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606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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June 2018

Center for the Arts: Patty Larkin

June 23, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$25

The 2018 CFA Summer Concert Series Kick Off!   Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Hers are richly contemplative tracks about solitude and togetherness, open vistas and spiritual quests. Her alto voice can be breathy and confiding, or tinged with the blues, delicate yet expressive. She is not only a virtuosic slide guitarist, but an imaginative and versatile vocalist, and riveting performer.  When: Saturday, June 23 Time: Doors…

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Center for the Arts: Alpin Hong

June 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$25

Whirlwind American tours and performances across the globe have earned pianist Alpin Hong the reputation as a modern day Pied Piper. From Walt Disney Hall to the White House, his combination of stunning technique, emotional range, and rare humor continues to bring audiences young and old to their feet. Rooted in extensive classical training and a background in extreme sports, martial arts, and video games, Mr. Hong is a creative force unmatched in his vitality and charisma. When: Thursday, June…

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Center for the Arts: The Artisanals

June 30, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Free

Indie rock group The Artisanals are chock full of Charleston, South Carolina’s latest music luminaries with sonic influences ranging from the dream-pop work of George Harrison to the stone-cold radio hits of bands like the Killers. Sporting 70’s style harmonies and songs that run stylistically from that of Tom Petty to Bruce Springsteen, The Artisanals touch on everything from anthemic choruses to acoustic interludes. When: Saturday, June 30 Time: 3 p.m. Location: At the new CB Chalk Walk! Tickets: Free

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July 2018

CB Monthly Film Series: Molly’s Game

July 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$12

Molly's Game is based on the true story of Colorado native, Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who went on to run the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more…

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CB Monthly Film Series: The King

July 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$12

Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, award-winning director Eugene Jarecki takes Elvis' 1963 Rolls-Royce on a musical road trip across the country that Presley left behind. From the deep south to New York, Las Vegas, and beyond, a tapestry of musical luminaries and unknown Americans join the journey, expressing themselves in words and song. Location: Center for the Arts Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Film starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $12 tickets sold at the door, in advance…

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Crested Butte Music Festival: Cabaret Bleu: Crested Butte Opera Studio

July 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$40

See a unique side of the Crested Butte Opera Studio in this sultry cabaret presentation. The tradition may be most commonly associated with Paris, but this special event may well earn Crested Butte a spot in the international cabaret conversation. When: Friday, Jul 6, 2018 6:00 PM (Doors open at 5:30 PM) Ticket Price: $40.00 Door Time: 5:30 PM Show Type: Opera Where: Crested Butte Center for the Arts

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Crested Butte Music Festival: Bonnie & the Clydes

July 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$25

Layered and dynamic country performers Bonnie & the Clydes bring the sound that launched Rocky Mountain Country Soul to Crested Butte. You won’t want to miss this show. When: Saturday, Jul 7, 2018 8:00 PM (Doors open at 7:30 PM) Ticket Price: $25.00 Door Time: 7:30 PM Show Type: Bluegrass Where: Crested Butte Center for the Arts

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Crested Butte Music Festival: BEERoque: Before Bach

July 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$50

Tour of the tastes and sounds of Europe with the CBMF chamber orchestra and Tivoli Brewing Company. Selections from Henry Purcell, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber and Francesco Geminiani will be performed by the conductor-free chamber orchestra. Attendees will enjoy a 3-ounce pour of a Tivoli brew along with each piece performed. The beer and music pairings will enhance the opportunity to expand your Baroque knowledge beyond Bach while you also learn about the beer-making process.   Beer provided…

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Crested Butte Music Festival: Bernstein in Song: Crested Butte Opera Studio + CBMF Symphony

July 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$50

The Crested Butte Opera Studio and the CBMF Symphony join forces for Bernstein in Song, an installment in this year’s Bernstein 100 Celebration. This event is ideal for music lovers who want to hear selections of Bernstein’s greatest songs from works such as West Side Story and Trouble in Tahiti, among other iconic titles. When: Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 7:30 PM (Doors open at 7:00 PM) Ticket Price: $50.00 Door Time: 7:00 PM Show Type: Classical Where: Crested Butte Center for the Arts

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Crested Butte Music Festival: Fluxus Night: Community Performance Art

July 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Familiar with Fluxus? You don’t have to be to enjoy this hands-on event. Here’s what you need to know: Fluxus is an international and interdisciplinary group of artists, composers, designers and poets that took shape in the 1960s and 1970s, and this evening is dedicated to exploring their handbook. As an attendee, you’ll have the opportunity to perform experimental “events” ranging from eating an apple on stage to exploring neo-dadaist noise music and maybe even ravaging a violin with a…

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Crested Butte Music Festival: FILM: The Colorado

July 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$5

The Colorado has been hailed as one of the most profound documentaries in recent memory. This beautiful film explores the complex relationship between the Colorado River and the people who make use of it it. As sonically pleasing as it is visually arresting, The Colorado boasts a score written by some of the most acclaimed composers living today, including John Luther Adams, Glenn Kotche, William Brittelle, Shara Nova and Paola Prestini.   When: Friday, Jul 13, 2018 7:30 PM (Doors open at 7:00…

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Crested Butte Music Festival: CBMF Symphony Orchestra w/ Charles Yang, violin

July 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$50

Violinist Charles Yang returns to Crested Butte Music Festival to solo with the CBMF Symphony Orchestra, performing one of Bernstein’s legendary works. Serenade is a rarely heard piece, perhaps because it is one of the most difficult works in the violin repertoire. Don’t miss Charles Yang’s take on this piece. When: Saturday, Jul 14, 2018 7:30 PM (Doors open at 7:00 PM) Ticket Price: $50.00 Door Time: 7:00 PM Show Type: Classical Where: Crested Butte Center for the Arts

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Crested Butte Music Festival: Celebration Gala

July 15, 2018
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Join the Crested Butte Music Festival for a special evening inspired by the excitement of mid-century New York City as we celebrate the power of music performance and support the educational experiences that make it possible. A long-awaited reunion of Festival favorites, pianist Peter Dugan and violinist Charles Yang, will be a highlight of the night as they pay tribute to perhaps the most influential musician and educators of our time, Leonard Bernstein. Theme: The evening is inspired by the city's…

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Crested Butte Music Festival: Verdi’s Falstaff Dress Rehearsal

July 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$10

The Crested Butte Opera Studio, CBMF Symphony Orchestra, conductor Brian Garman and director Joshua Major join forces to bring Verdi’s comedic masterpiece, "Falstaff," to the Festival. The title role will be shared by Ben Bloomfield, who starred in last year's "Gianni Schicchi," and the noted American baritone Todd Thomas, who has been widely praised for his performance of the role. A recent rave from Opera News proclaimed, “It’s hard to imagine there are many better Falstaffs working on North American…

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CB Monthly Film Series: The King (2nd Show Added!)

