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Summer and music are a natural pairing, and Aspen and Snowmass are blessed with a particularly rich variety and amount of live music over the next several months. Between the Aspen Music Festival, Jazz Aspen Snowmass concerts, Thursday evening free concerts at Snowmass, the Snowmass Mammoth Fest, Bluegrass Sundays and shows at Belly Up, you could enjoy live music every day from mid-June through Labor Day. Here are five tickets to buy now:

Joshua Bell

1. Snowmass Mammoth Fest Day 3, June 15, Snowmass Town Park
All three days of this reinvigorated chili, beer and music event should be worthwhile, but the closing Sunday promises a particularly good lineup: The Motel, Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang and the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, with the London Souls and Royal Southern Brotherhood opening. A couple of pass options are already sold out. Tickets from $45; Two-day VIP passes, $225. 

2. Steve Winwood, June 21, Benedict Music Tent
The last time Winwood played Jazz Aspen Snowmass’ June event, in 2007, concertgoers were buzzing about the show for days afterward. If you didn’t make it then, don’t miss this chance to catch this legendary rocker perform his past hits and, likely, some new material. Tickets from $55; VIP Silver Pass, $450. 970.920.4996 

3. Lauryn Hill, July 2, Belly Up
Since the overwhelming success of her solo album after splitting from the Fugees, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, this talented artist has kept a low profile punctuated by controversial appearances. But now she’s back in the spotlight and on an extensive tour this summer. However she decides to approach her Aspen performance, it’s sure to be memorable. Tickets, $145 ($275 reserved tickets are already sold out). 450 S. Galena St., 970.785.8500 

4. Tierney Sutton, July 2-3, JAS Café Downstairs at the Nell
Jazz Aspen Snowmass’ series of intimate concerts at the Nell have taken off even more since summer shows were added two years ago. At this one, five-time Grammy nominee Sutton performs a jazz-inspired homage to Joni Mitchell. Tickets from $35. 970.920.4996 

5. Intimate Artist Dinner with Joshua Bell, July 3, private residence
Billed as an evening of music and musings with Bell, considered one of the world’s best violinists, this is also one of those only-in-Aspen events that dedicated classical music fans dream about. A limited number of tickets are available, at $500. 970.205.5063, aspenmusicfestival.com