Crested Butte Songwriters Festival Gears up for Another Great Year

Posted in News on November 12, 2012

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Presented by Texas Roadhouse, Coors, BMI, and Crested Butte Mountain Resort


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- “CBSONGWRITERSFEST” or call 1-800-229-3344.


Proceeds from all shows will benefit Cattlemen’s DaysTough 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.


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