Live Music

The Gunnison Arts Center provides a slew of musical venues while bringing different styles of music to the forefront. Whether you’re 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.

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.

Saturday, January 19. Doors 7:30, concert 8:00 pm.
Avenhart is a Denver-based folk band that twists a foundation of bluegrass into their love for soul, Americana, pop, and indie rock, creating a unique soundscape that centers around soulful harmonies, intricate arrangements, and heartfelt lyrics. The six-piece string band met at University of Colorado Denver and formed a bond over their love of Tony Rice and The Stanley Brothers. Together, they strive to write authentic music that they love to share with the world. This January, they will be recording their first full length album to add to their already released EP’s.

Tickets: $18/adults, $15/seniors (60+) & GAC members.

Thunder & Rain
Saturday, February 16. Doors 7:30, Concert 8:00 pm.
Thunder and Rain is a 4-piece acoustic americana band from the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Consisting of acoustic guitar, mandolin, dobro, and upright bass, Thunder and Rain seamlessly blends their favorite elements of bluegrass, country, pop and alt-rock to cultivate their own take on the American roots music traditions. Driven by the catchy choruses and dreamy melodies sung by Erinn Peet-Lukes, the band perfectly supports her heartfelt songwriting with strong country grooves, lush harmonies and rich instrumental decoration.

Tickets: $18/general admission, $15/members, students w/ ID.

Lizzy Plotkin
Friday, March 15. Doors 7:30, Concert 8:00 pm.
Gunnison Valley’s own fiddler, singer and songwriter Lizzy Plotkin is releasing her debut solo album “We Will Sing” – a collection of original songs and melodies that come from the heart. The songs were written as reflections of the wild and free landscapes she calls home. Lizzy grew up in Nashville, TN where, taking after her late, fiddle-playing father, she picked up the violin at age 4 and has yet to put it down. Landing in the Gunnison Valley of Colorado in 2010, she began playing American Roots music of all kinds and writing place-based songs. The songs on “We Will Sing” are reminiscent of 70s female folk artists like Kate Wolf and Sweet Honey in the Rock, the bouncy fiddle tunes like John Hartford, and Country and bluegrass ballads of great American artists of the past, while the music also stands alone and unique in 2018 as Lizzy does smiling on stage with her fiddle. A cast of Colorado roots musicians will accompany Lizzy and bring these tunes to life in the Black Box Theatre.

Tickets: $18/general admission, $15/members, students w/ ID.

Two Faces West
Friday, April 19. Doors 7:30, Concert 8:00 pm.
Two Faces West is a crankin’ electric rock n’ blues band that was founded in the small, beautiful mountain town of Gunnison, Colorado. After establishing a tight power trio over their years at Western Colorado University and with a goal of sharing their unique rockin’ mountain sound with the world, the trio relocated to the mile high city where they have burst into the Denver music scene! Their music is described as a fiery blend of rock & blues, and topping it off with a touch of funk to create a versatile and distinctive Colorado sound.

Tickets: $13/general admission, $10/members, students w/ ID.

Arts Center Singers Concert
Friday, May 17 & Saturday, May 18. Doors 6:30, Concert 7:00 pm.
Dress Rehearsal: May 15
Concert tickets: $15/adults, $12/members & snrs (60+), $5/students & kids.
** Requirements/Expectations for new singers: Singing is demanding physically and requires standing for extended periods during rehearsals close to the performances, and breath support endurance. It is expected that participants are able to handle the physical requirements necessary. Singers need to attend a minimum of 9 out of 12 rehearsals to be able to participate in the performance. Singers are welcome to still sing in the group if they cannot meet these requirements. Please contact Alicia Belgiovane at for questions.

Tickets: $15/general admission, $12/members & snrs, $5/students & kids.