Aspen Music Festival returns summer 2021
In-person events will be hosted from July 1 - Aug. 22, 2021. The calendar of events is posted online, and tickets will go on sale May 24, 2021.
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 more than seven decades. It's regarded as one of the top classical music festivals in the nation -- lauded for its concerts and educational programs for young-adult musicians -- as well as one of the favored Aspen summer activities for locals and visitors alike.
The summer season runs for eight weeks and includes more than 400 classical music events attended by more than 100,000 audience members. Events include orchestral concerts, solo and chamber music performances, opera productions, masters classes, lectures and children's programming.
Summer 2021 Information
The festival schedule has been updated on the online calendar.
Seating in the open-air music tent will be separated into vaccinated and distanced sections, with more than 800 seats available per concert. The vaccinated sections will not be distanced and will likely feature separate entrances, aisles, and restrooms.
Performances will be 90 minutes or less and will not feature intermissions.
Tickets went on sale May 24, 2021, closer to the festival start in order to better manage venue capacity and public health guidelines.
The Music Festival Lawn is fenced to better manage capacity and seating this summer. Reservations are no longer required for lawn seating.