Core Party rocks with Arrested Development |

Core Party rocks with Arrested Development

Arrested Development will headline Saturday night’s Core Party in downtown Aspen as part of the 5th annual Bud Light Spring Jam. “We’re pretty psyched about it,” said David Laughren, director of the Hi-Fi concert series, which is run by the Aspen Skiing Co. “They were our first choice.” Arrested Development has never played in Aspen. Laughren said the Core Party’s theme, which is heavily based in hip-hop music, culture and art, made Arrested Development particularly attractive. “But we also just like their style of music,” he said. “They’re devoted to nudging folks in the direction of freedom and spiritual evolution. “They play very positive music, and I like their philosophy and style.” Arrested Development, which consists of 19 artists, has sold millions of records and collected numerous awards, including a Grammy for Best New Artist and Best Rap Album in 1993. “Our celebrations [concerts] are among the top in hip-hop,” the group’s frontman, Speech, said in an Arrested Development bio. “We mix showmanship with genuine skill, yet we connect with each audience.” The Core Party will take place on Cooper Avenue and Galena Street from 8:30-11 p.m. Graffiti artists, dancers and a beer garden will be included in the festivities. Spring Jam kicks off Thursday at Snowmass with an all-day St. Patrick’s Day celebration, Big Air comp and a performance from Irish jig/punk band, The Prodigals.Steve Benson’s e-mail address is

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