Robert Earl Keen Benefit Concert

By Center for the Arts Crested Butte (other events)

Thursday, July 26 2018 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

It's not always easy to sum up a career - let alone a life's ambition - so succinctly, but those five words from Robert Earl Keen's calling-card anthem just about do it. You can complete the lyric with the next five words - the ones routinely shouted back at Keen by thousands of fans a night ("and the party never ends!") - just to punctuate the point with a flourish, but it's the part about the journey that gets right to the heart of what makes Keen tick. Some people take up a life of playing music with the goal of someday reaching a destination of fame and fortune; but from the get-go, Keen just wanted to write and sing his own songs, and to keep writing and singing them for as long as possible.

"I always thought that I wanted to play music, and I always knew that you had to get some recognition in order to continue to play music," Keen says. "But I never thought of it in terms of getting to be a big star. I thought of it in terms of having a really, really good career and writing some good songs, and getting onstage and having a really good time."

Robert Earl Keen Benefit Concert

Thursday July 26th, 2018

Doors:  7:00 p.m.

Show: 7:30 p.m.

Stand Room General Admission: $35

Seated General Admission:  $70

VIP: $200; includes 30 minute early entry at 6:30 pm, and appetizers and beverages from private bar!

Back Stage Experience:  $400; 6:00 pm private meet and greet with Robert Earl Keen! 30 minute early entry at 6:30 pm, and appetizers and beverages from private bar!



  • All ages.
  • No outside food or beverages allowed.
  • All ticket sales are final. All tickets are non-refundable/exchangeable, except for canceled events which are not rescheduled. 
  • The Center for the Arts reserves the right to sell overage capacity seating for any event. 
  • Doors open 7:00 PM.

Mailing Address

PO Box 1819 Crested Butte, CO 81224