Aspen briefs: BB King’s Belly Up show postponed, JAS Aspen Snowmass Blind Faith Pass on sale & more |

Aspen briefs: BB King’s Belly Up show postponed, JAS Aspen Snowmass Blind Faith Pass on sale & more

B.B. King show postponed at Belly Up

Tonight’s performance from blues legend B.B. King at Belly Up Aspen has been postponed due to transportation issues with his tour.

Belly Up plans to announce a rescheduled date this week. Ticket purchasers can contact with questions.

JAS Aspen Snowmass Blind Faith Pass on sale

The JAS Aspen Snowmass Blind Faith Pass goes on sale Friday at 9 a.m.

Blind Faith Passes offer an early opportunity to purchase discounted tickets for one or both festivals prior to artist announcements. Three-day wristbands for either the June or Labor Day festival are $99 each, while a six-day pass, which includes a wristband for both festivals, is $175.

JAS also is offering a Labor Day Festival Flex Pass, which includes three individual transferable tickets to each day of the festival at $139. The Flex Pass allows buyers the opportunity to pass along tickets to friends and family for shows that may not be of interest to them once announcements are made.

Passes can be purchased until Dec. 31. Blind Faith Passes are available at 866-JAS-TIXX, http://www.jazzaspen, the Belly Up box office in Aspen, or 970-544-9800. All passes are subject to an additional $15 service charge.

For more information on Jazz Aspen Snowmass and the Blind Faith Pass, contact the JAS office at 970-920-4996 or visit

Holiday strand-lights recycling now available locally

The Pitkin County Solid Waste Center and the Aspen Environmental Health Department are encouraging residents to recycle old, broken strands of holiday lighting.

As a new option this year, 90-gallon recycling bins are available to dispose of strand lights. This free service is available year-round at the Rio Grande Recycling Center in Aspen, the Basalt Recycling Center on Midland Avenue and the Pitkin County Solid Waste Center on Highway 82 at mile post 32.

“There are a number of reasons why recycling old holiday lights is a good idea,” said Liz O’Connell, Aspen’s environmental health specialist. “Holiday lights contain plastic, copper and glass, which are all highly reusable materials. Old, defective holiday lights can be dangerous because their incandescent bulbs get hot and, combined with stripped wiring, can be a fire hazard.”

The holiday-light recycling bins are intended to collect holiday lights only. Compact florescent bulbs or tubes should not be dropped off in these bins but can be accepted for recycling at the Pitkin County Solid Waste Center. Holiday light strands must be removed from bags or other containers and all tinsel and ornaments must be removed before dropping them at recycling bins.

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