7 Concerts in Aspen to Check Off Your Summer Bucket List
Arts and culture are an integral part of our dynamic community, making Aspen a haven for nurturing mind, body, and spirit. The town boosts an array of events and festivals all summer long with musical performances around town, access to new art exhibits, and more. Purchase tickets to these 7 concerts before they sell out:
Blues master Gary Clark, Jr. returns to Belly Up this summer with two performances scheduled for Thursday, June 22 and Friday, June 23. The Grammy winning guitarist is known for his exhilarating shows that combine blues and authentic rock. Purchase tickets for these shows soon, as they are guaranteed to both sell out.
The Aspen Music Festival & School and Jazz Aspen Snowmass are teaming up this summer to bring a summer sellout event in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the beloved Ella Fitzgerald: Ella 100, Direct from the Apollo Featuring the Count Basie Orchestra, Patti Austin, Lizz Wright, Andra Day, and David Alan Grier. This one night only event will take place at 8:30 pm on Saturday, July 1 at the Benedict Music Tent. Tickets can be purchased in advance online here. Additional performers for the JAS June Festival include John Batiste & Stay Human, Michael McDonald, Earth Wind & Fire, Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton, and Tower of Power.
On July 24, Aspen Music Festival & School presents a special event: an evening with Rufus Wainwright. The intimate performance will take place at Harris Concert Hall showcasing Wainwright’s new arrangements for string orchestra. Click here for additional information and online ticket sales.
Grammy winner Boz Scaggs has no doubt had an amazing musical career. The artists will perform at Belly Up this July 25 in Aspen. Purchase tickets at the Belly Up box office or online.
Superstar soprano Renée Fleming returns to Aspen with an afternoon performance at the Benedict Music Tent on 4 pm Sunday, July 30. The Aspen Music Festival & School alumna captivates audiences with her compelling stage presence. Tickets can be purchased online. Sold out show? Opt for a picnic outside of the tent with a blanket and wine with the locals.
On August 11, join the 11 musician Cuban band Cubanismo as they take the stage on the rooftop of the Aspen Art Museum. From Cuban classics and jazz, to Mardi Gras and mambo, Cubanismo is sure to have audiences on their feet at both shows (7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.) Purchase your tickets now.
The Revivalists seem to be everywhere lately. The American rock band hailing from New Orleans have received recent accolades such as landing a spot on Rolling Stone’s 10 Artists to Know list, made their national television debut on the Today Show as Elvis Duran’s Artists of the Month with Kathie Lee and Hoda, and a #2 debut on the Billboard Alternative Albums Chart. Catch the Revivalists in Aspen for the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience on September 3. Additional acts for this year’s festival include Maroon 5, Keith Urban, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Daryl Hall & John Oats, The Roots, Lake Street Drive and St. Paul & The Broken Bones.