Telluride Festivals and Events

Beauty and the Beast

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 16:00
Friday, May 1, 2015 – Sunday, May 3, 2015 Young People's Theater presents "Beauty and the Beast" adapted and directed by Jennifer Julia starring 25 students grades 3-5. It's the classic tale of Belle, a book-loving beauty who doesn't quite fit in the local villagers. When she finds herself a prisoner of an enchanted castle (where clocks, candlesticks and featherdusters walk, talk and sing!) Belle meets the terrifying Beast (a Prince who is under a sorceresses' spell). Over time, Belle and Beast learn valuable lessons about compromise, celebrating each others' differences and the power of friendship.   The play is at 6:00PM Friday and Saturday, and at 2:00PM on SUnday. TICKETS ARE increased by $1 day of show. Please purchase ahead of time! (Please note: balcony seats in rows...

Disneynature Bears

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 16:15
Sunday, April 26th, 2015. 4:00 PM Free! Consessions available. 77 minutes long. Rated G “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons.

Cavalleria Rusticana - Pagliacci

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 16:30
Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in  Cavalleria Rusticana  and Canio in  Pagliacci . Rae Smith ( War Horse ) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of  Cavalleria , which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of  Pagliacci . Eva-Maria Westbroek ( Cav ) and Patricia Racette ( Pag ) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium. Saturday, April 25 at 10:30am Running time 3:30

Na'an Stop

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 16:00
Saturday, April 4th, 2015. Doors @ 8pm / Show @ 9:30pm Na'an Stop, a Reggae/Rock/Ska band, will be playing at the Fly Me To The Moon Saloon. To find out more about Na'an Stop , visit their webite here . Video of Na'an Stop "Support" Music Video (Official)    

KOTO Street Dance

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 17:45
The KOTO End of the Season Street Dance is a FREE party on Colorado Avenue (Main Street) sponsored by the community radio station KOTO.  Check back for details which have yet to be announced.  

Half-Ton Marmot

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 16:45
Friday, April 3rd, 2015. Doors @ 8PM / Show @ 9:30PM Half-Ton Marmot is a collaboration of Telluride musicians who share a passion for the musical styling of the Georgia based jam band, Widespread Panic. This will be the local band's final show, so come support! FREE but Donations Suggested 

Elephant Revival

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 16:00
Friday, April 3rd, 2015. Doors: 8:00pm Show:8:30 Elephant Revival will bring their entertaining live music to Club Red with a groove containing elements of gypsy, rock, Celtic, alt-country and folk. They are one of Colorado's top emerging bands, hailing form Nederland. Tickets are only $22, all ages show. Video of Elephant Revival - "Birds and Stars" (eTown webisode #606)

The Motet

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 16:45
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015. Show @ 8pm- 11:30PM Hailing from Colorado, the Motet is a world-classimprovisational funk band that has dedicated more than a decade to the healing powers of funky dance music. This will be the perfect end of season dance party at Club Red. The Motet will be playing Red Rocks in June with Lettuce​, another Club Red favorite. Tickets ($22) here . All Ages.

The Young and Arrested

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 16:30
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015. 5pm-8pm Graffiti Writing has existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. Graffiti ranges from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings and drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface, often in a public place.” Kevin Pashayan's debut exhibit challenges the audience to consider the artistic merits of Graffiti Writing despite its notoriously illegal execution. Graffiti is illegal. But it is also art. Why doesn't graffiti receive the same respect as other art forms? Following in the tradition of artists like Banksy, Sofles, Augor, Ewok, and Obey, Pashayan creates graffiti/street art related works on canvases and other objects. His...

The Jauntee

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 16:15
Wednesday, April 1st - Thursday, April 2nd, 2015. Door @ 8PM / Show @ 9:30PM Drawing influence from a wide variety of bands, The Jauntee ’s improvisational landscape spans multiple genres, including: Funk/Rock/Jazz/Progressive/Bluegrass/Psychedelic and Ambient music. Their willingness to explore genres, abandon all song structure, and dive into ‘the weird’ sets them apart from your average upcoming Jam Band. They aim to push the boundaries of improvisation, embrace the moment and engage the audience. With an ever-expanding song catalog and an inclination for open ended improvisation, every show promises to be a unique experience. $5 donation Video of The Jauntee: "Race Car Ya Ya's" Jam Part I 2013-05-02

Loudon Wainwright III

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 14:00
Wednesday, April 1st. Loudon Wainwright III will be preforming at the Sheridan Opera House. Video of Loudon Wainwright III - Your Mother and I  

