Light It Up Blue Aspen

Event overview 


Friday February 17th  

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Cheryl Hines and friends will host an intimate VIP Reception at a private Aspen estate featuring a sneak peek screening with Q&A of an eye-opening film, Trace Amounts for sponsors and VIP ticket holders.  

6 - 8 pm   Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres, Entertainment - cocktail attire.   Light It Up Blue Sponsors, VIP Table & Ticket Holders will receive invitations via email.  


DAY: Vertical Blue, Autism Awareness Day at Aspen Highlands features a full day of festivities including an on- mountain scavenger hunt, après ski party with DJ Dylan, and drawings for great prizes and giveaways with Light It Up Blue Aspen pro athletes and celebrities.  

9 am - 5 pm   Visit the Ascendigo booth in the base plaza to sign up for the scavenger hunt and prize drawings.  

3 - 5 pm Après Ski Party at Highlands Ale House with complimentary beer, prize giveaways, DJ Dylan and more!

NIGHT: New this Year! Light It Up Blue Aspen turns the Belly Up Aspen blue for a lively reception style evening of fundraising, delectable food & beverage stations, Black Pistol Fire, VIP gift bags and more. Guests will be able to bid on fabulous one-of a kind live auction experiences, a raffle and online silent auction.  Enjoy specialty cocktails and beverages compliments of Woody Creek Distillers, Arta Tequila, Anheuser Busch and sumptuous passed hors d'oeuvres, chef dinner stations and desserts for VIP Ticket Holders.    Cocktail Attire.

7 pm  VIP Reception with Hosted Bar, Chef Dinner Stations, Desserts and VIP Gift Bags.  

8:45 pm  Doors Open for Powder Blue Non-seated Ticket Holders (Powder Blue Ticket Holders include Hosted Bar, Sweet & Savory Canapés and Concert).  

9 pm  Program and Live Auction with Areva Martin, Esq., Bobby Kennedy, Chris Davenport and Co-Hosts Julie Manning & Stephen Olitsky.  

10 pm Concert with Black Pistol Fire!  

The evening will kick off with an intimate VIP reception at 7 pm offering sponsors and VIP guests a chance to mingle with athlete, musicians and celebrity guests including TV Talk Show Host and Autism Rights Advocate Areva Martin, Attorney and Environmental Activist Bobby Kennedy, Dr. Jennifer Berman of CBS’s “The Doctors”, World Class Ski Mountaineer Chris Davenport, Actress Cheryl Hines, and Black Pistol Fire! Last year’s special guest was Bode Miller who skied with Ascendigo kids on Saturday as well as live auction experience winners on Sunday.  More special guests will be announced soon!

The Band - Black Pistol Fire is a high-octane rock duo based out of Austin, Texas by way of Toronto, Canada; composed of Kevin McKeown on guitar/lead vocals and Eric Owen on drums. Drawing inspiration from blues, R&B and rock greats such as Led Zeppelin, Chuck Berry, Nirvana, Buddy Holly and Muddy Waters, BPF’s gritty and dynamic performances are fueled by undeniable musicianship. Dubbed the “next big thing” by Huffington Post after SXSW 2013, BPF has developed a reputation for their untamed live performances. After Lollapalooza 2015, Yahoo Music described Black Pistol Fire as “a power duo that can almost match the power and intensity of the massive rock sounds of the likes of Led Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac... in a breakout set.”

Don’t miss this amazing evening and one of the best parties of the winter season in Aspen!