Telluride Festivals and Events

Les Contes D'Hoffmann

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 18:00
The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. Soprano Hibla Gerzmava faces the operatic hurdle of singing all three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score. Saturday, January 31 at 11am Sunday, March 1 at 2pm Running time 3:46

Strange Americans

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 17:00
Saturday, January 31st, 2015. Door 8PM Show 9:30PM Strange Americans survive on burritos, microbrew, and hanging out. Influenced by My Morning Jacket, Wilco, Drive By Truckers, Crazy Horse, and the Band, SA believes in rock and roll. The debut album, A Royal Battle , recorded by John Macy landed on several Colorado “Best Of 2012″ lists. Tickets: $5 Video of Strange Americans - Rocks / Rolls (Official)

The Drowsy Chaperone

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 18:30
Friday,Jan 30, 31 & Feb 2. 6:00pm The Sheridan Arts Foundation Young People’s Theater presents its annual high school musical offering with “The Drowsy Chaperone” at the historic Sheridan Opera House. Featuring dazzling starlets, gangsters posing as bakers, a scheming Broadway producer, and a boozy ("drowsy") chaperone, this play's wacky cast is full of lovable, hilarious characters. Put on by the Young People's Theature of Telluride, the musical is  a fun homage to the Jazz era and won five Tonys when it debuted on Broadway in 2006. “The Drowsy Chaperone” stars 28 students grades 9-12, and is the Young People's Theater's 48th full-length musical theater production. Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for kids 12 and under and can be purchased here .


Fri, 01/30/2015 - 17:45
Friday, January 30, 2015. Doors at 8PM- Show at 9:30PM Pushing the boundaries with every new track they produce, DYNOHUNTER is well on their way to carving out a niche in the ever  expanding universe of live electronic music. The Boulder based trio, comprised of Clark Smith (sax/keys/DJ), Justin Ehmer (drums/percussion) & Fred Reisen (bass/synth) meshes aspects of both the conventional DJ and live band performance. Combining pristine production, soulful sax, live drumming, and heavy electric bass, DYNOHUNTER creates a high energy, live show experience, that captures the approval of both jam and electronic crowds. $5 suggested donation

Head for the Hills

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Thursday, January 29th. Doors open at 8, Show starts at 9:30PM Head for the Hills, a bluegrass band, will be playing at the Fly Me To The Moon Saloon. To find out more about Head for the Hills , visit their webite here . Tickets are $10 Video of Head for the Hills - Never Does Official Music Video  

Talking Gourds

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 23:15
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015. 6pm The Talking Gourds Poetry Club presents St. Louis native Matt Hayes as guest poet at Arroyo’s in Telluride. Autistic from birth, Hayes has been communicating since age 5 through a process of Facilitated Communication that has led to his pioneering work with the Supported Typing movement.  At age six, he wrote his first poem, “Trapped in Silence.”  He’s been a member of the St. Louis Poetry Society since age 15. Currently the subject of a PBS documentary on autism, Hayes is “eager to build bridges between artists and neurotypical individuals everywhere.” (Neurotypical is an abbreviation of neurologically typical – a term coined in the autistic community as a label for people who are not on the autism spectrum). His primary writing focus is poetry.  ...

Of Mice and Men

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 18:00
Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee  James Franco  ( 127 Hours ,  Milk ) and Tony Award® nominee Chris O’Dowd  ( Bridesmaids ,  Girls ) star in the hit Broadway production  Of Mice And Men , filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck's play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship. O f Mice and Men  is directed by Tony Award®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circles award winner  Anna D. Shapiro (Broadway’s  August: Osage County ) and features  Leighton Meester  ( Country Strong ,  Gossip Girl ) and Tony Award® winner  Jim Norton  ( The Seafarer ). The production was nominated for two Tony Awards®, including  Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role...

Congo Sanchez

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 17:30
Monday, January 26th, 2015. Doors at 8PM/Show at 9:30 PM Musician and Selecta extraordinaire, Congo can generally be found in one of two places. If he’s not on the road drumming with DC’s own, Thievery Corporation or See-I: he’s  jamming out to fresh vibes at the mysterious Lillypad studios.   He is developing a unique blend of Afro-Latin Dub, as he evolves in to his own on the DC music scene. His over-all taste, and musical personality are a delight, with a superlative sense of rhythm and a musicianly approach to arrangements and melody. Tickets are $5 Video of Congo Sanchez Artist Introduction

KOTO Lip Sync

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 18:15
This fun local contest combines on stage dancing and lip syncing of your favorite hits. Preformed at the Telluride Michael D. Palm Theater. Call KOTO Raido at: 970-728-4334 for more information and tickets. Reserved Seating: ( 2014 Information) $30- main floor, $25-mezzanine and balcony $200 wing tables (seat 4), $250 pit tables (seat 4)


Sun, 01/18/2015 - 17:45
Sunday, January 18, 2015. 4:00pm Watch a collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" features Mickey Mouse as an aspiring magician who oversteps his limits. "The Rite of Spring" tells the story of evolution, from single-celled animals to the death of the dinosaurs. "Dance of the Hours" is a comic ballet performed by ostriches, hippos, elephants, and alligators. "Night on Bald Mountain" and "Ave Maria" set the forces of darkness and light against each other as a devilish revel is interrupted by the coming of a new day.l This rated G film will be showing at the Palm theater for FREE.