July 18, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$12

Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, award-winning director Eugene Jarecki takes Elvis' 1963 Rolls-Royce on a musical road trip across the country that Presley left behind. From the deep south to New York, Las Vegas, and beyond, a tapestry of musical luminaries and unknown Americans join the journey, expressing themselves in words and song. Location: Center for the Arts Time: Doors open at 7:30 p.m., Film starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $12 tickets sold at the door, in advance…

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Crested Butte Music Festival: Verdi’s Falstaff

July 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$50

The Crested Butte Opera Studio, CBMF Symphony Orchestra, conductor Brian Garman and director Joshua Major join forces to bring Verdi’s comedic masterpiece, "Falstaff," to the Festival. The title role will be shared by Ben Bloomfield, who starred in last year's "Gianni Schicchi," and the noted American baritone Todd Thomas, who has been widely praised for his performance of the role. A recent rave from Opera News proclaimed, “It’s hard to imagine there are many better Falstaffs working on North American…

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Crested Butte Music Festival: Verdi’s Falstaff

July 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$50

The Crested Butte Opera Studio, CBMF Symphony Orchestra, conductor Brian Garman and director Joshua Major join forces to bring Verdi’s comedic masterpiece, "Falstaff," to the Festival. The title role will be shared by Ben Bloomfield, who starred in last year's "Gianni Schicchi," and the noted American baritone Todd Thomas, who has been widely praised for his performance of the role. A recent rave from Opera News proclaimed, “It’s hard to imagine there are many better Falstaffs working on North American…

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Crested Butte Music Festival: After Dark with Ron Earl

July 20, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Baritone Ron Earl was educated at the University of North Texas in Denton. He studied voice under world-renowned professor and voice teacher, Dr. Arthur Schoep, who directed the university's opera program and taught choral conducting, voice, and diction. Earl also received vocal coaching from Harold Heiberg and currently studies with Brenda Boozer in New York City. He recently appeared with the St. Petersburg Opera Company and also performed as one of the Wright brothers in a new piece written by…

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Crested Butte Music Festival: Verdi’s Falstaff

July 21, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$50

The Crested Butte Opera Studio, CBMF Symphony Orchestra, conductor Brian Garman and director Joshua Major join forces to bring Verdi’s comedic masterpiece, “Falstaff,” to the Festival. The title role will be shared by Ben Bloomfield, who starred in last year’s “Gianni Schicchi,” and the noted American baritone Todd Thomas, who has been widely praised for his performance of the role. A recent rave from Opera News proclaimed, “It’s hard to imagine there are many better Falstaffs working on North American…

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Crested Butte Music Festival: The Wild Chamber Music Party

July 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$40

This will be a night to remember! Emily Ondracek-Peterson (violinist and CBMF Co-Artistic Director) is joined by a host of talented friends, including Dave Devine (electric guitar), Jooeun Pak (piano) and Erik Christian Peterson (electronics). This evening of wild chamber music will include the Colorado premiere of Michael Bratt’s The Wild Party, which is based on Joseph Moncure March’s 1928 book-length narrative poem. The evening will also see the world premiere of two works from Grammy-nominated composer Caleb Burhans and Erik…

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CB Music Festival – Gypsy Jazz Goes South: Hot Club in Latin and South America

July 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$35

Gypsy Jazz often inspires visions of France, but we’re exploring what happens when the genre goes south. This performance brings the best Gypsy Jazz performers in the world, the Hot Club Dream Camp Faculty, to Crested Butte. One stage, one night, one show you won’t want to miss! When: Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 8:00 PM (Doors open at 7:30 PM) Ticket Price: $35.00 Door Time: 7:30 PM Show Type: Gypsy Jazz Where: Crested Butte Center for the Arts

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CB Music Festival: John Jorgenson Quartet

July 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$35

Join the John Jorgenson Quartet for an evening of Gypsy Jazz — keep your eyes peeled for a very special guest! An award-winning, frequent collaborator, John Jorgenson has been hailed as “the US Ambassador of Gypsy Jazz,” and he’s bringing his sound right to the heart of Crested Butte Music Festival. When: Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 8:00 PM (Doors open at 7:30 PM) Ticket Price: $35.00 Door Time: 7:30 PM Show Type: Gypsy Jazz Where: Crested Butte Center for the Arts

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Center for the Arts: Otis Taylor Band

July 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$20

Bluesman Otis Taylor fearlessly and unapologetically breaches the hard topics of race relations and social injustices with vivid and poignant storytelling based in truth and history delivered with a poet’s soul and a haunting voice. Accomplished in multiple instruments including guitar, banjo, harmonica and cello, his stark instrumentation and gut-wrenching delivery has riveted the blues world and raised a fair number of eyebrows. When: Saturday July 28th, 2018 Doors:  7:30 p.m. Show: 8:00 p.m.  Tickets: Early Bird (ends 7/21) $20…

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CB Music Festival: Gypsy Jazz Tribute to Stephane Grappelli and Les Paul w/ Nicki Parrot and Jason Anick

July 29, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Watch two artists at the peak of their powers pay tribute to those who came before them. Celebrated violinist Jason Anick pays tribute to Stéphane Grappelli while acclaimed vocalist and bass player Nicki Parrott shares stories of days spent playing alongside Les Paul. You won’t want to miss this evening of poignant, powerhouse performances. When: Sunday, Jul 29, 2018  Ticket Price: $35.00 (Get tickets here.) Door Time: Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM Show Type: Gypsy Jazz Where: Crested Butte Center for the Arts

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CB Music Festival: DBR: Redemption Songs and Sonatas

July 31, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$25

Redemption Songs and Sonatas sees Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), an Emmy-nominated violinist, electronic artist and composer, united with noted pianist, Yaldoi lkawa. DBR has previously collaborated with Lady Gaga, Savion Glover, Bill T. Jones and Philip Glass, but this program is designed to showcase some of his most poignant signature works in an intimate setting. Infused with the spirit of liberation and freedom, Redemption Songs and Sonatas is a composer’s view of our desire to define ourselves, our world, and…

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August 2018

CB Monthly Film Series: Itzhak

August 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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  From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life; praying with the violin, says renowned Tel Aviv violinmaker Amnon Weinstein. Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, and the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability.…

