Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Free Thursday Night Concerts In Snowmass
Every Thursday evening throughout the summer, the town of Snowmass puts on a free concert. The stage is located on the ski run known as Fanny Hill, and forms one of the most spectacular backdrops for a concert you will ever see – the stage is erected such that the view down to the valley floor below is squarely behind the entertainers! The music varies from week to week; however the overarching theme is of good times for all present. From laid back rock grooves to jam bands and psychedelic soul to country stomp, the performers always have a knack for feeling out the crowd and giving them what they want. Typically there’s a good contingent of people dancing up front, not to be put off by plenty of people on the hill behind them taking in all the action from the comfort of their picnic blankets and camping chairs. As the Aspen/Snowmass website puts it, bring a blanket or low lawn chair and a picnic basket of finger foods for the ultimate al fresco experience. Beer and wine are available for purchase at inexpensive prices; grilled foods are also offered. A Family Fun Zone entertains kids with anything from a bouncy house to face painting, juggling and more. A starting time of 6:15pm also ensures it’s an all inclusive, family friendly affair. There is free parking at the Snowmass Rodeo lot, although the preferred method of transport is RFTA – the public transport system runs free buses out to Snowmass regularly and departs frequently throughout the evening to bring you safely home. Looking for something different on a Thursday night? Keen to have a good time? Need a break from the Aspen restaurant scene? Enjoy live music and feel like dancing? Care for a relaxing evening on a picnic blanket soaking up the sunset? Try the Snowmass Concert Series - It will be a memorable evening had by all regardless of whether you want to chill out or dance up a storm all night!