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BY Christine Benedetti | June 26, 2018 | Feature Features National

Music drifts from peak to peak with these elevated summer concert options.
Pack a gourmet picnic for Thursday night concerts, free on Snowmass Ski Area's Fanny Hill.

What’s better than classical music outdoors? When it’s set against the backdrop of the Elk Mountains. On Saturdays throughout the summer, Aspen Music Festival and School students perform on a grassy hill just a short walk from the 11,212-foot Sundeck. Listeners are encouraged to bring their own picnic or they can upgrade by purchasing items like the pad thai and a bottle of sauvignon blanc from inside. On Sundays, different bluegrass bands play from noon to 3pm on the Sundeck patio. Get there early to snag an Adirondack chair. July 7-Aug. 11, 1pm, $25 for gondola pass, aspensnowmass.com

America’s only mountaintop theme park turns into a concert venue on select Saturdays through September. Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park presents its 10th season of Music on the Mountain, whisking riders up the Iron Mountain Tramway to the park’s perch above Glenwood Springs. There, people can listen to music and enjoy the sweet sounds of summer accompanied by food and drink options. For those who want some thrill with their trills, opt for the Funday Pass and sample the rides before the show starts. 6-10pm, pass $38, tram ride and concert free (with canned food donation), glenwoodcaverns.com

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