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Summer in Snowmass

DJ Brett Tenza, Venga Venga general manager xx and Sheryl Barto.
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Before it’s time to head back to school, Snowmass continues to turn out fun summer offerings for families and friends. Presented by Snowmass Village and Jazz Aspen Snowmass, the final free concert of their Summer Music

Series takes place this Thursday, Aug. 11, with Colorado band The Samples from 6-8:15 p.m. The reggae influenced rock/pop group winds up the sizzling hot season of music, which has showcased nearly every genre from blues to jazz and more.

To enhance the experience for visiting bands while performing in the series, Snowmass Tourism established a green room that rivals all green rooms. They stationed one of the town’s free shuttle buses behind the stage and bedecked it in 1960s style décor (think lava lamps, band posters, velour covered seating and more), all of which has been a hit so far among the talented acts.

Another fun fact you may not know — all alcohol sales from the Thursday night concerts go to local non-profits, rotating each week to support a different Snowmass organization.

Dine before, during or after the show at Venga Venga, in full view of Fanny Hill. Chef Eddy Chima recently unveiled his menu with 11 new items at the slopeside restaurant, infusing Latin spices and his own flair into favorite dishes while keeping in line with the legendary chef and restaurateur Richard Sandoval and the Mexican menu and brand he is famous for around the world. Some of Chef Eddy’s new, can’t-miss dishes — sweet and sour guacamole served with fried plantain chips; salmon a la crolia (grilled fish, topped with a sauteed blend of achiote, grape tomatoes, red peppers and onion); and tres leches (the traditional Mexican dessert, but made with abuelita chocolate, in a chiffon cake, with walnut brittle and strawberries). All of the above can be perfectly complemented by Venga Venga’s lengthy line-up of tequila and Mezcal.

Contact May with insights, invites or info: allthewaymaymay@hotmail.com


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