The 7908 Aspen Songwriter's Festival kicks off this Thursday with a free show at the Wheeler Opera House! Mike Rayburn, musician and comedian, performs at 6 p.m., followed by three days and nights of concerts, clinics and gatherings with some of the nation's top artists. Featuring Tift Merritt, Sam Bush and Nashville's premier talent, with local music man John Oates at the helm. For more info and tickets, www.wheeleroperahouse.com.
It's time once again for Movies at the Wheeler, every local's favorite night in and a treat for visitors enjoying Aspen during the cooler fall nights. A pre-film greeting from Master of Wheeler Movie Ceremonies Jon Busch, Indie films, quirky features and foreign comedies - there's always something a little out of the box at the Wheeler. For lineup and tickets, www.wheeleroperahouse.com.
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.