Summer Events 2022

Looking for ideas of things to do on your Colorado summer vacation to Crested Butte and Gunnison? Check below for a list of events for Summer 2022!!


CB Farmers Market on Elk Avenue

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100 & Zero Blocks of Elk Avenue in downtown Crested Butte

May 29th – October 9th, 2022 – 9 am to 2 pm

Farms & Ranches

Big B’s/Delicious Orchards:  Hotchkiss, CO (certified organic producer of fruits, vegetables, eggs, hard ciders & juices) Borden Farms:  Delta, CO (certified organic producer of fruits, vegetables, hanging flower baskets) J & M Farm:  Crawford, CO (garlic, garlic products and grains) JuNo Farm:  Hotchkiss, CO  (certified natural producer of fruits, vegetables & freeze dried goods) Laz Ewe 2 Bar Goat Dairy:  Del Norte, CO  (beef, pork, lamb, eggs, goat cheese, cow cheese, yak cheese) Twisted Root Organic Farm:  Paonia, CO  (certified organic producer of vegetables, herbs, plants starts and eggs) The Yurtstead:  Montrose, CO (produce, pork and whole chickens) Zephyros Farm & Garden: North Fork Valley (certified organic cut flowers, herb & vegetable starts and produce)

Alpenglow: Free Outdoor Concerts


June 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Alpenglow free concerts series is back for 2022! Starting Monday, June 27th every week for a total of 8 weeks this summer, the outdoor event will be held at the Center for the Arts outdoor stage once again.

June 27 | Moorea Masa + The Mood

July 4    | Trout Steak Revival

July 11  | Con Brio

July 18  | Reckless Kelly

July 25  | Might Mystic 

Aug 1  | We Banjo 3

Aug 8  | Dragondeer

Aug 15  | The Greeting Committee

Know before you ‘glow

There are a few rules and regulations we must follow to continue bringing the concert series to you and we ask that you read this and respect the policies.

The Center for the Arts sells beer, wine, and liquor under a special events license with the Town of Crested Butte. As such, no outdoor alcohol is allowed at the event. Please respect this policy and refrain from bringing your own alcoholic beverages. Support the Center and future Alpenglow concerts by purchasing your libations through the Center’s bar.

As much as we love your furry family members, dogs are not allowed in Town Park. Please leave your pets at home.

Glass is not allowed in Town Park. Please bring your nonalcoholic beverages in cans or plastic containers.

Please respect Town’s regulation to not empty your ice chest on the park lawn. The ice and chilled water can freeze and kill the grass.

For all of Town Park’s policies, click here.

Wednesday, June 29-August 17, 2022
Kick-off the summer grooving to Music on the Mountain. This free outdoor music event is presented by the Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Association and hosted at the Red Lady Stage at the Crested Butte Mountain Resort base area. Serving food, beverages, and fun for all ages. Rain or shine.

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Red Lady Stage – Crested Butte Mountain Resort

6/29 Diggin Dirt Funk/rock/reggae groove music created behind the redwood curtain in Humboldt County, CA.

Diggin Dirt is no ordinary funk and soul band. This seven-piece band is skyrocketing through the west coast music scene. They layer humble influences of psychedelic rock, Motown soul, Afrobeat, and even reggae, atop a sturdy foundation of late 60’s inspired funk music.

Monday, July 4, 2022

Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Red Lady Stage – Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Laser Show and Live DJ

This year we’re celebrating independence with an environmentally conscious and sustainable laser light show and DJ. The DJ will play from 7 pm to 10 pm and the laser show will start at 9 pm. This is an all-ages event and alcohol will be available for those 21+. This show will not be visible from town. Best viewing will be from the Red Lady Stage at the CBMR Base Area.

7/6 The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Red Lady Stage – Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Two-time BMA nominee’s, The Revered Payton’s Big Damn Band is considered one of the greatest front-porch blues bands in the world. Led by Reverend Petone (who most consider the premier finger picker playing today), he has earned a reputation as both a singularly compelling performer and a persuasive evangelist for the rootsy, country blues styles his band is known for today.

