Margarita Mariachi March

Various Locations Crested Butte

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! VENUE Crested Butte Music Festival Various locations Crested Butte, CO […]

Bluegrass and Beyond Camp

JULY 27 – 31, 2020 – REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1, 2020. The Bluegrass and Beyond Camp at CBMF is a fun, 5-day music camp* in Crested Butte, Colorado. Bluegrass and […]

$699.00

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

Crested Butte Library 507 Maroon Ave, Crested Butte

Presented by CBMF Co-Artistic Director, Dr. Erik Christian Peterson 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 […]

Music + Mountains: Taarka (outside)

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

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 AgesJTNDc2NyaXB0JTIwdHlwZSUzRCUyMnRleHQlMkZqYXZhc2NyaXB0JTIyJTIwc3JjJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZ3d3cudHVuZXN0dWIuY29tJTJGZW1iZWQlMkZjYXJ0JTJGaW5kZXguY2ZtJTNGc2hvd1RpbWluZ0lEJTNEMzE1MzQ3JTI2Ymdjb2xvciUzRDAwNzljMiUyNmZvbnRjb2xvciUzRGY0ZjRmNCUyNndpZGdldGJnY29sb3IlM0RGNEY0RjQlMjZ0ZXh0Y29sb3Jtb3JlaW5mbyUzRDAwNjY5OSUyNnRleHRjb2xvciUzRDMzMzMzMyUyNnJvd2JvcmRlcmNvbG9yJTNERTlFOUU5JTI2YnJhbmQlM0RzZWxmJTI2ZGlzcGxheVRpdGxlJTNEeWVzJTI2aGlkZURlc2MlM0R5ZXMlMjZhZmZpbGlhdGUlM0QwJTI2cHJvY2VlZEJ1dHRvblRleHQlM0RQcm9jZWVkJTIwdG8lMjBDaGVja291dCUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRnNjcmlwdCUzRQ==

Taarka

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

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.” Adventurers through the many landscapes of music and true world travelers, veterans of 1000-year floods and veggie oil tour buses, David (voice, mandolin, guitar, and octave […]

“Book of Travelers” featuring Gabriel Kahane with FingerNoise strings

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

“A stunning portrait of a singular moment in America.” — Rolling Stone 20 Best Albums of 2018 (Slate) 20 Best Albums of 2018 (Slate) A singer-songwriter, pianist, and composer, Kahane has over the last decade established himself as a distinct and penetrating voice in an array of cultural spaces. Often compared with Sufjan Stevens and […]

Scrumptious Song featuring Michael Kelly & Kathleen Kelly

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

Scrumptious Song featuring Michael Kelly (baritone) & Kathleen Kelly (piano) Featured in the Huffington Post for his performance at the CBMF last summer, baritone Michael Kelly is an accomplished artist whose insightful interpretations, silken voice, and expressive use of language have garnered him comparison to such icons of song repertoire as Matthias Goerne and Gérard […]

Colorado Gypsy Jazz Camp

REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1, 2020 An unheralded experience for ensemble training and performances! Learn from gypsy jazz masters in Crested Butte, Colorado. Attend the Colorado Gypsy Jazz Camp with your […]

$899.00

Lunch Lecture: Beethoven – Spooky, Sublime, Significant

Crested Butte Library 507 Maroon Ave, Crested Butte

Lunch Lecture: Beethoven - Spooky, Sublime, Significant Presented by CBMF Co-Artistic Director, Dr. Erik Christian Peterson 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 […]

Music + Mountains: Gypsy Jazz All-Stars (outside)

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

Some of the world's best performers converge to perform in the most picturesque setting in the history of Hot Club Jazz! Dance, picnic, and move the All-Stars’ energetic and face-melting approach to this fun music. You'll only see this in Crested Butte! Gonzalo Bergara - Guitar Jason Anick - Violin Max O'Rourke - Guitar Vinny […]

Home Soiree: Gypsy Jazz Meets South America

Private Home in Crested Butte Crested Butte

Jason Anick is a rising star in the world of jazz violin and mandolin. -Downbeat Magazine 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, and an undeniable rhythmic pulse, this journey through the music of […]

The Gonzalo Bergara Quartet

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

JAZZ TIMES "A Blazing Quartet..." VINTAGE GUITAR "A New Kind Of Gypsy Jazz..." Gonzalo Bergara has emerged a virtuoso composer and lead guitarist, mixing a cascade of arpeggios with the sounds of Paris and his native Argentina, to forge his own style of progressive Gypsy Jazz. Still only in his 30s, Gonzalo has toured worldwide […]

A Tribute to Django Reinhardt

Gunnison Arts Center 102 S Main St., Gunnisons

Enjoy a world-class collection of musicians in concert together as they perform the music of Django Reihardt with astounding technical dexterity and musical aptitude.

Gonzalo Bergara - Guitar Jason Anick - Violin Max O'Rourke - Guitar Vinny Raniolo - Guitar Greg Loughman - Bass

Brass & Brews

Various Locations Crested Butte

March through Crested Butte with a marching band. Drink beer. Repeat.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

Lunch Lecture: After Beethoven

Crested Butte Library 507 Maroon Ave, Crested Butte

Lunch Lecture: After Beethoven Presented by CBMF Co-Artistic Director, Dr. Erik Christian Peterson 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. Universally, Beethoven’s genius was declared. But, it left […]

Music + Mountains: Alex Kommodore (outside)

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

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. Relax and be moved by the romantic classical guitar while soaking up mountain air […]

Home Soiree: Beethoven & Beer with Ariel Quartet

Private Home in Crested Butte Crested Butte

“…A BLAZING, LARGER-THAN-LIFE PERFORMANCE…” – The Washington Post The best composer and the liquid refreshment of choice from his homeland! The electric Ariel Quartet will be performing an all-Beethoven program, to be accompanied by specially paired beers graciously provided by Crested Butte’s own Irwin Brewing Company. Ariel Quartet Website: https://www.arielquartet.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

INCUBATOR concert

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

CBMF’s newest educational program is INCUBATOR, a program that provides support for innovative ideas in performance and education. INCUBATOR’s first program is RISE. Featuring the best and most innovative young vocal artists in the country, RISE prepares early-career vocalists for a successful and sustainable career in the arts. The elite RISE participants have been drawn […]

Ariel Quartet

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

The alert Ariel Quartet has energy to spare, and all the appealing aspects of its artistry converged” -The New York Times “The Ariel String Quartet brings a unique and intensely courageous spirit.” -The Herald-Tribune The Ariel Quartet performs an all-Beethoven string quartet program that features some of the greatest music to have ever been written. […]

2020 Gala

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

Performer: Christoper O'Reily

RISE Camp

Mountaineer Square Conference Center 620 Gothic Rd, Crested

RISE is Crested Butte Music Festival’s program for advanced-degree level and early-stage professional classical vocalists. We offer specialized training, assisting singers in honing their identity and excelling as self-sufficient artists. […]