26th Season Features Eleven Free Performances, with Highlights Including Brothers Keeper with John Popper, Lukas Nelson, and More
Snowmass, Colo., (April 18, 2017) – Today, Snowmass Tourism releases the full lineup for the 2017 Snowmass Free Concert Series. Now in its 26th year, the Snowmass Free Concert Series hosts ten free concerts on the stage at Fanny Hill, and one concert on the Base Village Events Lawn. The Snowmass Free Concert Series begins on June 10 and plays through September 9.
“The Snowmass Free Concert Series is a long-standing Snowmass tradition that provides locals and visitors the opportunity to experience live music in a stunning mountain setting,” says Rose Abello, Tourism Director, Snowmass Tourism. “Some of the notable concerts of the summer include Lukas Nelson, son of music legend Willie Nelson; See-I, featuring members of Thievery Corporation; and prolific harmonica player, John Popper. No matter who takes the stage, a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere and a beautiful backdrop are always favorite co-stars.”
Formerly known as the Thursday Night Concerts, these free live music events now take place on select Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays throughout the summer to allow for a broader roster of musicians, as well as to coincide with Snowmass events such as the Snowmass Rendezvous Craft Beer Festival, the Colorado Scottish Festival, and the Snowmass Balloon Festival.
Snowmass Free Concert Series:
Saturday, June 10 Summer Concert Series: Hot Buttered Rum
5:00pm Presented by Colorado Brewers Guild
Thursday, June 15 Summer Concert Series: See-I
6:30pm Presented by Heritage Fire
Thursday, June 22 Summer Concert Series: Brothers Keeper with John Popper
6:30pm Presented by AREDAY Summit, Expo & E-Vehicle Show
Thursday, July 6 Summer Concert Series: Head for the Hills
6:30pm Presented by JAS Aspen Snowmass & Slow Groovin’ BBQ
Saturday, July 15 Summer Concert Series (Deaf Camp Benefit): Lukas Nelson
2:00pm Presented by JAS Aspen Snowmass & Aspen Camp
Thursday, July 20 Summer Concert Series: New Orleans Suspects
6:30pm Presented by JAS Aspen Snowmass
Thursday, July 27 Summer Concert Series: Freddy Jones Band
6:30pm Presented by Enduro World Series
Friday, August 4 Summer Concert Series: Ruaile Buaile
6:30pm Presented by Colorado Scottish Festival & JAS Aspen Snowmass
Thursday, August 10 Summer Concert Series: Sundy Best
6:30pm Presented by Snowmass Tourism
Thursday, August 17 Summer Concert Series: Otis Taylor Band
6:30pm Presented by Snowmass Tourism
Saturday, September 9 Summer Concert Series: 90’s Night Glow Show
7:45pm Presented by Snowmass Balloon Festival
*Base Village Concert Venue
A Spotify playlist titled “Snowmass Summer 2017 Concert Series” provides a preview of all the bands playing open-air concerts in Snowmass this summer. The playlist can be found by typing Snowmass Summer 2017 into the Spotify search bar.
The Snowmass Free Concert Series includes à la carte food and drink vendors and, at select shows, a Kid’s Zone, complete with a bouncy house, face painting, hula hooping, and more. Concert-goers are encouraged to take advantage of the free RFTA transportation between Aspen and Snowmass and the Snowmass Village Shuttle Service from Town Park Station (Rodeo Lot) to the Snowmass Mall.
More Music in Snowmass
In addition to the Snowmass Free Concert Series, guests can enjoy world-class performances at two paid music experiences this summer: BLUEBIRD Art + Sound and JAS Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience.
BLUEBIRD Art + Sound (June 30-July 2) – Features performances by Drive-By Truckers and DJ Kid606, with additional performances by the Seratones and The True Story Band.
The JAS Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience (September 1-3) – Features performances from Maroon 5, Keith Urban, and Daryl Hall & John Oates Additional acts include, Lake Street Dive, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, and The Roots.
About Snowmass, Colorado – A renowned winter playground and vibrant mountain community just 9 miles from downtown Aspen, Snowmass consistently ranks as one of the best ski areas in the world. In addition to unmatched natural beauty and over 300 sunny days a year, Snowmass ski resort offers guests 3,332 acres of multi-level terrain and boasts the second largest vertical drop in the United States. 95% ski-in/ski-out lodging, 37 restaurants, numerous shops and boutiques, a bounty of off-piste activities, and a friendly, small town feel beckon visitors year-round. For more information and a complete calendar of events and activities, please visit: www.gosnowmass.com.
Snowmass Tourism Media Contact: Sara Stookey, Public Relations Coordinator, Snowmass Tourism, 970-922-2285 or sstookey@SnowmassTourism.com.
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