Check out Aspen's free concert series

By Aspen Skiing Company
January 9, 2013

Aspen/Snowmass is celebrating the 10th season of the Bud Light Hi-Fi concert series with a top-notch line-up including Mutemath, Easy Star All-Stars, Brett Dennen, MarchFourth Marching Band and Grouplove.

Donavan Frankenreiter

These acts will rock various locations around Aspen/Snowmass this winter as a part of the ongoing free Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series and CORE Party concert, now expanded into two-nights. The Bud Light Hi-Fi concert series kicked off with a performance by Reverend Horton Heat on November 24. Aspen/Snowmass has presented over 60 free outdoor concerts since the Bud Light Hi-Fi Series began in 2003 with a different band taking the stage for each event. The bands have been booked in partnership with Belly Up Aspen since 2006.

“Live music is a vital component of the Aspen/Snowmass event calendar and this year’s Bud Light Hi-Fi Series line-up raises the bar on providing a fun, entertaining experience for guests and locals of Aspen/Snowmass," says John Rigney, VP of Sales & Events for Aspen Skiing Company.

Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series featuring Mutemath – Friday, January, 25, 5:30 p.m. – Gondola Plaza, Aspen Mountain
Mutemath makes their Aspen debut reigning from New Orleans as an American alternative rock band that formed in 2003. The band melds hip-hop, moments of grandeur, and vocals that are reminiscent of classic rock to create a sound that is inherently their own.

X Games week kicks off at Belly Up Aspen with electro-fusion act Kung Fu on Monday, January 21. Tuesday, January 22 Belly Up is headlining California roots-reggae act Tribal Seeds. Wednesday, January 23 the club kicks into high gear with British indie rock band Bloc Party, presented by X Games Music. Friday, January 25, X Games Music Presents Odd Future's lead rapper, Tyler The Creator performing at 7 p.m. and a late night show with Scottish producer-DJ Calvin Harris (this show is SOLD OUT). Sunday, January 27, Belly Up Aspen closes out X Games weekend with dup-step artist Datsik with special guest Sex Panther.

College XPass now on sale at Aspen/Snowmass
College students will once again be able to save big and ski/ride for $41 per day in Aspen/Snowmass during X Games Aspen, January 24-27, 2013. The College X Pass is a picture pass valid for two days of skiing or riding during X Games Aspen for only $82 and includes a coupon for 35 percent off equipment rentals at Four-Mountain Sports. Up to 2 additional days can be loaded onto the pass for just $52/day. This pass is good on all four mountains – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and the home mountain of X Games Aspen – Buttermilk. The College X Pass is valid during X Games dates only - January 24-27, 2013 - and must be purchased by Wednesday, January 23, 2013.

Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series featuring Easy Star All-Stars: Dub Side Of The Moon – Saturday, February 16, 3:00 p.m. – Snowmass Base Village
Internationally renowned reggae act, Easy Star All-Stars brings their superb rhythm with the Dub Side Of The Moon to Snowmass Base Village on Saturday, February 16 for the third free Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert of the season. The show will begin at 3:00 p.m. with a soon to be announced act and Easy Star All-Stars will take the stage at 4:00 p.m. Since their debut in 2003 with their cover album of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon entitled "Dub Side of the Moon," the reggae collective has built an ever-growing, international fan base.

For President's Day weekend, the Belly Up Aspen brings Grammy nominated Bluegrass band The Infamous Stringdusters on February 14 and New Orleans funk jam band Galactic on President's Day, February 18.

13th Annual Bud Light Spring Jam – March 21-31
The 13th annual Bud Light Spring Jam – the premier spring festival in the Rocky Mountains – brings two weekends of competitions, concerts and parties to Aspen/Snowmass. Brett Dennen kicks off the live music on Friday, March 22 in Snowmass Base Village to celebrate the NASTAR National Championships. This youthful folk/pop singer first won the heart of his loyal fans in 2004 with his soulful lyrics, easy groove and the hit single "Desert Sunrise." The show will begin at 3:00 p.m. with a soon to be announced act and Brett Dennen will take the stage at 5:00 p.m.

The eagerly anticipated Bud Light Spring Jam Core Party is expanded into two nights for the first time and will feature a beer garden. The event will kick off with MarchFourth Marching Band playing a street concert in downtown Aspen on Friday, March 29. M4, as their devotees call them, throws itself and the audience into a swirling volcano of high-energy music and spectacle. Grouplove will take to the same downtown Aspen stage on Saturday, March 30. Their live shows sweep up the audience with an energetic blend of upbeat indie-pop, rock and folk. Their shows are kinetic and engaging. DJ Naka G will be performing at 8:00 p.m. each night while the crowd enjoys giveaways from sponsors. MarchFourth Marching Band and Grouplove will take the stage at 9:00 p.m. on their respective nights.

At Belly Up, Hunky surfer, singer-songwriter Donavan Frankenreiter will take the stage March 23. On March 24, See-I & Toubab Crewe will co-headline a fun night of worldly sounds. Music festival darlings, The Dunwells also return to the Belly Up on March 26. The Colorado based folk group Elephant Revival will perform on March 29. On March 31, Belly Up brings back their favorite Talking Heads tribute act, THIS MUST BE THE BAND. This show will include a full band performing the album Stop Making Sense in its entirety.

Book your Aspen vacation by calling 1-855-218-4835.

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