January 15, 2013

2013 Crested Butte Songwriters Festival

Crested Butte Songwriters Festival 2013

The 2013 Crested Butte Songwriters Festival will feature performances by a collection of the best performing songwriters in the world. Slated for January 16-19, 2013, the festival will revolve around performances staged at Crested Butte hot spots. Crowds will experience the faces, voices and stories behind hit songs during signature in-the-round acoustic performances and raucous, dance-inducing sets will dominate the schedule.

From January 16-20, 2013 at the Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s Elevation Hotel and Spa in Colorado, The Crested Butte Songwriters Festival will proudly present the best performing songwriters in the world. Building on last year’s successful debut, which raised more than $40,000 for Cattlemen’s Days Tough Enough to Wear Pink and the TJ Martell Foundation, this year’s festival will once again raise money and awareness by showcasing the faces, voices and stories behind some of today’s biggest hit songs. Fans and songwriters will swap stories and mingle in a series of casual and intimate performances set against the breathtaking backdrop of Mount Crested Butte.

An event-capping benefit concert will be held on Saturday night, January 19, to raise funds for Tough Enough to Wear Pink and the Cattlemen’s Days Tough Enough to Wear Pink.

Friday, January 18 – Saturday, January 19, 2013

Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Crested Butte, Colorado

Performances will feature a diverse collection of the world’s top songwriters including Dean Dillon, Chris Young, Marti Frederiksen, Even Stevens, Paul Overstreet, Colin Lake, Wendell Mobley, Bri Bagwell, Rodney Clawson, Nicolle Galyon, Tyler Hansen & Stephanie Lane Stevenson, Bill Dowell, Chris Coady and The Heard.


8:00PM – Maxwell’s
Chris Coady
Nicolle Galyon & Colin Lake
Paul Overstreet & Even Stevens

8:00PM – Talk of the Town
Tyler Hansen & Stephanie Lane Stephenson
Kylie Sackley & Wendell Mobley

10:00PM – The Eldo
Hosted by Storme Warren
Bill Dowell
Rodney Clawson, Dean Dillon, & Chris Young

10:00PM – Lobar
Marti Frederiksen & Bri Bagwell
Colin Lake
The Heard

ADMISSION: $5 donation for entry into all Friday night shows

6:30PM – Center for the Arts
Bri Bagwell, Wendell Mobley, & Rodney Clawson
Dean Dillon, Paul Overstreet, Even Stevens, & Chris Young

9:00PM – Center for the Arts
Colin Lake & Marti Frederiksen
Rodney Clawson & Nicolle Galyon
Dean Dillon, Paul Overstreet, Even Stevens, & Chris Young

ADMISSION: $50 tickets benefiting Tough Enough to Wear Pink.

Tickets available at:
Western World in Gunnison – 970-641-6566
Center for the Arts – 970-349-7847
The Toggery in Gunnison – 970-641-0844
The Adventure Center in Mountaineer Square – 970-349-4554

Both Saturday shows hosted by Storme Warren

Special group rates and packages available by contacting
Group online code- or call 888-443-6715.

Proceeds from all shows will benefit Cattlemen’s Days Tough Enough to Wear Pink and the T.J. Martell Foundation.

The National Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign established by Wrangler and Terry Wheatley brought the sport of professional rodeo and the western community together to rally against breast cancer. Cattlemen’s Days Tough Enough to Wear Pink (TETWP) celebrates its seven-year anniversary in its fight against breast cancer. Because of the efforts of many, Cattlemen’s Days TETWP has been recognized as the #1 fundraising rodeo in the nation. TETWP has worked closely with public health, Gunnison Valley Hospital, and area physicians to develop a model program dedicated to providing local funding for breast cancer awareness, education, mammograms, equipment, support and further diagnosis.

The T.J. Martell Foundation supports the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The Frances Williams Preston Laboratories were established in 1993 in honor of Frances Preston, longtime President and CEO of BMI and President of the T.J. Martell Foundation Board of Directors. Over the years, hundreds of volunteers have worked passionately to help provide more than $250 million for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research.

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, is an American performing rights organization that represents more than 550,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 7.5 million musical works. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for more than 70 years. The company provides licenses for businesses that perform music, and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents. Find out more at, follow @BMI on Twitter and stay connected through Facebook.

About the Author

4. Seth Tucker
Seth Tucker has called Crested Butte home for some time learning the skills to explore the West Elk Mountains, whether it be mountain biking single track, hiking peaks or enjoying backcountry powder. Get out there and enjoy your mountain surroundings!