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Aspen Public Radio’s annual Lawn Bash is back!

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Aspen Public Radio is pleased to announce the return of its annual Lawn Bash, Wednesday, June 29, on the Red Brick Center for the Arts lawn featuring national public radio talent, Jenn White, host of 1A, in conversation with Aspen Public Radio executive director Breeze Richardson.

Aspen Public Radio is pleased to announce the return of its annual Lawn Bash, Wednesday, June 29, on the Red Brick Center for the Arts lawn (110 E. Hallam St., Aspen, Colo., 81611), beginning at 5:00 p.m. The event, which was on hold for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, returns in-person this year featuring national public radio talent, Jenn White, host of 1A, in conversation with Aspen Public Radio executive director Breeze Richardson about producing a daily national show, current events, and the ways media can work to engage diverse voices.

Lawn Bash is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10 in support of Aspen Public Radio's non-profit broadcast journalism. Sandwiches from Grateful Deli will be complimentary, along with beer available for purchase from Aspen Brewing Company, as well as non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Support for the 2022 Lawn Bash has been generously provided by Challenge Aspen.

The Aspen Public Radio Lawn Bash coincides with the Aspen Ideas Festival, as Jenn will be participating as a moderator and working with her team to broadcast 1A live from the Aspen Public Radio studios while in town. Produced by WAMU in Washington, D.C., and distributed by NPR, 1A can be heard on Aspen Public Radio at 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. each weekday, convening thoughtful conversations about important issues, showcasing voices from around the country, and bringing context and insight to stories unfolding nationally and around the world.

"The entire Aspen Public Radio team is so excited for the return of this fun, free event to celebrate our community," says Richardson. "We want to provide the perfect Aspen experience to kick off the summer season, enjoying the outdoors, while spending time with new and old friends, and listening to important civic issues being discussed against a backdrop of beautiful mountains. Having someone as talented as Jenn here with us in-person is icing on the cake. So, mark your calendars, round up your family and friends, and bring a picnic blanket to join us on the lawn. We look forward to seeing you there!"