What is the Belleayre Music Festival?
The Belleayre Music Festival is an annual festival hosted at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York. Founded in 1992, the festival is produced by the not-for-profit Belleayre Conservatory as an effort to keep Belleayre Mountain Ski Center open year-round. Phyllis and Mel Litoff raised the festival to prominence after becoming co-artistic directors in 1994. The festival has hosted artists such as Buddy Guy, The Doobie Brothers, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Vince Gill, James Blunt, Brian Wilson, Branford Marsalis, Dr. John, Frankie Valli, Ray Charles, and Wynton Marsalis.
The Belleayre Music Festival is produced by the Belleayre Conservatory, whose mission is to present, promote and support cultural programs that will encourage the use of Belleayre Mountain as a vital resource for our Catskill region and the community.