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August 2016
05
August
5:00 pm — 6:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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The Blue Canyon Boys

Every once in a while a band comes along that stands out amongst the crowded fields of the bluegrass world. The Blue Canyon Boys, a premier bluegrass band of the Rocky Mountain West, are one of those bands. Winners of the 2008 Telluride Bluegrass festival band contest, the Blue Canyon Boys have gone on to perform across the country and were selected to represent the United States and bluegrass music at the 14th annual Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak,…

05
August
5:00 pm — 5:30 pm
@ The 45th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
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Dance Collective Aerial Dance @ Medieval Go Go

A beautiful way to open the Crested Butte Arts Festival! Come see aerial dancers perform on the art installation “Medieval Go Go” at 5th and Elk. This is the embodiment of art growing community as the Crested Butte Arts Festival, Crested Butte Dance Collective and independent artists come together in one art collaboration!

05
August
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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The Blue Canyon Boys

Every once in a while a band comes along that stands out amongst the crowded fields of the bluegrass world. The Blue Canyon Boys, a premier bluegrass band of the Rocky Mountain West, are one of those bands. Winners of the 2008 Telluride Bluegrass festival band contest, the Blue Canyon Boys have gone on to perform across the country and were selected to represent the United States and bluegrass music at the 14th annual Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak,…

05
August
8:00 pm — 9:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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The Crested Butte Library Outdoor Movie Series Presents: Cool Runnings

Kick off the Crested Butte Library Outdoor Movie Series at the Crested Butte Arts Festival! Celebrating all things 2016 Summer Olympics we are excited to show Cool Runnings~ a movie about the first Jamaican bobsled team. Fun for the whole family!  

06
August
11:00 am — 12:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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Melody Pond

Melody Pond is an acoustic Americana duo from Fayetteville Arkansas. Candy Lee and Emily Rowland have a been singing together for almost a decade, perfecting their tight, seamless harmonies. Their sound ranges from fun and powerful to honest and tender. Rooted in the earthiness of folk, Melody Pond keeps it fresh by merging modern indie influences with throwback moods of funk and blues, and jazz inspired vocals reminiscent of Billie Holiday and The Boswell Sisters. The duo has been compared…

06
August
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
@ The Gypsy Lounge
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Roma Ransom

Roma Ransom is an acoustic duet performing in a unique style. Their playing echos a vintage world style, eclectic and original. They have been performing together for the past 3 years, from venues such as art galleries, coffee shops, restaurants and bars, to nursing homes, weddings, and 4 diamond hotels.

06
August
12:00 pm — 12:15 pm
@ The Gypsy Lounge
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Emerging Artist “Nature of Inspiration” Unveiling

Our emerging artist program is an annual collaboration between the Crested Butte Arts Festival and Western State Colorado University. 2016 marks the first year we have a collaboration of artists working to produce an installation piece for the 44th CB Arts Festival. We are pleased introduce Rachel Bender, Miranda Mesch and Kenna Allen. Come see the completed art piece and learn about its creation!

06
August
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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Tallgrass

Raised by wolves, taught by squirrels, enemy of the owl – Tallgrass sings songs of happiness and sorrow. This trio brings gravel road vocals, quick-picked guitar, and a rhythm section with stomping ground sound. While they’ve got a banjo, it isn’t bluegrass- influenced by old-timey sounds while digging through new-timey notes, they write and perform homemade auditory originals. Three-part harmonies backed by drums, bass, guitar, and banjo sit on music’s front porch, ready to play. Brothers Adam and Austin Morford…

06
August
2:30 pm — 5:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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The Long Run

The Long Run, “Colorado’s Tribute to The Eagles” was born from 5 of the busiest musicians on Colorado’s Front Range. Laden with 4 and 5 part harmonies, they reproduce the Eagles’ hits with an organic 70’s sound, accurate lead guitarists, multi-instrumentalists, and a lead-singing drummer. The Long Run have played many of Denver’s major festivals, including playing at Budweiser Event Center and Coors Field, Headlined Casinos and Fairs in UT, WY, and New Mexico, and appeared live on ‘The Deuce’…

06
August
3:00 pm — 3:30 pm
@ The 45th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
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Dance Collective Aerial Dance @ Medieval Go Go

Don’t miss the aerial dancers performing on Medieval Go Go~ this is the last performance! Come see aerial dancers perform on the art installation “Medieval Go Go” at 5th and Elk. This is the embodiment of art growing community as the Crested Butte Arts Festival, Crested Butte Dance Collective and independent artists come together in one art collaboration!

07
August
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
@ The Gypsy Lounge
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Ryan Flores

As a teenager, Ryan Flores discovered that music was his primary form of sustenance. He has evolved into a wildly talented independent musician with a flair for Balkan Vamp, Spanish Guitar and meticulous rhythms.  His sonorous voice and exceptional skill on guitar have kept him constantly on tour in Colorado and beyond.    

