Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater (The Amp)

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater (The amp)


All GoPro Mountains of Music concerts are held at the beautiful open-air Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail! Before you go, brush up on the ins and outs that make The Amp one of the premier outdoor music venues in the country.


Gates open one hour prior to showtime. All seating is available on a first come, first served basis. The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater provides reasonable accommodations to person with disabilities, including those with limited mobility. Concessions with food and alcohol sales are available at the facility. Picnics and commercially sealed non-alcoholic beverages are permitted.

  • Guests are allowed to bring food into the venue so long as it is done within venue bag policies (see below).
  • Personal sized coolers
    • No larger than 18qt.
    • Please be prepared to show all items stored.
  • Empty Water bottles
  • Non-alcoholic, commercially-sealed beverages
  • Blankets or Tarps (No larger than 5’x7′)
  • Umbrellas
  • Short-legged chairs to sit on the lawn (EX: Crazy Creek or REI Trail Chair) – chairs can be no more than 5 inches off the ground
  • Limited stroller parking is available along the wall adjacent to the main restrooms. You will not be able to take your stroller to your seat. The Amp is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • If you ride your bike, there is a small public bike rack located across from the box office near the creek. Bike Valet may be available.

Stroller & bike parking is available

Concessions are available for purchase with snacks, fresh and grilled food items along with a full bar

The following are not Permitted at the AMP:
  • Persons entering the venue may be subject to a search
  • Bag policy:
    • No oversized bags. Scroll down to see more information about our bag policy.
  • Lawn Chairs with legs taller than 5 inches (you should not be able to roll a softball under the chair)
  • Blankets or Tarps larger than 5’x7′
  • Weapons of any kind including but not limited to: firearms (with or without permit), knives, pepper spray
  • Smoking of any kind (including e-cigarettes and vape pens)
  • Alcohol/Illegal drugs
  • Pets/Animals (except for service animals as defined by the ADA)
  • Flags or Totems (self-crafted, decorated sticks or poles, or anything else that might block someone’s view)
  • Hula Hoops
  • Laser Pens/Pointers
  • Glitter/Confetti/Spray Paint/Silly String
  • Bullhorns or noisemaking devices (e.g. Air Horns, Drums, Whistles)
  • Flares/Fireworks
  • Bicycles, Skateboards, Scooters, In-Line Skates, or personal motorized vehicles, unless it is an ADA approved device
  • Hammocks
  • Tents
  • Full Facial Coverings (e.g. Halloween Masks or Full Face Ski Masks)
  • Drones or UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) or any other remote-controlled flying devices
  • Camera and recording device policy:
    • The Amp enforces a no-video/audio capture policy at major events*. Professionals who wish to capture still imagery, videography, or audio must apply for a credential HERE. *Spectators attending a graduation ceremony are welcome to bring recording devices and cameras of any kind.
  • Bad Attitudes

Additional Information

Take exit 176 off I-70. Head south toward the ski mountain, into the main Vail roundabout. Exit the roundabout so you are heading east on South Frontage Road. The Vail Parking structure will be a short distance up on the right, where summer parking is FREE.

Alternatively, you can continue on to the Ford Park parking lot, where attendants will collect cash for paid parking.


Exit to the east. Walk northeast toward the softball fields until you see the paved walkway into the park on your right. Follow that path straight down to the Amphitheater. Golf carts run frequently between the top of the path and the venue prior to and following shows. You can also take the Gore Creek Trail directly to the venue. See maps below.

DIRECTIONS FROM the ford park parking lot:

Look for the bike path at the southeast end of the tennis courts. Follow this directly downhill to the Amphitheater.

The Box Office is located at the Amphitheater, adjacent to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and Ford Park. The Box Office opens early June. The Box Office is open on-site daily at 11am (MST) starting mid-May.



The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater can host up to 3,000 guests within the pavilion and lawn seating areas.

The Amphitheater stage and pavilion seating sections have a large roof protecting it from adverse weather. The Vail Valley is famous for afternoon and evening hit-and-run rain showers. Weather is generally not a factor for most shows. We encourage you to bring rain gear throughout the weekend.

Should a performance be changed or postponed due to weather conditions, announcements will be made on the Mountain Games website and social channels regarding pertinent details. Ticket buyers will receive an email from the box office.

This year’s concerts are ticketed.,, and are the only official online ticketing providers for all performances at the Amp. Tickets purchased from other sources may be more expensive, invalid and/or ineligible for box office assistance. Mountain Games, The Amp and the Vail Valley Foundation are not responsible for tickets purchased from other sources. All tickets sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.