Sun, 01/18/2015 - 17:15
Sunday, January 18th, 2015. 9:00PM  Sheridan Opera House As part of Telluride Fire Festival,  Eufórquestra  is energy and rhythm personified. An ever-evolving sound that has been influenced by music from all over the world with an emphasis on funk, pocket and groove. GA standing room only ticket $20. Reserved Balcony are $45. To reserve VIP tables on the balcony (4 seat tables $175), call Maggie at 970-728-6363. Balcony seats and tables come with unlimited beer and wine. ( GA tickets are standing room only, and balcony seats in rows P & O are flip down with a great view of the stage, but limited leg room) Purchase tickets here . Video of Euforquestra -"Soup"- (Official Music Video)

The Merry Widow

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 18:00
The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman ( The Producers ,  Oklahoma! ,  Contact ). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch ( Satyagraha ,  The Enchanted Island ) and costume designer William Ivey Long ( Cinderella ,  Grey Gardens , Hairspray ) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Andrew Davis conducts. Saturday, January 17 at 11am Sunday, February 1 at 2pm Running time 2:57

Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 17:45
Saturday, January 17th, 2015. Doors: 8:00pm. Show: 8:30pm- 11:30pm With more than 12 albums and fifteen years of performing, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers have established themselves as icons in the South West, delivering Spanish-infused, roots rock. Their fan base has grown exponentially over the last decade. As a ainger and songwriter, Roger Clyne penned and performed the theme song for cartoon, "King of the Hill" under his previous band moniker, The Refreshments. This will be his 8th performance in Telluride, his first public performance and first with his full band. It promises to be the quality and vivacious of those shows that bring his fans back in the thousands to Mexico year after year – a winter Roger Clyne ski festival! Clyne has also successfully spearheaded the...

Mastering Your iPad/iPhone

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 16:45
Saturday, January 17, 2015. 12-4pm A class for all “iDevice” users: Learn how to make full use of your iPad or iPhone, including tips and tricks, plus the latest and greatest apps to explore. You will discover how to make an iPad do most of what a full computer will do, so you can get real work done! This class will cover all aspects of the iPad/iPhone, from a complete tour of the hardware (as well as useful accessories) to an in-depth tour of the software interface, including how an iPad improves on the iPhone/iPod Touch interface. The class will focus primarily on iOS 8’s new update, but devices running older iOS 7 software will still be relevant. For seasoned iPad users and those considering an “iDevice,” this class has something for everyone. Bring your iPad and/or iPhone with...

The Great Funktier

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 16:30
Saturday, January 17th, 2015. 9:30pm Local Funk/Jam/Rock band The Great Funktier will perform at The Last Dollar Saloon - FREE!   Video of Gave You All My Lovin' THE GREAT FUNKTIER  

MarchFourth Marching Band

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 17:30
Friday, January 16th, 2015. 9:00pm As part of the Telluride Fire Festival, MarchFourth Marching Band will be coming to Telluride with plenty of energy.  Do not miss this eclectic crew of Portland musicians and circus performers. MarchFourth is far from a marching band in any traditional sense, anchored by funy electric bass, they carry audiences to the African jungle by way of Brazil with samples from the best of American funk, rock and jazz. In addition, they mix it all together with cinematic fashion and high-stepping stilt-acrobatics and plenty of dancers. If you're looking to have a fun, energetic night, be there for the MarchForth Marching Band. Tickets are VIP and general admission. Standing room tickets are available. Purchase tickets here . Video of...

Jeff Austin

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 15:45
Friday, January 16 & Saturday, January 17 . Shows at 8:30PM. Jeff Austin , formerly of Yonder Mountain String Band, will be playing at the Sheridan Opera House for a two-night run in January. Video of Jeff Austin and Friends - Dark Star - Crazy Fingers - Cats Under the Stars - String Summit 2012  

Telluride FIRE Festival

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 21:15
January 15-19 2015 . A NEW Telluride festival, The Telluride Fire Festival will be centered around a free public and interactive experience of fire artistry. The fire displays will occur from when darkness falls to late evening on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. These displays will be held both in Mountain Village and on 'Main Street' and all stationary art intallations will be available during the day for viewing.  Video of Telluride Fire Festival   Thursday     Free fire dancer performance at Mountain Lodge Telluride 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Join us for a complimentary après ski for an exciting fire performance on the deck at Mountain Lodge Telluride. The Lodge is accessible by the free gondola. Friday     Art on Fire—Gallery Shows at Mixed Locations- See notes 10:...

Places of Invention

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 17:00
Tuesday, January 13, 2015. 6:00PM Visit the Sheridan Opera House for an inspiring evening of history, science and innovation hosted by the Telluride Historical Museum and the Pinhead Institute with the conjunction with the Smithsonian's Places of Invention program. The evening will open with the first public screening of "Hydro Power," a 30-minute documentary by Rocky Mountain PBS about the Ames Hydroelectric Generating Plant. The film will be followed by students giving TED-style presentations on topics describing a specific moment of innovation in Telluride.

Tony Furtado

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 18:00
Indie-rock artist Tony Furtado will be playing live at the Sheridan, showcasing his banjo, guitar and vocal skills. The show starts at 8:30pm, costing $20.00-30.00 per person. Tickets will be available for sale on Friday, October 24th at 12pm on The Sheridan Opera House website. Below is a video of Tony Furtado's preformance.  Video of Tony Furtado Band - Live From Mississippi Studios Official Trailer Title Text:  Tony Furtado