Beethoven + Other Good Stuff

Center for the Arts Courtyard 606 6th St., Crested Butte, CO

Performers: Emily Ondracek-Peterson, violin
Anna Arzumanyan, piano

$40

Lunch Lecture: “Who’s this Beethoven Guy?”

Princess Wine Bar Patio 218 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO

You probably knew that Beethoven was deaf, but Beethoven you probably didn’t know that he was always falling in love, was exempt from court etiquette, and became the towering figure of his times. So, who is Beethoven, and why is he so important? Find out here in a free talk with CBMF Co-Artistic Director, Dr. Erik Christian Peterson.

Free

Beethoven + Now

Center for the Arts Courtyard 606 6th St., Crested Butte, CO

Black + Beethoven Series
Performers: Emily Ondracek-Peterson, violin Anna Arzumanyan, piano
Program: Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 8 Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 10 Jessie Montgomery - Rhapsody No. 1 Daniel Bernard Roumain - Filter

$40.00

Music + Mountains: Taarka (outside)

Mt. Crested Butte Wedding Garden 911 Gothic Rd, Crested Butte, CO

Take in Crested Butte’s best view of the mountains while listening to one of the country’s greatest and most eclectic gypsy jazz / folk / indie rock bands, Taarka. Bring your own chair and picnic for the best morning of your summer!

All Ages

$25.00

Home Soiree: Japanese Serenity

Private Home in Crested Butte Crested Butte, CO

Performer: Miwa Sasaki, koto We can’t hop on a plane bound for Japan right now, but here’s the next best thing! Crested Butte’s mountain scenery is a perfect marriage with traditional music from Japan. Unwind and be transported with music performed by master Japanese musician, Miwa Sasaki, as she performs one of Japan’s most treasured […]

$200

Taarka

Center for the Arts Courtyard 606 6th St., Crested Butte, CO

Taarka seamlessly fuses brilliant instrumental chops with songwriting of great depth and creativity, cooking up musical “sustenance that stays with you long after you’ve pushed away from the table.”

$40.00

Dave Devine Project

Center for the Arts Courtyard 606 6th St., Crested Butte, CO

A trio of superstars join forces to create a supergroup that blends acoustic and electronic sounds in compositions and improvisations.

$40.00

Lunch Lecture: Beethoven – Spooky, Sublime, Significant

Princess Wine Bar Patio 218 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO

The Romantic Period was the era of grandeur, sublimity, spookiness, and horror. Poe, Shelly, Hawthorne, Byron, and Goethe expressed those sentiments in prose and poetry, and Beethoven exalted them in music. Learn about the Classical and Romantic periods and how Beethoven’s music evolves into a Romantic manifesto that expresses the sublime.

Free

Fingernoise with CBMF Young Artist Competition Winners

Center for the Arts Courtyard 606 6th St., Crested Butte, CO

Be astounded by this year’s CBMF Young Artist Competition Winners, Julia and Willem Luyten. Julia and Willem are sibling virtuoso violinists still in high school. The two will perform Vivaldi’s Concerto in A Minor for Two Violins.

$40.00

Music + Mountains: Breakfast at Benny’s

Mt. Crested Butte Wedding Garden 911 Gothic Rd, Crested Butte, CO

Tickets include passed hors d'oeuvres and drinks in addition to the unique, intimate settings in beautiful homes.

$25.00

Django Jeeping with Nathan Royal

Hop in your Jeep for a group off-roading adventure - and a concert! Undoubtedly the most adventurous concert of the summer, you’ll hear world class music in an unimaginably beautiful setting.   

$200.00

Lunch Lecture: After Beethoven

Princess Wine Bar Patio 218 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO

Beethoven left a towering shadow in his wake. After his funeral, which was attended by 20,000 Viennese, the question was, “What do we do now?” Artists in all genres struggled, but particularly in music.

Free

Meadow Mountain

Center for the Arts Courtyard 606 6th St., Crested Butte, CO

One of the hottest bluegrass bands in the country is visiting CB this summer! Winners of multiple awards and competitions, Meadow Mountain has a soulful connection to traditional bluegrass.

$40.00

Music + Mountains: Alex Kommodore (outside)

Mt. Crested Butte Wedding Garden 911 Gothic Rd, Crested Butte, CO

A masterful performance executed with style and grace. — The Village Voice, New York City. Alex Kommodore is a globetrotting classical musician, but you can see him in Crested Butte in front of a stunning backdrop of Colorado's best mountain views.

$25.00

Home Soiree: Beethoven & Beer with Ivalas Quartet

Private Home in Crested Butte Crested Butte, CO

The Ivalas Quartet is one of the most exciting young string quartets touring today. In this program, they present Beethoven’s most exciting and passionate string quartet alongside a wonderful quartet by black American composer, George Walker.

$200.00

Beethoven in Color

Center for the Arts Courtyard 606 6th St., Crested Butte, CO

Continuing their mission of representing musicians of all colors, the Ivalas Quartet blisteringly performs Beethoven’s greatest middle-period quartet (which includes perhaps Beethoven’s most beautiful slow movement) alongside works by two composers of color.

