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Music, Arts, and Culture

Aspen is so much more than a ski town! There are so many things to do in Aspen when it comes to art, music, culture and more. From the famed Benedict Music Tent that provides concerts all summer long to the state-of-the-art Aspen Art Museum to the incredible perfromances of the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Aspen does not disappoint when it comes to the finer things in life. With so many Aspen events going on, it can be overwhelming to pick one or two to check out while on vacation. Let our concierge help you pick what works best for you!

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Jazz Aspen Snowmass
(866) 527-8499
Jazz Aspen Snowmass holds a number of performances and education programs throughout the year, including the JAS June Experience, Labor Day Festival, Snowmass Free Concert Series and JAS Cafe Aspen.
Aspen Music Festival and School
(970) 925-9042
Founded during the same era as Aspen's ski areas, the Aspen Music Festival and School has brought high culture to the high country for nearly seven decades. The summer season runs for eight weeks and includes more than 400 classical music events attended by more than 100,000 audience members.
Chris Cornell at the Belly Up Aspen
(970) 544-9800
The Belly Up in Aspen is consistently ranked one of the top small music venues in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine. But just because it might be small in stature, does not mean it doesn't get the biggest acts around on its stage. Deadmau5, Umphrey's McGee, Snoop Dogg, and...
Aspen Art Museum things to do in aspen
(970) 925-8050
The Aspen Art Museum has been a staple in the community since the 1970s, but in 2014, it moved downtown to a brand new building designed by famed architect Shigeru Ban. This stunning work of art houses various exhibitions throughout the year and the SO Cafe on the top floor...
Aspen Historical Society things to do in aspen
(970) 925-3721
Aspen is very proud of its history as a thriving mining town and then a vibrant ski town.The Aspen Historical Society actively preserves and passionately presents Aspen's local history. With weekly history tours around town and various events in Aspen to celebrate the town's heritage, the Aspen Historical Society plans...
Hallam LAke things to to in Aspen ACES
(970) 925-5756
When Elizabeth Paepcke donated her 22-acre property in the West End of Aspen in 1969 for the development of an environmental center and preserve, ACES (Aspen Center for Environmental Studies) was born. Since then it has worked tirelessly toward its mission of providing educaiton for environmental responsibility. The Hallam Lake...
Anderson Ranch Arts Center Things to do in aspen
(970) 923-3181
The Anderson Ranch Arts Center celebrates art in all its form. With workshops covering such topics as sculpture, ceramics, painting, and more as well as artists-in-residence programs and gallery exhibits, Anderson Ranch is an ambitious proponent for art. Located on Owl Creek Road between Aspen and Snowmass, Anderson Ranch links...
aspen ideas fest aspen institute things to do in aspen
(970) 925-7010
The Aspen Institute is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. Through seminars, policy programs, conferences and leadership development initiatives, the Institute and its international partners seek to promote nonpartisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values.
wheeler opera house things to do in aspen
(970) 920-5770
The historic Wheeler Opera House was constructed in 1889 by one of the founding fathers of Aspen, Jerome Wheeler. The buliding served as a home to many businesses institutions including a theater, the theater that still exists today. The Wheeler Opera House underwent a major renovation finishing in 2016 that...