Aspen Music Festival Top Tips

Aspen Music Festival
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Aspen Music Festival in Colorado showcases some of the best musical talents in the world, featuring a whopping 300 events and performances. With so much to see and do, we’ve got you covered with top tips to help you make the most of the festival. 

1. Go for free

A quarter of the events at the Aspen Music Festival are free. Check the Aspen Festival Calendar.

2. Get romantic

There is a grassy area outside the main festival tent where you can sit for free. So bring a blanket and a bottle of your favorite wine, and enjoy a romantic summer’s evening listening to some of the world’s best musicians.

3. Buy a season pass

Consider buying a season pass, which is much more cost effective if you’re planning on seeing a few acts across the three-month festival.

Aspen Music Festival
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4. Plan ahead

If you’re coming by car, check out the Aspen Festival parking map to find a place to park in advance.

5. Use the bus

The small town of Aspen gets really full and attendees are encouraged to use public transportation. Check out the Aspen Festival map and bus schedule to plan your trip accordingly.

6. Get-in-the-know

Read our full Aspen Music Event Guide.


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