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4 Places to Enjoy Outdoor Music in Aspen

Aspen is all about enjoying life outdoors, so what better way to enjoy some of Aspen’s top music scenes then to post up outside and take in all Aspen outdoor music has to offer. Check out our top picks for outdoor music to enjoy this summer below:

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1. Top of Aspen Mountain: Every Saturday starting from July 6- August 10 at 1 pm, you can enjoy classical music performed by students from the world-renowned Aspen Music Festival & School. At 11,000 feet up, be sure to pack a lawn chair and picnic to sit back, take in the views, and enjoy the different repertoire performed by these talented musicians. Not into classical music? Alternatively, you can ride the Silver Queen Gondola up every Sunday morning at noon to enjoy BlueGrass Sundays till 3 p.m. located outside the Sundeck restaurant. Both concerts are free in addition to your purchase of a gondola ticket.

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2. Benedict Music Tent: owned by Aspen Music Festival & School, the Benedict Music Tent is the perfect outdoor venue to rejoice in the wonderful acoustic world of Aspen. Orchestras typically perform in this open-air tent during the summer, where viewers will be sure to appreciate the passionate music being performed in the great outdoors. View the full summer calendar here.


3.Snowmass Free Music Series: This free outdoor music series hosted by Snowmass Tourism, is the perfect family-friendly event to go enjoy music outside. Typically hosted on either Thursday or Saturday, thousands gather to enjoy acclaimed musicians perform as they picnic and watch the sunset. Families are encouraged to bring their kids where they can drop them off at the KidZone (zone set with bouncy houses, face-painting, hula hoops, and more) and relax as they take-in the outdoor live music. Check out this summer’s lineup here.


4. JAS Labor Day Experience: Unlike any other outdoor music festival around, the JAS Labor Day Experience is scheduled this year for August 30- September 1.  At only 10,000 attendees, this boutique event features headliners such as Weezer, John Mayer, Sting, and many more along with gourmet food prepared by Chef Marin Oswald of Pyramid Bistro in Aspen.

Searching for more? Check out the entire summer lineup of events in Aspen.