New this year, the CORE party, the most anticipated outdoor concert of the season and the pinnacle of the Bud Light Spring Jam, will span two days, Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31, with musical performances taking place in the heart of downtown Aspen, Colo. at the corner of Cooper and Galena.
The final Hi-Fi Concert of the season, Saturday, Mar. 31, will feature Antibalas who will perform at 8 p.m. Formed in Brooklyn, the musical collective known as Antibalas is an afro-western trilogy searching for solace from American political opportunism, greed and vengeance. Antibalas has long been revered for re-popularizing the classic afrobeat sound while adding their distinct New York City grit to the mix. Influences of punk rock, free jazz, and hip-hop seep into their expansive works and define a truly 21st century translation of the afrobeat genre. Antibalas has served as the backing band for high profile tribute shows at Carnegie Hall, including the music of Paul Simon (2014) and Aretha Franklin (2017), in addition to the band’s members appearing alongside some of today’s biggest stars, such as Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum and many others.
The Core Party will feature a beer garden with proceeds benefitting the Aspen Environment Foundation and event sponsor prize giveaways prior to the show. [Organizer's description]