Winter X Games 2020 Aspen Dates, History, and Schedule

The Winter X Games is an annual extreme sports event hosted, produced, and broadcast by ESPN. Now 2020 winter X games begin in ASPEN from Thursday, 23rd January 2020. This event is for four days and takes place in Buttermilk Ski Area, Aspen, Colorado. It returns to Aspen, Colorado, for the world’s best extreme sports, music, and festival experience — on snow!

The Winter X Games was started in the summer of 1995 in Providence and Newport, Rhode Island. All participants compete to win bronze, silver, and gold medals, as well as prize money. The extreme X Games gained huge media exposure due to their big-name sponsors, top-tier athletes, and consistent fan attendance in the initial time of the event.

History of Winter Xgames

According to a 2008 report by ESPN, in 1997, the Winter X Games inaugural year, 38,000 spectators attended the four-day event. In 1998, the attendance dropped to 25,000 spectators. But just two years later, a record attendance of 83,500 people attended the Winter X Games’ East Coast debut. The X Games and Winter X Games continue to grow with the popularity of action sports and the athletes who compete in them.

Here’s a day-by-day rundown of the weekend’s music options:

FRIDAY, JAN. 24

The big show at Buttermilk is hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd (10 p.m.), the platinum-selling brothers and Mike Will Made-It collaborators behind the inescapable “Black Beatles” and other recent monster hits like “Swang,” “No Type” and “Come Get Her.”

As Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi kick off the outdoor shows at the X Games venue, the Swedish DJ superstar Alesso will be downtown at Belly Up (10 p.m.) for a sold-out show in the warmer and more intimate confines of Aspen’s premier music venue.

Friday’s big après-ski show is at the base of Ajaz, where the uplifting synth-pop duo St. Lucia will play the Snow Lodge (4 to 6 p.m.)

SATURDAY, JAN. 25

The most anticipated show of the weekend comes Saturday afternoon at the Buttermilk venue as Denver hero Illenium plays his main stage gig (4:30 p.m.). The DJ has been a regular in these parts, and at Belly Up, for many years since his days as a University of Colorado-Denver music student. Seemingly the rest of the world fell for him, too, with his breakout hit LP “Ascend,” released in August. Now he’s playing to a capacity crowd of some 5,000 fans at Buttermilk in a blow-out homecoming show.

After the on-snow action wraps up with the women’s snowboard superpipe finals, Alesso takes the stage at the Buttermilk venue (9:30 p.m.) and Rae Sremmurd takes it inside for their Belly Up gig (10 p.m.).

The Snow Lodge at the base of Ajax’s afternoon set will feature a DJ set by Sofi Tukker, the ascendant pop/house duo behind the Grammy-nominated “Drinkee” and “Best Friend,” which became an unexpected hit after it was featured in a 2017 iPhone commercial.

SUNDAY, JAN. 26

It’s Bazzi day, with a doubleheader from the 22-year-old singer and multi-instrumentalist at Buttermilk (4:30 p.m.) and Belly Up (9:30 p.m.).

In between the two doses of Bazzi’s sexy R&B, Sunday will be the big locals’ night at X Games, as Aspen’s Alex Ferreira vies for a repeat gold in the ski superpipe event.

Source of Information: ESPEN Times

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