There's a panic in Aspen this weekend. It's not from the lack of POW (skiing has been pretty decent). It's not the surge in demand for 7000 sq ft penthouses in the core, it's not even the high school coach sex scandal. It's WIDESPREAD PANIC, the popular Southern Jam Band. Widespread Panic is playing 3 nights at Aspen's Belly Up Tavern at a general admission price of $350 (per night). Tickets for the 3-night stand sold out in like 30 seconds...so it's clear that demand is high.
AspenSpin has never experienced a WideSpread Panic show, and we won't this time either because at $350 per ticket (scalpers are asking much higher) we're gonna take a pass. We won't be the only one's in Aspen who reflect for a moment to remember and honor our fallen friend, Adam Dennis. Adam was one of the most fervent Widespread Panic fans around...travelling to shows all over the place. Adam is no longer with us, but he'll be looking down on Aspen this weekend and busting a RAD move, because it feels good to see a BIG man dance.
Other entertainment options exist.
The Wheeler Opera House presents folk singer and social activist Judy Collins tonight ( Feb 17). Judy Collins is an iconic songstress who also happens to be a graduate of The University of Colorado. Her 1969 classic anthem BIG YELLOW TAXI is still relevant and rings very true today. "Don't it always seem to go. That you don't know what you've got til it's gone. They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."
Click 4 tickets. JUDY COLLINS at the Wheeler.
The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) brings their eclectic dance stylings to the District Theatre at Aspen School Campus for two nights (Feb 17 & 18). The world famous ASFB dance troupe will perform a triple bill of dances from three separate choreographers. OVER GLOW, LEFT UNSAID and SQUARE NONE will mix classic, contemporary and improvisational styles in an evening that is sure to please.
Click 4 tickets. ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET at The District Theatre.