Music In The Mountains

Music Events in Colorado Mountain Towns

We have amazing outdoor fun in Colorado’s mountain towns including the launch of great Colorado Music Festivals and Events that you will want to Save the Date and plan for. We have a round-up on some of the best around.

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WinterWonderGrass

WinterWonderGrass revealed its 2023 artist lineup. The festival returns to delight the event’s fans with 10 years of WinterWonderGrass Colorado, and all that has led up to this moment. Head to Steamboat March 3-5, 2023 for the reunion of a lifetime. VIP sold out, GA tickets are still available. www.winterwondergrass.com/steamboat-2023-lineup/


FESTIVAL TIP:

Heading to see your favorite band with the Kids? Don’t Forget:

Kids are a big part of the
Festival Scene these days. If
you are preparing to bring your kiddos, then be sure to purchase protective Ear Muffs or Ear Plugs to help protect them. Check online to find the best pair for your child. You might like having some too!


iBar Ranch – Gunnison

The I Bar is an authentic western heritage event center that seats up to 515.  It is situated on a 10 acre converted hay meadow, 250 ft off of the Tomichi Creek at the base of ‘W’ Mountain in beautiful Gunnison, CO.  The Colorado DOW operates the buffer of land between our venue and Tomichi Creek and offers access to amazing fly fishing and equestrian/hiking opportunities.

The I Bar is situated 1.5 miles southeast of downtown Gunnison behind Jorgenson Park and the Pioneer Museum.  Its unique setting is what makes it very special; just on the edge of town, but deep into the quiet spaces of agriculture and recreation.

The venue is a converted hay barn with stage, lighting & sound.  While the sides are open to provide fresh air and scenery, there are curtains that can be closed for inclement weather.  The venue is in operation from May-October for community-orientated events and music you won’t want to miss. www.ibarranch.com/music


The Lariat

Several years ago Court Johnson stumbled onto a 135-year-old historic building in Buena Vista that had housed a neighborhood bar for over 100 years called The Lariat Bar and Grill in Buena Vista (The building has been a brothel, bar, post office, confectionery, and general store). Enchanted by its turn-of-the-century railway-town soul he saw the potential and decided to buy the place. 

A large renovation revealed the structure’s beautiful red brick walls and vintage oak floors. A “steampunk” touch was added to the original back bar that had been brought down on a train from Leadville 100 years ago, Then they installed the piece de resistance – a large elevated stage with an over the top sound system and plentiful dance floor space to enjoy it all below.

 Some of Colorado’s most beloved bands have graced this new stage, including Trout Steak Revival, Rapidgrass, Dragondeer, Grant Farm, Otis Taylor, and area favorite Bonfire Dub. Their national acts are also on the rise with John Popper (of Blues Traveler), John Primer (band leader for Muddy Waters), Goose, and Futurebirds wowing the Lariat’s crowd.

Then… Covid reared its ugly head and the music stopped playing. The dust settled and time stood still in the space that housed this remarkable speakeasy and roadhouse. Good things are hard to kill though and The Lariat just announced their Grand Re-Opening May 13, 2022, with Grant Farm to bring the establishment back to life. Leadville Cherokee is scheduled for the next day and they anticipate the music lineup to stack back up. The same great feel and vibe, new menu, and a Meyer house sound system will greet everyone from this point forward.

The Lariat has also crafted a new menu to keep you energized for dancing throughout the night or to enjoy a nice lunch. An array of selections ranging from small plates to salads, grilled dinner entrees, and sandwiches will be ready to order. You can once again belly up to their expansive bar with fabulous bartenders ready to stir up a libation to your liking.

Buena Vista had fast become a music sensation and the Lariat is back once again bringing live music to their fans. Check their schedule, get back out, and go enjoy a night of entertainment and fine food right there in downtown BV.

