Music at Aspen Trails looks to June 4 debut
By Hank Lohmeyer
Published Thursday, May 26, 2016 9:18 am
Photo by Hank Lohmeyer Bill and Jayson Vezzoso are shown at the area in the south meadow of Aspen Trails Campground where they are preparing a site for the June 4 debut of the Mesa Summer Music Series. A temporary stage they are planning to construct will
Bill and Kim Vezzoso, owners for the past three years of Aspen Trails Campground, along with their son, Jayson, a music promoter, are ready to launch a new music enterprise. They will initiate the Mesa Summer Music Series at Aspen Trails on June 4.
Bill Vezzoso, after putting a lot of work into improving the campground infrastructure for guests, has been at work making new improvements to the campground for hosting the music series.
Work is nearly complete on an ampitheater that is soon to include a stage and sound system for the June 4 concert, and also for similar events planned for the first weekend of each month through Sept. 3. It is located in the south meadow of the 17-acre Aspen Trails property.
The June 4 concert will feature headline band Mystic Roods, which Jayson describes as a reggae band from California.
Opening the June 4 music program that is expected to last about six or seven hours total on Saturday, Jayson said, will be a local favorite -- The Solar Brothers, a duo comprised of well-known musicians Roy Martin, who lives just up the road from Aspen Trails, and Al Smith, a Cedaredge town dweller.
A rock and popular music band from Grand Junction, Jack and Jill, will fill out the day's music bill.
The doors open at noon and music begins at 2 p.m. Camp sites, some with full hookups, will be available along with camp sites for people wanting to spend the weekend in the area. Tickets for the music fest are $20 for adults, $10 for ages 12 to 18, and children under 12 are free admission.
Bill and Kim's ultimate vision for Aspen Trails is for a place where people can relax and recreate in a fun and healthy atmosphere with good food and therapeutic amenities available on site. Future plans include a permanent covered performance stage and matching pavilion to host various events including weddings, receptions and others.