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CB Music Festival: Steve Poltz

August 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Singer-songwriter Steve Poltz treats audiences to a night of song and satire thanks to his comedic presentation of personal stories alongside a selection of his music. Poltz’ folksy sound blends with his playful and earnest lyrics to create a singular listening experience. When: Thursday, Aug 2, 2018  Ticket Price: $25.00 (Get tickets here.) Time: Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM Show Type: Singer / Songwriter Restrictions: 18 & over Where: Crested Butte Center for the Arts

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CB Music Festival: Spinphony

August 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Four virtuosic string ladies and a DJ form this cutting-edge, classical rock fusion group. Their unique style of sound and performance promises to be a highlight of the summer season. When: Friday, Aug 3, 2018  Ticket Price: $25.00 (Get tickets here.) Time: Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM Show Type: Other Where: Crested Butte Center for the Arts

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CB Music Festival: Don Byron + Aruán Ortiz: Jazz Superstars

August 4, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Two superstar jazz musicians — Don Byron on clarinet and Aurán Ortiz on the piano — join forces on a single stage for a night to be remembered. When: Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 Ticket Price: $40.00 (Kids are FREE), Get tickets here. Time: Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM Show Type: Jazz Where: Crested Butte Center for the Arts

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CB Music Festival: Quartet for the End of Time

August 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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An exceptional quartet — Don Bryan on clarinet, Emily Ondrackek-Peterson on violin, and Jooeun Pak on piano perform Olivier Messiaen’s masterpiece at CBMF. Messiaen wrote his sweeping Quartet for the End of Time while being held captive in a German camp during WWII. Arguably the most important chamber work of the 20th century, Quartet for the End of Time is made even more powerful by its history. The first performance of this music came from Messiaen’s fellow captives. Co-Artistic Director Dr. Erik Christian Peterson…

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CB Music Festival: Aaron Diehl

August 7, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Aaron Diehl brings his energetic and impassioned solo jazz performance to Crested Butte Music Festival. This show is a must for jazz aficionados and piano enthusiasts. When: Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018  Ticket Price: $40.00 (Kids are FREE), Get tickets here. Door Time: Doors at 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 PM Show Type: Jazz Where: Crested Butte Center for the Arts

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CB Music Festival: The Good, the Bad, the Devine: Morricone’s Spaghetti Western Film Scores

August 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Ennio Morricone is one of cinema’s most iconic and prolific composers, having created more than 500 scores for film and television, as well as numerous classical works. This performance unites iconic performers with iconic material as Dave Devine, Tania Katz, Shane Endsley, Tom Hagerman, Jeanie Schroder and Shawn Kind. These iconic musicians have teamed with CBMF to create a showcase of some of the most astonishing entries from Morricone’s work with Sergi Leone. Sit back and relax to hear selections…

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CB Music Festival: Natalia Zukerman in “The Women Who Rode Away: Songs and Portraits”

August 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Natalia Zukerman is a renowned singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and member of a famous musical family. This one-woman showcase allows her to flex her audio and visual creative muscles as she showcases her songs and paintings. “The Women Who Rode Away: Songs and Portraits” is a project inspired by women who define and defy boundaries. Join us to see how this dialogue between paint, canvas, and song plays out. When: Thursday, Aug 9, 2018  Ticket Price: $40.00 (Kids FREE), Get tickets here. Time: Doors at 7:30…

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CB Music Festival: In the Family: Eugenia and Arianna Zukerman

August 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Two of the famed Zukerman women, Eugenia (flute) and Arianna (soprano), team-up for an unforgettable night of song. Eugenia makes a triumphant return to Crested Butte Music Festival after her popular concerts last season. When: Friday, Aug 10, 2018  Ticket Price: $40.00 (Kids FREE), Get tickets here. Time: Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM Show Type: Other Where: Crested Butte Center for the Arts

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Center for the Arts: Amy Speace

August 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$30

A timeless and classic folk singer, Amy Speace applies her rich and lovely voice to luminously smart songs. In this special benefit concert for the Center, Amy comes together with Nashville musical colleagues the Wild Ponies and Kira Small for an Evening in the Round of soaring vocals tinged with gospel, soul and country. When: Saturday August 11th, 2018 Time: Doors: 7:30 p.m., Show: 8:00 p.m. Location: Center for the Arts Tickets: Early Bird (ends 8/4) $25, Regular Tickets: $30 The…

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Alpenglow: Lipbone Redding

August 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Free

A one-man orchestra with no electronic effects or loop pedal, Lipbone Redding uses his lips as a vibrating trombone, combining his signature sound with throat singing, bass and beat-boxing, weaving his stories with funky rhythms, catchy melodies, brash humor, soulful singing, and inventive guitar playing. From the swampy farmlands and beach towns of his rural home in coastal North Carolina, Lipbone Redding was steeped early on in the traditions of soul, boogie and blues before carving his name into the…

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CB Monthly Film Series: The Disaster Artist

August 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$12

The Disaster Artist is a raucous, joyous, buddy film, that goes behind-the-scenes to show you how films are made - even really bad ones. This film is not to be missed. You'll laugh your ass off and see great cameos by Seth Rogen, Bob Odenkirk and Judd Apatow. Where: Center for the Arts Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Film starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $12 tickets sold at the door, in advance at the Center for the Arts, or online below Get tickets…

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Center for the Arts: Robert Randolph & the Family Band

August 23, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$40

Robert Randolph’s unprecedented prowess on the pedal steel guitar has Rolling Stone calling him one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” Rising from his roots of playing in the Church of God where his art is deemed “sacred steel,” the virtuoso has now secularly captured the praise of literal legends such as Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and Santana, playing with them on stage and in the studio. While the iconic bending chords and complex riffs of the “lap steel” have…

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Center for the Arts: Josh Blue

August 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$20

The undeniably likeable comedian Josh Blue centers much of his self-deprecating act around having Cerebral Palsy, breaking down stereotypes of people with disabilities one laugh at a time. His stand-up routine is in a constant state of evolution and his off-the-cuff improvisational skills guarantee that no two shows are exactly alike. Josh exploded onto the national comedy scene as the winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2006. Since then he’s been featured on Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops on CMT, The Late Late Show…

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CB Monthly Film Series: Long Strange Trip, Pt. 1

