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“Fabulous Summer Cultural/Outdoor Event!”

Aspen Music Festival and School
Ranked #1 of 5 Concerts & Shows in Aspen
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Aspen Music Festival and School is the United States' premier classical music festival, presenting more than 300 musical events during its eight-week summer season in Aspen. The institution draws top classical musicians from around the world to this Colorado mountain retreat for an unparalleled combination of performances and music education. Many events are free.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Pleasant Hill, California
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9 reviews
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“Fabulous Summer Cultural/Outdoor Event!”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

We spent a week visiting Aspen during the AMFS to see our oboist son, attend some concerts, enjoy some great food and wine and get out into the spectacular natural area surrounding the area. WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED!! Concerts in Harris Hall and the Benedict Tent were incredible -- acoustics outstanding, seating comfortable, programs challenging yet rewarding. World class restaurants and cafes for mid-day, early and late fare. Lots of fantastic buskers around town (including our son!). And, of course, the natural environment surrounding Apsen is breathtaking!! Independence Pass, Pine Creek Cookhouse, Ashcroft, Snowmass Mtn and Village, etc., etc. We'll undoubtedly look forward to returning!

Visited July 2014
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Bronxville, New York
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

amazing concerts and students. the tent is a great atmosphere and it is welcoming. a great place to enjoy classical music by some of the best students around. They have a very strong faculty and alumni list. It is also nice to have a picnic and listen from outside.

Visited July 2014
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Washington, DC
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Wonderful event and venue”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Benedict Music tent music festival is a must. YOu can pay to sit inside, or listen outside on the lawn for free. Just don't forget a blanket/chair and stake out a place early for the orchestra events.

Visited July 2014
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Grand Junction
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17 reviews
“Dianna Krall/Steve Winwood”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

Great venue. It looked like there were no bad seats. The artists were great!

I enjoyed the outdoors venue at the Snowmass Village better

Visited June 2014
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Denver
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Music Festival always a pleasure”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Great events in a fine venue. The acoustics are justifiably famous. Backstage tour was very interesting and worthwhile.

Visited August 2013
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