CRESTFEST — Aug 4 & 5!


CRESTFEST will be held Friday and Saturday August 4th and 5th 2017 at the Challenger Golf Course. Advance ticket prices are $12 for Adults and Seniors for Friday and $27 for Adults and Seniors for Saturday. Teens will be $5 for Friday and $10 for Saturday. Under 12 are free. Camping is $21 for the weekend. Tickets are available on line at or call us at 719-256-4533.

CRESTFEST will have great music, food, libations, arts & crafts, a raffle and an old fashioned Mid-Way Carnival with games, rides, contests, and outdoor activities. The Salida Circus will be returning with their usual array of activities. They bring costumes for parades, tumbling and circus act lessons, a magician, a clown, and stilt walkers. We will still have our traditional men’s and women’s wood chopping and limbo and pie-eating contests. CRESTFEST will also act as a showcase of presenters who participate, or plan to in our Youth Enrichment Program school performances. Our Arts and Crafts vendors will have everything from clothes, hammocks, shoes and hats, to massage, crystals and jewelry. We also have great food with a nice variety of choices like pizza, Greek, Mexican, organic and Thai. There will be coffee, lemonade, baked goods and ice cream. We have extremely likable libations with a mix of micro-brews and Mojitos. New this year will be wine from Vino Salida. Our festival booth will be selling T-shirts, hats and mugs plus CDs from the performing artists.

We are very excited about our entertainment line-up this year. Each day will start off with our very best Locals. On Friday night The Alcapones take the stage bringing their high energy Ska/Reggae dance grooves. This six-piece group features drums, bass, guitar, and three talented horn players who switch around

between trumpet, trombone, saxophone and clarinet. Come get your dance on. Saturday features comedy gypsy swing from Zoltan and the Fortune Tellers. Zoltan is an accomplished guitarist who plays in the style of Django Reinhardt. You’ll need to be able to listen, laugh and dance all at the same time. Next we have 2MX2 who are a positive message, bilingual hip-hop group that we’ve produced six times so far in SLV schools. They are young, full of energy and even do some break dancing. They will be followed by one of the hottest Latin/salsa fusion bands in Denver, Onda. This is a 9-piece full blast band featuring three horns, all kinds of percussion, beautiful female vocals, bass, guitar and keyboards.

Our Saturday headliner will feature full-fledged funk by Groovement. From Arkansas, this 6-piece funk-rock band is well traveled and tight. Front man, Alex Carr, was a 2011 American Idol contestant. He can croon it or slay it with the best of them. Groovement has a reputation for putting on one of the tightest, hottest, high-octane shows around. Come check them out and get sweaty.

So, here we go, hang on tight and enjoy! For information and tickets go to or call 719-256-4533. See you there!


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