206 E Main Street

Buena Vista, Colorado

www.thelariatbv.com


Belly Up, Aspen

Belly Up Aspen is a concert hall and live music venue featuring world class musical acts spanning across nearly every genre. This revered music venue features over 300 concerts a year and spotlighting the best musical talents of all genres. The owners strive to create a live music experience that you will not forget. Most concerts are all ages, but a legal ID is required for the bar and select events. The Belly Up, Aspen also has sports games from the NFL, NBA to MLB where you can watch your favorite team on their huge big screen TV with some tasty bar food from the inhouse kitchen. You can purchase tickets for future shows online on our site or at the box office which is open seven days a week!  www.bellyup.com

450 S Galena Street

Aspen, CO

www.bellyupaspen.com


Frisco Concert in the Park Series

We love the awesome little town of Frisco, Colorado. Great restaurants, an amazing marina, trails to hike and bike all contribute to what makes this town so wonderful!  Special Events and Music are another amazing reason why we adore Frisco. The Frisco Concert in the Park Series has some bands that will have you grabbing your outdoor blanket and lawn chairs for an evening out. Enjoy a fun, free concert in Frisco’s Historic Park on Thursdays in summer.

2023 Concerts in the Park Lineup TBA

 For more information: TownOfFriscoEvents.com


Silverthorne First Fridays Music and More

The Town of Silverthorne is making the first Friday of every month a reason for residents and visitors alike to get together and celebrate what’s special about this vibrant community. From arts and food to music and fun, First Fridays showcase the community’s talented makers, artisans and performers, and include hosted evenings with artists, chefs, brewers, musicians and more in various locales that welcome the whole community to participate.

www.silverthorne.org


Breckenridge Riverwalk Center

A stately, 750-seat performance venue makes its mark on the banks of the Blue River in downtown Breckenridge. This venue, the Riverwalk Center, hosts everything from rock and bluegrass bands to summer repertoires of the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra and National Repertory Orchestra. In addition to visiting bands and musicians, events, films and other multimedia performances fill their monthly calendar. The flexible venue is heated for indoor winter events and concerts, and its glass doors open onto an expansive green lawn for summer and fall events. The original Riverwalk Center was a seasonal amphitheater covered by a fabric tent, constructed as part of the Town’s Blue River Reclamation Project in 1992. In 2006, with more than $1 million in support from individuals, companies, and foundations, the Town replaced the tent with today’s permanent structure. Facility and equipment upgrades, completed from 2014-2016, updated the venue while enhancing film and multimedia offerings.

A full Live@Riverwalk Center calendar of events can be viewed here: www.breckcreate.org/riverwalk


FESTIVAL TIP:

We say bring it all because Colorado mountain town weather will make the unprepared sad!

  • CHECK FESTIVAL RULES
  • Valid photo ID
  • Sunscreen/ hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Lip Protection
  • Ear Protection
  • Lawn chairs –check Festival rules
  • Tarps/blankets
  • Sunshade tents –check Festival rules
  • Coolers with non-breakable water/soda containers to stay hydrated!
  • Camera –check Festival rules
  • Warm clothes
  • Light Clothing
  • Gloves
  • Rain Coat or Poncho
  • Waterproof Boots
  • Sandals
  • Small Back Pack or Hip Belt
  • Your Festivals #hashtag

Strings Music Festival – Steamboat Springs

Strings Music Festival’s 35th anniversary has organized more than 60 concerts and special events spanning classical to rock, jazz, country, and more. The winter music scene in Steamboat will be jam-packed.

For Upcoming Events Head to: www.stringsmusicfestival.com/ongoing


Music on the Green in Mountain Village

The Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association and Beyond the Groove Productions are pleased to announce their annual Music on the Green concert series in Mountain Village, Colorado. Music on the Green, a free summer concert series taking place most Fridays, starts June 7 through September 6 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Mountain Village Reflection Plaza, adjacent to the Madeline Hotel & Residences.

“Music on the Green is a great way to start your summer weekends,” said Anton Benitez, president of TMVOA. “Meet with friends, grab a drink, a bite to eat, and enjoy live music in Reflection Plaza.”


Dillon Amphitheater

LIVE MUSIC AT THE DILLON AMPHITHEATER EACH SUMMER!

This summer proved to be a magical summer of events in Dillon with one of the most spectacular views and sound systems around. The Dillon 2023 Summer Music lineup will begin announcements as we head into the new year. Head to their website for complete details.

Check their website for further details and recent announcements:

https://dillonamphitheater.com/

www.townofdillon.com


RiverWonderGrass

For further information on RiverWonderGrass head to their website at www.riverwondergrass.com

  


Telluride Jazz Festival

The 2023 lineup announcements and tickets are available at www.telluridejazz.org


ASPEN SNOWMASS BUD LIGHT HIFI CONCERT SERIES

FOR COMPLETE DETAILS: www.aspensnowmass.com/visit/events/bud-light-hifi-concert-series

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