performing arts


The Center produces, on average, about 30 concerts and performances annually, including Alpenglow, our free summer concert series. Past performers include Leftover Salmon, Xavier Rudd, The Wood Brothers, Robert Earl Keen, Pat Green, Los Lobos, the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, and so many more.

In addition, our Performing Arts program features a wide range of other art forms, including ballet, classical music, films and cinema, theatre, and so much more!

For more information about our Performing Arts program (including for booking agents), please contact Performing Arts Manager Carrie Wallace at

Interested in supporting Performing Arts at the Center ?

There are two easy ways to help.

  • Become a member. It's a win-win: you get the satisfaction of supporting live music in CB, plus some sweet Center perks that last all year long.
  • Become a sponsor. Enjoy marketing and other valuable benefits for your business — while helping keep concerts affordabe for all.

upcoming concerts


Alpenglow 2022

Join us in Town Park, just south of the Center, for the 30th summer of our free outdoor concert series, Alpenglow!
Rain or shine, music starts at 5:30. Bring a chair, a blanket, and your dancing shoes! Local food vendors and a bar will be available at every concert to create the perfect picnic.

June 27 | Moorea Masa + The Mood

July 4 |  Trout Steak Revival

July 11 |  Con Brio

July 18 | Reckless Kelly

July 25 | Mighty Mystic

August 1 | We Banjo 3

August 8 | Dragondeer

August 15 | The Greeting Committee


Vendors to expect at every Alpenglow: Log Dawg's Weiner Wagon, The Divvy, and Third Bowl Ice Cream.


This year's Alpenglow poster was designed by Luke Schroeder.


Please no dogs, no outside alcohol, and no glass. Please do not dump ice onto Town Park! Take the bus or ride your bike – it’s good for the planet! If you do drive, please park at Crested Butte Community School or at the 4-way Stop.


Get a sneak peak of the fun with this Alpenglow 2021 video from Air Sense Media.


jam class

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May 29th | 1-5 pm | Steddy Theater | register

June 26 | 1-5 pm | Steddy Theater | register

July 31 | 1-5 pm | Steddy Theater | register

August 28 | 1-5 pm | Steddy Theater | register

September 25 | 1-5 pm | Steddy Theater | register


Connect with other enthusiastic jammers for an invigorating musical experience led by Justin Leflar of Sunny Downpour. Develop and practice the skills to enjoy leading and playing along with songs around a campfire or in a band. Come enjoy the valley’s great pickers at the Center for the Arts and hone your jamming skills.


$75. Includes 2 canned beers if 21+.


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