Crested Butte Winter Music Guide

In Winter & Spring by Kryptonite Creative

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. The venue boasts a large amount stadium seating for the audience to soak up tunes from a wide variety of artists. 

January 3rdCircles Around The SunRock$35
January 12thShane Smith & The SaintsAmericana$30
January 22ndSam BushNewgrass$65
Jan 31st & Feb 1stChris Robinson BrotherhoodAmericana$45
February 21st Pat GreenCountry$45
March 3rdDonavon FrankenreiterFolk$35
March 7thLizzy PlotkinFolk$25
March 14thAsleep at the WheelSwing$45
March 28thGhost LightRock$30
April 5thFront CountryFolk$25

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. 

February 9thTBDTBD
Marth 16thTBDTBD
April 5th - 7th (Skitown Breakdown)TBDTBD

Mountain High Music Festival

Multiple Venues – Ski Base Area, Mt. CB
Website    January 16th – 19th

Featuring world class country singer/songwriters and recording artists, along with music’s future hit-makers, in concert settings designed for intimate and profound performances.


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.

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 8thFloodgate Operators
Dec 14thRandom Rab
Dec 15thSo Down
Dec 22ndLiver Down The River
Dec 29thBear Tread
Dec 30thCory Henry & The Funk Apostles
Jan 4thTrout Steak Revival
Jan 5thThe Crystal Method
Jan 10thThe Floozies Powder Rangers 3 with Maddy O'Neal
Jan 11thThe Floozies Powder Rangers 3 with Maddy O'Neal
Feb 9thThe Kitchen Dwellers w/ The Sweet Lillies