MarchFourth Marching Band and Grouplove will take to the streets of Aspen for two free concerts during the 13th Annual Bud Light Spring Jam, March 29-30. The Bud Light Core Party will take place in downtown Aspen and the shows will kick off at 8 p.m. each night. For more information on the concerts, visit www.aspensnowmass.com/springjam.
MarchFourth Marching Band will play a street concert in downtown Aspen on Friday, March 29. M4, as their devotees call them, throws itself and the audience into a swirling volcano of high-energy music and spectacle.
What began as a Fat Tuesday party on March 4, 2003, in Portland, Ore., has over the last eight years become one of the nation’s best live touring acts, and thanks to word-of-mouth will soon be graduating from “best kept secret” to a band on the brink of exploding in popularity. For more on the band or to hear their music, go to www.marchfourthmarchingband.com.
Grouplove will take to the same downtown Aspen stage on Saturday, March 30. Their live shows sweep up the audience with an energetic blend of upbeat indie-pop, rock and folk. Their debut album, Never Trust a Happy Song, has found critical and commercial success and brought the group’s unique sound to a legion of fans. Go to www.grouplovemusic.com for more information on the band and to hear music previews.
The 13th annual Bud Light Spring Jam will bring two weekends of competitions, downtown concerts and parties to Aspen/Snowmass. The festival kicks off March 21, with the NASTAR National Championships in Snowmass.
The first weekend will feature a Bud Light Hi-Fi in Snowmass on March 22, followed by the 6th annual Fallen Friends Memorial Event and the 14th annual KickAspen Big Air, where skiers and snowboarders compete under the lights at the base of Aspen Mountain, both taking place on March 23.
A Terrain Park Boot Camp, March 23, 24, 30 and 31, offers both adults and kids instruction on how to slide a box or hit a rail in a mini-park on Snowmass. The finish of Elk Mountain Grand Traverse and a Buttermilk Rail Jam will take place on March 30 and 31 respectively to go with the two-night Core Party during the second weekend of Bud Light Spring Jam. Bud Light Big Air Fridays will take place on March 22 and 29 to round out the weekends.
Bud Light Spring Jam and Hi-Fi Series are made possible by Bud Light, Sprint, GoPro, Audi, Clif Bar, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Frias Properties, Coca-Cola, Helly Hansen, Town of Snowmass Village, Alchemy and the Belly Up Aspen.