Alpenglow is back and better than ever in 2024. Join the Center for Arts in Crested Butte for the 32nd summer of our free, community concert series.

Rain or shine, music starts in Town Park 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.

Please no dogs, no outside alcohol, and no glass. Please do not dump ice onto Town Park. PLEASE 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.

Monday, June 17th @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Dogs in a Pile

The sandy shores of Asbury Park, New Jersey are hallowed ground in the northeast; the rolling waves have ushered generations of venerated musicians to worldwide acclaim. Dogs in a Pile, an eclectic quintet, has emerged as the heir apparent to the town’s rich musical legacy. Merging funk, jazz, and rock and roll with psychedelia, the quintet presents a completely original vibe built on kaleidoscopic soundscapes eerily reminiscent of the days of yesteryear.

The Dogs employ a unified approach to performance and songwriting, crafting aural mosaics through adept instrumentation and humble precocity. As avid storytellers, they draw inspiration from personal experiences, balancing life’s foibles with ever-present youthful sanguinity.

Monday, June 24th @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Honey Hounds

Since their debut album “No Sleep” in 2016, the deep pocket power trio has evolved into the funky quartet they are known as today. The Hounds are known for their heavy hitting yet soulful rendition of the blues, but their funk, rock and pop influences radiate throughout their catalog.

A Honey Hounds live show is nothing less than controlled chaos; ranging from soulful ballads to dark disco dance parties, fuzzy riff rock and head banging synth lines to pop sing-alongs and everything in between. All the while, orchestrating a vibe that is uniquely their own.

Monday, July 1st @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Heart by Heart

The original rhythm section for Heart – one of classic rock’s most successful and revered bands – is still locked in and delivering those iconic songs as faithfully as possible, says bassist and co-founding member Steve Fossen (a member of Heart from 1969 to 1982), of his band Heart By Heart. Along with former Heart drummer Michael Derosier (1975-1982), vocalist Somar Macek, Lizzy Daymont on guitar, keyboards and vocals, and guitarist Chad Quist, Fossen says Heart By Heart is committed to playing the music with as much reverence and respect as possible.

Heart By Heart presents a powerful, dynamic show that includes all the favorite Heart hits such as Barracuda, Straight On, Crazy On You and Magic Man, as well as deep album cuts that Heart fans will love. “We take the music very seriously,” said Fossen. “Ann and Nancy Wilson are rock’s premiere sisters, and with Heart By Heart, we respect and honor that music we made together.”

Monday, July 8th @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Easy Jim

“Settle back easy, Jim…” The words of Robert Hunter in the song “Althea” seemed to fit the mold of the band when it began in the fall of 2018 . The laid back group of musicians from Gunnison and Crested Butte, Colorado found a common love for the music with one another and a desire to learn and perform the material.

The six piece ensemble features the same instrumentation as the Grateful Dead including two drummers and four part vocal harmonies. Easy Jim is known for their exciting original improvisations, high energy performances, and attention to detail. No two shows are ever the same and it’s always Easy Jim’s mission to provide a visceral concert experience that pays tribute to one of the most infamous rock ‘n’ roll bands, The Grateful Dead.

Monday, July 15th @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Jacob Larson Band

The Jacob Larson Band is a 10 piece funk and soul ensemble combining powerhouse vocals, classic instrumentation and an old-school approach to music. Digging inspiration from the roots of soul religion, the band shares their own take on notable influences such as Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder, and Earth, Wind, and Fire.

Jacob, an experienced entertainer with a strong and soulful voice, leads the band with true dynamic flair and presence, delivering the goods with a performance that moves and excites concert-goers of all ages.

Monday, July 22nd @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Floodgate Operators

2nd place finishers at the 50th Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest, Floodgate Operators are a 5-piece bluegrass band from Crested Butte, CO. Floodgate Operators combine fast, flat-picking traditionals with energetic, heartfelt originals to create a jamgrass experience that has earned them praise throughout the Rocky Mountain West.

Monday, July 29th @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Denver band Dragondeer has conjured the rhythm spirits to concoct a blend of Psychedelic Blues, Retro Funk, Soul and Rock-n-Roll into a genre blur that’s aim is to speak to souls and keep the body moving. Four good friends that brew a musical alchemy that is song centric with a proclivity to stretch things out and see where the evening leads. Heard across radio waves, through the trees at festivals like Electric Forrest, Firefly, Telluride Blues, and on stage at Red Rocks, this band keeps growing and morphing and wants you in on the ride.

Dragondeer has shared the stage with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Futurebirds, Neal Francis, Young Gun Silver Fox, Marcus King, The Revivalists, The Steve Miller Band, Shakey Graves, Dumpstaphunk, Drive By Truckers, and Jerry Joseph +

Monday, August 5th @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sir Woman

Sir Woman, Austin Music Award’s Best New Act of 2020, was primed to hit the road promoting its much-anticipated debut album Party City, when the world changed. With fewer reasons to celebrate, soul-singer Kelsey Wilson (Wild Child, Glorietta) ditched the party vibe she planned for her maiden, solo debut in favor of a more aptly titled record for troubled times.

Bitch, a genre-bending, Motown-influenced five-song EP, is set for an October 16 release under Wilson’s acid-trip inspired stage name on Austin’s Nine Mile Records.

Monday, August 12th @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Karina Rykman

Karina Rykman plays bass, sings, jumps around, and laughs a lot.

In doing so, she has garnered rare attention and avid listenership. Straddling the worlds of jam rock and indie pop drenched in psychedelia, Karina’s effervescent presence comes to life in musical form.

And that’s it for Alpenglow this year, see you next year folks.

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