7/13 Big Something

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Red Lady Stage – Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Fusing elements of rock, pop, funk, and improvisation, Big Something takes listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles. Huge rhythms paired with soaring guitars, E.W.I (electronic wind instrument), synths, horns, and alluring vocal hooks rise to the top of their infectious collection of songs and bring a unique, grooving sound.

7/20 Emily Wolfe

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Red Lady Stage – Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Emily Wolfe transcends the ranks of ordinary musicians. As a triple threat rock & roll singer-songwriter-guitarist and producer, Wolfe is on a mission to breathe new life into classic rock and roll with her incendiary guitar chops and original songwriting.

7/27 Couch

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Red Lady Stage – Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Equipped with catchy hooks and powerhouse vocals, Couch aims to reshape familiar pop tropes in fresh ways. They infuse pop songs with funk, R&B, jazz, and rock influences. Their vibrant sound is further defined by the members’ personal training in jazz, a cappella, and musical theatre. Couch injects each track with their signature flavor—expressive horns, warm vocals, and bubbling synths—crafting an oasis of joy for musicians and non-musicians alike.

8/3 Black Joe Lewis

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Red Lady Stage – Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears explore the sordid trappings of ego, isolation, consumption, waste, and war. Sonically inspired by the Hill Country blues, cowpunk, and southern soul of Stax, Lewis creates a “real blues” experience.

8/10 Paper Idol 

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Red Lady Stage – Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Paper Idol is the genre-bending pop project of LA-based artist and auteur Matan KG. The music weaves dance music and alternative into something unique with storytelling that blurs the line between reality and fantasy, optimism, and delusion. Paper Idol’s live set combines electronic samplers and real instrumentation making you move.

8/27 Soul Rebels

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Red Lady Stage – Crested Butte Mountain Resort

The Soul Rebels started with an idea – to expand upon the pop music they loved on the radio and the New Orleans brass tradition they grew up on. They took that tradition and blended funk and soul with elements of hip hop, jazz and rock all within a brass band context. The band has built a career around an eclectic live show that harnesses the power of horns and drums in a deep pocket funk party-like atmosphere.

Liver Down the River Live @ Crested Butte Public House

July 2, 2022 | Doors: 8:00PM, Show: 9:00PM

Liver Down the River is Back at Crested Butte Public House Saturday July 2nd 2022!!

Meet the Band

From the high mountain river-valley of Durango, Colorado comes a five piece band of musicians called Liver Down The River. The group has their roots in countless river floats, campfires, late night picking, and Colorado living. Since its creation in 2012, the band has strived to have nothing but a good time. Their unique sound and high energy performances have lead them to share the stage with the likes of The Infamous Stringdusters, Railroad Earth, The New Mastersounds, and Poor Man’s Whiskey, to name a few.

The band got their start in 2012 when Patrick Storen and Emily Winter met and started playing music together. A few common fiddle tunes and Grateful Dead numbers later, the two were ready to perform. With the addition of Jake Hasluck on bass, Dominic Fante on drums and Tom Buswell on guitar, the music comes to life.

The music is a blend of original and improvisational compositions that take the listener on a journey. Each member brings their own inspirations and elements to the sound. From the high peaks of bluegrass, the deepest pockets of the funk, and the outer reaches of space, a unique genre of music is created. Inspiration comes from the band’s collective adventures, love of nature, the following of the soul, and the drive to keep on moving on.


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Elk Avenue will shut down for the annual 4th of July Parade on Monday, July 4th! The parade features floats from local businesses and organizations, fireworks and a water fight.

When: July 4, 2022
Where: Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
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The Thursday Evening Market is back in 2022 with a new location!

A weekday, evening shopping alternative to the Sunday market! Located in Totem Pole Park.

