Wednesday Night Live

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Save the dates! Wednesday Night Live returns in 2021

The Chamber’s Wednesday concerts are a tradition, and an evening that our community looks forward to every summer. In 2020 events had to look a bit different, but as a result, Wednesday Night Live was born. Since it was so much fun, we are bringing it back for Summer 2021.

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, disbursed 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 — distributed throughout Basalt’s two main business districts (Historic Downtown and Willits) from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

In addition to the entertainment, retail stores, restaurants and bars are also involved, with special hours, sales and promotions. On Wednesday nights in the summer Basalt is the place to be!

“People can enjoy the entertainment while they’re out shopping and dining,” said Ryan Honey, TACAW’s executive director. Read an article about the series in 2020 from the Aspen Daily News.

Weekly performance lineup

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

NOTE: All booking inquiries should be directed to Kendall Smith, TACAW’s programming director. 

2021 Wednesday Night Live dates | 5:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, June 23
  • Wednesday, June 30
  • Wednesday, July 7
  • Wednesday, July 14
  • Wednesday, July 21
  • Wednesday, July 28
  • Wednesday, August 4
  • Wednesday, August 11
  • There is also the potential for additional ENCORE nights in August.

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 – Coming soon!
Willits – Coming soon!

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.

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.