Instantly, the weather's getting crisper, the mountain colors are deepening and fall is now upon us. In Aspen and Snowmass, that means sunshine, cool breezes and Oktoberfest! This Saturday, September 11th, celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Snowmass' Oktoberfest, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Snowmass Mall. There'll be lederhosen, strudel and steins, full of authentic German brews, music and tastes from the Old Country. This year's Oktoberfest, complete with street performers, kids' activities and a hearty good time in the mountains.
It's a grand finale, complete with a beautiful forecast and another splendid reason to linger atop Aspen Mountain on a Sunday afternoon. This Sunday, September 5th, it's the final Bluegrass Sunday of the summer season, featuring Loose Cannon Bluegrass Band. Take the gondola or take a hike up the mountain; we'll see you at the top! For more information, visit www.aspensnowmass.com.
JazzAspen Snowmass wraps up the long and lazy summer with another music-filled extravaganza, this Labor Day Weekend. The 2010 Festival runs September 3-5, featuring Wilco, Glenn Frey & Joe Walsh, The Black Crowes, Court Yard Hounds (with Martie Maguire & Emily Robison of the Dixie Chick fame) and, at long last, the famed and sometimes elusive, not often seen in concert, Lynyrd Skynyrd. It's a Southern Rock theme on Sunday, while the inimitable beats of New Master Sounds will entertain on the early side, Friday night; get to the grass early to soak up all the weekend's talents!