conventional theatre and performance art. Siro-A boldly defines their craft as “THE NEXT GENERATION OF ENTERTAINMENT.” The physical performers display their skill and brilliantly executed choreography in sync with two DJs, visual projections and mind-blowing optical illusions. Reaching deep into their technical bag of tricks, they combined electro beats with visual effects, motion, light, dance choreographies and elements of comedy.
March 5 - The Commodores
For three decades, the Commodores have remained a force in the music industry. The Commodores aren’t just any group. They have staying power. The successful Commodores of the present have not only produced six new albums and embarked upon a world-wide tour, but have created their own record label, Commodores Records & Entertainment. Today the Commodores stand not only as talented and successful musicians, but as artists determined to continue their success into the future.
March 6 - The 5 Browns
The 5 Browns are delivering on their dream to wake up classical music by introducing it to the widest, largest and most excited audience they can find. The quintet has garnered extensive coverage from media outlets ranging from The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and The View, to CNN, Fox and Friends, Public Radio’s Performance Today, as well as The New York Times, Parade, People, the Los Angeles Times, the Sunday London Telegraph and Entertainment Weekly.