Crystal Mountain Music Festival 2022

Crystal Mountain Music Festival 2022

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$50 – $250

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We are thrilled to announce the return of the Crystal Mountain Music Festival for Sept 16 & 17, 2022!

About this event

Nestled high in Colorado's West Elk Mountains, in the ghost town of Crystal City, Crystal Mountain Ranch presents one of the most spectacular natural backdrops in all of the western United States. The iconic Crystal Mill, which once provided hydro power for silver miners, still looms proudly over the Crystal River, welcoming visitors from across the world.

Due to the uniqueness of the location, and commitment to preserving the natural beauty that surrounds, we will be limiting participation to 150 invited guests.

If you are receiving this email, YOU ARE INVITED (and can purchase up to 6 tickets).


  • Crystal Mountain Ranch is only accessible by 4WD vehicles with high clearance. 2WD sedans will NOT make it! Once you arrive in Marble, plan on another 30-40min to navigate the rocky, winding 5mi road up to Crystal.
  • If you DO NOT have access to a vehicle that will get you to Crystal, please contact Crystal River Jeep Tours (located in Marble) to make a RESERVATION for transport to and from.
  • CARBONDALE is your last stop for services (gas, groceries & booze), if coming via I-70.
  • PAONIA is your last stop for services if coming from the southern route.
  • If you have further questions about your vehicle being able to make the 4WD road from Marble to Crystal, please email Andy Manz:


  • Anyone purchasing a 2-Day, General Admission ticket will be able to camp in the "Community Camping" area.
  • There are (15) "RESERVED" campsites(for up to 6ppl) and (4) Vehicle Camping spaces available for booking, at an additional charge. Reserved campsites must be reserved / purchased prior to arrival.


  • With the exception of hosted dinner (Slow Groovin BBQ)on Fri 9/16 and Sat 9/17, guests will be responsible for all other meals. Please plan ahead as there are no stores in the vicinity.
  • Aspen Brewing Company will be offering a limited amount of complimentary beer during the concerts (while supplies last). Please BYOB as you see fit and remember, there is no place to purchase alcohol or food on premise.

MUSIC ( Fri 9/16 & Sat 9/17)

  • We are thrilled to welcome Colorado's very own, RAPIDGRASS for both nights (headlining Friday & supporting Saturday). It's likely that you are familiar with these guys, but if you have't heard them, check them out!
  • Our Saturday 9/17 headliner will be DUANE BETTS TRIO! Duane Betts is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. The Sarasota, Florida native cut his teeth as a teen sitting-in regularly with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, The Allman Brothers Band, before relocating to Southern California and leading rock outfits Backbone69 and Whitestarr. Betts next spent nearly a decade playing guitar alongside his father, Dickey Betts, in his group, Great Southern. Duane will be joined by Barry D. Oakley (son of Allman Brother's founding member, Barry Oakley) as well as accomplished guitarist, Johnny Stachela.
  • Evening Set times TBA


  • NO PETS (sorry!)
  • Pack for any & all weather conditions
  • Children under 5 are free and do NOT count towards # of people allowed per campsite. Children ages 5 - 12 will require a $50.00, 2-day ticket.
  • CHECK IN on Friday 9/16 is anytime after 2pm. Check Out is 12pm on Sunday 9/18
  • Although you will not be able to park directly next to the "Community Camping" area, the CMR staff will assist with getting your gear to this area via ATV's & side by sides.
  • There is no cell service or WiFi in Crystal. We hope this will be a welcomed reset for your soul, and a chance to reconnect with friends, loved ones, and nature.
  • There are no stores in Marble or in Crystal. Again, please plan accordingly for gas, food, beverages, and gear. You'll want to have EVERYTHING with you upon your arrival on Friday.
  • Please refer to the CMR "Know Before You Go" page for a more detailed list of helpful packing strategies, etc.
  • Email with any other questions!

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