Slideshow: JAS Labor Day Experience Day 1 with Gary Clark Jr. and Kings of Leon |

Slideshow: JAS Labor Day Experience Day 1 with Gary Clark Jr. and Kings of Leon

Photos by Austin Colbert
The Aspen Times
Kings of Leon performs during Jazz Aspen Snowmass on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, in Snowmass Village.
Photo by Austin Colbert/The Aspen Times

After two years of waiting, the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience returned Friday night to the Snowmass Village Town Park, and the crowds came back just as strong.

A little rainstorm rolled through before Gary Clark Jr. came on the stage Friday night, but it didn’t deter the crowds, who stayed around as Kings of Leon came in and finished the first night of the three-day festival, which was canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic.

The festival’s main stage Saturday starts with Nashville sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell in the band Larkin Poe at 3 p.m., followed by Sheryl Crow (5 p.m.) and Eric Church (7:30 p.m.). Sunday’s bill includes Yola, Maren Morris and Jimmy Buffett.

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