Where extraordinary artistry + natural beauty share the mainstage.
The Festival is recognized for high-quality performances, unique programming, and intimate concert experiences of chamber music, gypsy jazz, bluegrass, and more. CBMF presents approximately 20 concerts during its summer season. The all-star roster of artists performs at various venues from the state-of-the-art Center for the Arts, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Western Colorado University, I-Bar Ranch, private homes, and outdoor venues throughout the Gunnison Valley. These scenic locales include the Taylor and Gunnison River with stops along the way to enjoy musical performances; a sunset pontoon boat concert on the Taylor Park Reservoir; and Jeep to concerts to surprise locations in and around the Gunnison Valley.
In our Explore Series, we invite you to go on an adventure where you will tour the scenic landscape of the Gunnison Valley only to stop and listen to the music of world-class artists drift and dance through the air. This unique series is where “extraordinary artistry + natural beauty share the mainstage.” The possibilities are endless, from jeeping a breathtaking mountain pass to floating the Taylor Park Reservoir overlooking the Collegiate Peaks or viewing our beautiful galaxy, the valley offers so much to explore and discover. So what are you waiting for?! Let’s Explore!