Jazz Aspen works out Labor Day lineup
SNOWMASS VILLAGE Soul singer Nikka Costa, Colorado bluesman Otis Taylor and folk-gospel band Ollabelle have been added as opening acts to the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival, completing the main-stage lineup for the event. The Labor Day Festival is set for Aug. 28-Sept. 1 in Snowmass Town Park, in Snowmass Village.Ollabelle, which appeared as a side-stage act at last years festival, returns as a main-stage act on Aug. 28, opening for Widespread Panic and Global Noize. Costa, whose new album Pebble to a Pearl is due for release in September on the Stax label, makes her local debut Aug. 30, on a bill with Bob Dylan and Ziggy Marley. Taylor performs on Sept. 1, opening for Jerry Douglas and Yonder Mountain String Band.Jazz Aspen has also announced the artists to be featured on two side stages, the Village Stage and the Outside Music Club. Among the performers are the Stanton Moore Trio, led by the drummer for New Orleans groove band Galactic; Los Angeles funk-fusion band, Underground Orchestra; the Austin, Texas-based, country-inspired Twangeuro; North Carolina funk octet, Yo Mamas Big Fat Booty Band; Boulder-based Brazilian music band, Sambadende; and local groups, Big Daddy Lee & the King Bees and Waste Deep.Other previously announced main-stage acts include rocker John Fogerty, country singer Dwight Yoakam, singer-songwriter Tift Merritt, Australian singer/multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd, and British jazz-funk band the New Mastersounds. Georgia jam band Widespread Panic is set to headline the first two days of the festival.Tickets are available at the Belly Up Aspen box office, by calling 1-866-JAS-TIXX (527-8499), or online at jazzaspen.com.
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