Now in its 24th year, the Crested Butte Music Festival presents outstanding performances in diverse musical genres and accompanying hands-on educational programs each summer. Over 150 artists visit Crested Butte from around the world to perform and coach patrons and education participants. These professional musicians, conductors, singers, choreographers and stage directors include artists and educators from New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the London Symphony Orchestra, The Juilliard School, as well as celebrated soloists, popular ensembles, and Grammy-nominated and award-winning performers in jazz, bluegrass, and folk.

The passionate generosity of supporters of the arts sustains CBMF’s mission year after year in a variety of ways: through contributions to the annual fund; gifts in memory or honor of loved ones, past teachers or arts supporters; business sponsorships; artist support, in-kind donations of goods or services; monthly and legacy gifts.

Every contribution supports the outstanding artists whose lifelong dedication brings music to life, and exposes residents and visitors of the rural Gunnison Valley to musical experiences and opportunities that are otherwise only available in major metropolitan areas.

The Crested Butte Music Festival is deeply grateful for support that ensures the future of music at every age.



CBMF is an Enterprise Zone Contribution Project.

The Colorado State Economic Development Commission has designated the Crested Butte Music Festival as an Enterprise Zone Contribution Project. This means that in addition to Federal deductions, individuals who pay Colorado state income tax are eligible for an Enterprise Zone tax credit on their state tax return for cash or in-kind donations.

Cash donations of $50 or more earn a 25% tax credit on their Colorado state tax return. In-kind donations valued at $100 or more earn a 12.5% tax credit. The taxpayer may take state tax credits of up to $100,000 per tax year. Any excess credit is valid for up to 5 years.

Please consult a licensed tax advisor for details regarding your taxes.

The Crested Butte Music Festival is a Colorado non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Our tax identification number is 84-1374824.

For more information, please contact Erica Vernon.


We are pleased to share our Gratitude Report below as we remember 2020.

Gratitude Report