Top 5 Cultural Experiences in Aspen You Don’t Want To Miss (Part 2)

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(This week concludes a two-part series on cultural experiences and the fine arts in Aspen, Colorado.) We’ve been looking at the finer things in life. Just because there is endless outdoor adventure in Aspen doesn’t mean the town slacks off on the finer things.

Aspen offers a plethora of cultural opportunities for locals and guests year-round - everything from ballet to physics.

Aspen offers a plethora of cultural opportunities for locals and guests year-round – everything from ballet to physics.

We challenged our blog team to come up with the Top 5 Cultural Experiences in Aspen That You Don’t Want to Miss. Here’s the rest of the list:

#2 FINE ARTS – The well-known Aspen Art Museum offers year-round programs that feature changing exhibitions with an emphasis on contemporary art. Learn more about Aspen Art Museum.

Anderson Ranch Arts Center is a national known arts center that features exhibits, workshops and lectures. Learn more about Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

A number of local art galleries offer a wide range of art in varying mediums. Take a stroll around Aspen’s downtown mall and the art will be hard to miss!

#1 MUSIC – When you come to Aspen, the must-see hot spot for live music is the Belly Up Aspen. Opened in 2005, the Belly Up routinely draws major music headliners – everything from Jane’s Addiction to B.B. King. The venue only holds 450 people, so get your tickets early! Rolling Stone magazine recently named the Belly Up Aspen the #16 Best Club in America.

For more than 20 years, Jazz/Aspen Snowmass has provided this mountain community with world-class festivals, performances and education programs. Jazz/Aspen Snowmass has been consistently recognized for its unique marriage of world-class music to an unparalleled natural and intimate setting, and its impeccable hospitality for artist and audiences alike.  Its corporate and VIP tent programs have no peer in the international world of live music events with recognized star talent.  The festival attracts a high-end demographic of visitors from throughout the Rocky Mountain region and beyond.

Jazz/Aspen Snowmass has grown from a simple 3-day event into a number of multi-day festivals throughout the year.

Jazz/Aspen Snowmass has grown from a simple 3-day event into a number of multi-day festivals throughout the year.

Jazz/Aspen Snowmass festivals include a summer series of weekly performances; year-round education programs; and the new JAS Café downstairs at the Little Nell hotel. The June Festival – once set underneath a canopy tent at the Rio Grande Park in downtown Aspen –moved to the Benedict Music Tent in 2009.  The Labor Day Festival is an open air, dance oriented extravaganza of pop, R&B, rock, blues and soul music, taking place at Snowmass Town Park – with the spectacular Elk Mountain Range as a backdrop, catering to crowds in excess of 10,000 daily.  The festival is currently a 3-day event.

Frias Properties can help you with your vacation planning around our arts and music scene! Our experienced vacation specialists are always here to help you select the right property.

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