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Friday, June 24, 2011

Crested Butte Music Festival 

The 2011 Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) will feature more than 100 performers in concert halls, barns, churches and stunning mountain homes and outdoor stages from July 3 to August 14, making it one of the most exciting festivals of its kind.  
Over six weeks, there is something for everyone in Gunnison-Crested Butte, from opera and symphony to bluegrass and gypsy jazz.  
Boston Brass will kick off the festival with concerts on July 3 and 4, including a free outdoor patriotic concert at the Town Park to celebrate Independence Day.
CBMF will present the second annual Bluegrass In Paradise festival on July 5 – 10, with 12 bands performing on July 9 – 10 and an expanded Bluegrass Kids Camp for ages 7 to 17 on July 5 – 8. All activities will be held at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Mt. Crested Butte.
And those of you who love the authenticity of The West should plan on attending the 111th annual Cattlemen’s Days at the Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center and various venues around Gunnison from July 8 to 17.  The event features a county fair, parade, live music and dancing, a horse show, cowboy poetry, horse races, and of course rodeo events sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).  Activities are spread throughout the 10 days of the Cattlemen’s Days festivities, with rodeos scheduled for the evenings of July 14 - 16.  
For more information about top events in Colorado take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Colorado
To find out about other events and personalized vacation packages in Gunnison County, call the Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association’s toll-free line, (800) 814-8893, or visit www.GunnisonCrestedButte.com