John Legend joins Labor Day lineup |

John Legend joins Labor Day lineup

John Legend has been added to the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival lineup, headlining on Sept. 1. (Contributed photo)

SNOWMASS VILLAGE Jazz Aspen Snowmass soul-music day at the 2007 Labor Day Festival just got a little more soulful. John Legend, whose 2004 debut, Get Lifted, earned a Grammy Award for best r&b album, has been added as the headline act for Saturday, Sept. 1. Previously announced for that day is Joss Stone, the 20-year-old British soul singer whose 2004 album Mind, Body & Soul earned three Grammy Awards. An additional opening artist for the day has yet to be announced.Legend joins an already announced lineup for the four-day festival that includes the Allman Brothers Band, Govt Mule, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Leftover Salmon, Dereks Trucks Band and Susan Tedeschi, among others.Legend is no stranger to local audiences. He played the intimate Belly Up Aspen in April, and the $170 reserved seating for the show sold out. Legend was a rising star when he headlined for a Winter X Games concert in Wagner Park in 2005, on the heels of his well-received 2004 debut, Get Lifted.” Last year, Legend released Once Again, which featured producers Kanye West and from Black Eyed Peas. The album earned Grammy Awards for best male r&b vocal performance and best r&b performance by a duo or group.The JAS Labor Day Festival opens Friday, Aug. 1 with acoustic quartet Nickel Creek opening for Ben Harper.On Sunday, Sept. 2, a reunited Leftover Salmon opens for Southern blues-rock band The Allman Brothers Band.Govt Mule headlines on Monday, Sept. 3, with singer-songwriter-guitarist Jackie Greene and Derek Trucks Band with Susan Tedeschi playing opening sets.Tickets for the Labor Day Festival available in person at Aspens Wheeler Opera House, by telephone at 866-527-8499 and on-line at

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