Mountain Mayhem: Music’s in the Air | AspenTimes.com

Mountain Mayhem: Music’s in the Air

by May Selby
Celebrating at Jazz Fest: Maura Nee, Steph Thurston, Allison Miller, Gus Anderson, Rob Ittner and Liz Landry. Courtesy photo.

The fringe seasons of spring and fall present a perfect opportunity to skip town to catch a little live music on the road. A couple of Aspen friends set Southward-bound for Texas last week to catch U2 on their Joshua Tree 2017 tour, currently underway across North America, Europe and the U.K. Reliving a longstanding tradition, lots of locals spent one or even both weekends in Nola at The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, also known as Jazz Fest. The annual celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana takes place the last weekend in April and first in May with too many bands on the roster to list. Among them were Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers who then headed to Napa for Memorial Day weekend’s BottleRock Festival. Nearly 120,000 concertgoers took part in the three-day series of nonstop music by acts like Silversun Pickups, Ben Harper, Michael Franti and Spearhead, the Foo Fighters and more. Add to the sounds a bounty of regional food, wine and craft beer offerings to round out a rich weekend for the senses.

And the best news of all — knowing acts like the aforementioned and more will most likely end up at Belly Up Aspen, thanks to the talented booking team behind our valley’s main live music venue.

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


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