August 2017
04
August
5:00 pm — 6:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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Masontown

A new and enchanting sound has emerged from the hotbed of the Colorado roots music scene. Masontown, a young band with a concept as timeless as the Rocky Mountains, has alighted onto a bluegrass community that has already produced some of the best that the acoustic music world has to offer. But Colorado, and the wider world of modern music, hasn’t quite heard this yet. Masontown, is a top-notch Front range acoustic quartet expertly combines elements of Bluegrass, old-timey and…

04
August
6:00 pm — 7:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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Bruce Hayes

  One-Maniac-Band, Bruce Hayes plays a blend of musical styles he refers to as “Rhythm and Celtgrass”. Once called “the Jimi Hendrix of the Mandolin”, Hayes also incorporates Guitar, Dobro, and his latest invention, StratoBassto into the mix as well as his signature mutant clogging. Bound full of energy, his music soars. Fusing genres and challenging boundaries with stunning musicianship, a performance never to be missed.

04
August
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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Masontown

A new and enchanting sound has emerged from the hotbed of the Colorado roots music scene. Masontown, a young band with a concept as timeless as the Rocky Mountains, has alighted onto a bluegrass community that has already produced some of the best that the acoustic music world has to offer. But Colorado, and the wider world of modern music, hasn’t quite heard this yet. Masontown, is a top-notch Front range acoustic quartet expertly combines elements of Bluegrass, old-timey and…

05
August
10:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ The 45th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
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Cast an Iron Sculpture in Children’s Art Alley

Stop by the Art Alley tent to purchase and carve a pre-made sculpture mold for the Art Studio of the Center for the Arts’ Annual Community Iron Pour! Your work will be brought to the October 5th Iron Pour where the Pour Team will heat iron to its liquid form in our furnace and carefully pour it into your mold. Your sculpture will get cooled in a bath of water, and TA DA! You are left with YOUR OWN IRON…

05
August
10:30 am — 11:30 am
@ The 45th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
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Jill Rikkers ~ Metal Demonstration ~ Booth 151

Come see Jill Rikkers demonstrate cold joining techniques. She will show how she forms spoons and will then exhibit how she attaches them onto their handles. Also, see how to stamp into copper and form copper bracelets. Customize a piece of your own while you are there!

05
August
11:00 am — 12:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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Ruby Chief

Ruby Chief is Crested Butte’s homegrown funk band. The band of locals features a tight rhythm section with rubber band flexibility, two guitars floating syncopated grooves, delicate piano melodies, and soaring trumpet solos. Their performance at the Arts Festival marks the reemergence of the band on the live music scene in nearly a year. They have been in the studio perfecting the craft of writing and recording original tunes, and they are excited to showcase their work for the first time…

05
August
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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Mysto the Magi

Mysto the Magi’s magic shows are first and foremost FUN!  Mysto’s signature style and hilarious antics that will have you belly-laughing.  Full of mystery, illusion, and family friendly comedy.  His shows feature never before seen tricks and favorites plucked exclusively from Mysto’s 30-plus years and over 10,000 performances of Mysto-fying magic! Whether your party is a corporate banquet, large company picnic, festival, family-reunion, wedding, or simply a child’s birthday, Mysto has the perfect entertainment solution for you. Mysto regularly performs his stage illusion…

05
August
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
@ The Gypsy Lounge
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Gypsy Jazz Social Club

  Built from guitarist Les Choy’s desire to create a string-band based jazz ensemble, GYPSY JAZZ SOCIAL CLUB draws from a roster of versatile musicians inhabiting Colorado’s western slope. Gypsy Jazz is the accepted moniker for a genre of music that was all but single-handedly developed by Django Reinhardt, a visionary gypsy guitar player of Belgian descent who successfully integrated American jazz, traditional gypsy melodies, popular tunes from the 1920’s to modern times, and a respectable selection of original compositions.…

05
August
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
@ The 45th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
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Kimberly Moore ~ Mixed Media Demonstration ~ Booth 45

Watch Kimberly Moore paper clay sculpt on a wood panel, with a distinct nature theme. Accents of glass and copper are incorporated, and all are nished in acrylics.

05
August
1:00 pm — 2:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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The Sweet Lillies

The Sweet Lillies’ original songs, powerful harmonies and beautiful string band instrumentation is lively and deeply soulful. The sound of the band derives it’s strength from virtuosic, banjo pickin’, beautiful melodic fiddle playing, solid rhythm guitar and wildly high energy upright bass playing. The Sweet Lillies have shared the stage with such legends as Peter Rowan, Vince Herman, Kyle Hollingsworth, Andy Hall and Tyler Grant just to name a few and have opened for Leftover Salmon, Members of String Cheese…

05
August
1:30 pm — 2:30 pm
@ The 45th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
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Joseph Magnano ~ Painting Demonstration ~ Booth 54

Meet Joseph Magnano, the artist behind vibrant cows. Watch him work live and answer questions about acrylic paint.

05
August
2:00 pm — 5:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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Halden Wofford & the HiBeams

Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams ride out from the cutting edge cowtown of Denver, Colorado. Rootsy and real, neither revivalist nor retro, the Hi-Beams’ brand of country music is as boundless and electrifying as America itself. Equal parts Hank Williams and Johnny Depp, front man Halden Wofford pours forth a potent mix of rocked-up honky tonk, western swing, Dylanesque originals and spaghetti western epics. There is no creative limit to the songwriter, illustrator, author, storyteller and singer. But Halden has…

05
August
2:00 pm — 4:00 pm
@ The Gypsy Lounge
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Flores y la Noche

As a teenager, Ryan Flores discovered that music was his primary form of sustenance. He has evolved into a wildly talented independent musician with a flair for Balkan Vamp, Spanish Guitar and meticulous rhythms. His sonorous voice and exceptional skill on guitar have kept him constantly on tour in Colorado and beyond.

05
August
3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
@ The 45th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
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Charles Hazelaar ~ Sculpture Demonstration ~ Booth 31

Charles Hazelaar will discuss how sculpture works and how important the idea of home is today. His work creates homes, and he will show the process by which ideas and dreams become these objects. He will talk about the process of building work drawing on the past, as opposed to using building with pure imagination and finnally the idea of unfinished objects.

06
August
10:00 am — 4:00 pm
@ The 45th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
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Cast an Iron Sculpture in Children’s Art Alley

Stop by the Art Alley tent to purchase and carve a pre-made sculpture mold for the Art Studio of the Center for the Arts’ Annual Community Iron Pour! Your work will be brought to the October 5th Iron Pour where the Pour Team will heat iron to its liquid form in our furnace and carefully pour it into your mold. Your sculpture will get cooled in a bath of water, and TA DA! You are left with YOUR OWN IRON…

06
August
10:30 am — 11:30 am
@ The 45th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
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Gedion Nyanhongo ~ Sculpture Demonstration ~ Booth 51

Gedion Nyanhongo is a native of Zimbabwe, Africa. He will be demonstrating his skill and techniques used in the creation of hand- carved and chiseled stone sculpture in the traditional style of the Shona Sculpture movement of his homeland.

06
August
11:00 am — 12:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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Linda and Essie Horne

Fifteen-year old singer-songwriter Linda Horne is a rising Crested Butte star. Since her first performance at the age of eight at a school talent show, Linda and her guitar have traveled from Cambodia to Savannah, to Las Vegas. She can often be heard in the summer months “busking” on Elk Avenue with her younger sister Essie on drums. The two have performed in the Opera Children’s Chorus for five years because it is something “you never really have the opportunity…

06
August
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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Mysto the Magi

  Mysto the Magi’s magic shows are first and foremost FUN!  Mysto’s signature style and hilarious antics that will have you belly-laughing.  Full of mystery, illusion, and family friendly comedy.  His shows feature never before seen tricks and favorites plucked exclusively from Mysto’s 30-plus years and over 10,000 performances of Mysto-fying magic! Whether your party is a corporate banquet, large company picnic, festival, family-reunion, wedding, or simply a child’s birthday, Mysto has the perfect entertainment solution for you. Mysto regularly performs his stage…

06
August
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
@ The Gypsy Lounge
More Info

Roma Ransom

Roma Ransom is an acoustic duet performing in a unique style. Their playing echos a vintage world style, eclectic and original. They have been performing together for the past 3 years, from venues such as art galleries, coffee shops, restaurants and bars, to nursing homes, weddings, and 4 diamond hotels.

06
August
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
@ The 45th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
More Info

Jessica Wright ~ Painting Demonstration ~ Booth 36

With acrylic paint, Jessica Wright throws, drizzles with a chopstick and even uses her fingertips to create multilayered, vivid, and modern Colorado landscapes.

06
August
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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Moors and McCumber

James Moors and Kort McCumber grew up in different places and listening to different kinds of music – classical, rock, bluegrass, you name it. But when they met ten years ago they knew they’d found something golden. Since then, they’ve been cultivating their wide-ranging musical influences in songs that delve into love and life through haunting lyrics, soaring harmonies, and dazzling instrumental proficiency. As Grammy award-winning producer Lloyd Maines puts it, “These guys should be playing every major festival in…

06
August
2:00 pm — 4:00 pm
@ The Gypsy Lounge
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Flores y la Noche

As a teenager, Ryan Flores discovered that music was his primary form of sustenance. He has evolved into a wildly talented independent musician with a flair for Balkan Vamp, Spanish Guitar and meticulous rhythms. His sonorous voice and exceptional skill on guitar have kept him constantly on tour in Colorado and beyond.

06
August
2:30 pm — 5:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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Taylor Scott Band

Taylor Scott is an international touring guitarist and singer/songwriter based in Denver, Colorado. He has consistently toured all over the US, Canada, and Europe with both the Taylor Scott Band and trance-blues legend Otis Taylor. In 2015, he played alongside the likes of Warren Haynes on Otis Taylor’s critically acclaimed release, “Hey Joe Opus: Red Meat.” The Taylor Scott Band, based in Denver, is an original soul & funk-rock band released their second album, “A Closer Look, the Second Glance”…

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