Tony’s Speakeasy


previously the “black & white ball”


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Celebrating The Museum Finding Home at Tony’s Conoco in 2003

Our annual community celebration – historically known as the “Black and White Ball” – is taking a trip back in time. We’re turning the clock back 100 years to bring you Tony’s Speakeasy: A Black and White Affair on July 2, 2024 from 6pm-10pm.

Tony’s Speakeasy, (previously known and held as “The Black and White Ball”) is an annual celebration and fundraiser commemorating the anniversary of making historic Tony’s Conoco the museum’s forever home.  In June of 2003, the Crested Butte Museum moved from the old depot to the heart of Crested Butte, preserving the old hardware store in the center of town.


The event will celebrate Tony Mihelich, who owned and operated Tony’s Conoco for 56 in the very same building the museum has called home for the last two decades. The event will also serve to celebrate our current members, and as a membership drive as we work to expand our community of members and supporters.


For those who’ve attended our Black and White parties in year’s past, you’re no stranger to dressing up in your finest black and white. If you’ve never been to our signature community celebration, we invite you to dress in 1920s era black and white flapper dresses, dinner jackets, sequins, top hats, pearls, feathers, tuxes, and bowties. In true Crested Butte-style, costumes and creativity are strongly encouraged. 

Whisky Tasting with sommelier Aaron Tomcak

Can you find the Playboy Bunny in this photo?

Explore a variety of whiskeys with sommelier Aaron Tomcak while viewing vintage Playboy Magazines in our archive room. Choose the “Whisky Add On” option for an additional $25.

VIP Add On Extras

Purchase our VIP Add On and receive the additional benefits of a 6:00pm entrance time, One drink ticket, Commemorative Cup, Fancy Appetizers, $5 Poker/Roulette Buy In, Swing Dance Lesson, Access VIP Lounge, and a Montanya’s Rum tasting!

Rum Tasting with Montanya Distillery

With our VIP Add On you can recieve a Montanya Rum Tasting with your ticket plus a number of other extras!

Professional Poker & Roulette Tables

Casino Nights Party Rentals will be joining us to run both a poker and a roulette table! Buy in to receive chips to play with and trade your chips for prizes! (Chips have no cash value)

We are seeking volunteers for this event! 

Volunteers will receive free GA entry to the Speakeasy, a free commemorative stainless steel pint, and 1 complimentary drink ticket. Please dress in your finest 1920’s attire (or in formal black and white). We can’t wait to see you at the event! If you have any questions, please reach out to our Coordinator Alyssa at [email protected]

2024 Tony’s Speakeasy Sponsors

Pearls Sponsors
– Liv Sotheby’s International Realty
– Clark’s Market

Tophat Sponsors
– Alpenglow Events & Rental
– Bill Peatross

Bowtie Sponsors
– Crested Butte Builders
– Montanya Rum

Recaps of Previous Black & White Celebrations!


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