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Feb 11 2014

The History of Skiing in Aspen, Colorado – Part I: The Early Years

Published by under Local Interest

(This week, we begin a two-part series on the history of skiing in Aspen, Colorado. Part one is below. Part two will be published next week.)

Aspen, Colorado, is pretty much synonymous with the word “skiing.” If you look in the dictionary, it defines “Aspen” as any of a large number of various poplar trees that you would see when visiting here – no coincidence by the way. The locals who live here all year long could  list 1,000 other reasons that this tiny mountain town is spectacular. However – with a slight grin – most local would admit that the skiing does indeed top the list. Locals like to exclaim, “we came for the winters, but we stay for the summers!” … Nevertheless, let’s be honest – it’s all about the skiing. But it didn’t always used to be that way. This week our blog crew takes a closer look at the history of skiing and how Aspen got to where it is today. Continue Reading »

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Feb 04 2014

Music in Aspen Abounds: Everything You Need to Know – The Festivals

Published by under Aspen News

(This week, we conclude a two-part series on music in Aspen, Colorado. This week’s blog – part two – spotlights the wonderful festivals that feature live music. Want info on some great venue for live music in the area throughout the year? See part one of this blog, which ran last week.)

When it comes to live music and music festivals, Aspen, Colorado, offers a year-around selection ranging from classical to contemporary, and from up-and-comers to music legends. The town offers a number of great music festivals, and this week our blog team runs down the can’t-miss list – basically everything you need to know to plan that amazing Aspen vacation, summer or winter.

From intimate performances to huge concerts, Aspen has it all!

From intimate performances to huge concerts, Aspen has it all!

THE FESTIVALS

You can’t start a list about festivals in town without first mentioning the Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS). The AMFS is the nation’s premier classical musical festival, with over 300 musical events during the summer season. Top musicians from around the world visit the AMFS and perform. More than 600 students from more than 30 countries come to Aspen annual to study with the AMFS’s renowned alumni. (Many of these prodigies have already begun their professional careers – and all of them are rising stars!)

Performances are held at a variety of locations around Aspen:

  • The Benedict Music Tent, 980 N. 3rd St.
  • Kaye Music Garden, just outside the Benedict Music Tent
  • David Karetsky Music Lawn, just outside the Benedict Music Tent
  • The Joan and Irving Harris Concert Hall, 960 N. 3rd St.
  • The Matthew and Carolyn Bucksbaum Campus, Castle Creek Road just outside of Aspen
Many of the live music events during the summer in Aspen, Colorado, are free of charge and open to the public.

Many of the live music events during the summer in Aspen, Colorado, are free of charge and open to the public.

All of the events at the Kaye Music Garden and David Karetsky Music Lawn are free. For more information, contact the AMFS box office at (970) 925-9042.

 

Another popular summer festival that draws huge crowds is Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS). JAS presents major summer concerts with music icons, but also offers smaller festivals and special events, educational programs and the popular JAS downstairs at the Little Nell. If you’re in Aspen, be sure to check the latest happenings with these events:

  • June Fest Lawn Party – June
  • Snowmass Summer of Free Music – June-July
  • Jazz Aspen Snowmass Summer Benefit – July

The Snowmass Mammoth Festival is quickly becoming another can’t-miss summer event. Typically slated for mid-June, this weekend event features live music, chili tastings and beer tastings, among other shenanigans:

  • “Chili Showcase Day”
  • “Grand Beer Tasting”
  • Parade
  • Kid’s Area (*new for 2014)
  • Late-Night Shows

The 2014 music line-up includes headlining bands Leftover Salmon, and Chris Robinson & the Brotherhood.


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Jan 28 2014

Music in Aspen Abounds: Everything You Need to Know – The Venues

Published by under Local Interest

(This week begins a two-part series on music in Aspen, Colorado. This week’s blog – part one – spotlights the amazing venues in town to see live music. Check back next week for part two, which will focus on some great festivals in the area throughout the year.)

Music abounds in Aspen, Colorado, all year long – offering an eclectic blend of genres that range from classical composers to contemporary up-and-comers to industry icons. The town has become a hotbed of music because of two reasons: the wide variety of amazing venues in and around the area, and the simple allure of Aspen that brings throngs of tourists continually throughout the year. This week, our blog team takes a closer look at the venues that make Aspen special – everything you need to know. Continue Reading »

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Jan 22 2014

Food & Wine Classic in Aspen: Everything You Need to Know – Part II

Published by under Aspen Events

(This week we conclude a a two-part series on the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen. Part I of this blog was published last week.)

When making plans to attend the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado, there are a few important things to remember. Last week we touched on a few, no let’s delve into more specifics!

This year’s event will be June 20-22, 2014. Continue Reading »

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Jan 14 2014

Food & Wine Classic in Aspen: Everything You Need to Know – Part I

Published by under Aspen Events

(This week begins a two-part series on the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen. Part II of this blog will be published next week.)

Every year, the world’s most renowned winemakers, culinary luminaries, celebrity chefs and entertainment celebrities come together for the culinary world’s most spectacular weekend under a breathtaking setting at the base of Aspen Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. The event – the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen – consists of three incomparable days of wine tastings, panel discussions and cooking demonstrations by wine experts and world-class chefs. Foodies from around the world flock to Aspen for the opportunity to experience the best of the best. Continue Reading »

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