This weekend is the 17th annual Crestone Music Festival in Crestone. The music festival is hosted by Crestone Performances Inc. (CPI), a non-profit organization in San Luis Valley. In addition to hosting the music festival, CPI offers community support for local events as well as organizing youth enrichment programs. T
The music festival is described as “over-the-top quality at under-the-table prices.” There are activities for both children and adults, making it an event for the whole family.
Throughout the weekend, there are wood chopping, limbo and pie eating contests for the adults, and the Salida Circus, We Are The Drum Workshop, hula-hoops, beach balls and a jump machine for the kids. Each year, the Festival has a raffle, door prizes and auctions. Additionally, there is on-site camping and delicious food.
The Festival hosts a variety of different artists across different genres, including River Bottom Blues Band, Lunar Fire, Global Soul Experience, Fiji Acoustic, and CB Jazz. Performances and activities fill the entire three days, letting festival-goers make the most of their weekend.
CPI’s Youth Enrichment Program caters to children in the San Luis Valley, introducing them to diverse educational and cultural presentations. The program reaches 35 schools in addition to the San Luis Valley Boys & Girls Clubs. Kids are exposed to a variety of presentations, including a robotics troupe, Indian traditional music and Celtic art. CPI is able to subsidize the cost through support and donations.
CPI is involved in community service endeavors and events throughout the San Luis Valley. They assist many community events by helping with behind the scenes production aspects for organizations such as local volunteer fire departments, and events like the Crestone Energy Fair, and Yaktoberfest.
Interested in attending the music festival? Advance ticket sales prices end today, Aug. 6, at 6 pm. Tickets can be purchased at crestfest.org.