The party doesnt stop this summer in Snowmass Village |

The party doesnt stop this summer in Snowmass Village

Special to the Post IndependentShelby Lynne plays the Snowmass Summer of Free Music Series on July 7.

The Snowmass Summer of Free Music Series starts its annual outdoor free concerts on Fanny Hill on Thursday with New Orleans R&B, blues, rock n roll and pop ensemble Buckwheat Zydeco. This is just an amazing line up of music, said Susan Hamley, director of marketing for Snowmass Village. Jazz Aspen Snowmass did a phenomenal job in creating the summer 2005 schedule and the community will be thrilled. The diversity complements our event calendar and our devotion to music In the mountains for people of all ages and interests. The concerts, which run weekly through Aug. 25, begin at 6 p.m. each Thursday, rain or shine. Music styles this year range from alternative country to zydeco, blues to world music, featuring national acts Tony Furtado, Shelby Lynne and the Subdudes.Its been more than 10 years for the series, and weve got a big, deep and definitely one of the most eclectic years on tap, said Jim Horowitz, president and founder of Jazz Aspen Snowmass, which produces the series. Eclectic is good because were striving to reach a diverse audience and introduce them to different kinds of music. From start to finish, theres something for everyone this year.On Saturday, head to Snowmass to embrace that inner Parrothead and waste away in Margaritaville. The Snowmass Village Parrothead Block Party will feature free live music, tropical drink specials, kids activities, giveaways, badminton and limbo games and outdoor barbecues.Free kids activities run from 1-5 p.m., including a House of Bounce, Penny the Clown, balloons, hats and face-painting, and Jammin Jim the Juggler. Live music plays from 2-5 p.m. with the Jimmy Buffet-inspired calypso and reggae tunes of Cowboy Calypso.For information, call (800) SNOWMASS or visit

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