March 5, 2024
Country & Western Dancing

Country & Western Dancing & Music in the Mountains

Country & Western Dancing

Believe it or not, there is only one place in Aspen where you can scoot a boot across the dance floor to the sounds of George Strait, and other Country & Western favorites – Shooter’s Salon. Shooter’s Salon is located on South Galena Street, and they are open from 6:30pm to 2am every day, and again, this club has the distinction of being the only Country & Western club in the whole town of Aspen, Colorado.

Here, cowboy hats, creased jeans, and boots are the expected attire. During the week, the music is provided by a DJ, and on weekends live bands provide the tunes. If you don’t know how to do the Texas Two-Step, you can learn how on any Thursday night which is when Shooter’s offers free Country dance lessons.

Good beer, good music, great dancing, friendly games of pool or darts – Shooter’s is a place where all cowboy’s and cowgirl’s will feel right at home. If you want to let your hair down, without having to worry about breaking any of the rules set by ‘polite society’ in the other fine establishments located in Aspen, Shooter’s is the place to do it!

Music in the Mountains

There is always something of interest going on in Aspen, and September is no different. During the month of September, every year, JAS comes to Snow-mass. JAS, or Jazz Aspen Snow-mass, began in 1991 to honor the art of Jazz in the Roaring Fork Valley. It has now become a music attraction that lasts all summer long, with the biggest celebration coinciding with Labor Day weekend.

While this is a Jazz celebration, for all intents and purposes, all types of music are celebrated, including reggae and rock-n-roll. Famous musicians and singers from around the world attend the four day Music in the Mountains celebration.

All events take place in the breathtaking Snow-mass Town Park, located on Brush Creek Road in Snow-mass. Snow-mass Village is one of the most beautiful places in the United States, and this festival is extremely popular. It is vital that you purchase your tickets well in advance, and arrange lodging well in advance also. Snow-mass advises that if you do not have a ticket, to not show up for the festival – it will be sold out.