Catch a tune in Creede! Each August, the Headwater's Music Festival brings a series of bands to town for the weekend, along with a variety of unique local dining experiences and vendor booths. The Headwater's stage is erected on the Ball Field, set against a backdrop of Creede's quaint downtown and soaring rock cliffs. Festival-goers set up tents and lawn chairs on the expanse of grass, backed by the San Juans Mountain range, and just a short distance from the Headwaters of the mighty Rio Grande.

The historic mining town makes an excellent live music venue, with a gallery-filled main street, top-rated Repertory Theatre, and thriving arts community. The event is sponsored by the Headwaters Music Festival, a non-profit organization.

Event Policies

Sorry, we love dogs but we are unable to invite them to the festival.
Alcohol policy:  No outside alcohol is allowed into the festival area. Beer and wine are available for purchase inside the ball park. Please leave your glassware at home. HWMF has a zero tolerance alcohol policy. Anyone found in violation of this policy will be subject to removal.

Thank You

Thank you to our board members and sponsors. Special thank you to the City of Creede and B4 Studio.

Thank you, Stephen Quiller, for allowing us to use your painting for this year's festival poster.