Aspen Snowmass announces the 16th annual free Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series line-up for the 2018/19 winter season. Throughout the long tenure of the free Hi-Fi concerts, in partnership with Bud Light, each act has been new with not one repeat performer. The 2018/19 season includes five concerts throughout the winter season. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe kicked off the series with a show in Snowmass on Dec. 15. The remaining concerts will occur on Mar. 5, Mar. 15, Mar. 16, and Mar. 23. This will bring the totally number of Bud Light Hi-Fi free concerts to 98 since its inception. Each show will feature a Bud Light beer garden plus prize giveaways.
Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series Schedule
Turkuaz – the Brooklyn-based nonet, will ignite an explosion of energy punctuated by neon hues, deft musicality, and show-stopping singalongs at 3 PM in the Snowmass Base Village to help kick off the Mardi Gras celebration. Popularized by Jackson Pollock, Janet Sobel, Max Ernst, and other 20th century luminaries Turkuaz accentuates funk, alternative, rock, R&B, and psychedelia. Balancing male-female harmonies, strutting guitars, wild horn arrangements, and interminable grooves, this spirit takes shape in the color donned by each respective member on stage nightly via larger-than-life performances.
Downtown Aspen – Hi-Fi CORE Party
Chromeo will kick off the second year of the CORE party with musical performances taking place in the heart of downtown Aspen, Colo. at the corner of Cooper and Galena for two nights of music. On tour after the release of their highly anticipated LP: Head Over Heels, Chromeo returns to Aspen to throw another spectacular party! This year, proceeds from the Bud Light beer garden will benefit the Environment Foundation. Canadian Electro-Funk duos aren’t exactly in abundance but Chromeohave used this to their advantage and have carved a strong niche for themselves. DJ Naka G will kick off the show as the opening act. The CORE Party will feature a beer garden with proceeds benefitting the Aspen Environment Foundation and event sponsor prize giveaways prior to the show.
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Downtown Aspen – Hi-Fi CORE Party
This year Robert Randolph & The Family Band take stage in downtown Aspen and bring their unique combination of rock, funk, soul, and jazz. Many musicians claim that they “grew up in the church,” but for Robert Randolph that is literally the case. The renowned pedal steel guitarist, vocalist and songwriter led such a cloistered childhood and adolescence that he heard no secular music while growing up. If it wasn’t being played inside of the House of God Church in Orange, New Jersey—quite often by Robert and members of his own family, who upheld a long but little known gospel music tradition called sacred steel—Randolph simply didn’t know it existed. Known for their improvisational sets and dazzling steel guitar performances Robert Randolph & The Family Band are sure to get everyone into a dancing mood! The CORE Party will feature a beer garden with proceeds benefitting the Aspen Environment Foundation and event sponsor prize giveaways prior to the show.
Aspen Mountain Gondola Plaza
Closing out the Bud Light Hi-Fi concert series is UK duo Snakehips. Rapidly making their name with Hype Machine chart-topping remixes for Banks, The Weeknd, Bondax and Wild Belle, platinum-selling UK duo Snakehips (Oliver Lee and James Carter) have garnered an ever growing reputation for their unique signature sound; a sensual, contemporary take on old school R&B, influenced by 90s hip-hop throwbacks and 1970s string samples.
The Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series is sponsored by Bud Light, Perky Jerky, Helly Hansen, Coca-Cola, Frias Property Management, Alchemy, Snowmass, Hubolt, Kind Bar, Belly Up Aspen and the Town of Snowmass Village.