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Spring events

Steve Benson

The season is winding down, but this weekend will be booming with events and parties as the beginning of the Bud Light Spring Jam kicks off on St. Patty’s Day. There’s so much going on that there isn’t enough space to fit it all in this column. Following is a glimpse of some of the expected highlights.Four days of concerts, new-school comps, parties and art will kick off at Snowmass on Thursday with a collection of festivities. A big air comp will be followed by live performances from Motet and Irish “Jig Punk” band The Prodigals as part of the Hi-Fi concert series. Friday is highlighted by the KickAspen Big Air competition, which features top skiers and snowboarders competing under the lights at the base of Aspen Mountain. The event will include prize giveaways, a beer garden, freestyle dancers, graffiti artists and a DJ.Saturday night features a concert from hip-hop legend Arrested Development as part of the Core Party in downtown Aspen. An assortment of live music, dancers, artists and other various performers will entertain crowds on Cooper Avenue and Galena Street in this hip-hop-themed party.The Core Party follows the Aspen Rail Revolution Invitational, which begins at 7 p.m. near the gondola at the base of Aspen Mountain. The event will feature about 20 top skiers and snowboarders showcasing their skills on a series of rails under the lights. A $5,000 purse will be awarded to the winner of this event, which in the past included Tanner Hall, Steele Spence, Peter Olenick, C.R. Johnson, Candide Thovex and Doran Laybourn.Spring jam concludes on Sunday with the WSA Sledstyle snowmobile exhibition in Snowmass from 2-4 p.m. The weekend concludes with the NEPSA awards, held at the Wheeler Opera House from 7-9:30 p.m.


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