A community where everyone discovers, experiences, values and is connected by the power of music.
To present diverse and high-quality live music performances and broad-based community music education.
The Breck Music Fest is the only cross-genre, boutique music festival that provides high-quality programming in a casual and intimate setting tightly connected to its backdrop of Breckenridge, Colorado.
The flagship of the Breckenridge Music Festival, a four-week summer festival, is built upon the versatility of the Festival Chamber Orchestra and incorporates a wide range of performances and concerts, including classical orchestra concerts and performances that pair the talents of our musicians with contemporary ballet dancers, live illustrators, silent film and Broadway vocalists. These classical performances are complemented with concerts ranging in genres from bluegrass and jazz to folk and country with renowned national touring acts.
The unique Festival welcomes locals and visitors to be part of this multifaceted community of discovery, where listeners of all ages, experiences and musical tastes are deepening their understanding and appreciation of music.
The Breck Music Fest’s story begins in the summer of 1980, when a group of full- and part-time residents put together a ten-day music festival to mark the anniversary celebration of Father Dyer Church. The event was so well received by residents, visitors and musicians that plans were made to have it become an annual event.
The Festival, chartered in 1981 as the Breckenridge Music Institute, was commissioned to produce a Festival of Classical Music and Jazz, and operated a summer music festival and a youth music camp.
TOWN OF BRECKENRIDGE
The Breck Music Fest is based in the historic mountain town of Breckenridge, Colorado. Breckenridge was populated as a frontier mining town in the 1890s Colorado gold rush, and owes its character of historic charm to the great care and attention paid to preservation of historic buildings in recent decades. Organizations including the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance maintain the Town’s connection to its past.
After mining had run its course, the Town’s perfect setting for winter sports activities attracted a whole new set of enthusiasts, and the town was reborn as a ski destination, alongside the growing national interest in downhill skiing. Adjacent to multiple attractive ski areas including Breckenridge, A-Basin, Keystone and Copper Mountain, the town is the perfect base for outdoor winter activities.
Local wisdom has it that people visit Breckenridge for the winters, but end up staying for the summers. The high country setting is a magnet for enthusiasts of all kinds of outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, biking, golfing, rowing and sailing.
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