Aspen in the summertime is a magical and inviting place. The fresh mountain air, the incredible views, and the near perfect weather make it the perfect setting to enjoy the outdoors in all of its splendor. As anyone who has visited Aspen in the summertime knows, everything is better outdoors – most of all, music!
There is no shortage of options for music lovers for visitors of all ages – between outdoor festivals, music series, and holiday celebrations, you can be sure your musical calendar will be fully booked by the end of the summer.
Lift One is located in the center of the Aspen music scene action. Choose a one, two or three bedroom vacation rental and combine it with your favorite concert event to create the ultimate personalized Aspen music and lodging package.
Read on to discover the best of what Aspen has to offer this summer.
Aspen Music Festival and School
The Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS) offers a number of activities and live classical performances for all ages during the summer months. The school’s annual Music on The Mountain event takes place every Saturday beginning July 8- August 12, and features light chamber music played by AMFS music students with Elk Mountain Range serving as an incredible backdrop.
For piano lovers, the Aspen Festival Orchestra on July 1st will feature a performance by renowned pianist Yuja Wang, who will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7. Summertime visitors can also take advantage of AMFS’ annual free Fourth of July concert.
View the entire season line up at the Aspen Music Festival and School website.
Aspen Snowmass Outdoor Concerts
For those who enjoy a variety of musical styles, Aspen Snowmass offers live concerts each week that run the gamut between classical, bluegrass, funk, and more. Bluegrass Sundays run from June 17 – September 3 and go from noon until 3pm. This series is held on the Outside Sundeck atop Aspen Mountain, and features top bluegrass musicians from around the state.
Aspen Snowmass also offers its annual Snowmass Summer Free Concert Series which starts on June 9th, and is enjoyed on the slopes by thousands each summer. Bring a group of your family and friends to this one, and be sure to pack a picnic!
Visit the Outdoor Music and Concert event schedule to make plans.
Jazz Aspen Snowmass
Do not fret – jazz lovers have not been left out of the summertime celebrations! The annual Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) Labor Day Experience, held August 31 – Sept 2 features an incredible lineup of artists this year including Lionel Richie, Jack Johnson, and Spearhead among others.
There are a variety of ticket options available including a Donor VIP package, an Early Bird 3-Day Pass, and a pass that offers an elevated viewing area with free beverages. Single tickets are also available if you wish to enjoy the festival by day.
Furthermore, jazz enthusiasts would be remiss not to check out the JAS Café series that features intimate performances in various venues around Aspen, including, but not limited to The Little Nell, The Cooking School of Aspen, and The Aspen Art Museum. Visitors can delight in these candlelit jazz performances alongside a lovely dinner and beverage.
Head over to the Jazz Aspen Snowmass website to get the best seats.
Hurry up and be sure to get your tickets to these incredible concerts Aspen has to offer this summer before they sell out! To create your Aspen lodging and concert package visit our online booking portal to grab the best rates and availability – Book Online Here