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Bluegrass and Beyond Camp
July 27, 2020 - July 31, 2020$699.00
The Bluegrass and Beyond Camp at CBMF is a fun, 5-day music camp* in Crested Butte, Colorado. Bluegrass and Beyond is a music camp for instrumentalists (violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, banjo, vocals, and mandolin) aged 8-99 years old** and for all levels where students have the unique opportunity to work and study with some of the best bluegrass and folk musicians in the world during the day and hear them perform in the evenings. Students will play bluegrass and fiddle tunes, learn and practice improvisation skills, write songs, explore other electives such as vocalizing while playing an instrument, and advance individual skills through instrument break-out sessions. An exciting culminating student performance will take place at the end of the week during the Crested Butte Arts Festival.
Besides playing music, students will have the opportunity to hike with faculty, join fellow students in an evening country dance, and more! Come to Crested Butte Colorado for an amazing musical experience and enjoy living in one of the most beautiful places in all of Colorado.
*Bluegrass and Beyond Camp @ CBMF is a day camp from 9am-4pm daily. Housing is not provided for students or their families. For more information about lodging options in the Town of Crested Butte, click HERE.
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About The Festival
CBMF is a summer music festival that serves the communities on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains. Performances feature a diverse range of genres including symphony, opera, chamber, bluegrass, gypsy jazz, and dance from leading artists throughout the world. A multitude of educational programs provide hands-on experiences for students of all ages and abilities.
About Crested Butte
Host to one of the country’s finest wildflower displays in the summer and a rich tradition of local, unique culture, Crested Butte sits at an elevation of 8,909 feet and is nestled at a confluence of stunning mountain ranges. Access to ample backcountry makes Crested Butte a leading outdoor destination for mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing, wildflower viewing, and, in winter, challenging skiing at the Crested Butte Mountain Resort.
Crested Butte is approximately 30 minutes from Gunnison, 1 ½ hours from Montrose, and just over 4 hours from Denver.
Check out our visit page for more information about transportation, lodging, and activities in the Gunnison Valley.