The Crested Butte Music Festival, which runs June 23 through August 5, 2017, presents a weekend of nontraditional pairings: ice cream, cake and piano ballads plus craft beer coupled with the classical genre on Friday and Saturday, July 7/8. The post holiday concerts series bring the universal languages of food, music and beer all together at the Mirror Palace venue, located at the base of the mountain.

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On Friday, July 7, at 7:30 p.m. Sweet Sounds hosts a taste of New York City in Colorado with world renowned ice cream parlor, Big Gay Ice Cream.  The creators, Bryan Petroff and Douglas Quint, are selecting specific flavors to compliment love songs by pianist Peter Dugan and his wife, mezzo-soprano Kara Dugan.  All-star pastry chef and television personality, Paulette Goto, of Polly Cooks & Eats will also bake an assortment of cakes to accompany the frozen concoctions and plate the dessert duos. Tickets are available for $45/$60.

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On Saturday, July 8,  at 7:30 p.m. BEERoque will combine brews from Elevation Beer Company with concertos from the Baroque period performed by the Festival Symphony Orchestra and legendary flutist, Eugenia Zukerman. Tickets are available for $50/$65.

Both events allow children 18 and under to receive free entrance with the purchase of an adult pass.

Crested Butte Mirror Palace, Crested Butte, CO 81225