Where to See Live Music in Steamboat in the Summertime

If you’re lodging in town with your family for a summertime vacation, don’t miss the opportunity to hear live music in the mountains almost any night of the week in Steamboat. Concerts are a perfect family friendly activity for all generations. Bring camp chairs and blankets to keep everyone comfortable, and a cooler with picnic snacks, if the venue allows. Steamboat locals love live music so much that you’ll find events happening in a variety of venues, from bluegrass bands at breweries to symphony orchestras on the expansive lawns below Mount Werner. Lodge with your entire family at Bella Vista Estate and be minutes away from live music in Steamboat.

Steamboat Free Summer Concert Series

The Steamboat Free Summer Concert Series is on a mission to keep great, high-quality, family-friendly concerts available for the entire community. These fully produced, large-scale concerts attract hundreds of community members and visitors to the historic Howelsen Hill area for dancing, drinks, and dining. Arrive early and bring camp chairs and blankets to make your family a place on the lawn before the concert begins. Food and beverages are available on site from various vendors and local food trucks. Click here to see the lineup of upcoming events at Keepinitfree.com.

Strings Music Summer Concerts

Not every ski town can brag about having an organization dedicated to bringing world-class symphonies and musical talents like Steamboat’s Strings Music Festival. This fantastic organization brings dozens of musical acts spanning all genres of music from classical to rock and roll to our humble mountain town. In 2022 the Steamboat Strings Music Festival brought to town such acts as Joan Osborne, KT Tunstall, Bela Fleck, and The Wailing Jennys. These concerts are held in the exquisite Strings Pavilion at the base of Mount Werner. Sweeping glass windows let you soak in the splendor of the surrounding hillside while you enjoy these family friendly musical performances. Click here to see upcoming events at Stringsmusicfestival.com.

Live Music and Family Fun at Snowbowl

One of Steamboat’s prized new business establishments is a great place for summertime vacation family fun, the Snowbowl. Indoors, there are bowling lanes, a bar, and restaurant. Outside, in the summertime, the Snowbowl has an amazingly soft grass lawn with permanently installed shade structures and family-style seating. On occasional weekdays and weekends Snowbowl hosts live music acts on their outdoor stage.. Click here to see the upcoming schedule and to learn more about Snowbowl.

Live Music at Breweries and Pubs

Many of the local breweries and pubs also offer live music throughout the week and especially on Fridays and Saturdays. Storm Peak Brewing has a family-friendly patio with large picnic tables and shaded seating. Check their upcoming events schedule to see if they are hosting music during your summertime vacation. Aurum, a fine dining restaurant on the Yampa River in downtown Steamboat occasionally hosts live music as well. Check their upcoming events schedule to determine if there will be music during your visit.

Concerts at Bella Vista Estate

We love live music and our Steamboat community so much that we’ve started hosting outdoor summer concerts on the Bella Vista Estate lawn. It is wonderful to see people dancing under the stars and enjoying the estate. These concerts are announced in advance in our email newsletters and will never coincide with guest bookings. When lodging at Bella Vista Estate our guests enjoy complete privacy and exclusivity of the estate grounds during their stay. To plan your summertime vacation with Bella Vista as your home base, contact a representative of our team to discuss rates and availability.