When: Every Sunday from June 17 - August 26, 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 Gondola & Lift Pricing
Summer Gondola & Lift Pricing

summer gondola & lift pricing



The bands below reflect summer 2017, the 2018 lineup will be coming out soon! Thank you for your patience.

Hardscrabble Bluegrass

June 18 | Noon - 3pm

Hardscrabble has made a name for themselves in the Eagle Valley with their unique blend of traditional bluegrass and colorful renditions of crowd favorites. They deliver a lively show aimed at audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds.


July 2 | Noon - 3pm

In a world of mayhem, Mayhem Gulch shines like a whiskey-fueled campfire jam on a crisp summer evening in the Rocky Mountains. As likely to take you on a journey through the mayhem of life's gulches as they are to its majestic peaks, Mayhem Gulch brings a fresh perspective on Bluegrass and Americana music that is sure to get your foot a tapping, your hips a shaking, and your soul a soaring!


July 9 | Noon - 3pm

The Sweet Lillies’ high-energy, melodic tunes have quickly captured the hearts and music souls of fans in Colorado and beyond. The band credits its appeal to the original and compelling songwriting of all four members. The magnetic combination of Melly Frances (vocals), Julie Gussaroff (upright bass), Becca Bisque (viola), and Danjo Lynn (banjo) give this band a soulful, rare, alluring sound that blends Americana and bluegrass, creating a style all its own. As testament to their appeal, The Sweet Lillies have already shared the stage with the likes of Peter Rowan, Vince Herman, Kyle Hollingsworth, Andy Hall, Bill McKay, Jake Wolf,Dave Abear, Leftover Salmon, Yarn, and Drunken Hearts. Based out of Colorado’s Front Range, The Sweet Lillies are continually expanding their audience and reach, building fan and critic support through an unwavering commitment to creativity, a contagious love of music, and a get-up-and-dance attitude that spreads lots of love and smiles.


July 16 | Noon-3pm

As Locust Honey, Chloe Edmonstone and Meredith Watson bring their experience in Old-Time, Bluegrass, and Pre-War Blues to both their original material and the traditional songs and tunes of the American Southeast. With a rotating instrumentation of fiddles, open-back and resonator banjos, acoustic and resonator guitars, they set an emphasis on lively arrangements that showcase their signature vintage vocal harmonies. Joined by John Miller, (The Fox Hunt, The Hackensaw Boys,) on upright bass, they have been touring the US, UK and Ireland since 2012.


July 23 | Noon - 3pm

The Rattlesnakes are an up and coming bluegrass band playing styles ranging from traditional to current styles of string band music. Ian Valentine and Bill Birrell met at a jam in the wilds of Marina Del Rey sometime after the turn of the century. When they finally took a break, they found out they grew up ten years and two miles apart. All that separated them was the mountain they both hiked with their families: Rattlesnake Mountain. Bob Cook and Eric Baum joined the jams and after swapping instruments the ‘snakes had the core of their sound. Soon the search was on for a Banjo player west of the 405. In short, they found Scott Hillman on a bicycle. When Guy Welles flew in with his fiddle from Colorado, the mix became a mighty fine salad: California ‘Grass on the Edge.


July 30 | Noon - 3pm

Featuring Dave Carrol from Trampled by Turtles, Jay Roemer is the face of original, acoustic Americana and Bluegrass in the Colorado mountain town of Steamboat Springs. Jay first started turning heads in the state he calls home as the front man/songwriter for the band, Old Town Pickers. Deeply focused on intriguing lyrics, along with some fancy guitar work, his songs continue to connect with all types of audiences.


August 6 | Noon - 3pm

Hailing from Boulder Colorado, MHE blends elements of traditional bluegrass coming from the Scruggs-inspired picking and melodies of Paul Larson on Banjo and slide guitar of Dobro player Andrew Gordon with elements of Gypsy-Jazz from lead vocalist Jenny Bousqest and the heavy bass of Upright Player Eric Gordon. From their humble beginnings at the World Famous Outback Saloon in Boulder, they have played everywhere from bar gigs to historic Colorado venues like the Fox Theater, The Aggie, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, up-and-coming Bluegrass festies like Rapid Grass and High Mountain Hay Fever, and local radio spots like Mile High Underground. In the summer of 2016 they were finalists at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest and recorded their first EP, available on Soundcloud.


August 13 | Noon - 3pm

Stray Grass specializes in a high-energy interpretation of acoustic music. Although played on traditional instruments (most of the time), the musical stylings of Stray Grass are anything but traditional!


August 20 | Noon - 3pm

The celebration of mountains and whitewater rapids is the inspiration for everything Rapidgrass. Rapidgrass is original mountain music influenced by an active, outdoor lifestyle. Brought together through music and love for mountains, Rapidgrass defines modern, acoustic, Colorado mountain music.


August 27 | Noon - 3pm

From The Lonesome Days' beginning in 2014, the band has evolved into a tight-knit 4 piece ensemble with a common vision to create great original music mixed in with timeless classics. Their authentic song writing and musicianship brings emotion, power and soul to the music that makes it seem familiar, yet fresh and new. From intimate venues to Colorado festivals, they are having a blast playing for audiences all over. The band was awarded 2nd place at the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition, 1st place at the 2016 UllrGrass festival, and is rolling full steam ahead!Come out and catch a show, or get in touch if you'd like to book the band.


September 3 | Noon - 3pm

Hell Roaring String Band is a Carbondale, CO based five piece bluegrass band that plays blues-and-rock-infused bluegrass, innovative originals and eclectic covers.