The Benedict Music Tent will be filled with inspiring sounds throughout the weekend. 

Friday, July 6

Mountain Top Yoga
10:30 a.m., Sundeck on Aspen Mountain
Take your practice to new heights... literally! Move, stretch, and come alive as you take in the views of the Rockies. All levels welcome. $5, aspenshakti.com

History Coach Tour
10:30 a.m., Wheeler Opera House
Get a new understanding of Aspen’s transformation from mining town to a year-round resort while riding along in an electric "coach." The tour includes visits to both the Wheeler/Stallard Museum and the Holden/Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum. Reservations required. $25 adult/$20 seniors & children 18 and under, aspenhistory.org

Lunchtime Auctionette
11:45 p.m., Anderson Ranch Arts Center

This is your chance to buy original pieces of art by Anderson Ranch faculty, visiting artists, students, and staff, while also supporting the Ranch’s educational programs. There is a BBQ lunch from 11:45 a.m.– 12:15 p.m. The Auctionette is from 12:15–1 p.m. Lunch $10/Auctionette free, andersonranch.org

Listener’s Master Class
12:30 p.m., Crossroads Church
Listening to complex music can be enjoyable, but also challenging if you don’t know much about it. In this class, you gain listening tips and insight in to upcoming repertoire to enhance audience members' enjoyment of the programs of the season. Free, aspenmusicfestival.com 

First Friday “Community Celebration”
5 – 9 p.m., Carbondale
It’s time for a community celebration at the July First Friday event. Enjoy an artisan and produce market, live music, face paining balloon animals and gallery tours. Free, carbondale.com

18th Annual Mt. Sopris Music Fest
5 – 10 p.m., 4th Street Plaza, Carbondale
The 18th Annual Mt. Sopris Music Fest celebrates Carbondale’s vibrant, local, live music scene featuring the music of: Wes Engstrom, Caleb Corfsky Band, Cowboy Corral, Sleepy Justice, and Cat Toys for the People. Free, carbondale.com

Aspen Chamber Symphony plays Mozart, Ibert, and Bizet
6 p.m., Benedict Music Tent

Conductor Nicholas McGegan returns to the Aspen Music Festival and School for a delightful program that highlights the 2018 season’s theme: Paris, City of Light with Mozart’s Symphony No. 31 in D major, K. 297 (K. 300a), “Paris” and Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219, plus Ibert’s lively Hommage à Mozart and Symphony No. 1 in C major by Bizet. $82, aspenmusicfestival.com  (Local tip: The dress rehearsal at 9:30 a.m. is a more casual experience and only costs $20!) 

Theatre Aspen presents Ragtime
7:30 p.m., Hurst Theatre, Aspen
Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, Ragtime reminds us that everyone’s voice is vital in defining our American experience. Recommended for ages 10 and up. $30-$110, theatreaspen.org

Keller Williams' PettyGrass ft. The HillBenders
8 p.m., Belly up Aspen
Inspired by the late Tom Petty, you’ll hear bluegrass, rock, and jam covers accompanied by a bluegrass quintet. $38 GA/$42 day of show, bellyupaspen.com

JAS Café: The Hot Sardines
9:15 pmThe Cooking School of Aspen 
Get ready to hear classic jazz sounds in a new way with this innovative Jazz band. $50, jazzaspensnowmass.org

Saturday, July 7

Aspen Parkrun 
8 a.m., Aspen Recreation Center
Every Saturday, the Aspen Recreation department hosts weekly 5K timed runs. The course will follow the High School Trail through the school district to the Marolt Open Space, continue over the Castle Creek foot bridge, and then return. Parkrun is an international movement that encourages communities to sponsor free runs open to all. Free, parkrun.us/aspen 

Opera Scenes Master Class
10 a.m., Wheeler Opera House
Enjoy Aspen Opera Center director Ed Berkeley's brilliant and witty coaching as he teaches promising young singers. $40, aspenmusicfestival.com

History Hikes: Independence 
9 a.m., Independence Ghost Town
If you want to keep the ‘independence” themed celebrations going, this is your chance to get a guided tour of Independence, the first mining settlement in the Roaring Fork Valley. $10, aspenhistory.org

Music on the Mountain
1 p.m., top of Aspen Mountain
AMFS music students play light chamber music with the stunning Elk Mountain Range as a backdrop. Bring a picnic or purchase lunch at the Sundeck restaurant. Free for music (gondola ticket or hike required to get to music, aspenmusicfestival.com

Guided Tour
1 p.m., Aspen Art Museum
Drop in for a spotlight tour of the latest exhibitions led by museum staff. Free, aspenartmuseum.org

McCloskey Speaker Series: A Conversation with Justice Stephen Breyer
4 p.m., Greenwald Auditorium at the Aspen Institute
The Aspen Institute is pleased to feature Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in conversation with NPR's legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg. $25, www.aspenshowtix.com

JAS Café: The Hot Sardines
7 and 9:15 p.m., The Cooking School of Aspen 
Get ready to hear classic jazz sounds in a new way with this innovative Jazz band. $50, add a three-course dinner to your 7 p.m. ticket for $49 + tax & gratuity, jazzaspensnowmass.org

Theatre Aspen presents Ragtime
7:30 p.m., Hurst Theatre, Aspen
Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, Ragtime reminds us that everyone’s voice is vital in defining our American experience. Recommended for ages 10 and up. $30-$110, theatreaspen.com

A Recital by Arnaud Sussmann on Violin, Paul Neubauer on Viola, David Finckel playing the Cello, and We Han on Piano
8 p.m., Harris Concert Hall
This evening of inspiring music features Beethoven’s String Trio in G major, op. 9, no. 1, and Piano Trio in G major, op. 1, no. 2, as well as Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, op. 25. $65, aspenmusicfestival.com 

DJ Z-Trip
10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
Recipient of the award for America’s Best DJ, Z-Trip’s roots are based in hip-hop, but he covers all music styles. Get ready to move. $25 GA/$60 reserved, bellyupaspen.com

Sunday, July 8

Walking Tour to the Tent
2 p.m., Hotel Jerome
Knowledgeable guides lead the way from the Hotel Jerome to the Benedict Music Tent sharing interesting local stories along the way. Tours are timed to arrive at the Tent 30 minutes prior to concerts. Free, aspenmusicfestival.com

Aspen Festival Orchestra
4 p.m., Benedict Music Tent
Explore the power of instruments in an evening of powerful music by Andrew Norman, Korngold, R. Strauss, Ravel, conducted by David Robertson. $85, aspenmusicfestival.com

Violin Competition
6:30 p.m., Hurst Hall
Get an insider experience watching top AMFS students compete for the chance to perform a concerto onstage at the Benedict Music Tent. Free, aspenmusicfestival.com 

The Wailers with Mikey Thunder
8:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
The legendary Wailers band carries on Bob Marley’s legacy as they continue to turn out history-making music. $30 GA/$55 reserved, bellyupaspen.com

Updated July 6, 2018

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