Aspen Square Daily News
The annual late June festival of jazz and great music was a grand success, and what a terrific weekend it ws. Events were at the Music Festval Tent on Aspen's west side, along with mini-concerts in town and at local watering holes. Headliners this year included Harry Connick Jr Friday, Christian McBride and friends, and contemporary big band Pink Martini. A specal concert by singer Natalie Cole is on July 3. Wow, wonderful music all weekend long! Call Aspen Square for concert details and special Jazz Aspen lodging rates for next weekend. Come see us and enjoy more great music!
The Food and Wine Weekend just past was a huge success, and everyone had fun. What a weekend it was, with beautiful weather in Aspen, clear skies and very warm temperatures. We got to welcome our Food and Wine visitors with fun times for all! In addition to Food and Wine events, the activities of summer are all underway. What a great time to be here! There are new flowers up all over town, and here at Aspen Square. The Wheeler Fountain is always a big hit with kids, and a sure sign that vacation time is here. Aspen is ready for a busy and fun summer time!
Independence Pass is open for the summer season, offering amazing views all along the way between Aspen and Twin Lakes, and on through Leadville and to Copper Mtn at I-70. The pass normally closes in late October. It is a dramatic and beautiful drive over the Continental Divide, and well worth the trip! Taking the pass also cuts off about 45 minutes on the trip between Denver and Aspen. The views are amazing up on top, and as you follow the Roaring Fork river from its start. Don't forget your camera. If you are driving to Aspen, take the pass -- it's an amazing trip!