Business as Usual: Turks is Snowmass’ new live-music spot |

Business as Usual: Turks is Snowmass’ new live-music spot

Compiled by Jill Beathard
Snowmass Sun
Jeremy Wallace |


upper Snowmass Village Mall

(970) 948-7108

Facebook: Turks Snowmass

Editor’s Note: Business as Usual is a series highlighting local businesses in Snowmass Village.

After a successful debut season this winter, Turks, Snowmass Village’s only live music venue, has stayed open daily throughout offseason. Located in the former Mountain Dragon space and founded by longtime area bartender Tim Lucca, Turks has become a place for locals and tourists alike to have a good time.

Snowmass Sun: How did your business start?

Tim Lucca: Turks is a culmination of my 33 years in the bar business. When the old Mountain Dragon space became available, I immediately was interested in putting a bar in that space that would have something for everyone. And with our first winter season under our belts, we are extremely excited to see what the summer season brings us.

Snowmass Sun: What services or goods do you sell?

Tim Lucca: Turks, as I mentioned, was intentionally set up to offer a wide array of entertainment and fun for everyone. With live music daily, you might call us a live music venue. Or with our 24 craft beers on tap, you might call us a tap house. And with our multiple TV’s, two pool tables, and foosball table, you might say we’re a sports bar! And on some nights, people might even call it a nightclub! With our kitchen opening this summer, we are excited to get the full operation of Turks going strong and firing on all cylinders. Not to mention, in the fall, we will be offering the complete NFL and College Football Ticket packages. But, one thing is for sure, Turks has arrived in Snowmass Village, and we can’t wait to see what this summer and the future brings us.

Snowmass Sun: What makes your business unique?

Tim Lucca: What makes Turks so unique is that we do offer so many options for locals and tourists alike. Staying open till 2 a.m. daily gives everyone a late-night option for a cold beer or a quick shot, and they can still make the last bus home.

Snowmass Sun: Who is your primary clientele?

Tim Lucca: Turks clientele consists mostly of locals, with a healthy dose of tourists looking for some afternoon or late night libations. It’s great to see all the workers coming off the mountain, after a long day, to unwind with us at Turks.

Snowmass Sun: What is the best thing about running a business in Snowmass?

Tim Lucca: The best thing about running a business in Snowmass Village, is the support from the whole community to not only help us get open in December, but to sustain us throughout the year with their support of the great bands and brews that we’ve been able to tap in to. We are constantly tweaking our operation, as we get various feedback from our valued patrons.

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