Beer, Ice Cream, and a Music Fest

Treat yourself to more than just gorgeous mountain views at the Crested Butte Music Festival this summer!

The third week of Crested Butte Music Festival concerts offers unique pairings of beer and ice cream from Big Gay Ice Cream with first-rate classical music performances by Kara & Peter Dugan and the Festival Symphony Orchestra with flutist Eugenia Zuckerman in the Mirror Palace, a turn-of-the-century Spiegeltent venue.


Sweet Sounds: Kara & Peter Dugan with Big Gay Ice Cream
Friday, July 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Tickets: $45-60 | Purchase here or call 970.349.0619

Join the husband-wife duo, pianist Peter Dugan and mezzo-soprano Kara Dugan, for a perfect evening of melodies paired with a sampling of treats from famed NYC sweet spot, Big Gay Ice Cream. Kara and Peter met in an Italian class when they were students at The Juilliard School. They found that they not only shared a love of classical music, but also of repertoire beyond classical. Peter grew up playing jazz, and Kara’s voice is well suited to the American Songbook, jazz, and pop. Even though they perform together as frequently as possible, they each have their own, separate careers as soloists and collaborators.

Big Gay Ice Cream founders Bryan Petroff and Douglas Quint had always focused on their respective careers—until they got themselves a Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. Their seasonal truck debuted in June 2009, and since then, the business has seen a whirlwind of publicity and has become a New York favorite. With a playful attitude, Big Gay Ice Cream spins a new take on old-school soft-serve by creating fun and unique ice creams, toppings, and frozen treats that appeal to a diverse mix of clientele.

BEERoque: CBMF Symphony + Baroque Concertos + Beer
Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Tickets: $50-65, and include access to the AfterDark event directly following | Purchase here or call 970.349.0619

Legendary flutist Eugenia Zuckerman joins the Festival Symphony Orchestra to present an evening of the Baroque era’s best concertos – paired with beer from Elevation Beer Company. Brewing in the rural mountain town of Poncha Springs, Colorado, Elevation offers unique seasonals, Belgian ales, and barrel aged beers.

Eugenia Zuckerman

Eugenia Zukerman is a true Renaissance woman. While maintaining an international concert calendar, her multi-faceted career also includes distinguished work as an arts administrator, author, educator, entrepreneur, and journalist. As a performer, Eugenia Zukerman has been lauded for her playing and her adventurous programming.

An innovator, she embraced the internet early on and founded ClassicalGenie, a company that provides video content to music schools, artists, managers, orchestras, and other institutions for use on their websites. Recognized with an Emmy nomination as an important broadcast journalist, Eugenia Zukerman interviewed and created more than three hundred portraits as an Arts Correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning.

About the Crested Butte Music Festival

 The 2017 season offers an array of performances over seven weeks from June to August in classical music, Gypsy jazz, dance, opera, and more. Through CBMF’s guest artists, residents and visitors of Gunnison County have access to performances and educational opportunities that would typically only be available in a major metropolitan area. CBMF offers educational programming and events for all ages, many of which are free or presented with a voluntary donation.

Mountain Living is pleased to sponsor the Crested Butte Music Festival!

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