Wailers in free show in Vail Wed. night | SummitDaily.com

Wailers in free show in Vail Wed. night

Special to the Vail DailyThe Wailers kick off Street Beat with a free performance Wednesday night at Checkpoint Charlie in Vail.

VAIL – The 12th installment of the Vail Valley Foundation’s free concert series kicks off Wednesday with the Godfathers of reggae, The Wailers. The show gets underway at 6 p.m. on the Checkpoint Charlie stage in Vail Village.As the support band for Bob Marley, The Wailers bring their time-honored sound back to the streets of Vail, after playing to sold-out houses at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail. Some of The Wailers greatest tracks are the most memorable reggae hits ever, including “Exodus,” “Jammin,” “Three Little Birds” and “Turn Your Light Down Low.”Wednesday’s show marks the first in a series of eight concerts for 2010. February brings the jam rock collaboration act Stockholm Syndrome to Solaris in Vail, a new stage for the series. The four shows in March include power pop with The Mother Hips, southern rock of Cowboy Mouth, funk with The Pimps of Joytime and the public pick winning band, Zivanai Masango & Pachedu. The Arrabelle at Vail Square hosts rocker Danielia Cotton on April 7 before the final concert back at Checkpoint Charlie on April 14, a Michael Jackson tribute band titled Thriller. DJ Logic will also perform at that show.Residents of Eagle, Summit and Lake Counties can once again register at each show for the Volvo Grand Prize given away at the final concert, a new 2010 Volvo C30 T5 automobile. Cricket wireless will also be on-hand each concert with giveaways, including access to the Cricket VIP viewing area at select shows.To check out the entire lineup for 2010, visit http://www.streetbeatconcerts.com or call 970-949-1999.-Vail Daily

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