The Aspen Snowmass Jazz Festival rocks. This experience is just one more reason why Snowmass village should be at the top of your list of favorite destinations this year. Running for 15 years strong, the annual festival is getting more exciting every year. One of the most popular and sought after events in the area, the summer festival features a complete array of world acclaimed jazz artists. You’ll find vocal and instrumental performances at the local Wheeler Opera House, and Harris Hall, to entertain the entire family.

Planning a summer getaway in beautiful Colorado? Pack up your blankets and picnic baskets. To help with your budget, check out the free music at Snowmass Village’s legendary Fanny Hill concert series held most Thursday evenings on Fanny Hill. Tuck the kids in bed, and get out and enjoy the continued nightlife featuring more great music at the Snowmass Mall.

The Aspen Snowmass Jazz Festival is a unique venue. It unites young developing artists with top musicians in the world jazz. Educational performances spotlight the various talents of our local youth with the JAS Academy, JAS high school and middle school big band, and a variety of artists in residence. You’ll be impressed by the quality entertainment delivered by the academy. Begun in 1995 as an outlet for developing the talents of fine young musical performers, JAS is now a nationally acclaimed education program. It gives young musicians the unique opportunity to learn from and perform with jazz legends. These talented young musicians definitely deliver what you would expect from a hub that literally comes alive with the sound of music year-round.

Other summer attractions you may want to plan your family outings around include the June festival, and the Labor Day festival.

Throughout the year, JAS After Dark, which started in the late 90s as a”fringe festival” music attraction to the main festival events, features informal concerts in Aspen-Snowmass year-round.

More information can be found about the JAS academy summer sessions, general Aspen music events, and about the Aspen Snowmass Jazz Festival at: