Bluegrass in Paradise is All-American Celebration


July 4 – 5

Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Crested Butte, Colo.


This Fourth of July weekend the scenic town of Crested Butte hosts Bluegrass In Paradise, a “mini-festival” within the Crested Butte Music Festival. It all began with a performance by bluegrass dynamos The Infamous Stringdusters in 2009 at the CBMF. That soldout show was such a success that Bluegrass In Paradise was formed a year later in 2010. Now the mini-festival boasts two days of bluegrass to help celebrate America’s birthday.

The festival kicks off with a free evening concert with Yarn and festival host Drew Emmitt before fireworks cap off the night.


You’re going there to see: Drew Emmit & The Paradise All-Star Band.

You’re going to come home talking about: Yarn, Shannon Whitworth.


Travel Time: (Denver, Colo. to Crested Butte, Colo.)

Total Estimated Time: 4 hours, 36 minutes

Total Estimated Distance: 245 miles


You Need To Know: In addition to bluegrass, the festival also has several other events that all work to create the all-American experience. From pie eating contests and log saw competitions to the Patriotic Brass Band performance by the Boston Brass, all of the events work to give a Norman Rockwell image of Crested Butte.


Camping: Tent Camping is free for all patrons of this year’s Bluegrass In Paradise.


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  1. Elizabeth DePriest on

    I believe you must have forgotten to mention THE BLACK LILLIES! They are gonna kick some all Americana ass at the Bluegrass in Paradise Festival!!!