SUMMER IS ON: Snowmass Free Concert Series
This evening marks the 26th annual kick-off to the Snowmass Free Concert series, which means- yup you got it…SUMMER IS OFFICIALLY HERE! For all you Aspenites, it’s that time of year where you tackle the S-Curve, embrace adventure, turn on your beacon and send the roundabout. Folks, it’s worth the pilgrimage, the Snowmass line-up is absolutely stacked this summer. Great live music, decent beer prices, and with a view to boot. Here’s a run down of the live concerts so you can plan your summer accordingly. See y’all on the hill!
TONIGHT: HOT BUTTERED RUM 6:00 pm – 9 pm
Hot Buttered Rum is a 5 piece progressive bluegrass band hailing from San Fran, guaranteed to get you twirling and stomp those feet in true bluegrass fashion. HEADS UP: SNOWMASS CRAFT BEER RENDEZVOUS IS SOLD OUT!
Jun. 15: SEE-I 6:30 pm – 9 pm
Presented by Heritage Fire SEE-I started with two brothers, Rootz and Zeebo, who found their way from college in North Carolina via the Caribbean only to end up in Washington, DC. It was in the cultural melting pot of the Nation’s capital that they developed their creative and musical talents. The rest is history in the making.
Jun. 22: BROTHERS KEEPER & JOHN POPPER 6:30 pm – 9 pm
Brothers Keeper is a trio that honestly displays heart and soul and rock and roll. The core band consists of Scott Rednor on guitar, Michael Jude on bass, and John Michel on drums. All three, hailing from an attitude ridden east coast background, have transplanted to the Vail and Roaring Fork Valleys in Colorado for both the mountains and the music.
Jul. 6: HEAD FOR THE HILLS 6:30 pm – 9 pm
Presented by JAS and Slow Groovin BBQ – Head for the Hills has a simple but continuing dilemma they can’t seem to resolve. Specialists have been hired to no avail and the predicament persists: how does one describe the multifarious music of Head for the Hills? Come find out for yourself.
Jul. 15: DEAF CAMP BENEFIT 50th Anniversary 2 pm – 9 pm
The Deaf Camp Benefit is an annual celebration for the Aspen Camp of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing. Locals and visitors join together for fun under the sun on the slopes of Snowmass. Great music, delicious food, and beautiful scenery add up to an amazing day…all for a great cause. This year’s event will be extra special celebrating 50 years!
Jul. 20: NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS 6:30 pm – 9 pm
When New Orleans Suspects arose from the primordial musical soup that is New Orleans, they were a fill-in band and an occasional jam band at their neighborhood Maple Leaf Bar. When they started touring late in 2011, naysayers in the Crescent City agreed it would not last; the Suspects would be another short-lived super group that would quickly fall apart under the weight of egos and money. New Orleans Suspects exceeded expectations and some five years later they have delivered their fourth album release, Kaleidoscoped.
Jul. 27: FREDDY JONES BAND 6:30 pm – 9 pm
One of America’s premiere roots rock acts- (and no, none of the members are actually named Freddy Jones)
Aug. 4: RUAILE BUAILE 6:30 pm – 9 pm
From a small start to the world stage in only a few short years Ruaile Buaile are set to become a household name on the festival scene around the world with their own style of high energy ground thumping celtic beats with a little irish charm and flare these four young award-winning musicians are setting the pace for some of the better known established acts to follow.
Aug. 10: SUNDY BEST 6:30 pm – 9 pm
When you look at the recent output of Sundy Best, the Lexington, Ky.-bred duo comprising Kris Bentley and Nick Jamerson, you certainly see they have the “quantity” side taken care of. Since signing with eOne Music in 2013, the band has released three separate studio projects. Their music is a blend of country, Appalachian folk, bluegrass, rock, soul, and R&B. They blend ’em well.
Aug. 17: OTIS TAYLOR BAND 6:30 pm – 9 pm
With Otis Taylor, it’s best to expect the unexpected. While his music, an amalgamation of roots styles in their rawest form, discusses heavyweight issues like murder, homelessness, tyranny, and injustice, his personal style is lighthearted. “I’m good at dark, but I’m not a particularly unhappy person,” he says. Part of Taylor’s appeal is his contrasting character traits. But it is precisely this element of surprise that makes him one of the most compelling artists to emerge in recent years.
Sep. 9: 90’S NIGHT GLOW SHOW 7:45 pm – 9 pm
“Smell’s like teen spirit” will be in the air as the crowd attempts to Vogue. Balloons will light the mountain as live music takes over the Snowmass Base Village stage. From Pulp Fiction to Forest Gump, special theatrics will entertain while the music gets you dancing. 90’s attire is highly encouraged. We love a good fancy dress theme.
SUMMER IS ON!