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Friday, September 1

Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience
Times vary through Sunday, Snowmass Town Park

The impressive lineup for this year’s mega-concerts includes Daryl Hall & John Oates, Keith Urban, Maroon 5, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Roots, The Revivalists, and more. Between acts, catch up with the friends you haven’t seen all summer at the food stands or discover an up-and-coming band on the pair of side stages. From $79.95 (Saturday & Sunday are sold out), jazzaspensnowmass.org

MotherLode Volleyball Classic 
Times vary through Monday, Koch Lumber Park, Willoughby Park, Wagner Park

One of North America’s top pro-am beach volleyball tournaments, the MotherLode celebrates its 45th year of attracting top players who compete in seven divisions as well as many avid spectators. Registration closed; free to spectate, motherlodevolleyball.com 

Carbondale First Fridays
5
–9 p.m., Downtown Carbondale

Want to escape the commotion of the core? Head Down Valley for First Friday in Carbondale to explore art galleries, sample bites from food trucks and browse local boutiques. Don’t miss a stop at The Launchpad for the last chance to see a solo exhibition of paintings by Paul Manes in the R2 GalleryFree, carbondale.com 

JAS After Dark: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats with Tracksuit Wedding
9:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

The party moves from Snowmass to Aspen for an intimate encore show. From $75 (sold out), bellyupaspen.com

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Saturday, September 2


Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience
Times vary through Sunday, Snowmass Town Park

The impressive lineup for this year’s mega-concerts includes Daryl Hall & John Oates, Keith Urban, Maroon 5, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Roots, The Revivalists, and more. Between acts, catch up with the friends you haven’t seen all summer at the food stands or discover an up-and-coming band on the pair of side stages. From $79.95 (Saturday & Sunday are sold out), jazzaspensnowmass.org

MotherLode Volleyball Classic 
Times vary through Monday, Koch Lumber Park, Willoughby Park, Wagner Park

One of North America’s top pro-am beach volleyball tournaments, the MotherLode celebrates its 45th year of attracting top players who compete in seven divisions as well as many avid spectators. Registration closed; free to spectate, motherlodevolleyball.com 

Aspen Saturday Market
8 a.m.–3 p.m.

The best way to spend a summer Saturday morning in Aspen? At the U-shaped farmer’s market in the heart of town, perusing plenty of locally grown produce, handmade crafts, jewelry, and souvenirs. Free, aspenchamber.org  

ACES Family Saturdays
10 a.m.–3 p.m., Hallam Lake

Give the little ones some extra motivation for the school year with nature-inspired activities throughout the day at this 25-acre preserve in the heart of town. And don’t miss the popular Eagles, Hawks, and Owls program, followed by a feeding demonstration at 2 p.m. $10 suggested donation per familyaspennature.org

JAS After Dark: Bob Moses with DJ Lo_G
10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

The party moves from Snowmass to Aspen for an intimate encore show. From $49, bellyupaspen.com

Sunday, September 3


Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience
Times vary, Snowmass Town Park

The impressive lineup for this year’s mega-concerts includes Daryl Hall & John Oates, Keith Urban, Maroon 5, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Roots, The Revivalists, and more. Between acts, catch up with the friends you haven’t seen all summer at the food stands or discover an up-and-coming band on the pair of side stages. From $79.95 (Sunday is sold out), jazzaspensnowmass.org

MotherLode Volleyball Classic 
Times vary through Monday, Koch Lumber Park, Willoughby Park, Wagner Park

One of North America’s top pro-am beach volleyball tournaments, the MotherLode celebrates its 45th year of attracting top players who compete in seven divisions as well as many avid spectators. Registration closed; free to spectate, motherlodevolleyball.com 

Bluegrass Sundays
12–3 p.m., Aspen Mountain

Take a hike up Ajax; once you make the summit, nothing beats a cold beer and a free open-air concert on top of the world as a reward. The roster of local bluegrass bands rotates each week, and if you’re not up for the hike, catch the Silver Queen Gondola ($22), which starts spinning at 10 a.m. Free, aspensnowmass.com

Americana Music Series presented by Unite the Vibe: Suzzanne Paris
9 p.m.–12 a.m., Justice Snow's

The beloved Americana Music Series is back for another full month run in September (Wednesday and Sunday nights) programmed by Justice Snow’s Music Curator Brad Manosevitz, who describes the woman-focused lineup as, “a chance to showcase talented female singers and songwriters and a celebration of music that is distinctly American.” Local band Nate Hancock & the Declaration also perform following each guest performance at 10 p.m. Free, justicesnows.com

JAS After Dark: The Motet
10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

The party moves from Snowmass to Aspen for an intimate encore show. From $35, bellyupaspen.com

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Monday, September 4

 
MotherLode Volleyball Classic 
Times vary, Koch Lumber Park, Willoughby Park, Wagner Park

One of North America’s top pro-am beach volleyball tournaments, the MotherLode celebrates its 45th year of attracting top players who compete in seven divisions as well as many avid spectators. Registration closed; free to spectate, motherlodevolleyball.com 

6th Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fest
6–9 p.m., Ajax Tavern

The grand finale of the Nell’s new “BBQ Series” features unlimited oysters from the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf Coasts; BBQ pork and chicken; sides, and desserts. Adventurous eaters: you’ll also find the traditional Western treat known as Rocky Mountain Oysters served either battered and fried or seared directly in a pan. Come ready to dance to live music, too. $95, thelittlenell.com

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