Crested Butte Summer Music Guide

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Summers in Crested Butte are warm and stunning, which gives you the perfect excuse to get down to some rockin’ and groovy tunes. These music venues and events will serve up a variety of musical performers showcasing rock, jazz, blues, funk, bluegrass, swing, and more!

Local Venues and Concerts

Crested Butte Center for the Arts

606 6th St. Crested Butte, CO 81224
New Center Grand Opening July 1st

(970) 349-7487

Upcoming Events

The Center for the Arts offers ticketed concerts in its brand new auditorium, featuring talented artists from across the globe!

7/17 The Lao Tizer Band @ ARTrageousJazz
8/2Opera LollipopsOpera
8/3Broadway in the ButteShow Tunes
8/11 SPAGA Jazz
8/16 Trevor Hall Folk/ Reggae
8/29 Jackopierce Alternative Rock
8/31 Mead Metcalf and Friends Song/Satire
9/1 Trout Steak Revival Bluegrass
9/5 Xavier Rudd Blues/Folk
9/6 Trace Bundy Acoustic Guitar
Alpenglow is the Center for the Arts FREE outdoor concert series on Monday evenings at 5:30pm during the summer. With Crested Butte Mountain and Paradise Divide as the backdrop, come enjoy the sounds of a variety of music. Bring along your picnic chairs, blankets and non-alcoholic beverages (sorry, no pets). Food and alcohol available for purchase.

Crested Butte Music Festival

July 1  – July 31, 2019 
The best in symphony, opera, bluegrass, EDM, gypsy jazz
Kids go FREE
Educational programs in multiple genres for all ages

Upcoming Events

The Crested Butte Music Festival brings 4 weeks of some of the best symphony, opera, bluegrass, chamber music, gypsy jazz and more. The events take place at the Center for the Arts, or inside beautiful homes around Crested Butte for an intimate and unique concert setting. There is a wide range of events with exciting themes and artists–check out the schedule here.

7/1 Paul Haung & Danbi UmlChamber
7/2 Danbi Um & Amy YangChamber
7/3 Paul Huang & FriendsChamber
7/5 Philip Glass - The PhotographerVocal/ Opera/ Dance
7/6 Journey LiveClassical/ Orchestra/ Crossover
7/8 Michael Kelly & David LeisnerVocal/ Chamber Music
7/10 Bonnie & the ClydesCountry/ Outdoor Concert
7/11 Collectif9Orchestra
7/12 Ricky Ian Gordon - Green SneakersVocal/ Opera
7/13 Voxare String QuartetChamber Music/ Multimedia
7/17 SpinphonyClassical Crossover/ Outdoor Concert
7/20 DeVotchKaIndie Rock
7/21 Quiana LynellJazz
7/22 Quiana LynellJazz
7/24Gypsy Jazz All StarsGypsy Jazz/ Outdoor Concert
7/25 The Latin American Side of Gypsy JazzGypsy Jazz
7/26 The Rhythm Future QuartetGypsy Jazz
7/27Tribute to Django Reinhardt and Stephane GrappelliGypsy Jazz
7/28Mariachi MarchMariachi

Mt. Crested Butte Summer Concert Series

Sponsored by the Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Community Association, the Live! From Mt. CB Summer Concert Series returns for the summer of 2019 with an exciting lineup of amazing musicians. Join the fun key Wednesday evenings between late June and mid-August for an evening of free music at the base of Mt. Crested Butte.

All shows will take place at the Red Lady Stage in Mt. Crested Butte from 5:30 – 7:30 pm

6/26 The Jacob Jolliff BandBluegrass
7/3 Aaron Lee TasjanRock N'Roll
7/10 Tab BenoitDelta Blues
7/17 Los ColognesTulsa Sound
7/24 PolyrhythmicsJazz Fusion
7/31 The DipR&B/Soul
8/7 Battle of SantiagoAfro Cuban Post-Rock
8/14 Cha WaMardi Gras Funk

Public House

202 Elk Avenue, CO 81224

(970) 349-0173WebsiteMap

Public House celebrates local Colorado craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries, seasonally relevant and farm-driven food, generous lodging, and the conviviality of live music. Music usually starts around 8:00 or 9:00pm. Check out their shows here.

Butte 66

Treasury Building, Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225
(970) 349-2999MenuMap

Butte 66 is located right on the base area, overlooking Mount Crested Butte. You can expect to see local and out of town artists take stage just as the lifts shut down. Shows start at 5:00 and last till 7:00pm.


215 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224
(970) 251-3000Map

The Eldo Brew Pub hosts intimate late night shows. This small venue is located on the 2nd floor story right in the middle of Elk avenue. The bar typically hosts artists on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday during the winter ski season. Their hours are from 3pm–2am.


212 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224
(970) 799-3206Class ScheduleMap

Montanya Rum Distillers hosts family friendly shows from 6-9pm. There is no cover charge and you will only hear original music from some extremely talented artists including many local groups. Their hours are 3:00pm–9:00pm.

Princess Wine Bar

218 Elk Avenue, CO 81224
(970) 349-0210WebsiteMap

The Princess is a fine drinking establishment that serves cocktails, wine, coffee and tea. Best of all, the Princess Wine Bar hosts live music 7 nights a week. Open from 11:00am to 12:00am.