Live Music

The Gunnison Arts Center provides a slew of musical venues while bringing different styles of music to the forefront. Whether your in the setting of the intimate Black Box Theatre, enjoying the outdoor courtyard stage under trees and lights, listening to music and dancing on warm Sunday evenings in Legion Park, or rocking out on the first block of South Main street during festivals; you’re sure to find that musical groove!
Booking local and traveling artists.

Sundays @ 6 Free Concert Series


First Fridays on the Courtyard
Jenny Hill & Sam Pankratz
Friday, July 6. 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
Sam and Jenny play winding melodies of guitar, fiddle and banjo, singing stories of the land and the people that cross their paths. For both, music is powerful and keeps life lighthearted. Their north-meets-south styling results in a blend of upbeat, down-to-earth Americana.


First Fridays on the Courtyard
Bill Dowell
Friday, August 3. 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Bill Dowell’s musical influences range from the Beatles and Stones to Jackson Brown. He and his friends cover a variety of classic rock and country rock to original music inspired by a life in the mountains. Expect an evening of tight vocals and quality instrumentation.

Moonlight Music Concert Series
The Gunnison Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre sets an intimate vibe for our live music series this fall. See these talented artists on stage, up close and personal. Doors Open at 7:30 pm. and shows start at 8:00 pm.

Moonlight Music Concert Series
Whitewater Ramble
Saturday, August 25. Doors 7:30, concert 8:00 pm.

Described as “High-Octane Rocky Mountain Dance Grass”, Whitewater Ramble uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. The Colorado-bred quintet combines the elements of mandolin, fiddle, acoustic guitar, upright bass, drums and vocals to explore the musical boundaries of multiple genres and to fuel their own mixture of original music and innovative cover song interpretations. Whitewater Ramble delivers a powerful and memorable live performance.
Tickets: $18/adults, $15/seniors (60+) & GAC members.


ArtWalk Festival
Friday, September 7. 7:30 – 10:00 pm.
Hailing from Telluride, Colorado, Niceness is rooted in the traditional sounds of island reggae; seamlessly integrating elements of soul, funk, Latin and hip-hop while staying true to their authentic reggae vibes. Their lyrics embody a conscious message rarely found in this day and age, centrally focused on love, personal responsibility, interdependence, and sustainability. Concert will be held on the first block of South Main Street, complete with food vendors and a High Alpine beer garden.
Entry FREE.