Wednesday Night Live

Wednesday Night Live logo

The Chamber’s Wednesday concerts are a tradition, and an evening that our community looks forward to every summer. In 2020, things will look a bit different, but hopefully just as much fun!

The Chamber has partnered with the Town of Basalt and our summer concert series production partner The Arts Campus At Willits (TACAW) to bring you Wednesday Night Live – a series of smaller, spread out street performances (buskers), celebrating all that makes Basalt and the mid-valley special. The street performers will range from musicians to magicians, jugglers and comedians — all disbursed through Basalt’s two main business districts (Historic Downtown and Willits) from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

“People can enjoy the entertainment while they’re out shopping and dining,” said Ryan Honey, TACAW’s executive director. Read the article in the Aspen Daily News.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 performance lineup

BASALT

  • Chris Harrison & John Rigger – Jazz – Tempranillo Restaurant (Sidewalk)
  • John Bello – The Brick Pony Pub
  • Steve Johnson Duo – Bluegrass/Americana – Free Range Kitchen
  • David Lawrence Duo – Original Blues Roots – Butch’s Lobster Shack

WILLITS

  • Kyle Jones – Pianist – Triangle Park
  • Peter Irish – Juggler – Triangle Park
  • Jeremy Mohney Trio – Jazz – Market Street
  • Patrick Fagan & Marc Bruell – Americana – Seating area outside Whole Foods

Details are posted every week on TACAW’s website and on the Facebook events page.

2020 Wednesday Night Live dates | 5:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, June 24
  • Wednesday, July 1
  • Wednesday, July 8
  • Wednesday, July 15
  • Wednesday, July 22
  • Wednesday, July 29
  • Wednesday, August 5
  • Wednesday, August 12
  • Wednesday, August 19

Recent press

Basalt begins an experiment with buskers on Wednesday nights The Aspen Times – June 24, 2020

Buskers to roam Basalt tonight as part of ‘Wednesday Night Live’ Aspen Daily News – June 24, 2020


Businesses – How to participate

Click here for the Wednesday Night Live business-specific page.

Busking locations

Historic Downtown – near Tempranillo, The Brick Pony Pub, Free Range Kitchen and Butch’s Lobster Shack
Willits – in Triangle Park, on Market Street and at the seating area near Whole Foods

NOTE: All booking inquiries should be directed to Marc Breslin, TACAW’s artistic director. 

Participating Businesses

Ann Korologos Gallery | Facebook page
211 Midland Avenue, Basalt | Historic Downtown
Open until 8 p.m. every Wednesday Night Live

Ann Korologos Gallery logo

Susie’s at Willits
331 Robinson St, Basalt | Willits
Open until 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, July 15, Susie’s at Willits will be partnering with Theresa Rogers Jewelry for a Trunk Sale that will be held at the store 5-7:30 p.m.!

The Tipsy Trout
181 Basalt Center Circle, Basalt | Historic Downtown
Wino Wednesday, 20% off bottles of wine

Tipsy Trout - Wino Wednesdays, WNL 2020

Food & Beverage

We highly encourage you to support a local restaurant, as this is the perfect chance to dine-in, dine al fresco, or  get dinner to go and picnic in the park, while safely physical distancing.

Parking

As this will be a popular community event, parking may be limited. Please be mindful of where you park. It is highly recommended that you take advantage of walking, biking (including using WE-cycle), using public transit (RFTA) as well as area Park & Ride lots for a more positive experience. 

Thank you to our partners

Wednesday Night Live would not be possible without the support of Town of Basalt, The Arts Campus At Willits (TACAW) and the Basalt Chamber of Commerce.