When: Every Sunday from June 17 - September 2, from noon - 3 pm

Where: Outside Sundeck atop Aspen Mountain

Cost: Free with the purchase of a gondola ticket.


Each Sunday of the summer season locals and tourists get down to some of Colorado's best bluegrass bands on the top of Aspen Mountain. With the Elk Mountain Range as a backdrop, great drinks and great food from the Sundeck and lots of activities for the kids, this is a perfect way to relax, unwind and spend an afternoon with friends and family.


SUMMER 2018 LINEUP

  • June 17: SIXDollar String Band
  • June 24: High Road Home - David Willis
  • July : Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs
  • July 8: Rapid Grass
  • July 15: Colebrook Road
  • July 22: Woodbelly
  • July 29: Bluegrass Offenders
  • August 5: Monocle Band
  • August 12: Meadow Mountain
  • August 19: Woody Pines
  • August 26: Chain Station
  • September 2: Smuggler Mountain Boys

Summer Gondola & Lift Pricing
Summer Gondola & Lift Pricing

summer gondola & lift pricing

MORE ABOUT THE BANDS

MORE ABOUT THE BANDS

SIXDollar String Band

June 17 | Noon - 3pm

Six Dollar String band is from Durango, Colorado. They focus on old time string band music.

High Road Home - David Willis

June 24 | Noon - 3pm

The High Road Home is made up of David Allen Willis on guitar, mandolin, octave mandolin and lead vocals, Patrick Hardy on lead acoustic guitar and vocals, Rebecca Jonas on cello, and Jens Davis on vocals and upright bass. Together they form The High Road Home, whose aim is to bring you something new in the acoustic music world that you’re not used to hearing. Something from the heart, something from the soul, and something we hope you like.


Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs

July 1 | Noon - 3pm

Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs have a raw and rich blues-driven sound. Drawing from old country, rock, and old-time string band tunes, their lively show has been making an impact on the northwest music scene since 2013.

Rapid Grass

July 8 | Noon-3pm

The celebration of mountains and whitewater rapids is the inspiration for everything Rapidgrass. The Internationally acclaimed mountain music is influenced by an active, outdoor lifestyle. Brought together through music and love for mountains, they define modern, acoustic, Colorado mountain music. The lineup includes Mark Morris (guitar, vocals); Coleman Smith (violin, mandolin, vocals); Carl Minorkey (upright bass, tenor banjo, vocals); and Alex Johnstone (mandolin, fiddle, vocals). Adjunct players include Billy Cardine (dobro, vocals, recording producer) and Kyle Hauser (banjo, vocals). This front range Colorado ensemble uses classical, gypsy, bluegrass, pop, swing, and other world rhythms to create what is, and can only be described of as, Rapidgrass.

Colebrook

July 15 | Noon - 3pm

Winners of the 2016 D.C. Bluegrass Union’s Mid Atlantic Bluegrass band contest in Washington D.C., winners of the 2015 Podunk Bluegrass Festival band contest in Hebron, CT, winners of the 2014 Watermelon Park Fest band contest in Berryville, VA, and winners of the 2011 Pickin’ In The Panhandle Bluegrass Festival band contest in Martinsburg, WV, Colebrook Road has become a standout string band, a bluegrass powerhouse made up of five individuals whose sum is more than the total of their talents.

Woodbelly

July 22 | Noon - 3pm

Bluegrass has become a mainstay in Colorado. The music of the mountains speaks to us and we can feel it in our souls. When a band like Wood Belly comes along to channel it, the clear blue skies are the limit. Led by a pair of prolific songwriters, their songs are carefully and collectively crafted to ring out with honesty and passion. Wood Belly blends traditional bluegrass with modern songwriting and whether you’re spinning around your partner or hanging on every word, the result is the same. You’re left smiling and wanting to hear more.

Bluegrass Offenders

July 29 | Noon - 3pm

The Bluegrass Offenders are a hard core bluegrass band from Grand Junction, Colorado.

Monocle Band

August 5 | Noon - 3pm

Monocle Band is a refreshing sound in the vibrant landscape of Colorado Americana.The angelic voice of a Colorado choir girl turned earthy roots songstress. The gritty stories of an intellectual outlaw who has found a home in folk music. The pulse and flow of a seasoned five-piece band that can turn from yearning country ballad to electrified rock soundscape to stomping bluegrass romp in the drop of a downbeat. This is the sound of Monocle Band.

Meadow Mountain

August 12 | Noon - 3pm

Meadow Mountain is on the forefront of a musical movement in Colorado. It is a movement born from a desire to understand one’s roots - to understand why one makes the music that they make.This band is comprised of 5 best friends, who, with their feet placed firmly on Rocky Mountain soil, look attentively towards the Blue Ridge Mountains and the rich tradition of Bluegrass music there.They explore traditions of Swedish fiddle music, Acoustic Jazz, Old-time, and Classical, and their original music is steeped in heartbreak and mountain breezes.You will hear intricately arranged, soaring instrumentals. You will hear hard-driving, traditional Bluegrass music. Most importantly, however, you will hear five best friends play a music that is much larger than the sum of it’s parts.

Woody Pines

August 19 | Noon - 3pm

If you’re wondering where the music of Nashville troubadour WOODY PINES comes from, look to the streets. It was on the streets as a professional busker that Woody first cut his teeth, drawing liberally from the lost back alley anthems and scratchy old 78s of American roots music, whether country blues, jugband, hokum, or hillbilly. Heavy rollicking street performances are the key to some of today’s best roots bands, like Old Crow Medicine Show (Woody and OCMS’Gill Landry used to tour the country in their own jugband), and they’re the key to Woody’s intensely catchy rhythms, jumpy lyrics, and wildly delirious sense of fun. Woody traveled all over the streets of this country, road testing his songs, drawing from the catchiest elements of the music he loved and adding in hopped-up vintage electrification to get that old country dancehall sound down right.

Chain Station

August 26 | Noon - 3pm

Chain Station is a 4-piece, high-energy, get ‘em out on the dance floor string band from Denver, Colorado. Their music is well-steeped in Americana roots, with vocal harmonies that are high, lonesome, and tight. Their picking ranges from lightning-fast to mountain mellow. They are a bluegrass band that would satisfy a picky old-timer and delight fans of newgrass, a delicate balance indeed.They've become known for winning over crowds with creative, fun original songs that flow from the mountains, through them and right back to you. Pure Mountain Music! It's obvious these guys love what they do, engaging their growing fan base with energy and stage antics that guarantee one hell of a night out.

Smuggler Mountain Boys

September 2 | Noon - 3pm

The Smuggler Mountain Boys is a traditional and contemporary bluegrass band playing everything from Bill Monroe to The Grateful Dead.