This past weekend bluegrass-lovers, yogis, fly fishing enthusiasts, and people just looking to beat the heat headed up to Copper Mountain for the second annual Copper Mountain Music Festival. While the music was the main event, the festival had much more to offer than just banjos and brews. Musical jam sessions, an abundance of outdoor activities, free swag, and sweet views of the resort made for a perfect Colorado weekend.
Traveling all the way from North Carolina, bands Aaron Burdett and Balsam Range got the crowd tapping their toes and moving their feet all day on Saturday. As the sun dipped behind the mountains, six-time Grammy-award winning band, Asleep at the Wheel, got folks revved up for the fireworks on display later that evening. On Sunday, Bonnie and the Clydes, and Dave Adkins, took center stage. All of the music perfectly fit the vibe of the festival. Music lovers attending the event could either set up their lawn chair and chill out or grab a dance partner and two-step up by the stage. People of all ages, from toddlers being carried in strollers, to young and older couples, got down to the sweet sounds of bluegrass all three days.
If you were feeling inspired by all the bands up at Copper, the festival also offered music jam sessions that anyone could partake in. From acoustic pulls to vocal harmonies workshops to songwriting sessions, there was a way to get involved for any music aficionado.
There were also ample opportunities to get up and moving all weekend long. Guided hikes, yoga sessions, fly fishing clinics, and stand-up paddle board demos were all on the festival docket and located mere feet away from the main stage. For the more adventurous, Woodward had a plot of snow (in July!) with ski jumps, rails, and boxes.
There were also a ton of freebies, shoe demos, and a scavenger hunt taking place all weekend. Winners of the festival raffle took home a host of goodies, from Eagle’s Nest Outfitters hammocks to speakers to Ice Mule coolers. Elevation Outdoors’ Live Outside and Play team was there with their #vanlife set-up as well.
The Copper Mountain Music Festival had all the makings of a perfect Colorado weekend: tunes, brews, adventure, and (of course) mountains. If you missed it this year, be sure to mark your calendars for this fun and unique event next summer.