Journey, Jason Mraz and Keith Urban are among several acts scheduled to play the Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) Labor Day Festival, the nonprofit announced Thursday. Singer-songwriter Jazon Mraz takes the stage Friday, Aug. 31 along with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. On Saturday, country-rock star Keith Urban will headline, preceded by pop-rockers Train and country singers Little Big Town. And to culminate the three-day weekend, alt-rock, country group Journey, known for hits like “Don’t Stop Believin'” and “Faithfully” will close out the festival Sunday, Sept. 2. JAS also announced that Jackson Browne will play its June festival.
With the exception of Grace Potter, none of the musicians or groups have played the Roaring Fork Valley before, and that cachet is a key to the festival’s success, organizers said. That, and finding a diverse lineup to attract a variety of concert-goers to Snowmass Town Park over Labor Day. For some of the bands, it will be their only Colorado performance.
A limited number of discounted early-bird Labor Day tickets for $69 a day, or $165 for a three-day pass, will be available starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. After the sale of the early birds, tickets will cost $79 a day, or $180 for the weekend pass. There will also be a “last chance” tier, with prices set at $89 a day, or $190 for three days.
Tickets are available at 866-527-8499, through the Belly Up at 970 544-9800, or at jazzaspensnowmass.org.