Now in its 26th 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.

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.

Our Mission

To present an annual performing arts festival by outstanding artists. Our diverse offerings inspire and educate audiences, and develop performers of tomorrow.

Thank you to our supporters

Crested Butte Music Festival is deeply grateful to the following businesses, foundations, and donors who partner with us in changing lives through music. We had an incredible 26th season thanks to you!

The CBMF is a Colorado non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, our tax identification number is 84-1374824.

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