Wheeler Front

Concert for Stewy

Date: February 4, 2017

Time: 8 pm

Almost two years to the day after Stewart Oksenhorn died, his closest friends and the musicians he so eloquently supported celebrate his life. A true locals event. Learn More »

John McEuen & Friends present Will the Circle Be Unbroken

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Time: 8 pm

Will the Circle Be Unbroken features John McEuen, a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1966, brings with him 45+ years of worldwide performing with his banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin. Learn More »

Dustbowl Revival

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016

Time: 7:30 pm

Imagine Old Crow Medicine Show teaming up with Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives and Sevens, or Bob Dylan and The Band jamming with Benny Goodman and his orchestra in 1938. It’s infectious, joyous music—a youthful take on time-worn American traditions. The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, California-based collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, pre-war blues and the hot swing of New Orleans to form a spicy roots cocktail.
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Leo Kottke

Date: Saturday, March 26 2016

Time: 8 pm

Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke was raised in 12 different states, absorbing a variety of musical influences as a child, flirting with both violin and trombone, before abandoning Stravinsky for the guitar at age 11.
He added a love for music ranging from the country-blues of Mississippi's John Hurt to the music of John Phillip Sousa and Preston Epps. Don't miss this one!
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An Evening with Bruce Cockburn

Date: Tuesday, March 22 2016

Time: 8 pm

Bruce Cockburn, award-winning songwriter and pioneering guitarist, is best known for his memorable songs including “Pacing the Cage” (1995), “If a Tree Falls” (1988), “if I Had a Rocket Launcher” (1984), “Lovers in a Dangerous Time” (1984) and “Wondering Where the Lions Are” (1979).
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Head for the Hills

Date: January 15, 2016

Time: 8 pm

A forward thinking group of [mostly] acoustic musicians drawing on eclectic influences, tastes and styles. They didn’t grow up immersed in bluegrass music but came to it later in life, with each other. A quintessential Colorado band! Learn More »

Straight No Chaser

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Time: 7:30 pm

This group has emerged as a phenomenon—with a massive fan base, more than 20 million views on YouTube, and numerous national TV appearances, rein­venting the idea of a cappella on the modern pop landscape. Learn More »

Quincy Jones presents Justin Kauflin

Date: Friday, March 27, 2015

Time: 8 pm

Justin Kauflin was the subject of "Keep On Keepin' On," a documentary following the career of the blind pianist mentored by Clark Terry. He has been strongly supported by Quincy Jones in recent years, and his recent tour schedule has sent him around the United States. Learn More »

Dave Mason's Traffic Jam

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015

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Take a journey back to the greatest days of rock and roll with Dave Mason's Traffic Jam. This will be an evening of music history as he retraces the earliest days of his career with Traffic and the works that launched his successful solo career.
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Béla Fleck & The Flecktones

Date: April 5, 2012

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Béla Fleck is often considered the premier banjo player in the world. A New York City native, he picked up the banjo at age 15 after being awed by the bluegrass music of Flatt & Scruggs. While still in high school he began experimenting with playing bebop jazz on his banjo, mentored by fellow banjo renegade Tony Trischka. Learn More »

Frogz!

Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014

Time: 7 pm

Frogz! is Wheeler Associates' first family offering, an unforgettable show that appeals to children 3 and up, as well as adults. The New York Times calls it "inspired, very funny…captivating" and they should know: it's been on Broadway twice! Learn More »

Burt Bacharach

Date: Saturday, December 21, 2013

Time: 8 pm

Burt Bacharach was born on May 12, 1928, in Kansas City, Missouri. Starting in the 1950s, he found success as a songwriter; working with Hal David, Bacharach wrote 1960s hits such as "I Say a Little Prayer" and "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head." He has also written a Broadway musical and worked on movie themes and scores. Bacharach has received three Academy Awards and six Grammys for his work. Learn More »

A.J. Croce

Date: March 1, 2013

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With a four-star review in Rolling Stone, A.J. Croce’s Cage of Muses is a shining milestone on the circuitous road that the singer-songwriter has traveled—from his debut as a jazz influenced blues-based artist to his evolution into a pop music iconoclast. But at this juncture, A.J. is more focused on the present and the future than the past. Learn More »