August 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$12

Four and 1/2 hours long and told over two remarkable nights, Long Strange Trip, traces the remarkable, tempestuous, career of the Grateful Dead. Emerging from the Bay Area’s vibrant 1960s counterculture, the Dead were a motley crew whose unique sound sprang from an eclectic blend of influences: bluegrass, folk ballads, R&B, free-form jazz and classical, becoming one of rock and roll’s most unlikely success stories. Part I: shown on August 28th Part II: shown on August 29th Where: Center for the Arts Time: Doors…

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CB Monthly Film Series: Long Strange Trip, Pt. 2

August 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Four and 1/2 hours long and told over two remarkable nights, Long Strange Trip, traces the remarkable, tempestuous, career of the Grateful Dead. Emerging from the Bay Area’s vibrant 1960s counterculture, the Dead were a motley crew whose unique sound sprang from an eclectic blend of influences: bluegrass, folk ballads, R&B, free-form jazz and classical, becoming one of rock and roll’s most unlikely success stories. Part I: shown on August 28th Part II: shown on August 29th Where: Center for the Arts Time: Doors…

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Center for the Arts: Amy Helm

August 30, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$20

Powerfully soulful, Amy Helm is blessed with a deeply expressive voice and an uncanny songwriting skill that instinctively draws upon a deep well of American musical traditions including blues, gospel, rock, country and folk. Celebrated for her work as a founding member of alt country collective Ollabelle, and her extensive work with her father, musical icon Levon Helm (drummer and vocalist of The Band), Amy has more recently ventured out as a commanding solo artist. When: Thursday August 30, 2018…

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September 2018

Center for the Arts: MarchFourth

September 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$35

Come on a joy-inducing, booty-shaking, soul-stirring journey with the big band vaudeville extravaganza that is MarchFourth. High energy originals are a genre-breaking force, rocketing through the swamps of Louisiana, to the Gypsy camps of Eastern Europe, to the African jungle by way of Brazil, echoing the deepest grooves of American funk, rock and jazz. When: Sunday, September 2 Time: Doors 7:30 p.m., Show at 8 p.m. Location: Center for the Arts Tickets: Early Bird through 8/26: $35, Regular: $40 Get your…

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Center for the Arts: Larry Keel Experience

September 5, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$25

Larry Keel is described by music critics as the most powerful, innovative and all-out exhilarating acoustic flatpicking guitarist performing today. His blazing guitar power, deep rumbling voice, earthy and expansive song-writing, and down-home-gritty-good-time charm have earned him the highest respect among top acoustic and jam rock musicians while his fierce, high-spirited energy appeals to young rockers, jammers and alt-country pickers fans alike. When: Wednesday September 5th, 2018 Time: Doors:  7:30 p.m., Show: 8:00 p.m. Location: Center For the Arts Tickets: Early…

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Center for the Arts: Nicola Spera

September 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$5 – $15

Virtuouso classical guitarist Nicolò Spera brings a unique synthesis of European and American traditions together in a solo concert of classical and contemporary works. Originally from Italy, and one of the preeminent classical guitarists in America, Nicolò is one of the few guitarists in the world to perform on both six-string and ten-string guitars, as well as on theorbo. His wide-ranging repertoire includes the extraordinary music of the Franco-Andalusian composer Maurice Ohana. Nicolò is a professor of Classical Guitar at…

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October 2018

Crested Butte Film Festival Beirut

October 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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BEIRUT Thursday, October 18 | 7 pm A U.S. diplomat, Mason Skiles (Jon Hamm), flees Lebanon in 1972 after a tragic incident at his home. Ten years later, he is called back to war-torn Beirut by a CIA operative (Rosamund Pike) to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind. Meanwhile, a CIA field agent who is working undercover at the American embassy is tasked with keeping Skiles alive and ensuring that the mission is a success. Without…

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November 2018

International Ocean Film Tour 2018

November 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$12

Adventure. Action. Ocean Life. We set sail for our tour‘s fifth voyage with the best ocean adventures and environmental documentaries on board. This year’s tour is packed with the most inspiring stories from the seven seas and the best water sports action of the year.  Not rated. Running time: 120 minutes. Doors:  6:30 p.m. Show:  7:00 p.m. Cost:  $12 Access can not be guaranteed if venue is at capacity. All children two (2) years of age and up must have a ticket. No…

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Warren Miller’s Face of Winter

November 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ProI36TvP6k   Volkswagon presents Warren Miller’s Face of Winter. Saturday, November 24 & Friday, December 28. Continue the legacy as we pay tribute to the godfather of skiing in the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment. Visit some of Warren’s favorite locations, from Engleberg to Chamonix, British Columbia to Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand, Washington and more. Watch as world class athletes like Jessie Diggins, Anna Segal, Dash Longe, Forrest Jillson, Amie Engerbretson, Seth Wescot, Jim Ryan and others carve down the faces of remote mountain ranges and pursue the thrills of a life lived in high places. Not rated. Doors:  6:30 p.m. Show:  7:00 p.m. Cost:  $17 RESTRICTIONS Access can not be guaranteed if venue is at capacity. All children two (2) years of age and up must have a ticket. No outside food or beverages allowed. All ticket sales are final. All tickets are non-refundable/exchangeable, except for canceled events which are not rescheduled. The Crested Butte Film Festival…

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December 2018

Crested Butte Film Festival: Three Identical Strangers

December 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$12

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM5TQ4f7ycw In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. Then they discover why. This harrowing documentary re-examines the much-publicized reunion of long-lost New York triplets - who became stars of media and screen. Later on, the attention of the documentary shifts to the question of why the triplets were raised by separate families with no knowledge of each other's existence. A beguiling, sinister, must-see story. Running time: 96…

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Warren Miller’s Face of Winter

December 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ProI36TvP6k   Volkswagon presents Warren Miller’s Face of Winter. Saturday, November 24 & Friday, December 28. Continue the legacy as we pay tribute to the godfather of skiing in the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment. Visit some of Warren’s favorite locations, from Engleberg to Chamonix, British Columbia to Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand, Washington and more. Watch as world class athletes like Jessie Diggins, Anna Segal, Dash Longe, Forrest Jillson, Amie Engerbretson, Seth Wescot, Jim Ryan and others carve down the faces of remote mountain ranges and pursue the thrills of a life lived in high places. Not rated. Doors:  6:30 p.m. Show:  7:00 p.m. Cost:  $17 RESTRICTIONS Access can not be guaranteed if venue is at capacity. All children two (2) years of age and up must have a ticket. No outside food or beverages allowed. All ticket sales are final. All tickets are non-refundable/exchangeable, except for canceled events which are not rescheduled. The Crested Butte Film Festival…

