The lawn rules

The dos and don'ts of the lawn next to the benedict music tent

by Barbara Platts

Aspen Untucked

Aspen Times Weekly July 2015


Notice posted...

by the board of Picnic People Who Want to Continue to Listen to Music Outside the Benedict Music Tent:

We would appreciate if all users of The Lawn would adhere to the following rules/recommendations/encouragements/warnings. We've been given a gift to be able to listen to world-renowned classical musicians free of charge in Aspen, Colorado. Due to the generosity bestowed on us by the Aspen Music Festival and School, we have taken it upon ourselves to post and enforce the following for those using The Lawn. With a full season ahead of us, we ask that you read this list thoroughly and follow direction, lest you end up in a loud downstairs club listening to top 40, bass dropping hist for the REST OF YOUR LIFE!


– Vocal communication: People are trying to listen to classical music here.
– Permit your child to laugh: If they are of the giggling type, leave them at home with a babysitter.
– Sneeze: Hold it in! If you must sneeze please walk away from The Lawn.
– Bring a large dog that may
scare the smaller ones or bring a small dog that gets too yappy and annoys the larger ones.