The 2011/2012 season is well on its way at Aspen/Snowmass, and there are very few things in this world that get me more excited than shredding my favorite mountains. What could possibly top my list you ask? How about shredding my favorite mountains while being a part of the 2012 ESPN X Games frenzy and rocking out to free music? That's right, it's that time of year again. The Winter X Games are soon to be upon us, and this year the Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series is bringing in AWOLNATION to perform at the base of Aspen Mountain Saturday, January 28th at 5:30pm, for FREE!
AWOLNATION's power packed sound incorporates electronic, indie and rock get listeners moving. Their most popular single, "Sail" has grabbed the attention of the snowsports industry's finest film crews, making appearances in Matchstick Productions’ “Attack of La Nina,” and Teton Gravity Research’s “One for the Road.” Their sound is a great fit for the WInter X Games scene, and is sure to get the crowd as well as athletes in the X Games spirit.
AWOLNATION is the second of five concerts in this year's Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series. The series has provided Aspen with phenomenal free music, and boasts a great track record including performances by Big Boi, Donovan Frankenreiter, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe and my personal favorite, Ghostland Observatory. If you're planning a trip to the area, consider coming up to catch a free show on the following dates: January 28th, February 19, March 18 and March 23. The caliber of artist, paired with the upbeat atmosphere makes it a win win situation.
If you're planning on coming from outside the area, be sure to make your travel arrangements ASAP. Winter X Games weekend is one of the most highly anticipated weekends of the season and last minute accommodations can be hard to come by. Be sure to utilize lift ticket deals like The College X Pass, which can be purchased by visiting http://store.aspensnowmass.com/estore/ in order to get the most bang for your buck.
For more information on AWOLNATION, check out their website at http://awolnationmusic.com/