Music is an important part of the Crestone community. Two decades ago, Crestone Performances was created, a nonprofit organization that annual hosts Crestfest, the Crestone Music Festival, organizes the Youth Enrichment Program, and offers community support to local events. The high country above Crestone was the theatre for Paul Winter’s 2013 Grammy-winning CD.

  • The Cloud Station: Live Performances in Crestone, Colorado. Great stop-over destination for bands passing through. Please contact for booking and promo. Our mission is to support the arts in our community. Fine arts, live arts, and all creative endeavors. We started the CS March 22st 2014. We have had over 100 events. Our music venue holds 120 dancing and 80 seated. We support all genres of music.

  • Shumei International Institute: In fulfillment of one of the three fundamental tenets of Shumei’s philosophy, we also support the arts by providing space and PR for concerts at our Crestone Center. Musicians have the opportunity to perform in a serene environment, with the support of Deana Wilfong, their Outreach Coordinator. Seasonally we are able to enjoy their outdoor amphitheater for these concerts, while a comfortable indoor space is available year round.

  • Crestone Brewery: Free musical performances each weekend from established touring bands, as well as local acts, augmented by a dynamic open-mic each Tuesday evening at 8pm. Crestone Brewing Co. chose Crestone because they believe that it is one of the best places on earth. Their journey started with a shared dream between the four founders of living and working in an incredible place with a strong sense of community. Their dreams and values are reflected in their logo design, the Crestone Snowflake, which is an offering of gratitude for the natural phenomenon that brings us life-giving water. 



  • Crestfest: This annual festival is much like the now retired Crestone Music Festival that locals and visitors alike know and love. We will still have a cool collection of eclectic and culturally diverse music along with an increase in contests and games. The carnival has “under tent” games for all ages with a prize booth, so be sure to save up enough tickets to get your sweetie that teddy bear (or Hot Springs Pass) they've had their eye on. We will also offer safe open air activities and contests. Possibilities include, but are not limited to: large inflatables, putting, pitching and hole-in-one golf contests, bean bag toss tournaments, football punting, basketball shooting, volleyball, soccer and more. Local Colorado libations and food are available as well as arts & crafts vendors.