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Maroon 5, Keith Urban, Nathaniel Rateliff to play Jazz Aspen Labor Day

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Jazz Aspen Snowmass has announced three acts for its 2017 Labor Day Experience: Maroon 5, Keith Urban and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats.

They are the first three artists announced for the three-day event running Sept. 1 through 3 at Snowmass Town Park.

Three-day event passes will go on sale Monday beginning at 9 a.m.

Maroon 5 has been at the top of the list of most requested bands at Jazz Aspen for the past three years, according to the announcement. The band captured their first of three Grammy Awards as Best New Artist in 2005 and have gone on to sell more than 17 million albums worldwide. Maroon 5's current album, "V," debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 chart and features the hit singles "Maps," "Animals" and "Sugar."

Country star Keith Urban made his Jazz Aspen debut in 2013, playing acoustic through a steady downpour.

"Keith's show that day was without a doubt one of the greatest ever in the history of JAS," Jazz Aspen Executive Director Jim Horowitz said in the announcement. "He cast a spell. It was sheer magic. Singing song after song with the word 'rain' in the title. We all forgot it was actually raining! Keith is the real deal. We are honored to have him coming back."

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And best-known for the single "S.O.B." the Denver-based Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats' 2015 self-titled album practically explodes with deep, primal and ecstatic soulfulness.

This is the earliest artist announcement and ticket sale date in the Labor Day festival's history. The nonprofit will announce the remaining lineup early next year. Meanwhile, the lineup for the 2017 June Experience (June 23 to 25 in the Benedict Music Tent) will be made shortly, according to the announcement.

Labor Day tickets will go on sale Monday at 866-JAS-TIXX (527-8499), http://www.jazzaspensnowmass.org, the Belly Up Aspen box office and at http://www.bellyupaspen.com.

Options will include three-day general admission passes, three-day deck passes and three-day passes to the new Champions Club presented by the Denver Broncos. The Champions Club will feature appearances by Broncos alumni, Olympians and winter sports stars including Steve Atwater, Gretchen Bleiler, Chris Klug, Jeremy Bloom and Chris Davenport. Champions Club attendees will receive a Broncos gift bag and chances to win exclusive Broncos merchandise and experiences. Both the deck and Champions Club ticket passes include complimentary food and select beverages.

Three-day Patron (VIP) passes also will be available Monday.

Jazz Aspen is adding a new VIP option for 2017, including an elevated hospitality lounge in close proximity to the stage, reserved bleacher stadium-style seats with adjacent lounge area, private bars and live cooking stations.

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