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January 2019

Crested Butte Film Festival: The Dawn Fall

January 2 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$12

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Hc8tB9uhho In January 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb The Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000-foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention. But for Tommy Caldwell, The Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles. At the age of 22, he…

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Center for the Arts: Circles Around the Sun

January 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$30

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrceMvKUCP4 Circles Around the Sun was commissioned by Justin Kreutzmann (the filmmaker son of Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann), to accompany set break biographical visuals shown during the 2015 Fare Thee Well reunion concerts by the surviving members of the Grateful Dead. The music felt deeply familiar to reunited Deadheads - tonally, rhythmically and melodically mimicking the Dead's songs, yet possessing its own weirdo majesty. Some pieces were explicit in their reverence, while others applied the Dead's freewheeling modus operandi and took their own course with imaginative musical turns. Chris Robinson Brotherhood bandmates Neal Casal (guitar) and Adam MacDougall (keyboards) were joined by Dan…

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Center for the Arts: Shane Smith and the Saints

January 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$30

https://youtu.be/wuexkTYyaU0 Singer-songwriter Shane Smith leads this hard-edged, Austin-based Americana quintet, robust with powerful vocals exerting a cappella and four-part harmonies, vivid lyrics, and thumping four-beat drums. Aggressive in their delivery, their creative roots music carries a raw country edge that makes the barn-burner feel like arson. They unleash incendiary shows, ignited by the band’s ability to draw from and feed back to the energy of the crowd. They lit Alpenglow on fire this summer, so we’re bringing ‘em back for…

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Winter Artwalk

January 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Grab a map and stroll through Crested Butte’s Elk Avenue galleries! Stop by the Art Studio at the Center for the Arts and meet our artists, enjoy a snack or a glass of wine, and browse our showing of local artwork. Strolling is FREE, art is available for purchase.  ArtWalk Saturday, December 29 Saturday, January 19 Saturday, February 16 Saturday, March 14 Time: 5:00 to 8:00 PM

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Center for the Arts: Sam Bush

January 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$65

https://youtu.be/5gLPGijZY0U The Father of Newgrass and King of Telluride, legendary mandolin master Sam Bush has long established himself as bluegrass royalty. A lifetime of channeling his energy has led to stylistic innovations that have changed the course of bluegrass and roots music alike. The sheer ferocity of his playing and the brilliant suppleness, ease and warmth of his vocals have earned him a suite of honors including a “Lifetime Achievement” from the Americana Music Association; four International Bluegrass Music Association “Mandolin Player of the Year” awards, and three Grammys…

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Center for the Arts: Chris Robinson Brotherhood

January 31 @ 7:30 pm - February 1 @ 11:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$45

https://youtu.be/RGixBIZm4K0 The prolific new standard-bearers of the psychedelic roots torch, Chris Robinson Brotherhood bring their shimmering acid-Americana once again to the Center stage. Overflowing with stunning musicianship and infectious energy, their latest album, Barefoot in the Head, pushes even more boundaries as Robinson and the band deftly intertwine country, blues and psychedelia, freewheeling 60s' folk, and a breakneck stream of consciousness blurring the lines between fantasy and reality. It revels in the kind of adventurousness that only comes from five artists tuned into the same sonic wavelength. Rolling Stone calls their newest endeavor “… good-time music on…

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February 2019

CB Film Festival: Monthly Film Oscar Shorts

February 15 - February 17
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$12

Bringing the world’s best short films to town, Crested Butte Film Festival teams with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscars folks) for the fourth consecutive year. Come see all three nights of Oscar Nominated Best Short Films in three categories - Documentary, Live Action (scripted and acted stories) and Animation. See if your picks for best films win when they’re announced live at the 91st annual Academy Awards' Oscar telecast on February 24. Not yet Rated. Running time: 120 minutes each night. $12 per night Schedule: Oscar Shorts - Documentary…

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Winter Artwalk

February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Free

Grab a map and stroll through Crested Butte’s Elk Avenue galleries! Stop by the Art Studio at the Center for the Arts and meet our artists, enjoy a snack or a glass of wine, and browse our showing of local artwork. Strolling is FREE, art is available for purchase.  ArtWalk Saturday, December 29 Saturday, January 19 Saturday, February 16 Saturday, March 14 Time: 5:00 to 8:00 PM

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Move the Butte

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$7 – $20

The Crested Butte Dance Collective’s wildly creative signature production Move the Butte 2019, celebrates the connection and joy we share through dance. In our 10 year anniversary show, Move the Butte showcases local adult artists and choreographers of all levels. This year’s innovative show features a stunning variety of dance modalities such as Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Pop, Hip Hop, Jazz and Aerial Dance. The show grows every year and consistently impresses with its professionally produced homegrown talent. Come see over 80 locals shakin' it on stage.…

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Center for the Arts: Pat Green

February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$45

https://youtu.be/iAhDuVdP2Vw One of the most influential modern stars in Texas’ long country-music tradition, legendary troubadour Pat Green once again brings his sold-out show to the Center. Since 1995, Pat has released 13 albums, and sold more than two million records, racking up a staggering 12 Number Ones on the Texas Radio chart (including his most-recent single, “Drinkin’ Days”). He’s been nominated for three Grammy awards and is still regarded as one of the most electrifying entertainers on tour, covering millions of miles…

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Move the Butte

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$7 – $20

The Crested Butte Dance Collective’s wildly creative signature production Move the Butte 2019, celebrates the connection and joy we share through dance. In our 10 year anniversary show, Move the Butte showcases local adult artists and choreographers of all levels. This year’s innovative show features a stunning variety of dance modalities such as Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Pop, Hip Hop, Jazz and Aerial Dance. The show grows every year and consistently impresses with its professionally produced homegrown talent. Come see over 80 locals shakin' it on stage.…

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Move the Butte

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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The Crested Butte Dance Collective’s wildly creative signature production Move the Butte 2019, celebrates the connection and joy we share through dance. In our 10 year anniversary show, Move the Butte showcases local adult artists and choreographers of all levels. This year’s innovative show features a stunning variety of dance modalities such as Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Pop, Hip Hop, Jazz and Aerial Dance. The show grows every year and consistently impresses with its professionally produced homegrown talent. Come see over 80 locals shakin' it on stage.…

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Center for the Arts: Fruition

February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$40

Portland-based quintet Fruition brings a rock-and-roll sensibility to their folk-rooted sound, delicately crafting it with elements of psychedelia and soul. Sublime harmonies are balanced with gritty vitality with a range that spans from shimmering soul to giddy psych-pop. Their dynamic musicality features purposeful inventiveness resulting in intricately textured work. Through the years, the band has evolved from a rootsy, string-centric outfit to a full-fledged rock act, eventually taking the stage at such major festivals as Bonnaroo and Telluride Bluegrass inspiring Rolling Stone to praise…

