Central Colorado entertainment

Top Choice Live Music in Aspen

Belly Up

Long the top nightspot in Aspen, Belly Up has built and maintained its street cred by bringing the best live acts to the Aspen people. That means everything from local bluegrass bands to hip-hop globalist K’NAAN and…
Top Choice Live Music in Carbondale

Steve's Guitars

On weekend nights, this unassuming guitar shop turns into an intimate one-room venue where the focus is all about enjoying great, usually acoustic, music. Shows at this community favorite start around 8:30pm on Frid…
Theater in Aspen

Theatre Aspen

A nonprofit theater and drama school that hosts classes, workshops and periodic productions (mostly in the summer and early autumn) from its gorgeous, tented complex in the heart of Rio Grande Park. Matinees include…
Performing Arts in Aspen

Wheeler Opera House

Built in 1887, one of Aspen’s oldest and finest examples of Victorian architecture has been a working theater since it first opened, with the exception of the 30 or so years during which things were interrupted by f…
Dance in Aspen

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Founded in Aspen in 1996 and with a second home in Santa Fe, this company is known for its innovative contemporary dance performances by classically trained dancers. There are summer and winter performances at the D…
Cinema in Vail


Located in the Solaris complex is Vail’s slick contemporary cinema, with three premium theaters outfitted with cush seats and a bar and restaurant in the lobby; place your order and they'll serve you in the theater.
Cinema in Aspen

Isis Theatre

The only movie house in Aspen proper plays first-run Hollywood fare, but thankfully spices up the blockbusters with an occasional pinch of art-house and foreign cinema. (This is Aspen, after all.)
Theater in Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue

This popular two-hour dinner show is Glenwood's main entertainment option, with comedy sketches, singing and dancing. Shows are usually held on Friday and Saturday; dinner is à la carte.
Concert Venue in Vail

Ford Amphitheater

This picturesque outdoor amphitheater with lawn seating is the site of numerous summer concerts. It's a 10-minute walk east of Vail Village.
Theater in Breckenridge

Breckenridge Theatre

This vibrant, long-running theater is part of the art district and brings entertaining fare to the people, staging new and classic shows.