Bus to Show Inc., a nonprofit corporation, gained approval from the Pitkin Board of County Commissioners for a special-event liquor license to be used Friday and Saturday at two parties set to happen in the Aspen Business Center.
The parties are being held the same time the Winter X Games are in town. The X Games run through Sunday at Buttermilk ski area.
Bus to Show already gained a lease on the property owned by the Aspen Brewing Co. at 404 Aspen Business Center for its events on Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Promoters Joey Stokes and Reuben Sadowsky both grew up in Aspen and wanted to offer the public a party that features music, art, a dance performance and a magician.
The Friday-night event is named “The Super Dope Semi-Secret Dance Party You Can Probably Get Into,” and the Saturday event, “The Extra Dope Not-So-Secret Dance Party You Can Most Likely Get Into.”
“We wanted to offer a party that isn’t exclusive or private,” Sadowsky said.
The parties are connected with the nonprofit Bus to Show, which promotes reducing intoxicated driving. Stokes and Sadowsky said there is no private parking at the business center for the events, and people should look into using the local bus service to attend. They also will have two 16-person passenger vans available to transport people back to Aspen.
Tickets are $25 for Friday and $20 for Saturday, with a limit of 300 being sold for each night. Tickets are available at the Aspen Brewing Co.’s tasting room in Aspen or by signing onto Facebook at https://nightout.com/events/superdopedance/1-24-2014/tickets?a=fb-2.