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The Killers will play Belly Up Aspen on Friday night and will headline the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience on Saturday.
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The summer season — and a highlight of the music scene in Snowmass — comes to a melodic close over Labor Day weekend with the valley’s biggest pop-music concerts of the year and some of the most high-profile acts in the history of Jazz Aspen.

The nonprofit organization’s Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience runs Sept. 2 through 4 at Snowmass Town Park.

Doors open Sept 2 at 5 p.m. Andy Grammer, the voice behind last year’s triple-platinum hit “Honey, I’m Good,” opens the main-stage concerts at 6 p.m. followed by San Francisco-based Train, making its second headlining appearance at the festival.

Festivities on Sept. 2 and 3 also include a “Silent Disco” after-party on the festival grounds.

The main-stage triple-bill on Sept. 3 opens with Austin, Texas-based hard-blues duo Black Pistol Fire (3 p.m.) followed by the eclectic local favorites Thievery Corporation (5 p.m.), with Las Vegas hitmakers The Killers closing out the night at 7:30 p.m. Festival ticketholders also get exclusive access to The Killers show Sept. 2 at Belly Up Aspen. That show is scheduled to start at 10 p.m.

On Sept. 4, the festival closes on a high note with breakout British songstress Corinne Bailey Rae (3 p.m.) followed by the legendary new-wave pioneers Duran Duran (5 p.m.) and closing with Stevie Wonder (7:30 p.m.) in a landmark performance.

“Stevie Wonder is, without question, the most important and iconic artist to ever headline JAS,” Jazz Aspen founder and President Jim Horowitz said when the lineup was announced in March. For more on Wonder, check out the Aspen Times Weekly on newsstands Sept. 1.

Jazz Aspen is upping the profile of the festival experience with a chance to meet the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos on Sept. 3 between Black Pistol Fire and Thievery Corporation. The event includes team executives and alumni offering a “chalk talk” and autographs.


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