A safe alternative in 2020 & 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, it was brought back in summer 2021.
The Chamber partnered with the Town of Basalt and our summer concert series production partner The Arts Campus At Willits (TACAW) to present Wednesday Night Live – a series of free street performances, celebrating all that makes Basalt and the mid-valley special. The street performers ranged from musicians to magicians, jugglers and comedians — distributed throughout Basalt’s two main business districts (Historic Downtown and Willits) from 5-8 p.m.
In addition to the entertainment, retail stores, restaurants and bars were also involved, with special hours, sales and promotions.
“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.
TACAW announces summer programming to start July 3 Aspen Daily News – June 2, 2021
TACAW’s popular Wednesday Night Live will return starting June 23. Wednesday Night Live will feature buskers ranging from musicians, poets, comedians, magicians, circus performers, theater artists, child performers and other acts from around Colorado. Each night will boast simultaneous performances from 5 to 8 p.m. in Willits and downtown Basalt. The series will run weekly through Aug. 11. Locations and performers will be listed at TACAW.org and basaltchamber.org/wnl.
‘Wednesday Night Live’ to fill concert series void in Basalt Aspen Daily News – June 11, 2020
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
2021 Wednesday Night Live Dates | 5-8 p.m.
Facebook event listings | RSVP to one night, or to the entire series
- Wednesday, June 23
- Wednesday, June 30
- Wednesday, July 7
- Wednesday, July 14
- Wednesday, July 21
- Wednesday, July 28
- Wednesday, August 4
- Wednesday, August 11
870 E. Valley Rd. | Willits
On Wednesday, June 30, Active Communications – AT&T will remaining open till 7 p.m. to celebrate Wednesday Night Live. From Wednesday July 7 through August 11, Active Communications AT&T will begin its Wednesday Night Live promotions (below) earlier in the day, with the store closing at 6 p.m.
Take a chance at the spin-to-win wheel in the store with giveaways. Everyone who signs up for AT&T Business discount will also receive an additional free gift – a FREE portable phone chargers.
211 Midland Avenue, Basalt | Historic Downtown
Open until 8 p.m. every Wednesday Night Live
Businesses – How to participate
Details on becoming a participating business can be found here.
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.
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
The 2021 Wednesday Night Live series is produced by The Arts Campus At Willits (TACAW), a non-profit focused on bringing the performing arts to the midvalley. Promotion and business participation coordinated by the Basalt Chamber of Commerce.