$40.00

Music + Mountains: Beethoven Serenade

Mt. Crested Butte Wedding Garden 911 Gothic Rd, Crested Butte, CO

Beethoven's Serenade, op. 25 CBMF's Co-Artistic Directors perform one of Beethoven's most beautiful and overlooked works - his Serenade for Violin, Viola, and Flute. Beethoven's gem is a perfect accompaniment for a beautiful morning in the mountains.

$25.00

Garden Soiree : Beethoven The Sonata with Christopher O’Riley

Private Home in Crested Butte Crested Butte, CO

Here’s your chance to see one of the most personable and engaging performers today, in a beautifully intimate space. Undoubtedly, this will be a highlight of the summer. To have an artist of Mr. O’Riley’s stature in Crested Butte is not an experience to miss!

$200.00

Uncorked & Unplugged: Champagne Brunch Gala

Private Home in Crested Butte Crested Butte, CO

Cancelations may be available, call Erica at 720-413-9979 if you would like to attend. Please, join us for "Uncorked & Unplugged," a champagne brunch gala beneath the Butte on Friday, September 4th, at 11AM. Listen to the magical music of world-famous pianist Christoper O'Riley while enjoying gourmet hor 'd'oeuvres and brunch, alongside a bubbly beverage. […]

$275

Spinphony

Gunnison Arts Center 102 S Main St., Gunnisons, CO

An audience favorite returns! The four women of Spinphony are a string quartet unlike any you've ever seen - electric instruments, DJ, and dancing! You'll have a spring in your step after witnessing Spinphony's hallmark mashups of classical favorites alongside pop and rock classics, all performed in glam costumes. You might even hear some Beethoven!

$40.00

Margarita Mariachi March – Postponed until 2021

Various Locations Crested Butte, CO

Kick off the CBMF’s 2020 season with its now traditional march through the streets of Crested Butte, led by an amazing mariachi band! We’ll make multiple stops for delicious margaritas, provided for free with your ticket. Reserve your space before this popular event sells out!

$40.00

Wildermiss

I Bar Ranch 850 Co Rd 49, Gunnison, CO

Wildermiss’s indie-pop is impossible not to like and not to be missed!

$40.00

Bach, Beethoven, and Beyond

Gunnison Arts Center 102 S Main St., Gunnisons, CO

3...2...1... Join CBMF Co-Artistic Directors as they perform trios, duos, and solo works from the baroque and classical periods.

$40.00

Home Soiree: From Classical to Romantic – Haydn to Schubert

Private Home in Crested Butte Crested Butte, CO

Join CBMF Co-Artistic Directors as they perform three string trios that illustrate the evolution from the clear forms and charming melodies of the Classical period to the Dynoesian emotionality of Romanticism. Learn about how to listen for the stylistic traits that help to define each period.

$200.00

Fingernoise Chamber Orchestra

Center for the Arts 606 6th St., Crested Butte, CO

Fingernoise returns to perform these gems of the Baroque period. In many ways, the Baroque period is the rock and roll epoch of classical music, and here, the violin soloist is the guitar-shredding rock star.

$40.00

Season Preview Listening Party

Princess Wine Bar Patio 218 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO

Experience a preview of CBMF's 25th Anniversary Season. Our season preview is becoming an annual favorite. Dr. Erik Peterson will walk you through what to look forward to later in […]

Free

Chopin and Impromptu

Western Colorado University 1 Western Way, Gunnison, Colorado

Many patrons have asked for Anna's repertoire performed on July 23rd. Here it is listed below. All-Chopin Concert Mazurkas Op. 6 Polonez Op. 26, No. 1 Mazurkas Op. 17 Grande […]

$25

Sally Miner Lecture Series – Dancing Bach

Mt. Crested Butte Wedding Garden 911 Gothic Rd, Crested Butte, CO

Some of Bach’s most inspired music was written as dance music. What are the dances of Bach’s time, and how does Bach’s music move beyond dance? Enjoy hearing gorgeous and […]

Free

Violin and Piano in the Garden

Mt. Crested Butte Wedding Garden 911 Gothic Rd, Crested Butte, CO

Two virtuoso performers present a program that matches the beauty of the venue! The dynamic duo offers charming short pieces by Mozart, Debussy, Gershwin, Kreisler, and Piazolla. Performers: Anna Arzumanyan, […]

$25

Bluegrass Progressive Rafting Trip

Various Locations Crested Butte, CO

This concert experience is one you’ll always remember! Float down the scenically unmatched Gunnison River culminating in a musical performance at the final destination. Spots are limited, so reserve your […]

$125

Yonder Mountain

I Bar Ranch 850 Co Rd 49, Gunnison, CO

For the past 20 years, Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the […]

$45

Bluegrass Camp Performance

Crested Butte Community School 818 Red Lady Avenue, Crested Butte, CO

Celebrate the accomplishments of the CBMF Bluegrass Camp participants! This annual, uplifting performance is always a summer highlight. After a week of immersion, these students will be eager to demonstrate […]

