The Aspen Colorado music and theatre schedule of events is abundant. It is rare to find yourself without anything to do or see in Aspen.
Aspen Music Festival
This nine-week summer festival is presided over by Music Director David Zinman. It offers more than 200 events, including orchestral concerts, chamber music, opera and contemporary music concerts, master classes, lectures, and kids' programs. The Benedict Music Tent, which has room for 2,050 people, runs daily concerts during the festival. Other venues include the gorgeously restored Victorian Wheeler Opera House, and the Harris Concert Hall. Events also take place in churches and smaller halls in the town. Tons of events are free - lawn seating outside the Music Tent is always free.
JAZZ Aspen Snowmass
This internationally recognized concert series takes place every summer offering regular performances featuring Jazz and World music.
In addition to renowned festivals, such as the Aspen Music Festival and JAZZ Aspen Snowmass mentioned above, the Aspen, CO music scene is impressive. A couple of local bars and venues host regular live music performers, ranging from local artists to well known rock bands.
Formerly known as Aspen Theatre in the Park, Theatre Aspen brings professional theater productions and theater training to the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado. As a visitor to the area, you can enjoy the talents of local, as well as Broadway players at Theatre Aspen!
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
A professional dance company, the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet organizes a number of dance performances in Aspen, including the Aspen Dance Festival in the summer.
Aspen Film entertains visitors and residents alike during a handful of seasonal festivals including Filmfest in autumn, Shortsfest in spring, Academy Screenings in winter, and summerFILMS.
Wheeler Opera House
Check the calendar at the Wheeler Opera House for the latest schedule. This popular venue features a variety of performances, events, and concerts.
Aspen is the perfect place to satiate your appetite for musical and theatrical events.