Peak to Peak Music Education Association


The PPMEA was founded in 2011 and is a recognized 501c3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to raise money for local kids’ music programs by hosting musical events in the area.  Because we also support many Colorado artists by bringing them in to play we not only benefit the kids but help strengthen the overall community of support for music and musicians in Colorado.

We are a local organization in the Colorado mountains along the “Peak to Peak Highway.”  The “Peak to Peak” region in Colorado is basically the area stretching from Central City and Black Hawk on the south end, through Nederland and to the town of Allenspark on the north end along CO state highways 119 and 72.


4th of July Barn Dance

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July 4th, Gilpin County Fairgrounds Barn

230 Norton Drive, Black Hawk, CO 80422

  • 4th of July Barn Dance Information!
    This show is under roof, so no worries about rain and no need for sun shades. Do bring a camp chair. Small coolers are allowed but NO GLASS and NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL.
    Tweener jams are hosted by Miles Perry of Caribou Mountain Collective
    Doors 1:00
    1:30-3:00 Ragged Union
    3:00-3:30 tweener set
    3:30-5:00 The Sweet Lillies
    5:00-5:30 tweener set
    5:30-7:00 members of Trout Steak Revival
    with Bridget Law
    7:00-7:30 tweener set
    7:30-9:00 The Railsplitters

    Food and arts & crafts booths

Kids’ Tent with activities, Bouncy Castle, Fire Engine Rides

Black Hawk Fireworks 9:30 PM



We’re working on inventorying the remaining NedFest stuff and will put it up soon.

We will also have new shirts for the 4th of July Barn Dance for sale soon!