2017 Free Concert Series Lineup

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The Snowmass Free Concert Series draws guests to Fanny Hill for a relaxed atmosphere and spectacular mountain setting to enjoy the country’s most distinguished rock, R&B, soul, and Latin performers. Bring a picnic and a blanket for the ultimate al fresco experience. Cocktails and beer are available for purchase on-site.

Saturday, June 10Hot Buttered Rum (Presented by Colorado Brewers Guild)
Rooted in the trajectory of west coast bluegrass, Hot Buttered Rum plays what has been described as California’s own acoustic music. From Anchorage to Miami, the group’s onstage chemistry fuels the lovefest that is a live Butter show.

See-I 300x150Thursday, June 15See-I* (Presented by Heritage Fire)
The story begins with two brothers, Rootz and Zeebo, who found their way from college in North Carolina via the Caribbean only to end up in Washington, DC. It was in the cultural melting pot of the Nation’s capital that they developed their creative and musical talents. Throughout the 90’s and into the coming millennium they would go on to record and tour with popular band, Thievery Corporation.

Thursday, June 22Brothers Keeper with John Popper* (Presented by AREDAY)
Brothers Keeper is a trio that honestly displays heart and soul and rock and roll. The core band consists of Scott Rednor on guitar, Michael Jude on bass, and John Michel on drums. All three, hailing from an attitude ridden east coast background, have transplanted to the Vail and Roaring Fork Valleys in Colorado for both the mountains and the music.

See-I 300x150Thursday, July 6Head for the Hills* (Presented by Slow Groovin BBQ & JAS Aspen Snowmass)
They didn’t grow up immersed in bluegrass music but came to it later in life, with each other. The result is a sound based in bluegrass that reaches into indie rock, jazz, hip hop, world and folk to stitch together fresh songs that bridge the divide between past and future acoustic music.

Saturday, July 15Deaf Camp Benefit – Lukas Nelson & The Promise of The Real (Presented by Aspen Camp & JAS Aspen Snowmass)
Lukas Nelson is a singer, songwriter, and guitar player for Promise of the Real, who is currently backing Neil Young. Lukas is also a son of Willie Nelson.

Thursday, July 20New Orleans Suspects* (Presented by JAS Aspen Snowmass)
When the New Orleans Suspects arose from the primordial musical soup that is New Orleans, they were a fill-in band and an occasional jam band at their neighborhood Maple Leaf Bar. The group brought together some of the best, most highly respected players in New Orleans including Jake Eckert, Jeff Watkins, CR Gruver “Mean” Willie Green on drums, and Reggie Scanlan. New Orleans Suspects have exceeded all expectations and some five years from formation, they have delivered their fourth album release, Kaleidoscoped.

Thursday, July 27Freddy Jones Band* (Presented by Enduro World Series)
One of America’s premiere roots rock acts, Freddy Jones Band (and no, none of the members are actually named Freddy Jones) was founded by guitarists and singer/songwriters Marty Lloyd and Wayne Healy.

Friday, August 4Ruaile Buaile* (Presented by Colorado Scottish Festival & JAS Aspen Snowmass)
Ruaile Buaile are a young Irish based four piece modern day Trad / Pop / Folk group from Offaly in the heart of Ireland. From a small start to the world stage in only a few short years, Ruaile Buaile are set to become a household name on the festival scene around the world

Thursday, August 10Sundy Best* (Presented by Snowmass Tourism)
People just getting their first taste of Sundy Best over the past couple of years might have chosen to look simply at the form the band took — Jamerson on an acoustic guitar, Bentley on a cajón drum — and overlook the function the sparseness served, delivering raw, yet powerful down-home sonics merged with the childhood friends’ intertwining vocals.

Thursday, August 17Otis Taylor Band* (Presented by Snowmass Tourism)
Part of Taylor’s appeal is his contrasting character traits. But it is precisely this element of surprise that makes him one of the most compelling artists to emerge in recent years. In fact, Guitar Player magazine writes, “Otis Taylor is arguably the most relevant blues artist of our time.”

Saturday, September 990’s Night Glow Show (Snowmass Base Village, presented by Snowmass Balloon Festival)
From Pulp Fiction to Forest Gump, special theatrics will entertain while the music gets you dancing. 90’s attire is encouraged and of course, there will be giveaways for the kids.

*Family Fun Zone will be available

We’ve put together a playlist with all the artists coming to Snowmass this summer, enjoy!

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