Motet to headline Deaf Camp Benefit in Snowmass |

Motet to headline Deaf Camp Benefit in Snowmass

Denver-based The Motet will headline the Deaf Camp Benefit on July 18 in Snowmass.
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Deaf Camp Benefit

Thursday, July 16 (Fanny Hill)

6:15 p.m.: Jaden Carlson Band

Saturday, July 18 (Base Village)

1 p.m.: Doors open

2 p.m.-9 p.m.: Silent auction

2 p.m.: Rich Ganson

3:15 p.m.: Tribute to John Denver

5 p.m.: Starwood

7 p.m.: The Motet

All events are free; donations recommended.

Colorado funk masters The Motet will headline the Deaf Camp Benefit and Summer Festival in Snowmass Village.

The Motet has agreed to perform for free in the true spirit of the historic fundraiser, which supports the Aspen Camp for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Old Snowmass.

The event is free, but attendees will be asked to make a donation toward scholarships for children who want to participate in the Aspen Camp’s programs. There also is a VIP ticket option available for purchase that includes access to a private buffet area and more.

The Deaf Camp Benefit (originally known as the Deaf Camp Picnic) was established in the 1960s to support Aspen Camp and grew with the help of John Denver, Jimmy Buffet and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

“We are happy to be part of this important organization and help raise scholarship money for the Aspen Camp for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing,” said Rose Abello, director of Snowmass Tourism. “This benefit provides even more free music this summer in Snowmass while raising monies for this valuable community nonprofit.”

The benefit kicks off July 16 with a free performance by the Boulder-based Jaden Carlson Band at 6:15 p.m. on Fanny Hill. On July 18, doors open at 1 p.m. with a lineup of four free concerts wrapping up with The Motet at 7.

Also in the lineup are local musician Rich Ganson; Aspen band Starwood, with Bobby Mason, Bob Carpenter, Michael Buono, Haden Gregg, David James Holster, Bernie Mysior and Bryan Savage; and a John Denver tribute with performers to be announced.

Donations will be accepted throughout the event and benefit the Aspen Camp for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. VIP tickets offering appetizers and nonalcoholic drinks, a commemorative poster, raffle tickets and other items cost $100 per ticket.

For a complete schedule, more information on the Deaf Camp Benefit or to purchase a VIP ticket, visit http://www.deafcamp

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