Margarita Mariachi March

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 [...] Read More

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 Beyond is a music camp for instrumentalists (violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, banjo, vocals, and mandolin) aged 8-99 years old** and for all levels [...] Read More

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

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 [...] Read More

Music + Mountains: Taarka (outside)

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 Read More


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 [...] Read More

“Book of Travelers” featuring Gabriel Kahane with FingerNoise strings

“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 [...] Read More

Scrumptious Song featuring Michael Kelly & Kathleen Kelly

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 [...] Read More

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 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, [...] Read More

Lunch Lecture: Beethoven – Spooky, Sublime, Significant

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 [...] Read More

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

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 [...] Read More