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Words & Images by: Brad Hodge

Crested Butte Music Festival Presents: Bluegrass in Paradise :: 07.09.11-07.10.11 :: Crested Butte, CO

Crested Butte has a fabulous resource in the Crested Butte Music Festival. The longstanding group has brought summer time music to the mountains for years, and become a staple of the Colorado summer schedule. However, Bluegrass in Paradise is only a small part of the larger festival umbrella that also includes chamber events, a gypsy jazz festival and educational workshops. This year, the bluegrass festival dove headfirst into a strong offering of traditional bluegrass in only the second year of its existence.

Breathtaking mountains created panoramic views in all direction from the base of Mt. Crested Butte. With your eyes all aglow from mountainous candy and a lineup strong with names like Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, Seldom Scene, Head for the Hills, Keller & The Keels and Town Mountain, the weekend was a certain treat. Add in local Drew Emmitt (who sat in with many of the bands) as the festival host with his band and a Paradise All-Star Band set to close out the weekend and you truly have paradise.

Here is a photo essay from the weekend. Check out Crested Butte Music Festival website for information on Bluegrass in Paradise, Gypsy Jazz in Paradise and other fabulous summer events.

Andy Thorn
Bluegrass In Paradise
Bluegrass In Paradise
Bluegrass In Paradise
Bluegrass In Paradise
Bluegrass In Paradise
Bluegrass In Paradise
Bluegrass In Paradise
Bluegrass In Paradise
Bluegrass In Paradise
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
Drew Emmitt Band
Drew Emmitt Band
Drew Emmitt Band
Gypsy Jazz Social Club
Gypsy Jazz Social Club

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