About the Festival

Located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the Strings Music Pavilion is Steamboat’s premier live music venue. The award-winning Music Pavilion seats 569 people and showcases over 60 performances during the summer months from June through August as well as a Fall & Winter series and year-round education concerts. The festival features orchestra, chamber, soloists, world, blues, jazz and rock music along with a Youth and Family series and free concerts at the Yampa River Botanic Park. This year represents the Festival’s 30th year of music.


Mission Statement

Strings Music Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which relies on generous support and underwriting from the community. Our mission is to present innovative programs of distinctive classical and popular contemporary music in an intimate setting to audiences of all ages, enhancing the cultural and entertainment experiences of the community of Northwest Colorado and its visitors. Thanks to all of you who have supported Strings Music Festival over the past 30 years!


Riders In The Sky (Holiday Show)
Thursday, December 22, 7:00pm

Multi Grammy Award-winning Riders in the Sky’s presentation of “Christmas the Cowboy Way” blends together a festive mix of western music classics, traditional Christmas music and Riders’ original yuletide carols in a holiday spectacular delight “Saddle Pals” of all ages … ON SALE NOV. 1ST


The Science of Santa
Friday, December 23, 5:30pm

Science and Magic are the same thing. Therefore, Santa Claus must be the greatest scientist alive! Join Doktor Kaboom as he attempts to learn the secrets behind making reindeer fly, getting down those tight chimneys and knowing who’s been bad or good. Will he succeed? Best for ages 5+ … ON SALE NOV. 1ST 

The Paul Thorn Band
Friday, January 6, 7:00pm

Paul Thorn hits Steamboat again bringing his own brand of country music, rhythm and blues and great storytelling … ON SALE NOV. 1ST 

Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra – The Mark of Zorro
Friday, February 3, 7:00pm

Douglas Fairbanks pioneered the ​role of ​Zorro​, who poses as the foppish Don Diego​ while secretly fighting for justice in early California. Th​e five-piece Mont Alto Orchestra​ accompanies the silent comic adventure with an exciting and compelling score of the kind heard in movie theaters in the 1920s … ON SALE NOV. 1ST 


Broadway’s Next H!t Musical
Friday, March 3, 7:00pm

Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny! The hilarious Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made-up, hit song suggestions from the audience … ON SALE NOV. 1ST


Roald Dalh’s James and the Giant Peach
Saturday, May 20, 2:00pm

A fresh adaptation of Roald Dahls treasured novel, find yourself in an oversized peach with James and some human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities. After it rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks, and plenty of complications … ON SALE NOV. 1ST