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.


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!

Music Events in Colorado Mountain Towns

Rocky Mountain Events

All of Rocky Mountain Events are located steps from the base of Peak 9 in beautiful Breckenridge, Main Street Station. Breckenridge Agave Festival will jam with Agave, food, and live music. Breckenridge Food & Wine brings food wine and musical performances each day. Breckenridge Hogfest is the festival of bacon, bourbon, and music all day. Beer, Food, and Bluegrass mark an incredible weekend under the fall leaves.

Breckenridge Festivals are produced in the Main Street Station Plaza and the Village At Breckenridge, located at South Park Ave & Main Street, Breckenridge CO.

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.

The Lariat – Buena Vista

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

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.

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:


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

  • 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
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Dillon Amphitheater


Dillon Amphitheater Concert Schedule 

All times are show start times; doors open typically one hour prior to start time.

Dillon is the place to be every Monday night this summer! We are excited to announce our new concert series Mountain Music Mondays. Enjoy free music on the shores of the Dillon Reservoir Monday nights all summer long. All concerts with an asterisk are part of our Mountain Music Monday series. 

Check their website for further details and recent announcements:

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:

2023 Sunset Music Series in Mountain Village

The 2023 Sunset Music Series will feature eight spectacular shows held in Sunset Plaza, which is located steps away from the gondola to and from Telluride. The concerts are free and pet-friendly and start at 6:00 p.m. The family-friendly concerts are held on the lawn near Lift 1 and offer excellent sun exposure and fantastic sunset views.

Anton Benitez, TMVOA President & CEO, said, “TMVOA is proud to once again bring another summer season of music to Mountain Village. We look forward to having our members, guests, and visitors come together for this weekly community event that is one of the great summer traditions in the region.”

The 2023 Sunset Music Series lineup is as follows:

●      June 21 – Smokey Brights (Seattle Rock and Roll)

●      June 28 – Cha Wa (Mardi Gras Indian Funk Band from New Orleans)

●      July 12 –  James Hunter (Rhythm & Blues)

●      July 19 –  Local Festival Feature with Telluride Chamber Music and Boyd Meets Girl (Classical)  

●      July 26 –  Regional Music Feature with Easy Jim (Grateful Dead Tribute Band) 

●      August 2 – Lindsay Lou (Bluegrass)

●      August 9 – The Wilder Blue and Special Guests Tylor and the Train Robbers (Country)

●      August 16– The Sensational Barnes Brothers (Gospel Soul)

Click here for further information:

Music on the Green

2023 Music on the Green concert series in Mountain Village, Colorado. This free summer concert series takes place on Fridays beginning June 2 through September 8 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Mountain Village’s Reflection Plaza, adjacent to the Madeline Hotel & Residences.

The 2023 Music on the Green line-up features:

2-Jun     Jeff Plankenhorn

9-Jun     Alice Howe w/ Freebo

16-Jun   Sammy Brue

23-Jun   Brendan James

30-Jun   LVDY 

7-Jul     Ali McGuirk

14-Jul     Emily Scott Robinson

21-Jul   Daniel Rodriguez

28-Jul     R.O. Shapiro

4-Aug     South Austin Moonlighters 

11-Aug   Seth Walker

18-Aug   Cousin Curtiss

25-Aug      Ethan J. Perry  

1-Sep     The Sweet Lillies 

8-Sep     JD Clayton

The Music on the Green concert series is provided free of charge by presenting sponsor TMVOA, Madeline Hotel, and Residences, Telluride Ski & Golf, the Town of Mountain Village. For more information head to their Facebook Page:

Telluride Jazz Festival

The 2023 lineup announcements and tickets are available at

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!

450 S Galena Street

Aspen, CO



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 P


WinterWonderGrass revealed its 2024 artist lineup with the festival returning for its 11th Year to delight of the event’s fans, in Steamboat Springs March 2024. The music keeps playing in Tahoe and then warms up in Baja!

Read Our Music in the Mountains Article from 2023, click the image above.