Crested Butte preps for Bluegrass Fest hosted by Drew Emmitt, 7/14 & 15; Kid’s Camp, 7/9-7/15
The Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) is pleased to present the third annual Bluegrass In Paradise Festival with 10 bands performing July 14 â€“ 15 and a Kids Camp offered July 9 â€“ 13. The weeklong festival is set in Crested Butte surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
Â â€œI am not only looking forward to this year’s headlinersâ€”David Grisman, Blue Highway, Infamous Stringdusters, Keller Williams and Drew Emmittâ€”but the up-and-coming bands. Â This year’s festival is going to be very exciting and diverse,â€Â says Alexander Scheirle, CBMF director.
Local newgrass great Drew Emmitt will serve as the festivalâ€™s host and lead The Paradise All-Star Band, a compilation of musicians from the various performing bands.Â The concerts will take place outdoors in Mt. Crested Butte starting at 1 p.m. each day and concluding at 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 14
The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience
Sunday, July 15
Blue Canyon Boys
Kenny and Amanda Smith Band
The Infamous Stringdusters
Keller & The Keels
Drew Emmitt and The Paradise All-Star Band
Early season weekend passes will go on sale Jan. 15 for $80 (a 27 percent savings compared to the window price) until April 15. Advanced season tickets will be available from April 16 â€“ June 10 for $90 for the weekend or day tickets for $50.Â At-window weekend passes will be $110 and day tickets $60.
Bluegrass Kids Camp
The Festival will kick-off with a fun and amazing music experience for kids ages 7 â€“ 17. The camp, July 9 â€“ 13, will be taught by talented musicians and run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The focus will be on strings, vocals and movement, and participants will be exposed to a variety of instruments, musical styles and take part in a group performance.
Enrollment will be limited to 60 students. The tuition cost is $220, with a special rate of $145 for 20 students residing in Gunnison County on a first-come, first-served basis.Â Registration will begin on Jan. 31, 2012.
Tickets & Registration
For concert tickets, Kids Camp registration and information, call (970) 349-0619 or visit www.bluegrassinparadise.com.
Crested Butte Music Festival
For 16 years, Crested Butte Music Festival has turned Crested Butte into a destination for music, with melodies resounding from outdoors venues, hotels, stunning private homes, churches and barns. In the summer of 2009, the festival hosted a bluegrass performance by the Infamous Stringdusters. The performance was a sellout success and started the wheels turning for a full-blown bluegrass festival that launched in 2010.
For more information about CBMF, which runs from July 4 â€“ Aug. 12, visit www.crestedbuttemusicfestival.com.Â
— Honest Tune Magazine (@HonestTuneMag) July 4, 2012