Free

The Another Brothers

Mt. Crested Butte Wedding Garden 911 Gothic Rd, Crested Butte, CO

The Another Brothers (Jack Dwyer -guitar & mandolin - and Nathan Royal - guitar) perform original and classic Americana in the tradition of ‘brother harmony’ duets like the Delmore Brothers, […]

$40

Sally Miner Lecture Series – Introduction to Music

Princess Wine Bar Patio 218 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO

Why are we drawn to music and why is music universally important to cultures? And, how do we categorize Western music? Learn about the function of music within cultures and […]

Free

Django Jeeping

Hop in your Jeep for a group off-roading adventure - and a concert! Undoubtedly the most adventurous concert of the summer, you’ll hear world class music in an unimaginably beautiful […]

$125

Gypsy Jazz South Valley

Western Colorado University 1 Western Way, Gunnison, Colorado

CBMF’s Gpysy Jazz All-Stars take their music on the road...to Gunnison! Gypsy Jazz is a CBMF perennial favorite. Join us outdoors in the southern end of the Gunnison Valley for a high energy evening of exciting music. Click here to purchase tickets! Where on the Western campus is Quigley Hall? Quigley Hall is located in […]

$25

Gypsy Jazz North Valley

Center for the Arts 606 6th St., Crested Butte, CO

Gypsy Jazz is a CBMF perennial favorite. Join us in the new Crested Butte Center for the Arts Theater for a high energy evening of exciting music. CBMF’s Gypsy Jazz […]

$40

Annual Gala featuring Don Byron

Center for the Arts 606 6th St., Crested Butte, CO

Grammy nominated and 2-time Downbeat Jazz Musician of the Year, Don Byron, will perform at the Crested Butte Music Festival's Annual Gala on August 28th at the Crested Butte Center […]

Sally Miner Lecture Series – Listening to Music

Crested Butte Library 507 Maroon Ave, Crested Butte, CO

Music is esoteric and intangible - you can’t touch it, taste it, or see it. How do you approach listening to music, and how do you increase your musical horizons? […]

Free

Watermusik … on a boat

Various Locations Crested Butte, CO

You’ll never have an opportunity like this one – to hear a string chamber music ensemble perform music about water on the water. We’ll depart the Lake Fork Marina and […]

$125

Fingernoise Chamber Orchestra

Western Colorado University 1 Western Way, Gunnison, Colorado

CBMF’s resident chamber orchestra is performing some of the most beloved works for chamber orchestra! This is the concert for those who love string instruments! Revel in the lushness of Tchaikovsky, the elegance of Mozart, or other surprises that Fingernoise might have in store!Tchaikovsky - String Serenade Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Mozart video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1FSN8_pp_o […]

$25

Big Easy at Big Mine

Big Mine Ice Arena Crested Butte, CO

Straight from New Orleans comes this amazing jazz band! Hearing this music will transport you to carefree times. The Secret Six are a New Orleans traditional jazz band evoking the rich style of collective improvisation and ensemble playing. Specializing in stomps, blueses, rags and no frills hot jazz. “The musicianship here is absolutely stellar.” - […]

$30

Backyard Labor Day Home Soiree

Private Home in Crested Butte Crested Butte, CO

Nothing is more American than jazz, and nothing is more jazz than New Orleans - the birthplace of jazz. Make this Labor Day a memorable one when you celebrate with […]

$150

Bach to Jeeping

Various Locations Crested Butte, CO

Jump in your offroad rig and head out with your CBMF friends on one of Crested Butte’s wondrous trails. Along the way, we’ll stop for a performance by cellist extraordinaire, […]

$125

DeVotchKa

I Bar Ranch 850 Co Rd 49, Gunnison, CO

Mark your calendars! The world-renowned band, DeVotchKa, returns to the Crested Butte Music Festival! Their previous, sold out performance at the Festival was a highlight of the summer. Nominated for […]

$45

Alexander String Quartet

Western Colorado University 1 Western Way, Gunnison, Colorado

The venerable Alexander String Quartet is one of the most admired and acclaimed chamber music ensembles in the world. Over its rich 39-year history, the quartet has won numerous awards […]

$25

Alexander String Quartet Home Soiree

Private Home in Crested Butte Crested Butte, CO

The venerable Alexander String Quartet is one of the most admired and acclaimed chamber music ensembles in the world. Over its rich 39-year history, the quartet has won numerous awards […]

$200

Mariachi Block Party

Gunnison Arts Center 102 S Main St., Gunnisons, CO

The CBMF is excited to partner with the Gunnison Arts Center to host this Mariachi Block Party! You are invited to sip margaritas and enjoy the music! Celebrate the amazing […]

$25

Sally Miner Lecture Series – An Introduction to Rhythm

Crested Butte Library 507 Maroon Ave, Crested Butte, CO

Three main elements - melody, harmony, and rhythm - are responsible for what we think of as music. In this presentation, you’ll learn about rhythm - how to spell it, […]

Free

Jazz Through the Seasons

I Bar Ranch 850 Co Rd 49, Gunnison, CO

With a special thank you to our Underwriter, the I Bar Ranch. CBMF’s  Music + Movie Series pairs a live performance with a film related to the music being performed. […]

$25