Is there any better way to après ski than basking in the sounds of live music? Whether you’re aiming to dance all night or just sip a beverage and tap your foot, Colorado ski areas host live music on the slopes throughout the season.
Fat Tire & Friends Music Series
Every weekend January – March, skiers and riders can head down to the Base of Mart Jane for the Fat tire & Friends music series from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. Great Colorado bands will entertain crowds with country, americana, bluegrass, indie, and rock. If the sun is shining, the event will be hosted outside on the Club Car patio.
Kick back around the campfire and enjoy some live tunes at the Village gazebo. This family-friendly event is free and happens every Wednesday throughout the Winter. Local musicians will bring an acoustic blend of original Country, Blues, Folk, Rock, and other covers of all-time favorites.
Spring Splash and Bash Concert Series
Taking place every weekend in April, the Spring Splash and Bash will bring live music to Winter Park Resort throughout the month, plus other activities including pond skimming.
For more information, visit www.winterparkresort.com.
Music on the Mountain
Telluride offers après ski and live music at the Telluride’s premier slopeside tavern, the Tomboy Tavern, every Wednesday through Saturday from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
World-Class Music Venues
In the town of Telluride, Club Red and the Sheridan Opera House showcase big name acts and top local artists throughout the season.
For more information, visit www.tellurideskiresort.com.
Taste of Sunlight
The 2nd Annual Taste of Sunlight event will kick off at 2 p.m. on Feb. 9, featuring great food and free live music.
Yard Sale! Spring Music Series
Live music will start at 2 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday from March 16 through Closing Day on April 7. These events will also feature blowout deals on gear and apparel at Sunlight’s slopeside Yard Sale.
For more information, visit www.sunlightmtn.com.
Steamboat Friday Nights
Guests can enjoy an evening of excitement on Fridays from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. including live music, night skiing, a DJ dance party, trivia night and Friday Night Fireworks.
WinterWonderGrass (February 22-24, 2019)
The WinterWonderGrass Festival brings an authentic Colorado gathering celebrating bluegrass and craft beer to Steamboat February 22-24, 2019. The festival features more than 25 bands and 20 Colorado breweries over four days.
Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Concert Series
The Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert series will return for the 2018-19 ski season, offering a great mixture of musical genres on Saturdays in March and April. The series has featured everything from bluegrass to New Orleans style rhythm and blues and traditional Irish music to flat out rock and roll.
Steamboat Springalicious Festival ‘19
The Steamboat Ski Area celebrates the close of the 2018-19 winter season with a multi-week festival including a boatload of Springalicious festivities, fun events such as the Cardboard Classic, and several free music concerts.
For more information, visit www.steamboat.com.
Purgatory Resort hosts live music most weekends and holidays, in Purgy’s Slopeside or on the snow beach depending on the weather. For more information, visit www.purgatoryresort.com.
Turns & Tunes Music Series
Every winter, Powderhorn hosts the Turns & tunes music series every Saturday. For more information, visit www.powderhorn.com.
Live Music on the Basin Patio
Loveland hosts live music on the Loveland Basin patio every weekend in March and April. For more information, visit www.skiloveland.com.
Kendall will host a live DJ for night skiing on Jan. 19, Feb. 9 and March 23 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., plus a DJ spinning 70’s tunes for the Ice Disco Skating Party on Kendall’s ice rink on Feb. 23. For more information, visit www.skikendall.com.
Vista Vibes Live Music Series
Granby Ranch hosts live music in the third floor 8350 Bar & Bistro Thursday-Saturday from 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. throughout the season, featuring local favorite musicians, craft cocktails and the perfect après ski atmosphere. For more information, visit www.granbyranch.com.
10 Barrel Brewing Music Series
On Saturdays from January 12 – March 30, Eldora will host the 10 Barrel Brewing Music Series in the Timbers Tap Room from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. These events will feature afternoon après craft beer specials, plus rotating artists each week. For more information, visit www.eldora.com.
Live Music Throughout the Season
Copper Mountain will host live music at several events throughout the 2018-19 season, including the Subaru WinterFest February 16-17, the 10 Barrel Hella Big Air Competition March 9, the Sunsation and Red Bull Slopesoakers April 20-21 and more. For more information, visit www.coppercolorado.com.
Live Music at Katie O’Rourke’s Irish Pub
There are several opportunities to catch live performances at Katie O’Rourke’s at the base of Cooper this season. Live bands perform each Thursday and Saturday at 3 p.m., with alternating acts and relaxing après-ski environment featuring pub fare, cold micro-brews, wine and cocktails. For more information, visit www.skicooper.com.
X-Games (January 24-27, 2019)
X Games will return to Buttermilk in Aspen, Colorado for the world’s best action sports, music and festival experience — on snow! All sport competitions are free and open to the public. X Games Aspen will host musical performances by Lil Wayne, Louis The Child, The Chainsmokers and Kygo as they take the stage alongside the most progressive winter athletes at Buttermilk on January 24 – 27. Live coverage of the event will air on ESPN and ABC.
Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series
For the 16th consecutive year, Aspen Snowmass will present a season-long series of free concerts in partnership with Bud Light. The Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series will offer something for everyone this season, with free concerts held at Aspen Mountain Gondola Plaza, Snowmass Base Village and downtown Aspen.
Après at the Limelight
The hottest après-ski spot in town, the Limelight Hotel welcome some of Aspen’s favorite local bands to the Lounge’s stage from Thursday to Monday 4:30–7:30pm.
For more information, visit www.aspensnowmass.com.
Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series
Every Saturday from April 27 through Closing Day, Arapahoe Basin will celebrate the longer days, sunnier skies and great snow conditions by hosting live music in the Mountain Goat Plaza from 1p.m. – 4p.m. The Shakin’ at the Basin Concert Series is always free and family-friendly and includes free transportation on the Summit Stage bus. For more information, visit www.arapahoebasin.com.
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