Telluride Festivals and Events

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  

Knitting Workshop

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 17:00
Saturday, January 10th, 2015. 3:00pm-5:00pm This introductory workshop is a chance to be your own knitwear designer by learning how to develop a pattern. We’ll explore gauge/needle size, stitch patterns, color, and sizing to come up with an original design for a sweater, vest, ect. The first part of the class will be for instruction and the second part you will be working independently with one-on-one help from the instructor, as needed. This class is meant to be a springboard for starting to design on your own. Participants should have good basic knitting skills and bring their own yarn and needed. Some extra supplies will be available for purchase from the instructor. Bring your own skein/ball of yarn (not too fine), knitting needles, a sketchbook/notebook, and items for design...

Beginner Skate Skiing

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 17:45
Wednesdays in January (7th, 14th, 21th, 28th). 12:00pm-1:15pm Durring these four sessions meet at the Nordic Center in Town Park. Early arrival is encouraged, especially if you will be renting gear. Call 970-728-1144 or visit the Nordic Center to sign up. Cost: $75-- Gear Rental for all four days: $25


Tue, 01/06/2015 - 18:00
Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan feature in the highly anticipated West End production of David Hare’s  Skylight , directed by Stephen Daldry, captured live in London’s West End by National Theatre Live. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires. Bill Nighy, whose extensive film credits include  Love Actually ,  Notes on a Scandal and  The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel  and whose stage roles include  Pravda  and the world...

Batik Intensive

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 17:45
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, January 6th to January 28th. 6:00-9:00pm For four weeks, indulge yourself in the magical world of batik on silk. Focusing first on making a set of prayer flags or composite scarf, students will learn about color, surface design, silk painting, wax resist, shibori, and more, using dyes that are appropriate for silk, wool and fabric blends that contain silk and wool. Tuition is $360 + $140 materials

Brothers Keeper

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 18:30
Saturday, January 3, 2015. 8:30PM. Brothers Keeper with John Popper & Jono Manson.   Tickets are $25 for GA Main Floor, and $35 for the Balcony. Click here to purchase tickets. Video of Brothers Keeper with John Popper and Jono Manson   To find out more about Bothers Keeper, click here .

Super Diamond

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 17:30
Saturday, January 3, 2015. 9:00PM Neil Diamond tribute band, Super Diamond   headed to Telluride to wow veiwers. After assembling a band of truly kindred spirits, Surreal Neil and Super Diamond began to perform regularly in San Francisco and then all over the U.S. The band has been praised by Neil Diamond himself and is not to be missed. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased here . Video of Super Diamond Promotional Video 2014  

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 18:30
Friday, January 2nd, 2015. 9:00pm.  Telluride Conference Center The Sheridan Arts Foundation and Telluride Ski resort present Chris Robinson Brotherhood to play at the Telluride Conference Center. The band consists of Robinson, Neal Casal, Adam MacDougall, George Sluppick and Mark Dutton. Tickets are $40 general admission but VIP tickets are available by phone (970-728-6363). You can purchase tickets here . Video of Chris Robinson Brotherhood - "I Ain't Hiding" - Mountain Jam 2014  

Hannah May Knudsen Exhibition

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 17:00
Friday, January 2, 2015. 5:00-8:00PM The Ah Haa School for the Arts is presenting The Apron- Archival Inkjet Prints exhibition. This exhibition explores the present day culture of horse racing in the US. The series of photographs captures the three worlds within the realm of horse racing: the handlers, the gamblers and the spectators. The Apron shows the underlying structure and everday expiriences behind this American pastime.  

Beginning Burlesque

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 18:30
Mondays, January 5-February 23. 6-8pm Woman of all ages can celebrate femininity with a fun-filled class about this art form of dancing to empower the creative, sensual and feminine beings. Sasha Sullivan from Telluride Theature will start with the basics of history, dance moves, striptease and creating a character. Students will leave this 8-week journey with a burlesque character, full routine, set of pasties and a portrait. Students will also have an option to preform in at BURLESQUE, a live benefit show at the Sheridan Opera House at the end of March. Tuition is $100 + $25 materials Click here to register now!  

Justin Townes Earl

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 03:00
Justin Townes Earle and his band will play this special New Year's Eve show at Club Red. Justin has released 6 studio albums and this 7th, Absent Fathers is due to be released Jan 2015. He is the proud recipient of 2 Americana Music Awards. In 2009 as emerging artist of the year and 2011 for song of the year with Harlem River Blues. Justin Townes Earle is considered a forefather of contemporary Americana. He is the son of alt country artist Steve Earle and the Godson of Townes Van Zandt. Ticket info HERE  

New Year's Eve Gala

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 17:45
Wednesday, December 31, 2015. 6:30-10:00PM Visit the Ah Haa for an extraordinary evening of fine art and cuisine.  A mixture of fun, creativity and yes, elegance. Surrounded by the new works of this year’s guest artists, the Daniel Tucker Gallery is transformed into a formal dining room where guests can enjoy a cocktail reception with hors d’ouevres followed by a four-course, plated, sit-down dinner catered by one of Telluride’s exceptional chefs. $250 per person. $1850 per table

New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 17:15
Wednesday, December 31st. 6:30PM. Watch as skiers and snowboarders take a run down the mountain both on Telluride and Mountain Village sides, carrying blazing red torches. Video of Telluride Torchlight Parade

Wynonna and The Big Noise

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 15:45
Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Doors at 9PM, Show at 10:30PM. Join in the New Year festivities at the Sheridan Opera House with Wynonna and the Big Noise . Tickets are $100 GA on the floor and $250 in the balcony. Video of Wynonna "No One Else" Performance  

Cranford Hollow

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 15:15
Cranford Hollow, a Americana/Rock n' Roll band, will be playing at the Fly Me To The Moon Saloon on Wednesday, December 31st. Doors open at 8, Show starts at 10. To find out more about Cranford Hollow , visit their webite here . Video of "CLOSER" by Cranford Hollow featuring Angie Aparo, Official Video  

George Winston

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 18:00
Tuesday, December 30th. 8PM "Every song I've ever heard, that has gone in and stayed in me, has always reminded me of a season. A picture and a place, maybe, but always a season." -George Winston   Video of Variations on the Kanon by Pachelbel - George Winston Title Text:  George Winston George Winston grew up mainly in Montana, and also spent his later formative years in Mississippi and Florida. During this time, his favorite music was instrumental rock and instrumental R&B, including Floyd Cramer, the Ventures, Booker T & The MG’s, Jimmy Smith, and many more. Inspired by R&B, jazz, Blues and rock (especially the Doors), George began playing organ in 1967. In 1971 he switched to the acoustic piano after hearing recordings from the 1920s and the...