From jazz to bluegrass to rock, a summer of great performances rolls on.
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Aspen draws in top musical acts year after year, and what is summer in the mountains without live performances? Fortunately, there’s an exciting schedule of live music on tap as we roll through the rest of summer. From staples like the Aspen Music Festival to Jas Cafe and Bluegrass Sundays, there’s plenty of talent to enjoy. Here’s how to experience live music in the perfect settings through September.
Aspen Music Festival & School The AMF remains one of the most esteemed classical music festivals in the United States. Savor an awe-inspiring symphony from Harris Hall, or spend your Saturday afternoon enjoying a performance by the music school students while taking in the 360-degree views from the top of Ajax. Through Aug. 22, aspenmusicfestival.com
Belly Up The lineup at Belly Up this summer has something for everyone and will surely prove worth the wait. Headliners include big names, such as Goldfish (July 15), LeAnn Rimes (July 24), The Beach Boys (Aug. 3), Black Pumas (Aug. 15), Keb’ Mo’ (Aug. 25), Spoon (Sept. 4 and 5) and many more. Belly Up is set to open at 100% capacity, but with the caliber of these artists, shows are sure to sell out quickly. bellyupaspen.com
Snowmass Free Concert Series The Snowmass Concert Series is a cherished 28-year-old tradition that will run this year through the end of August. Fanny Hill is the perfect location to relax, have a drink and enjoy great music with a picturesque sunset backdrop. The all-encompassing 2021 lineup is diverse and includes numerous genres of music, from rock to folk to hip-hop. There’s no better way to spend a Thursday evening with family and friends. Through Aug. 26, gosnowmass.com
Bluegrass Sundays Through the end of September, bluegrass musicians will host open-air concerts at the top of Aspen Mountain on Sunday afternoons. Conveniently located right outside the Sundeck, where patrons can pop inside for a bite or a cocktail, this series is a town favorite and the perfect way to unwind from a busy week. Through Sept. 26, aspensnowmass.com