Stevie Wonder, The Killers, Train to headline Labor Day Experience
Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience
Friday, Sept. 2
Saturday, Sept. 3
Sunday, Sept. 4
Additional acts to be announced for Saturday and Sunday. Tickets, three-day passes and JAS Deck tickets go on-sale on March 15 at 9 a.m. at http://www.jazzaspensnowmass.org
Wonder will close the festival Sept. 4 in what Jazz Aspen founder and President Jim Horowitz hailed as a landmark concert for his organization, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015.
“We have been privileged to present many great artists and a handful of truly iconic artists,” Horowitz said in the lineup announcement. “As we embark on our second 25 years, Stevie Wonder is, without question, the most important and iconic artist to ever headline JAS.”
Duran Duran will open for Wonder. The stalwarts of the ’80s new wave and early MTV released their 14th album, “Paper Gods,” last year.
San Francisco-based Train will headline Sept. 2. Led by vocalist Pat Monahan, Train is best-known for the hits “Drops of Jupiter” and “Hey, Soul Sister.” Andy Grammer — the voice behind last-year’s triple-platinum hit “Honey, I’m Good” — will open.
The Killers, headlining Sept. 3, formed in 2003 and has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and received multiple Grammy and American Music Award nominations with hits like “Mr. Brightside,” “Somebody Told Me” and “Smile Like You Mean It.” Local favorite Thievery Corporation, a genre-bending duo consisting of Eric Hilton and Rob Garza and a coterie of guest musicians, will precede The Killers.
A third main-stage act for both Sept. 3 and 4 will be announced at a later date.
Tickets, three-day passes and JAS Deck tickets all go on sale Tuesday at 9 a.m. at http://www.jazzaspensnowmass.org and 866-JAS-TIXX. They also will be available at the Belly Up Aspen box office.
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