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Crowes’ final flight lands at Jazz Aspen

Aspen Times staff report
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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Stewart Oksenhorn The Aspen TimesChris Robinson will lead the Black Crowes to Jazz Aspen's Labor Day Festival.

Southern rockers the Black Crowes will perform at the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival, Jazz Aspen announced Friday.

The band has announced that the upcoming tour, titled “Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys,” will be followed by an indefinite hiatus. The Black Crowes, who previously played at Jazz Aspen’s 2007 June Festival, will perform Saturday, Sept. 4, with a headlining act for the day still to be announced. The band features founding members, brothers Chris and Rich Robinson, as well as guitarist Luther Dickinson, a member of the North Mississippi Allstars who joined the Black Crowes in 2007.

The upcoming Black Crowes tour also commemorates the 20th anniversary of the release of “Shake Your Money Maker,” the band’s hit 1990 debut album. In August, the band will release “Croweology,” a two-disc set featuring acoustic versions of songs from throughout their two-decade run. The Black Crowes’ last album, the acclaimed “Before the Frost,” was released last year.

Previously announced for the Labor Day Festival was rock band Wilco, who will make their only summer appearance west of the Mississippi, and their area debut, on Sept. 3. Additional acts have yet to be announced for the festival, which runs Sept. 3-5 in Snowmass Village.

Jazz Aspen is offering a special Labor Day pass in honor of its own 20th anniversary. A three-day festival pass for $145 will go on sale on Monday, May 10, and will be available through May 31. Passes can be bought at the Belly Up box office, online at, or by calling 1-866-527-8499.

Jazz Aspen has also announced the lineup for part of its June Festival, to be held June 25 through July 3. The first part of the festival, at the Benedict Music Tent, features singer-pianist Harry Connick, Jr.; the JAS@20! celebration, featuring Christian McBride, Dianne Reeves, Maceo Parker, Terence Blanchard and others; and the multilingual American ensemble Pink Martini. Singer Natalie Cole is set for July 3 in the Music Tent. Additional acts playing in various venues in downtown Aspen have yet to be announced.

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