Reflections: A Tribute to Essential Workers

Jun 27, 2021 2PM

Benedict Music Tent, Aspen

A Free Community Event

Anderson Ranch Arts Center is proud to partner with local arts organizations to celebrate the monumental efforts of our first responders and essential workers. The arts organizations of Aspen/Snowmass will kick off summer with an extravaganza of art, music, and culture in honor of these Roaring Fork Valley heroes.

This unique collaborative event features remarks by Colorado Governor Jared Polis and a smorgasbord of entertainment including a rollicking performance by the New Orleans-based jazz band Tuba Skinny; a medley of musical theater and pop hits; heavenly classical brass works played by the American Brass Quintet; and a lively presentation of Mexican folk dance. All first responders will also receive a custom limited-edition print from Anderson Ranch Arts Center, as well as a copy of the Aspen Words Literary Prize-winning book, The Night Watchman, by Louise Erdrich.

This event is presented free to the Valley’s pandemic heroes and the community by the Aspen Music Festival and School, Theatre Aspen, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklórico, Aspen Film, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen Institute, Aspen Words, the Pitkin County Library, and the Aspen Art Museum. As we launch into summer, we together can pause and reflect on the past year and express our collective gratitude for the contributions of our amazing locals during an unprecedented time.

Essential workers may reserve their free tickets using the access code provided by their organization. The public will be able to reserve any remaining tickets. Seating is available in both vaccinated and distanced sections.

Click here to register.

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Jun 27, 2021 2PM

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The Ranch Café will be open to the public in June. The Café offers a wide variety of freshly made food and beverage options during select months of the year.

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