Crested Butte Winter Music Guide

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Winters in Crested Butte are cold and snowy, which gives you the perfect excuse to get down to some warm 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

Center for the Arts

606 6th St. Crested Butte, CO 81224
(970) 349-7487Map

Upcoming Events

The Center for the Arts brings talented musicians to perform all winter long. Their brand new, state of the art concert hall holds quite the capacity. Matched with an extensive lights and sounds a concert at the new Center is unrivaled in Colorado

December 27th Leftover SalmonRock and Roll/Folk$40 - $250
December 28thLeftover SalmonRock and Roll/Folk$40 - $250
January 2ndBoomBoxFunk/Rock/Soul$25 - $45
January 3rdThe MotetFunk/Pop$35 - $55
January 23rdTom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn The TorpedoesClassic Rock$35 - $55
February 14th Martin SextonSinger/Songwriter$27 - $37
March 15thGalactic Ft. Anjelika Jelly Joseph with Naughty ProfessorFunk/R&B$35 - $55
March 20thAnders Osborne & Jackie GreenSinger/Songwriter$25 - $45

Mountain High Music Festival

Mt. Crested Butte
The Best Country Music Artists
January 16th - 18th

More Info

Dean Dillon hosts a festival like no other, featuring world class singer/songwriters and recording artists, along with music’s future hit-makers, in concert settings designed for intimate and profound performances, all nestled in the magical winter wonderland of Mt Crested Butte, CO.

This exclusive event features small venues, the largest being 500 people!  Patrons will have an opportunity like none other. This year's incredible lineup includes Luke Combs, Jamey Johnson, Lee Ann Womack, Craig Morgan, and many more! The Mountain High Music Fest benefits Cattlemen's Days Tough Enough To Wear Pink and Adaptive Sports Center.

Butte 66 - Base Area

Treasury Building - Ski Base Area, Mt. CB
(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 all for FREE. 


Public House

202 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
(970) 349-0173 • Map • Tickets

One of town's newest live music venues also features a full bar (with their own craft beer on tap) and dining upstairs.

Dec 28thPimps of Joytime
Dec 29thPimps of Joytime
Dec 31stCircles Around The Sun
Jan 3rdLiver Down The River
Jan 4thBowregard
Jan 10thThe Jauntee
Jan 15thThe New Deal
Jan 16thMaddy O'neal w/ Lucid Vision
Jan 26thThe Kitchen Dwellers
Jan 30thSunsquabi
Feb 7thMarco Benevento
Feb 8thTrout Steak Revival
Feb 9thThe Lil Smokies
Feb 14thThe Samples
Feb 21stCris Jacobs
Feb 23rdDonovan Frankenreiter w/ Christina Holmes
Feb 29thFloodgate Operators
Mar 26thSlim Wednesday Ft. JoJo Herman of Widespread Panic


215 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
(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. 


212 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
(970) 799-3206WebsiteMap

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.

Princess Wine Bar

218 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
(970) 349-0210 • Map

The Princess is a fine drinking establishment that serves cocktails, wine, coffee and tea. Best of all, the Princess Wine Bar hosts live music most nights during the week and weekend.