Kris Allen

Date: February 20, 2013

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Selected American Idol in Season 7, Kris Allen showed his stuff on stage in Aspen as the guest of the Associates. He had five songs on the Billboard charts and his song "No Boundaries" reached No. 1 on the iTunes chart following the end of the Idol season. Learn More »

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Date: February 10, 2013

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New Orleans' Preservation Hall Jazz Band was founded in 1961. Their mission is to nurture and perpetuate the art of New Orelans Jazz. Wheeler Associates has been thoroughly delighted with their greatness, currently under the direction of a second generation of jazzers that keep the tradition alive. Learn More »

Tiempo Libre

Date: March 14, 2012

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The three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre is one the hottest young Latin bands today. Equally at home in concert halls, jazz clubs and dance venues, Tiempo Libre’s Miami-based members are true modern heirs to the rich tradition of the music of their native Cuba. Learn More »

Los Lobos

Date: March 10, 2012

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More than three decades have passed since Los Lobos released their debut album, Just Another Band from East L.A. Since then they’ve repeatedly disproven that title—Los Lobos isn’t “just another” anything, but rather a band that has consistently evolved artistically while never losing sight of their humble roots. Learn More »

Judy Collins

Date: February 17, 2012

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Wheeler Associates' favorite, Judy Collins, returned for a reprise in the winter of 2012, gracing us with her unique blend of interpretive folksongs and contemporary themes. The sold-out performance was one of the Wheeler Associates' iconic shows. Learn More »

Stanley Clarke & Victor Wooten

Date: March 13, 2011

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The two Kings of Bass battled on the Wheeler stage In March of 2011 when Stanley Clarke Band and Victor Wooten Band appeared together. First playing alone, then together, the bands rocked the Wheeler like it was Fillmore West. Learn More »

Wooten & Clarke

Date: March 13, 2011

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The two Kings of Bass battled on the Wheeler stage in March of 2011 when Stanley Clarke Band and Victor Wooten Band appeared together. First playing alone, then together, the bands rocked the Wheeler like it was Fillmore West. Learn More »

Jon Anderson

Date: February 25, 2011

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Jon Anderson Born in Accrington, Lancashire, England, Jon Anderson is best known as the major creative force and band leader of Yes. Dozens of albums and performances later, he joins us at the Wheeler for an acoustic evening. Jon left school at fifteen and went through a series of jobs including farm hand, lorry driver and milkman, all the while trying to pursue a football career, but was turned down because of his frail constitution. Learn More »

Abigail Washburn

Date: February 22, 2011

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Abigail Washburn was one of our key performances during the winter of 2011. A singing, songwriting, Illinois-born, Nashville-based clawhammer banjo player, Abigail pairs folk elements with far-flung sounds. Learn More »

The Wailin' Jennys

Date: February 16, 2011

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With their varying backgrounds, each of the Jennys is unique in their individual expression. Together they forge a unified folk-pop sound—all delivered with the irresistible vocal power of three. Learn More »

Asylum Street Spankers

Date: April 2, 2010

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The magnificently indefinable Asylum Street Spankers began in 1994 during a booze and hallucinogen- fueled party at the Dabbs Hotel in Llano, Texas. There Christina Marrs met Wammo. During a night spent singing and playing along the banks of the Llano River they discovered a shared love for early 20th-century music. Learn More »

Richie Havens

Date: March 12, 2010

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Gifted with one of the most recognizable voices in popular music, Richie Havens has a soulful singing style that remains as unique and ageless as when he first emerged from the Greenwich Village folk scene in the early 1960s. It’s a voice that has inspired and electrified audiences from the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in 1969, to the Clinton Presidential Inauguration in 1993—coming full circle with the 30th Woodstock Anniversary celebration, “A Day in the Garden,” in 1999. Learn More »

Chick Corea

Date: March 5, 2010

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One of the most creatively restless and indefatigably imaginative jazz artists in the history of the music, Corea defies easy categorization—equally at home in acoustic and electric settings, eager to find new ways of expression with old friends and quick to explore new partnerships with youthful adventure-seekers. Learn More »

Béla Fleck & The Flecktones

Date: February 5, 2010

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Béla Fleck is often considered the premier banjo player in the world. A New York City native, he picked up the banjo at age 15 after being awed by the bluegrass music of Flatt & Scruggs. While still in high school he began experimenting with playing bebop jazz on his banjo, mentored by fellow banjo renegade Tony Trischka. Learn More »