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March 2019

CB Film Festival Monthly Film: Joni 75

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$20

  Join an incredible array of singers and musicians who came together to honor one of the world’s most remarkable artists, Joni Mitchell, on her 75th birthday. The hand-selected group of peers and protégés including Brandi Carlile, Glen Hansard, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Cesar Castro & Xochi Flores, Graham Nash, Seal, James Taylor, Rufus Wainwright and more paid tribute to the iconic artist, performing songs from all stages of…

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Center for the Arts Donavon Frankenreiter

March 3 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$35

https://youtu.be/U3IPxbbnh0Y Wildly creative pro-surfer and guitarist Donavon Frankenreiter's music hums with beach-oriented vibes that will have you dancing in the aisles and glowing with the sunshine of spring. His music drips with his honey thick vocals and master guitar work, bearing all the intimacy of an impromptu back-porch performance and the tenderness of a treasured love letter. Donavon’s newest album, The Heart, showcases some of his most intimate, honest and sentimental song-crafting. The emotions here have an ease, familiarity and confidence…

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Center for the Arts: Lizzy Plotkin

March 7 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$25

https://youtu.be/m0G2jFiNiKo Fiddler and singer-songwriter Lizzy Plotkin seamlessly sews a rich heritage of music – from Appalachian fiddles and banjos, to the groove of old jazz, blues and swing - into a folk fabric all her own. Nashville born and raised, woven throughout Lizzy’s music is a deep love for the high-mountain landscape of the Gunnison Valley of Colorado she now calls home, her place-based songwriting exuding a reverence for the natural world tempered with a humble, yet wise human perspective. Her voice is a gentle call to the present, her…

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Center for the Arts Tyson Rogers

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$15

Western Slope Chamber Music Series Presents Tyson RogersVersatile pianist Tyson Rogers journeys through a multi-national, multi-genre stream of consciousness full concert arrangement, drifting from classical to jazz to pop and beyond, including original pieces and dedications. From the classical repertoire, Tyson brings to life 20th century French composer Olivier Messiaen’s innovative use of color and birdsong; the harmonic mastery of German Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach; and the influential twelve-tone technique of Austrian American composer Arnold Schoenberg. Exploring the greats of the…

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Winter Artwalk

March 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Free

Grab a map and stroll through Crested Butte’s Elk Avenue galleries! Stop by the Art Studio at the Center for the Arts and meet our artists, enjoy a snack or a glass of wine, and browse our showing of local artwork. Strolling is FREE, art is available for purchase.  ArtWalk Saturday, December 29 Saturday, January 19 Saturday, February 16 Saturday, March 14 Time: 5:00 to 8:00 PM

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Center for the Arts Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Lukas Nelson is a 2019 BAFTA Awards winner! Along with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, the singer-songwriter earned the Best Original Music trophy, for his work on the A Star Is Born soundtrack. Since forming 10 years ago, the buzz surrounding Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real has been quietly intensifying.  During that time, the now 30-year old singer/songwriter/guitarist and his bandmates have played hundreds of shows and major festivals all over the world and built a devoted underground following.  Lukas’ profile…

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CB Film Festival Monthly Film: The Biggest Little Farm

March 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$12 – $50

The inspirational story of how a Los Angeles foodie couple quit the city, moved an hour north of one of the most polluted metropolitan centers on Earth, and pursued their dream of growing every ingredient she could possibly want to cook with. Co-Sponsored by Mountain Roots Food Project. Please join us for a delicious farm-to-table dinner at The Depot before the film highlighting the great work of Mountain Roots. Visit www.cbfilmfest.org for complete details. Running time: 91 minutes. Not rated. Cocktails: 5:30 p.m. Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Doors open…

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Center for the Arts: Ghost Light

March 28 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$30

https://youtu.be/tav3cCXC7hw The improvisational wizards of Ghost Light play a shimmering psychedelic rock, leading the cutting edge as the newest up and coming in the jamband scene. The fledgling supergroup based out of Philly exudes a special chemistry with ethereal innovations, spacey sonic waves and ecstatic jams. Live shows mix originals with featured songs from the Grateful Dead to Radiohead that replicate the spirit and expand the art. Their 2018 inaugural tour kicked off with a sold-out show and subsequent concerts at powerhouse…

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April 2019

Center for the Arts: Front Country

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$25

https://youtu.be/3CSaT6JI7vA Roots pop Front Country has forged a sound hell bent on merging the musical past of bluegrass with the future. Melding traditional acoustic instruments with modern pop, their peculiar aesthetic produces songs that are intricate, intense and infectious. Their unique blend rises from a bassist equally versed in newgrass and jazz; a mandolinist with a degree in composition and classical guitar; a guitarist trained in rock and world music; a violinist that can seamlessly hop between honky tonk and electropop; and a multi-instrumental female lead singer-songwriter with grit and soul. It’s not a sound based on current trends, but an innovative perspective looking to find a new audience. Their progressive-leaning acoustic music…

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CB Film Festival Monthly Film: Andy Irons Kissed by God

April 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$12

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJWIPRvtAHk Andy Irons was a three-time world surfing champion and the working-class hero of Kauai, Hawaii. He also struggled with bipolar disorder and opioid and alcohol addiction. As the opioid crisis rises to a national emergency in the United States, the untold story of Andy’s life serves to tear down the myths associated with these two ferocious diseases. Running time: 109 minutes. Not rated (but includes language and heavy drug use).  Doors open at 6:30 pm. Film starts at 7:00 pm. $12…

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May 2019

CB Film Fest Monthly Film: Blindspotting

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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$12

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9-HBqVbtTo Collin (Daveed Diggs) is trying to make it through his final three days of probation for an infamous arrest. Always by his side is his fast-talking childhood bestie, Miles (Rafael Casal) who has a knack for finding trouble. Home is notoriously rough Oakland, which has become the new trendy in the rapidly gentrifying Bay Area. When Collin’s chance for a fresh start is interrupted by a more-famous police shooting, his friendship with Miles is forced out of its comfortable…

