Breckenridge is Number 1 in the NCAR Arts Vibrancy Index of small communities

Breckenridge is a Hotbed of America’s Arts and Culture

We have shared the vibrant art scene in Breckenridge with you before, so we’re not at all surprised to learn Breckenridge, Colorado, was named No. 1 on the 2017 National Center for Arts Research Arts Vibrancy Index of small communities in the U.S.! This index ranks more than 900 communities across the country and our small community is number one in its category.

When you stay at Lodge by The Blue, you can experience the artists, cultural organizations and creative businesses whose work helped earn this honor, including these highlights mentioned in the 2017 NCAR Index.

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
Backstage Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing an exemplary community theatre experience year after year. As a guest to The Blue in 2017, you can see The Producers (June 9 – August 6), The Witches (June 22 – August 5), Buyer and Cellar (July 7 – August 12) and Billy Elliott (August 25 – September 4).

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
The Alliance is a non-profit organization founded in December 2006 to promote and protect Breckenridge’s unique heritage. You’ll find a collection of historic sites, guided tours and hikes, as well as programs and events for all ages so you can experience what life was like in Historic Breckenridge.

Breck Create showcases festivals throughout Breckenridge in one place. This summer the Wave: Light + Water + Sound four-day festival will feature interactive artworks, temporary installations and musical performances in and around the Blue River Plaza June 1-4, 2017, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvasses and exhibition spaces. The Street Arts Festival comes to town July 2-4, 2017, for a three-day celebration of street, pavement and graffiti arts featuring outdoor murals, installations and workshops on the Arts District campus. You can find ticket information and more festivals at

National Repertory Orchestra
The National Repertory Orchestra is a preeminent intensive fellowship that equips young musicians for orchestral music careers while providing the highest level of musical experience through concerts and events. Annual events includes a Gala celebrating 40 years of Carl Topilow; Cajun Crawfish Boil with food, drinks and dancing to Tony Trahan and the BlueKrewe; and Breckenridge Wine Classic, where distinguished guests gather to experience wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors and locally-made products. Plus, free community concerts will begin in June, so check the NRO website for details.

These are just a sampling of the unique mix of creative opportunities for people of all ages and interests who visit Breckenridge, Colorado. You can keep up on the arts and entertainment happening in Breckenridge by following Breckenridge Creative Arts on Facebook.

Photos courtesy of Breck Create.