January 18 – 20, 2013, will see the return of the Crested Butte Songwriters Festival. The festival brings to the area some of the best performing songwriters in the world. Last year’s inaugural event raised more than $40,000 for Cattlemen’s Days, Tough Enough to Wear Pink, and the TJ Martell Foundation, and this year’s event will once again raise money and awareness for these worthy organizations.
About the Crested Butte Songwriters Festival
The Crested Butte Songwriters Festival is presented by the Crested Butte Mountain Resort in conjunction with Texas Roadhouse, Coors and BMI. The events take place at various venues in the Crested Butte area and features some of the best performers in the business. Fans and songwriters alike will spend several days mingling in a series of fun, casual and intimate performances while relaxing and enjoying the stunning scenery of Mt. Crested Butte, and Historic Downtown Crested Bute.
The 2013 festival will feature a diverse and eclectic collection of some of the world’s foremost songwriters, including:
- Dean Dillon
- Chris Young
- Marti Frederiksen
- Even Stevens
- Paul Overstreet
- Colin lake
- Wendell Mobley
- Bri Bagwell
- Rodney Clawson
- Nicolle Gaylon
- Tyler Hansen and Stephanie Lane Stevenson
- Bill Dowell
- Chris Coady
- The Heard
Schedule of Events
Friday, January 18th – all shows $5
- 8PM – Maxwell’s – Featuring Chris Coady, Nicolle Gaylon & Colin Lake, and Paul Overstreet & Even Stevens
- 8PM – Talk of the Town – Featuring Tyler Hansen & Stephanie Lane Stephenson and Kylie Sackley & Wendell Mobley
- 10PM – The Eldo – Hosted by Storme Warren and featuring Bill Dowell, Rodney Clawson, Dean Dillon and Chris Young
- 10PM – Lobar – Featuring Marti Frederiksen & Bri Bagwell, Colin Lake and The Heard
Saturday, January 19th – Two in-the-round benefit shows hosted by Storme Warren, each show $50
- 6:30PM – Center for the Arts – Featuring Bri Bagwell, Wendell Mobley, Rodney Clawson, Dean Dillon, Paul Overstreet, Even Stevens and Chris Young
- 9PM – Center for the Arts – Featuring Colin Lake, Marti Frederiksen, Rodney Clawson, Nicolle Galyon, Dean Dillon, Paul Overstreet, Even Stevens and Chris Young
Tickets are available for purchase by calling the following locations:
- Western World in Gunnison – 970-641-6566
- Center for the Arts – 970-349-7847
- The Toggery in Gunnison – 970-641-0844
- The Adventure Center in Mountaineer Square – 970-349-4554
Click here to learn more about special group rates and packages, or call 1-800-229-3344. The online code for groups is “CBSONGWRITERSFEST”.
The proceeds from all shows will benefit Cattlemen’s Days Tough Enough to Wear Pink and the T.J. Martell Foundation. The National Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign brings the western community together to fight breast cancer, and the Cattlemen’s Days TETWP has been recognized at the top fundraising rodeo in the county. The T.J. Martell Foundation supports the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, where hundreds of volunteers have helped to provide over $250 million for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research.
This is another reason that Crested Butte has been called “The last great ski town in Colorado”, and a part of the charm of Crested Butte for visitors, locals and second homeowners. One of many events scheduled this Winter and fun thing when asking: what to do in Crested Butte ?(other than enjoy awesome alpine and Nordic skiing).
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