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June 2019

CB Film Festival: Monthly Film; International Ocean Tour, Volume 6

June 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itNAVRJdSS8 This is the ultimate film event for all ocean lovers. Action. Adventure. Ocean life. Set sail on the tour's sixth voyage with the best in ocean adventures and environmental documentaries on board. These two hours of films are packed with the most inspiring stories from the seven seas and the best water sports action of the year - underwater dance, sharks, poachers, surfing, diving and sailing. An annual Crested Butte tradition. Generously sponsored by Joyce Raby. Running time: 120…

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July 2019

Center For The Arts New Building Grand Opening

July 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Community Celebration for the Center’s New Building and Theater The Center invites the whole community to celebrate your new building, featuring a new state-of-the-art performing arts theater.  To kick off the summer season and thank everyone who has made the new building possible, the Center will host several events. All festivities are free and open to the public. On July 1, gather at First Street and Elk Avenue at 3:00 p.m. to join a parade.  Starting at 3:30 p.m., there…

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CB Music Festval: Paul Huang & Danbi Um (Chamber Music)

July 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3BI7idvxgA Two of the world’s best violinists, Paul Huang and Danbi Um, partner with brilliant pianist Amy Yang to dazzle with their astounding virtuosity and musical sensitivity. Paul Huang + Danbi Um, violins Amy Yang, piano Location: Center for the Arts Price: $40   TICKETS   Louis Spohr / Duo Concertante No.2, Op.67 Moritz Moszkowski / Suite for Two Violins and Piano Op.71 Erich Wolfgang Korngold / Much Ado About Nothing Suite op.11 Antonin Dvorak / Sonatina op.100 Amy Barlowe / Hebraique Elegie Pablo de…

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CB Music Festival: Paul Huang & Friends

July 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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  Chamber Music All-Stars Performing Romantic Masterpieces Paul Huang and Danbi Um, violins Erik Christian Peterson, viola (Co-Festival Director) Mihai Marica, cello Amy Yang, piano Location: Center for the Arts Price: $40 Repertoire: Johannes Brahms - Piano Quintet in F Minor, op. 34 Antonín Dvořák - Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, op. 81 TICKETS The world’s best chamber musicians – from Chamber Music at Lincoln Center, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the Amphion and Voxare String Quartets – come…

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CB Music Festival: Philip Glass – The Photographer

July 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Glass’s epic multimedia work – part opera, part theatre, part ballet – tells the story of pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge Fingernoise Erik Christian Peterson, conductor Location: Center for the Arts Price: $60   TICKETS The Crested Butte Music Festival’s opening weekend starts with an explosion of creativity and energy! Don’t miss your chance to see this rarely performed masterpiece that explores the life of photographer Eadweard Muybridge – the artist who gave us the motion image. Glass’s three-part work combines…

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CB Music Festival: Journey Live

July 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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  Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble (praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority and finesse”) teams up with composer Austin Wintory to present an original, interactive live performance of his Grammy-nominated score to the video game Journey. 5th House Ensemble Location: Center for the Arts Price: $40   TICKETS Described as “the most beautiful game of its time” by IGN, critics have called Journey one of gaming’s crowning achievements. It is the fastest selling game to date on…

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Alpenglow: The Artisanals

July 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Monday July 8th: The Artisanals Alpenglow is the Center for the Arts’ FREE outdoor concert series on Monday evenings 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 chairs, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Join friends and family as we enjoy the best that summer in Crested Butte has to offer. Sustainability In order to reduce our carbon footprint and costs associated with the purchase and…

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CB Music Festival: Collectif9

July 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Montreal’s Cutting-Edge String Orchestra collectif9 Location: Center for the Arts Price: $40 TICKETS Montreal’s cutting-edge classical string band collectif9 has been gathering steam since its 2011debut, attracting diverse audiences in varied spaces. Known for energized, innovative arrangements of classical repertoire, collectif9 employs lights, staging, and amplification more commonly seen at rock acts, and heralds a new age in genre-bending classical performance. collectif9 website https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2Q3jpB757Y

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CB Music Festival: Ricky Ian Gordon – Green Sneakers

July 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Monumentally Moving Chamber Opera Featuring Emerging Superstar Michael Kelly Michael Kelly, Baritone Voxare String Quartet Staging: Jeanne Slater Location: Center for the Arts Price: $40 TICKETS One of the most moving, beautiful, and important operas to be written in the 2000s, Ricky Ian Gordon’s Green Sneakers is a chamber opera not-to-be missed! Mr. Gordon is a present-day Schubert, writing lyrical and memorable melodies while masterfully crafting drama within his works. Baritone Michael Kelly, who makes his New York City Opera…

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CB Music Festical: Voxare String Quartet

July 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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ff Celebrate our wondrous earth with the Voxare String Quartet Voxare String Quartet Emily Ondracek-Peterson, violin Galina Zhdanova, violin Erik Christian Peterson, viola Wendy Law, cello Location: Center for the Arts Price: $40   TICKETS   The Voxare String Quartet presents a concert that celebrates the earth and its environment. Blending chamber music, electronic music, and video projections, the evening will feature “Oceans Eat Cities,” a stunningly beautiful work by Neil Rolnick, one of the world’s most influential electronic music…

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CB Film Fest: Maria By Callas

July 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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  https://youtu.be/3xmsGzhhDGE     This is the definitive documentary on the extraordinary life of legendary Greek-American opera singer, Maria Callas. Never-before-seen footage, performances, TV interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and unpublished memoirs reveal the essence of an extraordinary woman rising from humble beginnings in New York City to glamorous international superstar. In partnership with the Crested Butte Music Festival. Running time: 118 minutes. Doors open at 6:30 pm Film starts at 7:00 pm $15

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Alpenglow: The Jauntee

July 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Monday July 15th: The Jauntee Alpenglow is the Center for the Arts’ FREE outdoor concert series on Monday evenings 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 chairs, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Join friends and family as we enjoy the best that summer in Crested Butte has to offer. Sustainability In order to reduce our carbon footprint and costs associated with the purchase…

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CB Music Festival: DeVotchKa

July 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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One of the most important bands to come from Colorado performs in Crested Butte! DeVotchKa Location: Center for the Arts Price: $50 TICKETS With an eclectic blend of styles ranging from Slavic music to American punk, the Denver-based band DeVotchKa has found widespread fans for its concerts, albums, and film scores. (The band was Grammy-nominated for its score for the film, Little Miss Sunshine.) DeVotchKa's utterly unique sound is defined by its use of multiple instruments and wide-ranging influences. Orchestral…

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CB Music Festival: Annual Gala Featuring Quiana Lynell

