Music, Arts and Culture in Aspen

Music, Arts and Culture in Aspen

  • Brittanie Rockhill
  • 08/4/21

Aspen has a very rich cultural history that dates back as far as when the original ski lifts were installed in the late 1940s. As we find ourselves mid-summer there is still time to participate in the events, live music, theater, and art.  

Aspen being a place of renewal and connection of the mind, body and spirit—the “Aspen Idea” is a concept that has driven the cultural scene and is embodied in the Aspen InstituteAspen Music Festival & SchoolAspen Art MuseumAspen Film, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center to name a few. 

Here are some great upcoming cultural events in Aspen/Snowmass: 

Now - August 22
Aspen Music Festival & School 

Regarded as one of the top classical music festivals in the United States, noted both for its concert programming and its musical training of mostly young-adult music students. The typical eight-week summer season includes more than 400 classical music events—including concerts by five orchestras, solo and chamber music performances, fully staged opera productions, master classes, lectures, and children’s programming—and brings in 100,000 audience members. Learn More. 

Now - August 21 
Theatre Aspen: ”Rock of Ages” 

The Hurst Theatre is welcoming guests again with a full schedule of shows and performances, including the Broadway hit “Rock of Ages.” Learn more. 

August 1-5
Intersect Aspen 

Formerly called Art Aspen, this unique event brings art collectors, dealers and curators together from around the world. Learn more. 

August 6
Art Crush 

Every August, the Aspen Art Museum hosts a week of events celebrating art and artists leading up to our annual ArtCrush summer gala. This week honors those whose creativity and vision have the greatest impact on the field of contemporary art.  Learn more. 

August 20-22
Flynn Creek Circus 

This California-based circus troupe puts on an amazing all-human show with comedy, acrobatics and other entertaining performances. Learn more. 

August 25-31
Theatre Aspen: Solo Flights 

Theatre lovers are invited to this week-long development festival of one-person shows presented in the beginning stages of their making. There are also special talks, receptions and feedback sessions to connect audiences with the artists. Learn more. 

September 1-6
Motherlode Volleyball Classic 

This is one of the oldest and largest pro-am volleyball tournaments in the United States. It is an Aspen Labor Day tradition. Learn more. 

September 3-5
Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience 

This three-day concert takes place in Snowmass Town Park and features incredible performances by artists. This year, the featured headliners include Stevie Nicks, Kings of Leon, Eric Church and Maren Morris. Learn more. 

September 10-12
Food & Wine Classic 

This is usually held at the beginning of the summer season, but it will bring in the fall season this year. This is a great event with world-class wine and cuisine served in an open-air festival setting. Learn more. 

These are just some of the upcoming cultural events in Aspen and Snowmass. Click here for the latest event calendar. 

I hope to see you all out there at some of these great local arts, music, sports and theater gatherings! 


Brittanie Rockhill

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