Summer of Free Music Series at Snowmass
Thursday nights, June–August
This very popular free concert series draws crowds by the thousands to a comfortable outdoor venue with a spectacular mountain backdrop. Bring a blanket or low lawn chair and a picnic basket for the ultimate al fresco concert experience. Beer and wine are available for purchase at inexpensive prices, and so are delicious small bites from the grill. Added bonus: A Family Fun Zone entertains kids with a bouncy house, face painting, juggling and more
Saturday Classical Music on the Mountain
Saturday nights, July–August
You may consider classical music an “elevated art form,” but you probably didn’t have this in mind. Relax at 11,000 feet at Aspen Mountain in a glorious meadow overlooking Mt. Hayden as students from the world-renowned Aspen Music Festival & School perform a dynamic repertoire. Bring a picnic (available at the Sundeck) or a lawn chair and enjoy the free performances just a short walk out Richmond Ridge from the top of the gondola.
Sunday nights, July–September
A favorite among locals, Sundays feature top bluegrass musicians from around Colorado performing in this idyllic Rocky Mountain setting. The free open-air concerts are held from noon to 3pm on Sundays just outside the Sundeck (on top of Aspen Mountain). The lineup varies each week.