July 7th – August 25th, 2022 – 3 pm to 6 pm


Big B’s/Delicious Orchards:  Hotchkiss, CO (certified organic producer of fruits, vegetables, eggs, hard ciders & juices) Ellen’s Pickled Products:  Crested Butte, CO (pickled foods) JuNo Farm:  Hotchkiss, CO  (certified natural producer of fruits, vegetables & freeze dried goods)

Artists & Service Providers

225 Grand:  Del Norte, CO (copper jewelry) Damselfly Clothing:  Ridgeway, CO (organic cotton clothing) Happy Wraps:  Crested Butte, CO (plant based alternative to plastic wrap) Hanovi:  Crested Butte, CO (ceramics) Kelly Frimel Jewelry:  Crested Butte, CO Lonewolf Collective:  Crested Butte, CO  (mountain inspired jewelry) Niyol:  Crested Butte, CO  (jewelry) Rebecca Bourke Designs:  Basalt, CO (jewelry) Reverist Design:  Gunnison, CO (wood crafts including jewelry, charcuterie boards and wall art) Taylor & Tessier:  Carbondale, CO  (high end jewelry) YoGUY Acupuncture:  Crested Butte, CO (acupuncture)


Crested Bucha: Crested Butte, CO (high mountain kombucha) the Divvy: Crested Butte, CO (grab ‘n’ go salads, sandwiches and sushi) Ramblin’ Roast Coffee:  Gunnison, CO (espresso and coffee drinks) Whimsicles: Gunnison, CO (organic, gourmet popsicles and pizza)

Artisanal Food & Body Care Producers

Bees Company:  Crested Butte, CO (jams and preserves) Buckel Family Wine: Crested Butte & Gunnison, CO (award winning wine produced in the Gunnison Valley) Daisy Pass Pasta:  Gunnison, CO (dried pasta) Elk Mountain Farmacy:  Paonia, CO (fermented foods and herbal tinctures/salves) Ellen’s Pickled Products:  Crested Butte, CO (pickled foods) Gracie’s Farmstead:  Crestone, CO (body care products) Mountain Oven Bakery:  Paonia, CO (organic bread, baked goods and cut flowers) Stone Cottage Cellars:  Paonia, CO (award winning wine made from grapes grown by the winemakers)



Yellow wildflowers in Crested Butte, Colorado

Crested Butte is Colorado’s official wildflower capital. Peak wildflower season is usually late June through July. Flowers such as lupine, columbine and mule’s ear sunflowers bloom in droves. The Wildflower Festival celebrates these flowers and advocates for their preservation. Summer activities and Events this year include a flower pressing class, guided hikes to learn about medicinal wildflowers, painting classes, birding and an iPhone photography workshop.

When: July 8-17, 2022
Where: Crested Butte, Colorado
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Cattlemen's Days is the fourth oldest pro rodeo in the US. It is held in Gunnison, Colorado.

This rodeo celebrates Gunnison’s ranching heritage. Along with events to showcase different ranching skills, the weekend will feature a carnival and 4-H shows. Rodeo events include barrel racing, an open horse show and a red, white and blue rodeo. This event also benefits Tough Enough to Wear Pink, a nonprofit that supports local cancer patients and healthcare facilities.

When: July 14-16, 2022
Where: Fred Field Center and Fairgrounds, Gunnison
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This competitive and well-known arts festival features local artists as well as artists from all over the world. Come and see art in a variety of mediums, hear live music, bid at the Art Auction and watch demonstrations. There is also a Children’s Art Alley where kids can create their own works of art to take home. This year is also the festival’s 50th anniversary!

When: August 5-7, 2022
Where: 818 Red Lady Avenue, Crested Butte
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The mission of this festival is to inspire a love of music and educate about music. The Crested Butte Music Festival offers concerts, music camps, a lecture series and a gala. 2022 camps include gypsy jazz, bluegrass and singer-songwriter. The music camps offer musicians of all ages and skill levels a chance to hone their skills. Concerts for 2022 include Broadway on the Butte, Music Under the Stars and Gypsy Jazz All-Stars.

When: July 8-September 10, 2022
Where: Crested Butte, Colorado
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