Strings Music Festival

Strings Music Festival

Jun 22, 2018 - Aug 24, 2018


The Strings Music Pavilion is Steamboat’s premier live music venue. The award-winning Music Pavilion seats 569 people and showcases over 60 performances during the summer months from June through August as well as a Fall & Winter series and year-round education concerts. The festival features orchestra, chamber, soloists, world, blues, jazz and rock music along with a Youth and Family series, and free concerts at the Yampa River Botanic Park. 2018 represents the Festival’s 30th year of music.

Strings Music Festival presents music of the highest quality in an intimate mountain setting. The summer festival includes a genre-spanning lineup featuring classical musicians from the nation’s top orchestras and chart-topping popular contemporary artists. All of whom perform in an intimate, 569-seat Pavilion nestled at the base of Steamboat’s mountains.

Outside of the venue, Strings serve the community with a variety of free programming and an in-school education program called Strings School Days. This offering cultivates music appreciation and ability in Northwest Colorado’s K-12 students.

Mission Statement

The mission of Strings Music Festival is to present innovative programs of distinctive classical and popular contemporary music in an intimate and friendly setting to audiences of all ages, enhancing the cultural, educational, and entertainment experiences of the community of Northwest Colorado and its visitors.

2018 Summer Schedule

May 19 Justin Roberts Youth & Family
Jun 22 BOSTYX: Unplugged Different Tempo
Jun 22 Free Classical Rehearsal for Families Youth & Family
Jun 23 Opening Night Orchestra Classical
Jun 27 Cliburn Medalist Kenny Broberg Classical
Jun 30 Celebrate America Vol. II Classical
Jul 1 David Crosby and Friends Different Tempo
Jul 3 Red Yarn Youth & Family
Jul 7 Mélange (formerly SHUFFLE) Classical
Jul 8 Brent Rowan and Friends: Joe Nichols Different Tempo
Jul 10 Doctor Noize Youth & Family
Jul 11 Attacca Quartet Classical
Jul 13 Nnenna Freelon Different Tempo
Jul 14 Alpin Hong: Chasing Chopin Classical
Jul 15 John Michael Montgomery Different Tempo
Jul 17 We’re Not Clowns Youth & Family
Jul 18 Chamber Music Duos & Trios Classical
Jul 20 Django Festivall All-Stars Different Tempo
Jul 21 Haydn and His Students Classical
Jul 24 Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Band Youth & Family
Jul 25 Watercolors Classical
Jul 27 Melissa Etheridge Different Tempo
Jul 28 Happy Feet! American dance music from the Ragtime Era to the Roaring 20s Classical
Jul 29 Amos Lee Different Tempo
Jul 31 Sensory Friendly Concert Youth & Family
Jul 31 Jarabe Mexicano Youth & Family
Aug 1 Cello/Piano Recital - 8:38 pm Classical
Aug 3 The Dustbowl Revival Different Tempo
Aug 4 Orchestra Finale Classical
Aug 10 Shovels & Rope Different Tempo
Aug 14 Andrew Bird Different Tempo
Aug 17 Indigo Girls Different Tempo
Aug 19 Martin Sexton Different Tempo
Aug 22 Rodrigo y Gabriela Different Tempo
Aug 24 Don McLean, Pure Prairie League Different Tempo

Visit the Strings Music Festival website for additional details including purchasing tickets.

Music on the Green

Music on the Green

Jun 28 - Aug 16, 2018

Settle on a soft blanket among the flowers of the Yampa River Botanic Park as the weekly free Strings Music Festival event livens up your lunch with folk and classical tunes floating through the summer air.


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