Volunteers needed for Maroon Bells Birthday Bash
Organizers of the Maroon Bells Birthday Bash are looking for more than 80 volunteers to help pull off the outdoor festival set for Aug. 2 at Aspen Highlands.
Volunteers who work two hours or more will receive free admission and an event T-shirt and will be entered in a prize drawing for swag from local businesses.
The event will run from 3 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 2 and will feature live music by the Shook Twins, Paper Bird, Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams and Let Them Roar, plus an address by author/activist Rick Bass. There also will be a Ute Nation performance, kids’ activities, wilderness displays, free birthday cake, and food and drink deals by the Highlands Alehouse.
Advance tickets are $10 for adults ($5 more the day of the event), and kids 12 and younger are free. Tickets are sold at http://www.maroonbells50.org.
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Billed as “celebrating 50 years of wilderness,” the Birthday Bash commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, which was one of the first areas designated by the 1964 Wilderness Act. The Wilderness Workshop, the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and the U.S. Forest Service are co-presenting the event.
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This weekend we go local. After the bacchanalia that was the Food & Wine Classic last week, we turn to Snowmass for a kinder, gentler wine gathering as the 19th Snowmass Wine Festival gets underway.