Not (just) Beethoven

In the annals of history, one composer stands above all others – Beethoven. In December 2020, the greatest musician to have ever lived will celebrate his 250th birthday. To celebrate this momentous milestone, the Crested Butte Music Festival will celebrate and explore Beethoven’s music, life, and times. We’ll present Beethoven the Minimalist, Beethoven the Rock Musician, and Beethoven the Profound. We’re proud to be a part of the world-wide celebration of history’s greatest composer!

To suitably celebrate this occasion, the CBMF’s season will grow into a new and expanded timeframe. Starting in mid-July, the Festival’s season will now span into selected weeks in September and October. Additionally, the 2020 season will be our first in the stunning new state-of-the-art concert hall at the Crested Butte Center for the Arts.

In addition to programming centered around Beethoven, we’ll be sharing with you the world’s best gypsy jazz musicians, heralded indie rock bands, and award-winning jazz musicians. Performances on the home soiree series will afford you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience our acclaimed musicians up-close and personal. Learn about music in one of our musical lectures, presented by Co-Artistic Director Dr. Erik Christian Peterson. And, you’ll be able to bask in the unmatched beauty of Crested Butte (voted the most beautiful mountain town in Colorado) during our morning outdoor concerts.