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7908 Aspen Songwriter's Festival Returns


7908 - Aspen's elevation, and an invitation to listen to some of the best new, vintage and innovative sounds on the songwriter scene. John Oates has created a vibrant, ever-growing annual music tradition at Aspen's Wheeler Opera House, as the 7908 Aspen Songwriters Festival brings five days of talks, concerts and warm, intimate concert-going between audience and performers.

New this year, a regional songwriters competition, with late-night performances around local hotspots and a grand finale showcase with festival favorite Matt Nathanson on Sunday night.

CORE Party and the Best of Spring

Spring Jam, Daylight Savings - and festivities, across Aspen, Colorado. Don't miss the quintessential downtown street festival, free and open to you and yours!

March 16, at 8:00 p.m., The CORE Party features a beer garden, art exhibitions and everyone's favorite, Kettle Corn. Stroll, enjoy and partake...for more info:

Fallen Friends Memorial Ski Adventure


Like the change of seasons, our life in the mountains transitions, as well. Locals have established the Fallen Friends Memorial Event at Aspen Highlands, to honor "fallen" fellow outdoor enthusiasts who've been playmates in our collective backyard.

Teams of two to five friends compete in a varied-terrain race course, featuring jumps, park features and assorted moguls and maneuvers. Proceeds from the event benefit our local Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club Scholarship Fund, dedicated to fallen friends from the the past several years.

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