Jazz Aspen Snowmass

Snowmass, Colorado, September 4-6

It's a jazz fest in name only; you can expect indie rock, hip-hop, funk, and more at this laid-back Labor Day festival. The 2–9 P.M. schedule means a more sedate crowd of 25,000 and mornings free for tromping through alpine meadows.
Don't Miss Black Eyed Peas, the Doobie Brothers, and Michael Franti & Spearhead, whose reggae-and-rap-loving frontman does more than anyone to keep the peace-and-love thing alive. Three days, $145; jazzaspen.org.
Intermission Leap off one of Aspen's double-blacks and soar past fourteeners with Aspen Paragliding ($225; aspenexpeditions.com).
Crash With no camping nearby, check in to the rustic Wildwood Lodge, in the heart of Snowmass ($109; wildwoodlodge.com).
Also This Weekend Chicago Jazz Festival; Bumbershoot, Seattle.

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