Awolnation, Railroad Earth, Motet & The Wailers Set to Rock Aspen/Snowmass This Season

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 16, 2012 2:19 pm

The 12th Annual Spring Jam returns to Aspen/Snowmass at the end of this month as part of the Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series and CORE Party. The party kicks off with Red Bull Records’ AWOLNATION playing during the X Games competition on January 28th with additional music events throuough the upcoming weeks featuring the musical talents of Motet, Railroad Earth and The Wailers who are slated to rock Aspen for the enjoyment of music-loving skiers and snowboarders.

“Aspen/Snowmass is proud to offer over 30 free events throughout the winter season, including bringing world-class musical acts to the slopes through our Bud Light Hi-Fi Series,” says John Rigney, Vice President of Sales & Event Marketing, ASC.  “Our lineup this year is exciting and just adds to the experience that is Aspen/Snowmass.”


AWOLNATION – Saturday, January 28 – Aspen Mountain

Mixing indie, electronic and rock sounds, Aspen/Snowmass is pleased to announce AWOLNATION as the next performer in the free Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series, playing at the base of Aspen Mountain over ESPN Winter X Games on Saturday, January 28 at 5:30 p.m.

“We are fired up to welcome AWOLNATION to the base of Aspen Mountain and further showcase the Aspen/Snowmass experience to our guests,” says John Rigney, Vice President of Sales & Events, Aspen Skiing Company.  “The lights shine brightly on Aspen in January, and we expect our ESPN Winter X Games guests will have a great time.”

AWOLNATION is the product of lead-singer Aaron Bruno and Red Bull Records.  Their biggest single “Sail,” has taken the ski industry by storm as it was featured this season in Matchstick Productions’ “Attack of La Nina,” and Teton Gravity Research’s “One for the Road.”

Check out who is coming up next!


Motet – Sunday, February 19 – Snowmass Base Village

Boulder, Colo. based Motet will bring their six-piece jam band sounds to Snowmass Base Village at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 19 for the third free Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert of the season.  Motet is sure to get the crowd dancing as they play a mix of funk, jazz, folk and world music sounds. For a sneak peek into the Motet experience, here’s a video of them performing “Power”



Railroad Earth – Friday, March 16 – Downtown Aspen

Railroad Earth will rock downtown Aspen at the corner of Cooper Avenue and Galena Street for the Spring Jam CORE Party concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 16.  Railroad Earth transcends traditional bluegrass music with folk, Celtic, jazz and rock sounds.  



The Wailers – Sunday, March 18 – Snowmass Base Village

The reggae sounds of Bob Marley will live on in Snowmass Base Village with a free Bud Light Hi-Fi performance by The Wailers at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 18.  The Wailers will play classic hits from Bob Marley & The Wailers.

12th Annual Bud Light Spring Jam – March 16-18 and March 23-25

Two of these concerts are a part of the 12th annual Bud Light Spring Jam – the premier spring festival in the Rocky Mountains – bringing two weekends of competitions, downtown concerts and parties to Aspen/Snowmass.  The festival kicks off on March 16 with the CORE Party and continues the next day with the 13th annual KickAspen Big Air, where skiers and snowboarders compete under the lights at the base of Aspen Mountain.  A Terrain Park Boot Camp offers both adults and kids instruction on how to slide a box or hit a rail in a mini-park on Snowmass. The 4rd annual Fallen Friends Memorial Event, two Bud Light Hi-Fi concerts and the 5th annual Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls will once again join the Spring Jam lineup.  Spring Jam sponsors include Bud Light, Sprint, Helly Hansen, Town of Snowmass Village, Coke, Clif Bar, Smith Optics, Green Mountain Coffee and D&E Ski and Snowboard Shop. Visit for more info.