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Directions and Parking

Strings Music Pavilion is located just southeast of downtown Steamboat Springs. Our address:

950 Strings Road
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
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Free Parking

Free parking is available onsite. Enter Wildhorse Marketplace from Mt. Werner Road, go straight through the roundabout, then left at the T to the Strings Parking Lot. Click here to create your own Google Maps directions to the lot entrance.

Overflow Parking: Meadows Lot (across Pine Grove Road from Strings) is available for parking for any Pavilion or Strings Park event. NEW FOR 2022: enter Meadows Lot off Pine Grove Road (Bangtail Way is expected to be closed).

Accessible ParkingAccessible parking: enter the Pavilion grounds at Strings Road from Pine Grove Road. Note this entrance is for accessible parking only and closes 30 minutes before each performance. See free parking above for main entrance.

Ride the Free Bus

Bus stops have changed for summer, 2022. The closest stop is Central Park Plaza (near City Market), a half-mile walk away. Visit the city website for complete bus schedules.

STRINGS PATIO

Throughout the summer, enjoy full bar service under the Strings Patio tent before performances from June 25 through August 27. Drinks purchased onsite are welcome inside the Pavilion.

THEMED DINNERS – Special reserved seating dinners are available as add-ons to select concerts throughout the summer (please note: you must have a ticket to that night’s concert, sold separately). These buffet-style dinners are served under the Stings tent starting at 5:30pm. We hope you’ll join us:
• SUN / JUNE 26 Keb’ Mo’ – Colorado beef and North Atlantic salmon.
• SUN / JULY 3 Brent Rowan and Friends Featuring Steve Dorff – Carolina BBQ.
• WED / JULY 20 Cliburn Gold Solo Piano – Chicken San Marco and shrimp scampi.
• WED / AUGUST 3 Viennese Virtuosity – Lasagna and chicken parmesan.
• SUN / AUGUST 14 Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers – Southern-style beef and chicken-fried chicken.
Adults $60, children (6-12 years) $45 / Prices include gratuity / Prepaid reservation only / Cash bar / Water provided.

MORE SPECIAL FOOD & BEVERAGE OFFERINGS
• SAT / JUNE 25 Bubbly! A complimentary champagne toast hosted by Strings will follow our opening classical performance.
• SAT / JULY 9 / 6PM 35th Anniversary Celebration – Arrive early for our “Classical For the Community” concert for complimentary cocktails, rosé, savory bites, and cupcakes. Enjoy music before the concert and participate in a community art project.
• WED / JULY 27 / Music Student Night: mingle with our community’s bright young musicians at a complimentary cookie reception after The Albers Sisters & Friends show.
• FRI / JULY 29 / An American Portrait – Celebrating our 35th anniversary, this concert offers a paired food and dessert tasting, included in the ticket, to complement the multimedia music and photography experience. Each of two intermissions will feature catered dishes to enjoy before returning to the Pavilion for additional music.

The world renowned 569-seat Strings Music Pavilion in Steamboat Springs is one of the best places to see live music concerts in Colorado. Strings Music Festival hosts over a dozen classical evening concerts from late June into August. Popular contemporary artists grace the Strings Pavilion stage during the summer months and then continue through fall, winter, and spring. More than 75 Grammy-winning performers have appeared inside the Strings Pavilion, along with musicians from all 25 of the top orchestras in the U.S.

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RENTALS

Indoor and outdoor event spaces! Looking for that perfect venue for a wedding, fundraiser, fashion show, seminar, film premiere, symposium, or other event? Strings provides the largest multi-use space in the Yampa Valley and offers a world-class production staff to make your event memorable.

VENUE CAPABILITIES

  • Full facility staff including a house manager and professional lighting and sound technicians
  • Modifiable stage
  • Blackout curtains
  • World-class video projection and sound 
  • Backstage access and green rooms for musicians/performers
  • A bar, small kitchen, and backstage area for caterers
  • Box office for ticketed events
  • Customizable layout for up to 569 guests (table seating accommodates up to 225)
  • Full use of large on-site parking lot at the base of the mountain
  • An outdoor bar and tented patio
  • An outdoor stage and seating pods for the 2021 season
  • Professional property management, cleaning, plowing, and waste management

Rental rates start at $6,000. Discounted rates are available to nonprofits and select corporate sponsors of Strings Music Festival. Venue availability is limited during the summer festival, June-September.

For more details contact Jen Johnson jen@stringsmusicfestival.com or 970.879.5056 ext. 111

Technical Information

Download and view a printable Strings Music Pavilion Spec Sheet here

The Strings Music Pavilion is an intimate 569 seat music venue in Steamboat Springs, CO. With a unique bow string truss roof design, the stunning architecture allows the audience to enjoy the panoramic views of the Yampa Valley through the retractable glass doors. The Strings Music Pavilion is an exceptional experience for artist and audience alike.

Sound Reinforcement System

  • Three (3) full range 3-way Danley main loudspeakers in a LCR configuration (SH60 Center, SH50s Left/Right).
  • Six (6) Bag End TA6000S full range 2-way front fill speakers set into the front of the stage.
  • Loudspeaker management and DSP controlled by Biamp Systems AudiaFLEX-CM and loudspeaker amplification provided by Lab Gruppen class D amplifiers.
  • Subwoofers:  Two (2) Danley TH212 Tapped Horn subwoofers.
  • Monitors: Eight (8) EAW MicroWedge MW12 full range 2-way floor monitors powered by Lab Gruppen class D amplification.
  • The FOH sound/light booth is located 40’ from the front of the stage, center. The FOH Board is a Behringer X32. Monitors may be run by iPad via X32-Mix, or through an Allen & Heath GL3000. 40X8 Horizon splitter snake – 3 way. Monitor station is stage left. 92 db limit in the house.

Stage
54’ x 15’ with a thrust to 21’ in the center. The back wall is wood veneer, with a full length black curtain. No scrim.

Lighting
Board is ETC Element 1024 with 2 17” LCD Monitors. Light trusses suspended from one ton pick points – no grid. Lighting appropriate for venue including:

  • 36 ETC Source 4 fixtures – Lamped at 575w  (14 – 50deg barrels/22 – 36deg barrels)
  • 30 – ETC Source 4 Par – (XWFL Lenses installed)
  • 20 – Altman PAR 64 – (WFL 1000W)
  • 12 – ADJ P64B LEDPar (7 channel mode, custom diffusion optics installed)
  • 2 – Clay Paky Alpha Spots 300

Projection screen
Retractable Da-lite 12’ X 20’ screen, mounted on upstage wall.

Backline

  • Guitar amp: Fender ’65 Deluxe Reverb
  • Bass amp: Fender Bassman 250 head with Hartke 410XL cabinet
  • 1 – Steinway B Grand Piano
  • 1 – Steinway D Concert Grand Piano
  • 4 – 4’ X 8’ stage riser platforms, adjustable legs
  • Communication through Motorola radios

Additional A/V equipment and backline available for rental through PSI and PRG in Denver.

Backstage  
Wi-Fi in building – no land lines

  • Staging area – 12’ X 21’ with full size exterior loading door. Trucks must have ramps.
  • Green Room I – 36’ x 18’ with exterior entrance. 2 bathrooms – no shower.
  • Green Room II – 9’ X 26’ with additional stage door entrance. Bathroom in hall adjacent to room. No shower.

For more details, contact Elissa Greene at elissa@stringsmusicfestival.com or 970.879.5056 x100.