4 Places to Find Live Music in Breckenridge this Summer

Summer concerts in Breckenridge
Photo: Liam Doran and the Breckenridge Creative Arts District

Festivals and Events

From Bluegrass to Beethoven, no Breckenridge festival is complete without little live music. Break out your dance pants and dance your way down Main Street along with the German Polka band at Breckenridge’s Oktoberfest. For the classical music lovers, the Breckenridge International Arts Festival brings beautiful symphony sounds to the Blue River Plaza. Free and ticketed concerts are a staple of Breckenridge summer events and live music is never hard to find. See the full calendar of summer events to plan your next trip.

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Photo: Breckenridge Tourism Office

Breckenridge Music Festival

Formed in 1981, the Breckenridge Music Festival brings 40 professional musicians from around the world to perform in and around Breckenridge. The summer season is most known for the popular Blue River Concert Series and free community performances. The Blue River Concert Series brings in popular artists from the world of indie rock and bluegrass. This summer’s line-up brings The Motet, Mayson Home, as well as other talented bands. The heart of the Breckenridge Music Festival, Masterworks, is performed by professional musicians in residence for the summer. The orchestra works in collaboration of the National Reparatory Orchestra to produce stunning musical performances from some of the most talented musicians in the nation. Treat yourself, family and friends to any of these incredible performances while enjoying the beautiful landscapes of Breckenridge. 

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Photo: Joe Kusumoto and the Breckenridge Creative Arts District

National Reparatory Orchestra

The National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) is a summer fellowship in Breckenridge formed to prepare young musicians for careers in orchestral music. While main stage events require tickets, rehearsals are open to the public and the NRO performs several free concerts around the community. Free community performances take place at various places around Breckenridge such as Main Street Station and the library. National Reparatory Orchestra performances are a great way to spend an evening with your family or significant other.

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Photo: Liam Doran and the Breckenridge Creative Arts District

Local Restaurants and Bars

Live music is a staple of many restaurants and bars in Breckenridge. To enjoy intimate guitar ballads over candlelight and cocktails, Blue Rive Bistro or Base Nine Bar are a good bet. For a little rowdier and rumpus scene, hit Main Street after 9 pm and check out the 90s cover band El Passo Lasso at Mother Loaded Tavern. The newly renovated Historic Brown Hotel also boasts great live shows along with pool and air hockey. The best resource to find live music in Breckenridge is the Summit Daily or to ask the concierge at Beaver Run.