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Aspen Snowmass Announces The Après Music Festival April 5-7, 2019

Featuring Two Nights of The String Cheese Incident and a Performance by Umphrey’s McGee

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Aspen Snowmass will play host to a brand-new, music and mountain festival at the base of Buttermilk Mountain on Panda Peak, Apr. 5-7 with three days of music, spring skiing and riding and the celebration of Buttermilk closing weekend.  The Après, promoted in collaboration with renowned music venue The Belly Up, will include live performances by Umphrey’s McGee on Friday, Apr. 5 followed by two nights of performances by The String Cheese Incident Saturday and Sunday Apr. 6-7.

“We have a long history of incorporating live music into our events and are thrilled to unveil The Après which will be built around performances by bands that love skiing and riding in the mountains” says, Deric Gunshor, director of event development. “There’s no better place to host this event than Buttermilk Mountain where we recently hosted X Games and the stage will be set for an incredible experience of skiing, riding and fun at The Après.”

The String Cheese Incident has emerged as one of America’s most significant independent bands. 2019 marks their 25th year as a band, with a history packed full of surreal experiences, epic moments, groundbreaking involvement and huge accomplishments. They have been recognized for their commitment to musical creativity and integrity, for their community spirit, philanthropic endeavors, and for their innovative approach to the business of music.

Umphrey’s McGee is composed of six participants—Brendan Bayliss [guitar, vocals], Jake Cinninger [guitar, vocals], Joel Cummins [keyboards, piano, vocals], Andy Farag [percussion], Kris Myers [drums, vocals], and Ryan Stasik [bass]. Their music is an eclectic mix of progressive guitar and soft acoustic balladry, with a touch of  funk, groove and heavier blues.

The concert gates will open at 4PM daily. The festival will take place snow or shine. For updated information visit, Additional bands and programming will be announced soon. Additional shows by Umphrey’s McGee and The String Cheese Incident will take place as part of The Après at Belly Up Aspen. Please visit for more information.

Aspen Snowmass will offer three-day music passes along with an option to add a two-day lift ticket valid for skiing and riding at all Aspen Snowmass mountains during the event. All-inclusive packages for lift tickets, lodging and/or airfare will be available through Stay Aspen Snowmass. Tickets and packages go on sale on Friday, Feb. 1 at 2PM MST. Attendees four years of age or older must purchase a ticket to enter. Ages three and under are free. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult (18+).

Access to Aspen Snowmass and between all four mountains is easy with up to 218 flights weekly in the winter on United, American, and Delta via the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport. The airport is four miles from downtown Aspen and six miles from Snowmass Village. A free bus system is available from Glenwood Springs to all four mountains, the town of Aspen and the town of Snowmass.