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
FREE Alpenglow Concert Series, 5:30pm each Monday

(970) 349-7487

Upcoming Events

The Center for the Arts brings talented musicians to perform all summer long. The venue boasts a large dance floor and seating area to soak up tunes from a wide variety of artists, as well as an excellent indoor venue for more a intimate concert setting. Expect everything from classic rock to bluegrass to hip-hop.

6/23 Patty LarkinFolk-Urban Pop
6/29 Alpin HongClassical
6/30 The ArtisanalsRock
7/5Travis MeadowsSwing/Jazz
7/26Robert Earl KeenTexas Folk
7/27 Josh BlueComedy
7/28Otis Taylor BandBlues/Jazz
8/5 TurkuazR&B/Soul, Rock
8/11 Amy SpeaceSinger/Songwriter
8/23 Robert Randolph & the Family BandRock, Funk, Blues
8/30 Amy HelmSinger/Songwriter
9/2 MarchFourthBig Band
9/6 Nicolo SperaClassical

Crested Butte Music Festival

July 5  – August 11, 2018

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 6 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.

7/5 Shake Your Butte With DJ Johnny DynellDance/Electronic
7/6 Cabaret Bleu: Crested Butte Opera StudioOpera
7/7 Bonnie & the ClydesBluegrass
7/8 BEERoque: Before BachClassical
7/10 Japanese Garden: Outdoor ConcertInstrumental
7/11 Bernstein in Song: Crested Butte Opera Studio + CBMF SymphonyClassical
7/12 Fluxus Night: Community Performance ArtOther
7/13 FILM: The ColoradoFilm
7/14 CBMF Symphony Orchestra w/ Charles Yang, violinClassical
7/15 Celebration GalaOther
7/17 Verdi’s Falstaff Dress RehearsalOpera
7/18 Hike or Bike-to Outdoor Concert: Alex Komodore and FriendsGuitarist
7/19 Verdi’s FalstaffOpera
7/20 Verdi’s FalstaffOpera
7/20 After Dark with Ron EarlOpera
7/21 Verdi’s FalstaffOpera
7/22 The Wild Chamber Music PartyChamber
7/24 SOUND HEARTH Home Soirée: Crested Butte Opera StudioOpera
7/25 Gypsy Jazz Goes South: Hot Club in Latin and South AmericaGypsy Jazz
7/26 John Jorgenson QuartetGypsy Jazz
7/27 Altius String Quartet Performs Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden”Chamber
7/29 Gypsy Jazz Tribute to Stephane Grappelli and Les Paul w/ Nicki Parrot and Jason AnickGypsy Jazz
7/31 DBR: Redemption Songs and SonatasOther
8/2 Steve PoltzSinger/Songwriter
8/3 SpinphonyOther
8/4 Don Byron + Aruán Ortiz: Jazz SuperstarsJazz
8/5 Quartet for the End of TimeChamber
8/6 SOUND HEARTH Home Soirée: Mozart’s ViennaClassical
8/7 Aaron DiehlJazz
8/8 The Good, the Bad, the Devine: Morricone’s Spaghetti Western Film ScoresClassical
8/9 Natalia Zukerman in “The Women Who Rode Away: Songs and Portraits”Singer/Songwriter
8/10 In the Family: Eugenia and Arianna ZukermanOther
8/11 Mariachi on the Rocks: A Margarita MarchWorld

Colorado Jazz Musicians Festival

September 7–9th, 2018

Leading jazz musicians 

Kids go FREE

Educational programs in multiple genres for all ages

Festival Lineup

In its inaugural year, the Colorado Jazz Musicians Festival will provide magnificent music in a majestic setting. Featuring some of Colorado’s leading jazz musicians, including Anne Booth, Bob Montgomery, Wayne Wilkinson, and Eric Gunnison, the festival will be held among the beautiful mountain landscape and mountain community of Crested Butte.

Mt. Crested Butte Summer Concert Series

Presented by the Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Community Association, The Live! From Mt. CB Music Series will return for the summer of 2018 with an exciting lineup of amazing musicians. Join us Wednesday evenings for 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 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

See full lineup and schedule here.

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.