Snowmass announces free concert lineup

Staff report
Taj Mahal will return to the valley in support of the AREDay festival, this year taking place in Snowmass Village in June.
Jay Blakesberg/Courtesy photo | Retna LTD.

The 25th season of Snowmass’ summer concert series will draw names like Xavier Rudd, Chali 2na, Jamestown Revival and the Taj Mahal Trio for free, family-friendly entertainment all summer long.

The series kicks off June 11 with Royal Southern Brotherhood featuring Cyril Neville. Traditionally held on Thursday nights, this season’s outdoor concert series includes two Friday and four Saturday shows.

That’s in part due to many of the concerts happening concurrently with one of the many events or group conferences scheduled this summer in Snowmass Village. Here’s a list of the performers on tap and summer events to look forward to:

Royal Southern Brotherhood with Cyril Neville

6:30 p.m., June 11, Fanny Hill stage

Presented by Snowmass Craft-Beer Rendezvous and Jazz Aspen Snowmass

Taj Mahal Trio

6:30 p.m., June 23, Fanny Hill stage

Presented by AREDay

DJ Drez, Prince EA, Steel Pulse

6, 7:45 and 8:30 p.m.; June 30; Fanny Hill stage

Presented by Wanderlust Aspen Snowmass

Magic Giant and Karsh Kale & Wanderlust Tribe

6:30 and 8 p.m., July 1, Fanny Hill stage

Presented by Wanderlust Aspen Snowmass

Elijah Ray, Son Little, Xavier Rudd

6:30, 7:45 and 9:30 p.m.; July 2; Fanny Hill stage

Presented by Wanderlust Aspen Snowmass

Dave Jordan and the NIA

6:30 p.m., July 7, Fanny Hill stage

Presented by TURKS Snowmass; a benefit for Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club and Snowmass Ski Patrol Foundation

Leftover Cuties

6:30 p.m., July 14, Fanny Hill stage

Presented by Jazz Aspen Snowmass

Deaf Camp Benefit

All day, July 16, Base Village

Lineup includes Mack Bailey, Bobby Mason and Rich Ganson; Jes Grew; and Pimps of Joytime

Presented by the Aspen Camp for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (donations strongly encouraged)

Jamestown Revival

6:30 p.m., July 22, Fanny Hill

Presented by Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Jazz Aspen Snowmass

Chali 2na

6:30 p.m., July 28, Fanny Hill

Presented by Enduro World Series and Jazz Aspen Snowmass

Tartan Terrors

6:30 p.m., Aug. 6, Fanny Hill

Presented by Colorado Scottish Festival and Jazz Aspen Snowmass

The Samples

6:30 p.m., Aug. 11, Fanny Hill

Presented by Snowmass Tourism

The popular Kids’ Zone will return during nine of the concerts with free face painting, clowns, hula-hooping, a bouncy house and more. Beer, wine and premade cocktails are available for purchase, along with a variety of fine wines. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs, pack a picnic basket or purchase food from vendors on site.

The Snowmass Summer of Free Music Series is made possible by Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Snowmass Tourism and Snowmass event partners. For more information on upcoming events, visit