John Denver Celebration 2021 Update and Changes

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday, Pitkin County, in which Aspen, Colorado is located, came out with some new COVID mandates for the region and went into effect on September 16, 2021.  There is spacing and mask guidelines that will need to be followed in that area.  

Masks must be worn indoors when around non-household members, except when eating or drinking.  Performers must be 12 feet away from non-household members and 25 feet from audience.  They are allowed to perform without a mask, but must follow the distance measures in place. 

Due to some of the new mandates, you will see there are changes to the event schedule as some things had to be cancelled.   In the cases of performing in a restaurant or the 5th floor conference room at the Mountain Chalet, this is not able to be done, and some of the performers and event coordinators have pulled their respective shows. 

Currently cancelled:

Mark Cormican concert and Singer-songwriter event

The Pine Creek Cookhouse Event

However, there is still a full concert at the historic Wheeler Opera House on Saturday, October 9, 2021 with Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon's Tribute to John Denver, and the showing of the film, Alaska: American Child on the big screen at the Wheeler Opera House on October 8th.  Ron Matthews will be joined by fellow musicians and members of Aspen Meadow for a concert on 10/7.  There are also still two events with presentations, the meeting at the John Denver Sanctuary for the Greeting and at the park for the Good-bye again.  There are also some other options that may be coming up, as well, for folks to enjoy!    There are still events to attend, and  there is the beautiful outdoors and nature to explore!  The reason John Denver called the Aspen area home!  From the beautiful John Denver Sanctuary to  along the river where the Rocky Mountain High cover photo was taken, take time to explore all the scenic beauty in the area too!  

So we may be pared back due to a couple of cancellations,  but we can still enjoy the week, being together, and the area that John called home!