Free events this week in Aspen and Snowmass
The Aspen Times
Put the “free” in freedom this week by taking advantage of the many free concerts, dance parties and other events that Aspen and Snowmass have to offer.
Bluegrass Sundays: Bluegrass performances outside the Sundeck at the top of Aspen Mountain from noon to 3 p.m. Every Sunday through September. Event is free but gondola pass is required.
To view a lineup of bluegrass artists scheduled for this summer, visit http://www.aspensnowmass.com/plan-your-stay/outdoor-music/bluegrass-sundays.
Aspen Music Festival and School: Concert at the Benedict Music Tent and Harris Concert Hall beginning at 4 p.m. Every Sunday from today to Aug. 21.
Fourth of July Parade: The patriotic parade will take over Main Street at 11 a.m. as part of Aspen’s old-fashioned Fourth of July tradition.
For more information, visit http://www.aspen chamber.org/events/acra-annual-events/old-fashioned-4th-july.
Sky Hotel Fourth of July party: Red White and Brew Pool BBQ at the hotel’s 39 Degrees lounge and pool bar from noon to 9 p.m. Food and drink specials, including $5 Aspen Brewing Co. beers and $8 Belvedere brand peach cocktails will be offered. Colorado-based DJ Echo Dafunk will spin tracks from 3 to 9 p.m.
Dancing in the Streets: Free community street dance and concert featuring the Rockies-born band Whitewater Ramble. The event will last from 8 to 10:30 p.m., with a 20-minute intermission during the fireworks display at 9:15 p.m., at the Mill Street and Cooper Avenue pedestrian mall.
For more information: http://www.aspen chamber.org/events/acra-annual-events/old-fashioned-4th-july.
Ryno’s Pub & Pizzeria: Late-night karaoke night until 2 a.m.
Tuesday Cruiseday: Informal community event where groups of 100-plus cyclists cruise through town on Tuesday evenings. The ride begins at Aspen Brewing Co. on Hopkins Avenue, starting at 6:30 p.m., and ends at the brewery. Event is free but a bike is mandatory.
A Shadow of Jaguar: The Boulder rock duo will play a free concert at Belly Up Aspen on Tuesday night. Doors open at 9:30 p.m., show starts at 10 p.m. The concert is open to anyone ages 18 and older with a valid photo ID. Admission is free 21 and older; $5 surcharge for guests younger than 21.
For more information, visit: http://belly upaspen.com/a-shadow-of-jaguar-no-cover.
Aspen Art Museum: Drop-in spotlight tours led by museum staff every Wednesday and Saturday at 1 p.m. Admission to the Aspen Art Museum is free. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is closed Mondays.
For more information, visit http://www.aspen artmuseum.org.
Birch Street: The country-rock band will play a free concert at Belly Up Aspen on Tuesday night. Doors open at 9:30 p.m., show starts at 10 p.m. The concert is open to anyone ages 18 and older with a valid photo ID. Admission is free 21 and older; $5 surcharge for guests younger than 21.
For more information, visit: http://belly upaspen.com/birch-street-no-cover
Snowmass Concert Series: Snowmass Village and Jazz Aspen Snowmass team up for free concerts on Snowmass Mountain each week as part of this 22-year-old tradition. The concert series features a diverse variety of music, from reggae to classical jazz and everything in between. Concerts are from 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday. The final concert of this summer’s series is Aug. 11.
For more information or to view the 2016 concert series lineup, visit http://www.stayaspensnowmass.com/events/snowmass-village-free-summer-concerts.
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