Organizers of the Maroon Bells Birthday Bash are looking for more than 80 volunteers to help pull off the outdoor festival set for Saturday, Aug. 2, at Aspen Highlands.
Volunteers who work two hours or more will receive free admission and an event T-shirt, and will be entered in a prize drawing for shwag from local businesses.
The sign-up page and details about volunteer opportunities are at the event website, www.maroonbells50.org. For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Maya Fulton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event will run from 3 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 2, and feature live music by the Shook Twins, Paper Bird, Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams and Let Them Roar, plus an address by author/activist Rick Bass. There will also be a Ute Nation performance, kids’ activities, wilderness displays, free birthday cake, and food and drink deals by the Highlands Alehouse.
Advance tickets are $10 for adults ($5 more the day of the event), and kids 12 and under are free. Tickets are sold at www.maroonbells50.org.
Billed as “celebrating 50 years of wilderness,” the Birthday Bash commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, which was one of the first batch of areas designated by the 1964 Wilderness Act. The Wilderness Workshop, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and the U.S. Forest Service are co-presenting the event.