Telluride Festivals and Events

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...


Sat, 03/21/2015 - 16:15
Saturday, March 21st, 2015.  Doors at 8PM / Show at 9:30PM  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. $10 tickets can be bought here . Video of Euforquestra -"Soup"- (Official Music Video)

Telluride Tribute Fest

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 17:45
Presented by The Sheridan Arts Foundation, the Telluride Tribute Fest is a weekend of tributes to some of the greatest bands in rock and roll history. The 2nd annual Telluride Tribute Fest kicks off on March 19th to the 21st. This years line up includes: Who's Bad? The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band (March 19) Rumors: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show (March 20) Yesterday The Beatles Tribute Band (March 21)  

DJ Sunday Smith

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 16:15
Thursday, March 19th & 20th 2015. Starts at 9:00pm DJ sunday Smith will be live at The Last Dollar Saloon, known affectionately for over three decades by Telluriders as "The Buck".  With ice-cold brews and  free flowing taps late into the night, this is the local hangout. No Cover / 21+ ONLY (The Last Dollar Saloon ID's)


Thu, 03/19/2015 - 16:00
Thursday, March 19th, 2015. Doors @ 8pm / Show @ 9:30pm TNERTLE is a Denver-based electro/funk/hiphop group consisting of Trent Campbell (Midi Controllers, Bass), Kyle Ayervais (Dr ums), Ray Salazar (MC), Rob Gower (Trumpet), Leah Concialdi (Sax), Jon Kenney (Trombone). Trent and Kyle formed TNERTLE out of the inspiration to create original music and have fun. Most recently, the duo have added a horn section and frequent appearances by guest vocalists and instrumentalists. You will hear everything from Electro, Hip-hop, Reggae, Funk and lots of in betweens. $5 suggested donation

No School Science Project

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 16:00
Thursday, March 19th, 2015. 1:00pm-2:00pm Students of all ages are welcome for an afternoon of science! Each NO SCHOOL SCIENCE PROJECT will feature a fascinating STEM topic with hands-on activities and experiments. Contanct for more information.

Ted Talk Telluride

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 16:45
Wednesday, March 18th, 2014. 9:30AM-7:45PM TEDxTellurideLive is FREE OF CHARGE – but each participant must be registered. REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS. SEATING IS LIMITED, SO BEST TO REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. The TED conference takes place in Vancouver, BC, Canada and is a four day sold-out event (March 16 – 20, 2015). Each attendee pays $7500. In the spirit of TED’s “Ideas Worth Spreading,” TED is allowing TED licensees Bill and Katrine Formby to simulcast for free the March 17th conference day.


Tue, 03/17/2015 - 16:00
Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Show @ 8pm. Doors at 7:30pm. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with one of the hottest up and coming acts drawing comparisons to Michael Franti and Bob Marley.  Nahko , an Oregon-native born a mix of Apache, Puerto Rican, and Filipino cultures and adopted into an American family, suffered an identity crisis from an early age. When he took up the piano at age six, the unifying power of music entered his life and brought him harmony.  Armed with his newfound talent, he set out to bridge the cultural gaps dividing his own psyche. He began producing a public, musical journal of his journey toward personal, spiritual, and communal healing, and thus Medicine for the People was born.  Nahko has toured with such acts as Michael Franti, Xavier Rudd and Trevor Hall...

Art History Evenings

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 16:00
March 16: The Mind of the Artist: Painting Philosophy 6-8pm Program Room, Wilkinson Pubic Library   March 17: Natural/Supernatural: Soul and Flesh in Art 6-8pm Ah Haa Depot, 300 S. Townsend   March 18: Visionaries: Innovation in Art 6-8pm Ah Haa Depot, 300 S. Townsend Join visiting Art Historian Paul Evans for three evenings of dynamic, engaging and fascinating insight into the world of art history and how it has shaped cultures, current events and our views of the world. Paul is a highly entertaining and enthusiastic lover of art history and attendees will be completely enthralled with his illuminating perspective.  Free! Paul Evans hails from Florissant, MO where he teaches high school English and Philosophy. He is a highly regarded writer and teacher, and...

The Mind of the Artist - Free Arist Lecture Series

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:00
Join visiting Art Historian Paul Evans for three evenings of dynamic, engaging and fascinating insight into the world of art history and how it has shaped cultures, current events and our views of the world. Paul is a highly entertaining and enthusiastic lover of art history and attendees will be completely enthralled with his illuminating perspective.   Monday, March 16 from 6-8pm: The Mind of the Artist: Painting Philosophy at Wilkinson Public Library Tuesday, March 17 from 6-8pm : Natural/Supernatural: Soul and Flesh in Art at Ah Haa School for the Arts Wednesday, March 18 from 6-8pm : Visionaries: Innovation in Art at Ah Haa School for the Arts   Paul Evans hails from Florissant, MO where he teaches high school English and Philosophy. He is a highly...

Rotary Red Ball Express

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 17:15
Win up to $1,000,000 as you watch large red medicine balls roll down the ski hill! In a nutshell, the Red Ball Express is a race of 100+ large red balls down a ski slope. The first balls down the race course determine who wins the prizes.  While the race itself takes only a few minutes, the preparation for the event takes at least 6 months.  Rotary recruits sponsors and non-profit participants, promotes the event and sells tickets.  Non-profits sell the tickets and keep 80% of the proceeds.  More information about the event can be found at and at 's webpage.

La Donna del Logo

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 17:00
Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, their vocal fireworks embellishing the romantic plot in this Met premiere production conducted by Michele Mariotti.  Saturday, March 14 at 11am Running time 3:30