Summer tunes in Snowmass: A look back |

Summer tunes in Snowmass: A look back

Aspen Historical Society

SNOWMASS VILLAGE — The Snowmass area has been host to great music for many years. The Aspen Camp School for the Deaf just over the divide on Snowmass Creek was the place for the annual Deaf Camp Picnic, which started in the early 1970s and continued through the ’80s. John Denver was a regular addition to the music lineup, shown in this image in 1976 playing to the huge crowd that always came. This year, the Deaf Camp Picnic will rock the hills of Snowmass once again. The benefit festival returns July 19 and 20, this time to Fanny Hill at the bottom of the ski area.

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