Music lovers take note: Music Festival Local’s Pass and more now on sale |

Music lovers take note: Music Festival Local’s Pass and more now on sale

Aspen Times writer

The popular Local’s Pass for the Aspen Music Festival and School, along other pass options for music lovers, are now on sale.

The Local’s Pass offers access to 10 events for $110. The pass is transferable and allows access to six concerts and four rehearsals/master classes; it’s good for all concerts except operas, benefits, special events, house music events, films and Sunday afternoon concerts at the Music Tent.

To buy one, Roaring Fork Valley residents must appear in person and present a valid local driver’s license at the gondola building box office. It’s only available through June 14.

The Music Festival has also brought back the $175 Kickoff Pass, which is good for all regular events from the start of the festival season through July 4. Concert options include: two Friday Aspen Chamber Symphony concerts, two Sunday Aspen Festival Orchestra concerts, as well as appearances by Music Director David Zinman, conductor Sir Neville Marriner, violinists Cho-Liang Lin and Gil Shaham, and more.

For access to concerts all summer long, the festival offers three other passes. The Full Season Pass, for $730, offers unlimited access to the 350-plus regular events. The Select Season Pass, for $395, offers the benefits of the full pass with the exception of Aspen Festival Orchestra and Aspen Chamber Symphony performances.

Children, 17 and younger, are eligible for the $50 Youth Season Picture Pass – the equivalent of an adult Full Season Pass. Kids, 12 and younger, can always buy tickets for $5.

Passes and discounts do not include admission to special events, operas, benefits, house music events or films.

Now in its 55th season, the festival will present more than 350 musical events during its nine-week summer season, which runs June 22 to Aug. 22.

Passes can be purchased at the gondola building box office at the base of Aspen Mountain. Everything but the Local’s Pass can also be purchased online at or by phone at 925-9042.

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