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JAS Aspen Snowmass Experience Labor Day / One Republic, EW&F, FUN andmuch more‏



Headline the JAS Aspen Snowmass Experience

Labor Day Weekend Aug 29-31, 2014


Early Bird Tickets On-Sale Friday, March 14



Aspen, CO – March 7, 2014.  The 2014 JAS Aspen Snowmass Experience, held Labor Day weekend, will bring new artists, new ticket options and a new name to Snowmass Town Park Aug. 29-31, featuring a star-studded blend of both timeless and timely Artists. The event kicks-off on Friday, August 29th with reggae superstarZiggy Marley followed by 2013 Grammy Award winners for Best New Artist, Fun. For Friday night JAS is implementing a new “Family Friendly Friday” offer which will allow parents to purchase discounted $10 tickets in advance for kids 12 and under. A newly expanded Kids Corner in the JAS Village will provide fun activities for the kids throughout the night and weekend.


On Saturday, August 30th one of the most legendary bands of the 20th Century Earth, Wind & Fire will bring their signature sound to Snowmass, opening for Colorado Springs natives, OneRepublic. Together since 2003 OneRepublic is one of the hottest bands in the world today, with a current tour selling out stadiums in France, Europe, Australia and arenas across the US.


The weekend concludes on Sunday, August 31st with superstar country/pop singer Carrie Underwood, the 2005 winner of American Idol who has since become the franchise’s most successful alumni with more than 15 million albums sold worldwide, 16 #1 singles, five Grammys and countless other accolades. Additional artists will be announced shortly.


A limited number of discounted Early Bird tickets at just $59 for Friday and $69 for Sat & Sun or $170 for a 3-Day Pass, will be available while supplies last starting at 9am mst on Friday, March 14.  A second “MidWay” tier of pricing at $65 for Friday and $75 for Sat & Sun or $180 for a 3-Day Pass, will be released upon completion of the Early Bird sales, with a third “Last Chance” tier of pricing at $75 for Friday and $85 on Sat & Sun or $190 for a 3-Day Pass to follow.  


Three day passes will include one general admission wristband good for entrance into all performance. All prices area subject to additional service charges.


In addition to the above pricing, JAS is incorporating two new options for ticket buyers. The new JAS Deck, which will be located on the main event field, will include a private tent and elevated platform where attendees will enjoy complimentary beer and wine, specialty cocktails, snacks, grille fare and private restrooms. JAS Deck prices will be $250/day or $650 for the full weekend.


Ticket buyers at every price point will have an opportunity to add an additional $25 to their purchase which will go towards JAS Music Education Programming. With this donation individuals will become of member of the JAS Club, and will receive a special t-shirt prior to the event. Wearing the tee to the concerts will show support of music education and qualify the wearer to win an upgrade to VIP tickets on the day of the performance.


Tickets can be purchased at 866-JAS-TIXX (970-527-8499), www.jazzaspensnowmass.org or locally at the Belly Up Box Office (970-544-9800).  For information on Patron (VIP) Packages please call 970-920-4996 or visit www.jazzaspensnowmass.org. Ticket and lodging packages are available at 800-SNOWMASS orwww.gosnowmass.com.


Also on-sale at this time are tickets to the JAS Aspen Snowmass Experience June 19-July 7 featuring Diana Krall, Steve Windwood, Tony Bennett, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and more.


NO TARP POLICY: (New) Due to safety concerns based on extensive feedback from surveys of recent JAS Labor Day weekend attendees, JAS will be implementing a new NO TARP POLICY at this year’s event. Attendees will be allowed to bring in blankets (maximum size 40”x60”) and may still bring low back lawn chairs (maximum of 6” in height off the ground). This new policy has become a current industry standard, adopted by such notable venues as Red Rocks in Denver and events like the ACL Festival and Lollapalooza.


As JAS begins planning its highly anticipated 25th Anniversary Season in 2015, an important branding transformation is well underway. The very definition of who JAS is and what it offers has evolved, and JAS believes it would be better summed up with the word “Experience” as opposed to its longtime moniker “Festival.” The meaning of the word Festival has changed dramatically in the last ten years with the explosion of enormous multi-stage, multi-genre gatherings of 50,000 people or more per day. JAS seeks to distance their event in the marketplace from these festivals which truly cannot realistically be compared.  


The experience of attending the JAS Labor Day event, in its spectacular setting, with only one main stage, is dramatically different from any of the major music festivals in operation today. Additionally, the JAS Patron (VIP) experience, which weds the experience of live gourmet cooking stations and cuisines, premium beverages and close proximity to the stage, is unlike that of any other major music festivals’ VIP offerings. JAS believes that its ultimate draw and value is the overall experience of its attendees, with its marriage of world-class talent in an un-equaled natural setting coupled with the myriad of other outdoor activities attendees can enjoy in Aspen/Snowmass over the weekend.



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