Considering that we're deep in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, it is safe to say that Aspen is not exactly a "convenient" stop on the touring circuit.

And yet, they come.

Big names, too: from Big Boi to Lyle Lovett, LCD Soundsystem to the String Cheese Incident, an eclectic array of musicians continues to make playing Aspen (and the neighboring town of Snowmass Village) a priority. You can chalk it up to our renowned live music festivals — such as the Bud Light HiFi Concert Series or our newest one, The Après — or to the acclaimed downtown music club called Belly Up, which has entertained major acts for decades. Either way, a visit to Aspen Snowmass, in winter or summer, isn't complete without a little live music.

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Bud Light HiFi Concert Series
Bud Light HiFi Concert Series

Bud Light HiFi Concert Series

Each year, three free concerts throughout the ski season offer something for everyone with the Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series. Concerts are held on a rotational basis between Aspen Mountain Gondola Plaza, Snowmass Base Village and downtown Aspen.

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The Apres aspen snowmass

The Après

Our newest festival is a celebration of two of our favorite things: spring skiing and live music. Working in collaboration with the legendary live music venue, Belly Up, we've managed to bring star talent to the base of Buttermilk in early April. The first festival will feature the music of Umphrey's Magee and The String Cheese Incident with plenty of special guests.
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Belly Up
Belly Up Aspen

Belly Up

This small club with a big reputation regularly brings big names to Aspen. Recent acts include a range of eclectic tastes: LCD Soundsystem, Snoop Dogg, The Flaming Lips, Spoon, Chris Isaak, Deadmau5, Casey Musgraves, Rodrigo y Gabriela, The Kills and more.
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Wheeler Opera House
Live Music Wheeler Opera House

Wheeler Opera House

Aspen's grandest and most historic performing arts venue remains this jewel from 1889. Throughout the year, the Wheeler Opera House hosts concerts, stand-up comedy, film festivals and other events that draw an audience from far and wide.

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Jas Cafe Little Nell
Jas Cafe Little Nell

Jas Café at the Little Nell

Jazz enthusiasts ought to head straight to the Little Nell Hotel where the Jas Café features local and national jazz acts in an intimate underground space beneath the hotel.


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Limelight Lounge Snowmass
Limelight Lounge Snowmass

The Limelight Lounge in Aspen and Snowmass

Live music fans looking for a mellower scene — with great cocktails and a killer wine list, too — now have two Limelight Hotels to choose from. The Limelight Hotel Aspen is the original, located across from Wagner Park. Meanwhile, the new Limelight Hotel Snowmass anchors the redeveloped Base Village.

Local live acts bring a spark of fun every Thursday through Monday nights at both properties.


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