Arts and entertainment briefs from Breckenridge, Frisco, Summit County and beyond
August 30, 2013
Jazz Aspen Snowmass festival continues today
Labor Day weekend festivities at Aspen and Snowmass are headlined by the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival, featuring three days of world-class concerts on multiple stages, eclectic food, beverage vendors and more. This year’s acts include Jason Mraz, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Keith Urban, Train, Little Big Town, Journey, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Colorado’s own Paper Bird.
Additionally, the final Bluegrass Sunday atop Aspen Mountain at the Sundeck will take place on Sunday, featuring the Roaring Fork Valley’s own Smuggler Mountain Boys.
Visit jazzaspensnowmass.org for more information and to purchase tickets.
Labor Day oyster fest in Aspen
On Monday, the most adventurous eaters in Colorado will convene at the foot of Aspen Mountain for the second annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival and Barbecue, hosted by the Ajax Tavern at the Little Nell Hotel.
This all-you-can-eat and drink event will feature conventional oysters on the half shell, Rockefeller oysters and other creative oyster hors d’oeuvres, as well as the famed Rocky Mountain Oyster. Tickets are $75 and are available at https://ajaxtavern.ticketbud.com/oysterfest. For more information and reservations, call (970) 920-4600 or (888) 843-6355, or visit http://www.thelittlenell.com.
Wild West Air Fest takes over Steamboat
The Wild West Air Fest takes place today and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Steamboat Springs, featuring a vintage and war-bird static aircraft display, classic cars, radio-controlled airplane shows, the Wings Over the Rockies KidSpace and much more. Visitors may purchase flights in several aircraft, from helicopters to World War II Navy bombers and others.
Admission to the ninth-annual event is $6 for adults, $3 for youth ages 12 to 6 and free for ages 5 and younger. Ride payment and bookings are done on the day of the event at the airport. Plane rides are available on a first-come, first-served basis today and Sunday. Reservations and payments are made directly through the pilots, so get out early to reserve your favorite flight.
For more information, visit http://www.steamboat-chamber.com.
Ribbon cutting for Modern Mountain Apothecary
The Breckenridge Resort Chamber will host a ribbon cutting at Modern Mountain Apothecary, formerly B Boutique, on Tuesday to celebrate a new name and one year in business.
For more information, visit http://bboutiquebreck.blogspot.com.
Eagle Wild Mushroom & Wine weekend continues today
For the past five years, Eagle has hosted a small, local mushroom festival, celebrating the exceptional foraging in and around the area. This year, the event has expanded to include identifying, hunting, cooking, eating and learning about wild mushrooms and wild edibles, wine and beer pairings and chef dinners highlighting wild edibles and local foods, tastings and educational presentations.
Brush Creek Pavilion and Park in Eagle Ranch is the home base for the weekend’s activities. Participants can head out into the forests surrounding Eagle to forage for mushrooms and wild edibles with nationally renowned experts Larry Evans and Katrina Blair and also enjoy opportunities to learn about and sample wild edibles throughout the weekend.
For more information, visit http://www.eaglemushroomweekend.com.
Vail Resorts season pass deadline coming
Vail Resorts is offering its Epic Pass for $689 for adults and $359 for children (ages 5 to 12). The prices for these pass products are only guaranteed through Monday.
The Epic Pass is back for the 2013-14 winter season, and this year, skiers and riders have access to 18 iconic mountains in three countries. The Epic Pass features unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Eldora in Colorado; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mount Brighton in Michigan. Furthermore, Epic Pass holders have the opportunity to extend their skiing and riding adventures from the U.S. to Europe with five free days at the renowned mountain resort Verbier, Switzerland, and five free days at Arlberg, Austria.
Vail Resorts also offers the Epic Local Pass for $529 for adults, which offers unlimited and unrestricted skiing and riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, with limited holiday restrictions at Canyon in Park City, Utah, and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe. It also includes a total of 10 days at Vail or Beaver Creek with holiday restrictions. The Epic Local Pass for teens is $409 and for children (ages 5 to 12) is $269.
The Summit Value Pass is available for $439 for adults, $349 for teens and $219 for children (ages 5 to 12) and provides unlimited, unrestricted lift access to Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, as well as access to Breckenridge with limited holiday restrictions. Pass holders can purchase access to Breckenridge on restricted days for $52 per day.
For more information on all of Vail Resorts’ season pass products, including the Keystone-A-Basin Pass for $279 for adults and $199 for children (ages 5 to 12), visit http://www.epicpass.com.
— Daily News staff reports