July 21 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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  Please join us for the event of the summer. Iluminar Aerial Dance Troupe Quiana Lynell TICKETS Sunday, July 21st, 2019 at 5:30 PM Price: $200 Location: Center for the Arts The Crested Butte Music Festival Gala will be a captivating and gastronomic event not to be missed! Featuring an "All That Jazz" theme, Billboard and Jazziz praised Quiana Lynell's signature sound will reverberate throughout the halls of the New Center for the Arts. Enthralled by the Iluminar Aerial Dance…

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CB Music Festival: The Latin American Side of Gypsy Jazz

July 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Join the world class Colorado Gypsy Jazz Camp faculty on a journey through the musical traditions of Latin America. Jason Anick - Violin Vinny Raniolo - Guitar Olli Soikkeli - Guitar Max O'Rourke - Guitar Aaron Walker - Guitar Greg Loughman - Bass Location: Center for the Arts Price: $40 TICKETS   Styles like Tango from Argentina and Choro and Bossa Nova from Brazil, have made their way into the Gypsy jazz vernacular over the years. Full of passion, virtuosity,…

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CB Music Festival: The Rhythm Future Quartet

July 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Brilliant improvisation, inventiveness, and exquisite gypsy jazz. The Rhythm Future Quartet Location: Center for the Arts Price: $40 TICKETS The acoustic jazz ensemble, Rhythm Future Quartet has a straightforward agenda: to keep the spirit of Gypsy jazz alive and expanding in today’s musical universe. The virtuosic foursome, named for a Django Reinhardt tune, offers up a newly minted sound, influenced by the classic Hot Club of France, yet wholly contemporary. Led by violinist Jason Anick and guitarist Olli Soikkeli, the…

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CB Music Festival: Tribute to Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli

July 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Join the world class Colorado Gypsy Jazz Camp faculty on a journey back to Paris, France in the 1930's as they celebrate the music of guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli. Jason Anick - Violin Vinny Raniolo - Guitar Olli Soikkeli - Guitar Max O'Rourke - Guitar Greg Loughman - Bass Location: Center for the Arts Price: $40 TICKETS

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Alpenglow: Reckless Kelly w/ Flatland Cavalry

July 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Monday July 29th: Reckless Kelly w/ Flatland Cavalry Alpenglow is the Center for the Arts’ FREE outdoor concert series on Monday evenings 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 chairs, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Join friends and family as we enjoy the best that summer in Crested Butte has to offer. Sustainability In order to reduce our carbon footprint and costs associated…

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August 2019

Crested Butte Film Fest Monthly Film Series: At Eternity’s Gate

August 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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At Eternity's Gate Thursday, August 1| 7 pm Exploring the final years of Vincent van Gogh’s life, At Eternity’s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T77PDm3e1iE   Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism and illness, created some of the world's most beloved and stunning works of art. Experience vivid and beautiful scenes based on van Gogh's letters, the events in his life, and moments that are brilliantly and creatively invented. Starring Willem DeFoe as van Gogh. Generously sponsored by Nicholas Reti of the Oh Be…

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Center for the Arts: Broadway in the Butte

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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In this second of two “reunion concerts”, enjoy an enchanting evening of musical theatre highlights! Lovers of show tunes will enjoy selections ranging from some of the great Broadway classics to hits from recent long-running shows. With at least one song for everyone, this dazzling concert will include numbers from Oklahoma!, The Music Man, Into the Woods, Les Misérables, Wicked and many more. Doors: 6:30 p.m. Show: 7:00 p.m. Cost: $35 - $50 All Ages Ticket Type Capacity Price Side Gallery Seated GA 28 $50 Center…

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CBFF; Monthly Film Series: Apollo 11

August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Apollo 11 Thursday, August 8| 7 pm To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing,           Crested Butte Film Festival brings you Apollo 11, a cinematic, space film event fifty years in the making. Featuring never-before-seen, large-format film footage and audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes you straight into the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission as astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins embark on a historic trip to the moon. Edifying and inspiring…

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Center for the Arts: SPAGA

August 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEd5hUH4bt4 SPAGA is the brainchild of Aaron Magner, renowned keyboardist and founding member of The Disco Biscuits. By the age of 13, jazz caught Magner’s mind, but his journey took another direction entirely. With The Disco Biscuits, he takes his skills into the jam-rock world of improvisational excursions, but he always maintained a particular affinity for jazz. Along with two other accomplished Philadelphia musicians--bassist Jason Fratecelli and drummer Matt Scaran--SPAGA serves up some special sauce here, people. Dig. Visit SPAGA's website Doors: 7:30 p.m.…

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Alpenglow: JoJo Hermann’s Slim Wednesday

August 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Monday August 12th: JoJo Hermann's Slim Wednesday Alpenglow is the Center for the Arts’ FREE outdoor concert series on Monday evenings 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 chairs, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Join friends and family as we enjoy the best that summer in Crested Butte has to offer. Sustainability In order to reduce our carbon footprint and costs associated with…

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CBFF Monthly Film Series: Ask Dr. Ruth

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Ask Dr. Ruth Thursday, August 15| 7 pm Dr. Ruth revisits being a Holocaust surviv           Dr. Ruth revisits being a Holocaust survivor and for and her career as America's most famous sex therapist in this liberating documentary. It is an inspiring, joyous and entertaining portrait at the vanguard of the women’s movement and the sexual revolution, revealing the darkness Dr. Ruth emerged from to bring light to so many people. Running time: 99 minutes. Not rated. Doors…

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Center for the Arts: Trevor Hall

August 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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Singer-songwriter Trevor Hall realized early on that music was more than a passion—it was his life’s art. At age 16, he recorded his first album. Soon after that, he left his South Carolina home for Idyllwild Arts Academy in California where he studied classical guitar and was introduced to yoga and meditation, which would greatly influence his life and music, an eclectic mix of acoustic rock, reggae, and Sanskrit chanting imbued with a refreshingly universal message. Visit Trevor Hall's website…

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Tour de Forks: Asian Fusion

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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  Journey to Asia through fresh Nouvelle Cuisine with an Asian Fusion twist, in a home rife with exotic art from the East.   Chefs: Rose Reyes, Montanya Distillers (Crested Butte, CO); Chef Biju Thomas, Biju’s Little Curry Shop (Denver, CO) Hosts: Desiree & Dave Miller Location: Meridian Lake   Date: Thursday, August 22 Time: 6:00 p.m. Cost: $200 CHEFS Chef Rose Reyes of Montanya Distillers grew up in a time and place where farm-to-table ingredients were the only way to prepare food – she shopped at the local farmer’s market for what was…

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