2020 News and Updates

Postponed for 2020 

We are sad to announce that most of the concerts and events scheduled for the John Denver Celebration week are going to be cancelled or postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19 precautions and restrictions in the area on crowd sizes.   But, the good thing is that things are already in the works to continue to honor John Denver's life, music and legacy in 2021, and we are hoping and looking forward to being together with all of you again!

Lodging is still at 50% occupancy in Aspen, as well as the restaurants, and crowd sizes are limited.  The Wheeler Opera House will undergo some needed outside restoration since they cannot be open this year.  

There are folks still planning on being in Aspen around October 12th this year with or without any official events, and the area is always a beautiful place to visit!!!   

Keep tuned for some upcoming announcements about next year, and let's look forward to all being together again soon!!!  In the meantime, please be safe, well, and stay strong!

Current Update June 6, 2020 

Through this area of the website, we will try to keep you updated on this year's John Denver Celebration week and the status.  Currently, as we are all experiencing due to COVID-19,  Aspen and Colorado are also now in various phases of re-opening.  Much is dependent upon how things go, determinations by both the State of Colorado Department of Health, Pitkin County Department of Health and Committees on re-opening, and the City of Aspen in the days and weeks ahead.   

We will be sharing information we receive from various reliable sources from Aspen and Colorado on the re-opening and what will be the restrictions of that area.   As we receive updates from those in charge of their various concerts and events, we will also keep you informed on the status of the week. 

Currently, Aspen is in their phase 2 Re-Opening Timeline. Many of the hotels and lodging are being allowed to open at 50% occupancy, restaurants are starting to be allowed to be open, and that will be increasing in the days ahead with certain guidelines and restrictions.   Things are changing on a daily and weekly basis. Good resources for updates include the following:

Aspen Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Website (an excellent resource for everything about Aspen, Colorado with updates)

Pitkin County's website  (The county in which Aspen in located) (This gives updated information on the re-opening with a maps and timelines)

Currently, the week is still being planned for 2020,  and many of the events and concerts will depend on the days to come and the decisions made by various Health Departments and the City of Aspen.   There are folks in contact with the venues and lodging to keep updated.  

The most important thing is everyone to be safe and stay well, so that we will have more years ahead to gather and honor John Denver's legacy and music!

We will continue to keep you updated!