Cripple Creek Music Fest is a Free music festival in the city of Cripple Creek, CO.
The City of Cripple Creek along with The Brass Ass Casino, Midnight Rose Hotel & Casino and McGills Hotel & Casino, Bronco Billy's A True Colorado Style Casino & Hotel and Century Casino & Hotel has created this community event for you! It brings together national and local music acts, vendors and other activities for one day of celebration.
The City of Cripple Creek will be closing down Bennett Ave between 2nd Street and 3rd Street for this outdoor event.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Multi-platinum RED BOW recording artist Joe Nichols is one of country music’s most praised traditional country artists. His latest album CRICKETS debuted in the Top 3 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and spawned the two multi-week #1, RIAA gold-certified hits “Yeah” and “Sunny and 75.” Nichols has six #1 hits and eight Top 10 singles to his credit, including chart-toppers like "Brokenheartsville," "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" and "Gimmie That Girl," and Top 10 smashes like "The Impossible," "If Nobody Believed In You," "What's A Guy Gotta Do," "Size Matters" and "I'll Wait For You."
In the early 1970s a new form of music was emerging in the South. A mixture of blues, country, gospel and the English invasion of rock and roll that later was to be coined the phrase “Southern Rock.” The music was filled with style and emotion and with bands in the forefront such as the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and a band from Jacksonville, Florida called Molly Hatchet. Named after a famous 17th century axe murderess “hatchet molly” who would behead her lovers with the hand tool Lizzy Borden made famous.
What happens when Aerosmith was your first concert, in a state which claims music outlaws like Waylon Jennings, Alice Cooper and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth? Enter a blazing new rock star with both shine and grit named Christopher Shayne.
Cripple Creek Music Fest is a FREE event, however for those that would like to get closer to the stage and see the acts up close we offer VIP tickets in our general admission seating section.
General Admission: FREE
VIP Admission*: $30
Includes: First drink, seating in front of the stage. Please note seats are first come basis.
*Limited inventory, While supplies last. This event is rain or shine. No Refunds. All sales are final. Performances and times subject to change.
Cripple Creek played an integral role in the rich heritage of Colorado. The first homesteaders arrived here in the mid-1800s. In 1890, a ranch hand named Bob Womack discovered gold and Cripple Creek changed forever. By 1900, more than 50,000 people called the gold camp home. When the golden era ended in 1918, more than $300 million in gold had been mined in what would be the last great gold rush in North America. By the 1920s, only about 40 mines remained, but two decades later, in the 1940s, the town began to promote itself as a tourist destination, offering visitors a glimpse into the past. In 1991, the town was opened to limited-stakes gaming. Today, the venerable gold camp has reinvented itself as a full-service tourist destination, all the while preserving and showcasing its rich history.
The Cripple Creek Music Fest is an outdoor event that will take place on Bennett Ave between 2nd Street and 3rd Street.
337 E. Bennett Ave.
Cripple Creek, CO 80813