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Umphrey’s McGee to headline Core Party in Aspen March 13

October 22, 2014, 2:01 pm

Umphrey’s McGee will headline the Core Party on March 13 during the 15th Annual Bud Light Spring Jam.  The Bud Light Core Party, the most anticipated outdoor concert of the season, will be a free block party at the corner of Galena Street and Cooper Avenue in Downtown Aspen. DJ Naka G will get things going at 6:30 p.m. and the Bud Light beer gardens will have beer on tap for those  21 and older.

aspen snowmass logoUmphrey’s McGee is an amalgam of progressive rock and jam band that hails from South Bend, Ind. and their days at Notre Dame University. Their performance at the Core Party will come in their annual two-night run at Belly Up Aspen. They have been making music for 16 years which has resulted in 100 concerts annually, releasing seven studio albums and selling more than 3.3 million tracks online. Umphrey’s McGee has built a rabid fan base that can attest to the fact that “their live shows are like flipping through the presets on your radio dial.”

“This is the 13th season Aspen Snowmass has produced a free outdoor concert series with Bud Light and the bar continues to rise with the level of talent,” says Deric Gunshor, Senior Manager, Event Marketing. “We have been working on combining a free show with Umphrey’s McGee annual run at Belly Up Aspen since last winter and  look forward to bringing this show to the streets for locals and guests.”

The first Bud Light Hi-Fi concert of the season features Reel Big Fish and takes place on November 29 in conjunction with the Audi FIS Ski World Cup at the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational. Reel Big Fish will take to the stage in Gondola Plaza at the base of Aspen Mountain at 6:30 p.m. Reel Big Fish was one of the legions of Southern California ska-punk bands to edge into the mainstream following the mid-’90s success of No Doubt and Sublime. Fireworks will follow the show at 8:15 p.m.

The Bud Light series of five outdoor concerts will be held during key events and peak weekends throughout the season. All concerts are held in unique locations in Aspen and Snowmass and acts are announced throughout the season. For updated information visit:

Book early and save. Frias Properties is offering a 20% off discount at the Independence Square rooms, three night minimum for the Umphrey’s McGee shows. For more information visit or call 800-570-7716 and reference #33504 to redeem discount when booking.

The Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series is sponsored by Bud Light, Helly Hansen, Audi, GoPro, Coca-Cola, Frias Properties, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Snowmass Tourism, Alchemy Audio Visual and Belly Up Aspen.

For more information about Aspen Snowmass, visit or call (800) 525-6200. Follow Aspen Snowmass @aspensnowmass on Twitter and Instagram or at

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