Colorado Gypsy Jazz Camp

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 existing ensemble or join as an individual guitar, fiddle or bass player and our gurus will place you within an ensemble. The camp will include warm-ups, plenty of jam time, […]

$799.00

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 setting. CBMF’s Gypsy Jazz All-Stars are succumbing to the call of the mountains, and you can join them! Hop in your offroad rig and head […]

$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 All-Stars are back at the Center for the Arts, performing in the beautiful main theater. The All-Stars come together for one final celebration of all […]

$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 for the Arts.Enter the Crested Butte Music Festival’s Secret Garden to celebrate 25 years of elevated music in our picturesque valley. Share cocktails and passed […]

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 head out for a concert like no other. A short pontoon boat cruise will take us to the perfect cove to hear world class music […]

$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 your friends, family, and the CBMF! Clarinetist extraordinaire Jory Woodis and friends make up the Secret Six. They will set the scene for this great […]

$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, Dr. Charles Lee, who will perform a solo cello recital including works by J.S. Bach. And, to accompany the inspiring venue and music, food will […]

$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 an Academy Award, DeVotchKa is one of the most creative bands performing today. The band’s broad influences range from indie rock to gypsy punk, burlesque, […]

$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 and garnered critical acclaim in the most important publications. Program: Mozart - String Quintet,  K 174 Beethoven - String Quartet Op. 130 Performers: Zakarias Grafilo, […]

$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 and garnered critical acclaim in the most important publications. This Home Soiree is an incredible opportunity to experience amongst friends an intimate concert by one […]

$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 art form that is Mariachi! CBMF’s mariachi celebrations are legendary. To learn more, watch videos, and listen to recordings of Lorenzo Trujillo and the Southwest […]

$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. By juxtaposing performance and film, you’ll gain greater insight and context into both the music, composer, performing artist, and filmmaker. And, it’s tremendous fun! In […]

$25