John Denver Band

Date: December 19-23, 2009

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One of Aspen’s favorite sons, as well as one of the world’s best-known and best-loved performers, John Denver earned international acclaim as a songwriter, performer, actor, environmentalist and humanitarian. John’s music has spanned three decades, outlasted countless musical trends, and garnered numerous music awards and honors, including a 1996 Induction into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, and in 1993, the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Music Award. Learn More »

Arturo Sandoval

Date: November 15, 2009

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Arturo Sandoval can burn through an Afro-Cuban groove, tear up a bebop tune, soar over a Mozart concerto and sooth you with a luscious ballad, with equal power and grace! Sandoval has been awarded 5 Grammy Awards, and nominated 10 times, and has also received 6 Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award. The Emmy was for his composing work on the entire underscore of the HBO movie based on his life, For Love or Country, starring Andy Garcia. Learn More »

Lily Tomlin

Date: March 18, 2009

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Lily Tomlin is one of the best-loved women in America. Maybe she has enemies, but try to find one. She’s an all-American natural. Learn More »

Cherryholmes

Date: March 13, 2009

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Until April of 1999 the dynamic family band known as Cherryholmes did not exist, and half of its youthful members hadn’t even picked up an instrument. In five short years, this high-energy Nashville-based band was named 2005 IBMA’s Entertainers of the Year. Learn More »

Guitar Blues: Jorma Kaukonen, Ruthie Foster, Robben Ford

Date: February 25, 2009

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The guitar is the foundation upon which all blues is built, and Guitar Blues features three of the most acclaimed blues players in America today: Hot Tuna's Jorma Kaukonen, the legendary Robben Ford, and the phenomenal rising star Ruthie Foster have joined together for a very special evening of music featuring the wonderful six-stringed instrument that is the heart and soul of the genre. Learn More »

Bellydance Superstars

Date: March 16, 2008

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Midway into the year 2007 the Bellydance Superstars have, in the space of four years, performed almost 500 concerts in 18 countries to over 1 million people and more than 60 television shows to over 100 million viewers. Their DVDs and CDs are bestsellers, and workshops are typically sellouts and in high demand. Learn More »

Linda Eder

Date: December 28, 2007

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It’s common for female singers to cite Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland as their influences, but it’s quite a rare occurrence to encounter a woman who can take the songs of such legends and make them her own. Linda Eder has done just that. Learn More »

Burt Bacharach 07

Date: December 27, 2007

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Six decades into one of songwriting’s most successful and honored careers—marked by forty-eight Top 10 hits, nine No. 1 songs, more than 500 compositions and a landmark 49-year run on the charts, Burt Bacharach’s music continues to set industry records and creative standards. Learn More »

Kathy Mattea

Date: March 23, 2007

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Kathy Mattea can look at her 20-year career and make a profound statement:
“I am exactly where I want to be.” “I’ve had an interesting career arc,” she says. “And I’ve managed to land in a place that really fits who I am and what I want to do at this point in my life. Learn More »

Bernadette Peters

Date: December 29, 2006

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Throughout her illustrious career, Tony Award–winning actress Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage, on television, in concert and in the recording industry. In 2003, she received her seventh Tony Award nomination for her electrifying portrayal of Momma Rose in Sam Mendes’s record-breaking Broadway revival of Gypsy. Learn More »

Natalie MacMaster

Date: November 6, 2006

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With a talent that remains both raw and wondrously refined, and backed by a band any top musician would be proud of, Natalie MacMaster has grown to become the musical face of Atlantic Canada, and continuously stuns crowds around the globe with her feverish fiddling and mesmerizing step dancing. Learn More »

 

Upcoming Events

An Evening with the Rodney Crowell Trio

Tuesday, March 14, 20178 pm

Crowell’s resume could serve as a manual on how to balance commercial success and lifelong artistry while also maintaining integrity. Not many artists can boast having their music recorded by such a diverse array of artists, from country legends to current country stars, to rock legends to blues icons and even electronic artists. As an artist or songwriter, he has had songs in the top 10 in every decade since the 1970’s. Learn More »

Let It Be

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 7:30 pm

Direct from London's West End and Broadway, Let It Be imagines the show you never got to see The Beatles perform—a one-night-only time capsule back to what would have been John Lennon’s 40th birthday, October 9, 1980. Learn More »

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