If the thought of long bathroom lines and swelling crowds deters you from music festivals, the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Patron Pass may have you rethinking that decision. Designed to offer a VIP experience, the pass is a red-carpet affair compared to the general admission ticket. Catered dinners, passed appetizers, linen-clad reserved seating and heat lamps are just some of the amenities found in the patron section during the Labor Day Festival, Aug. 30 through Sept. 1. The menu features slow-cooking stations with options like crispy gnocchi, lobster and grilled bavette steak; there’s also a pastry stand, cheese station and fully loaded salad bar. The ticket also includes an open bar and front-row stage viewing to get close to headlining acts Jason Mraz (Aug. 30), Keith Urban (Aug. 31) and Journey (Sept. 1).
Weekend and single-day patron passes are available. A three-day silver pass is $1,250, and a three-day gold pass is $1,750 (which includes reserved table seating). Single day passes are $550 and $700, respectively. For more information, visit Jazz Aspen Snowmass.