Mountain Town Get Down

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 18:30
Location: Heritage Plaza, Telluride Conference Center, and Gorrono Ranch Description: Telluride Ski Resort will be celebrating the end of winter and heating things up for spring with the Mountain Town Get Down taking place March 28-29, 2015. Schedule (Day Shows Are Free!) SATURDAY MARCH 28, 2015 12:30pm:   Dustbowl Revival (Free @ Heritage Plaza) 2:15pm:   The Expanders  (Free @ Heritage Plaza) 4:00pm:   Iration  (Free @ Heritage Plaza) 9:00pm:   Cold War Kids at the Telluride Conference Center –   Click here for tickets and Info SUNDAY MARCH 29, 2015 12:30pm:   Bikini Slalom  (Free @ Gorrono Ranch) ​ 1:30pm:   DJ and Luau  (Free @ Gorrono Ranch)  

Cold War Kids

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 16:45
Saturday, March 28, 2015. 9:00PM (doors @ 8:00PM)  Telluride Conference Center The Sheridan Arts Foundation and Telluride Ski Resort present these alternative indie rockers live in concert. Cold War Kids make honest songs about human experiences. Cold War Kids return to the touring circuit with their fifth album, which is being praised for its use of the band’s environment, experience, energy and cohesion while bringing home the familiar sound that they’ve perfected. Tickets are $38 general admission and limited VIP tickets are available for sale by calling 970.728.6363. (this show is standing room ONLY) Purchase tickets here . Video of Cold War Kids - "Hang Me Up To Dry"  

Nashville Chicks

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 16:30
Friday, March 27, 2015. Three of Nashville’s top female songwriters — Sherrie Austin, Kylie Sackley and Alissa Moreno — will be on stage at the palm with their guitars singing the hits they wrote and recorded and telling the stories behind the songs.


Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:30
Thursday, March 26th, 2015. Door @ 8:00pm / Show @ 9:30pm The 3 Piece Electronic Hydro Funk Experience from Boulder, CO known as SunSquabi is poised to break out in 2015. The group h as performed at some of the country’s most notable music festivals.  Constantly on the studio grind, SunSquabi is always striving to change and mature their sound. They continue to break down and analyze the expectations of what a “Live-Electronic” band should be. Through their own studio recordings and collaborations with other artists such as Griz, SunSquabi is dedicated to their ever evolving craft in the studio and on the live stage. $5 Video of SunSquabi- Scopin' For Love LIVE at the Parish 5/19

Jukebox Speakeasy FUNraiser

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:45
Wednesday, March 25, 2015.  begins at 7:30p.m. in the Opera House Gallery Room and lasts until 9 p.m. when the main show begins! Join Telluride Theater for this special FUNraiser event and have an incredible night while supporting local theater. The House of Shimmy Shake's NEW addition to the Burlesque Weekend is an exciting, interactive party with live music, sexy women, drinks, hors d'oeurves & silent auction. Make a night of it. Open only to adults 21 and over. People who purchase FULL VIP tables (5 seats) to Burlesque receive FREE tickets (5) to the pre-show party • Telluride Theatre Members who have given $500+ in 2015 receive a FREE ticket Telluride Theatre members and sponsors call 970.708.3934 for pre-sale tickets. General public tickets available February 4.

3D Printing Drop-In

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 16:30
  Monday-Thursday from March 23rd through April 2nd, 2015. 3:30-5:00pm Join us for one or all of these drop-in sessions to give your ideas form, literally. We’ll be demystifying Computer Assisted Drawing (CAD) for 3D modeling. No need to register – kids and adults alike are invited to just swing by Pinhead HQ (Cimarron Lodge) $20.

Taj Mahal

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 17:15
On March 22, blues legend Taj Mahal will preforming a solo acoustic act. As a composer, intrumentalist and vocalist, he is one of the most prominent figures in 20th century blues and roots music. This is a preformance you would not want to miss. The show is at 8:00pm on Sunday, March 22. It will be $65-75 with tickets on sale on the Sheridan Opera House wesite: Here is a clip of one of his songs:  Video of Taj Mahal - Fishin' Blues  

The Sound of Music

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 16:15
Sunday, March 22nd 2015. 4:00pm Free. Concessions available. 1965, 174 minutes, Rated G Five-time Oscar winner including Best Director and Best Picture, this American musical classic featuring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer is about a spirited young woman who leaves the convent to bring love and music to the home of Captain von Trapp and his seven children. Upon release, it became the highest-grossing film of all time. “A warmly pulsating, captivating drama.” – Variety

The Cardboard Sled Derby

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 16:45
Saturday, March 21st 10:30 AM The Cardboard Sled Derby, A Benefit for One to One Mentoring   is at Nastar Race Hill. Pre-Registration required ( here ). All youth ages 5-14 are invited to join the fun 2 person per sled max, cardboard, glue, tape only, no sonotubes There are prizes for creativity & top 3 across the finish line. All other sled racers will receive a consolation prize. Call 970-728-0885 for more info. “One to One provides youth with an opportunity to build a life-long relationship with a committed, caring adult within the Telluride community.  Mentors provide academic support, foster responsibility, teach life-skills, and expose them to cultural experiences throughout the year.”   -- Ashley Williamson, ELL Specialist at Telluride Intermediate School...