Telluride Festivals and Events

Zach Deputy

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 19:45
Tuesday, Febuary 17th, 2015 Sheridan Opera House Revisiting Telluride after a fantistic show at Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, Zach will be wowing the Sheridan audiance as well. Be ready for plenty of fun while listening to this artist's island-infused, drum'n'bass, gospel soul music that creates amazing stage presence. Tickets will be $20 general admission on the floor and $30 reserved balcony. You can purchase tickets here . Video of "Real" - Zach Deputy    

Oscar Nominated Shorts

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 18:45
Sunday, February 15, 2015. Stop by the palm to watch animated short films ( 4PM ) and/or live action short films ( 6PM ) $8 for adults $6 for students Save $2 if you buy tickets to both Video of 2015 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS - TRAILER


Sun, 02/15/2015 - 18:45
Sunday, February 15th, 2015 Door @ 8:00pm/Show @ 9:30pm Describing his music as post-hip hop, Apoc has been moving beyond narrow genre definitions and carving out a niche all his o wn the past few years. He has performed alongside Busdriver, Dark Time Sunshine, Sole, Macklemore, Lyrics Born, Open Mike Eagle, Evidence, Eyedea & Abilities, Astronautalis, Ceschi and many other indy hip hop luminaries. Though raised in the suburbs of Chicago, he calls Telluride, CO home, but currently resides in Ljubljana, Slovenia.  

Iolanta - Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 18:30
On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in  Eugene Onegin , soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale ( Iolanta ) followed by an erotic psychological thriller ( Duke Bluebeard’s Castle ). Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in  Iolanta , while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Both operas are directed by Mariusz Trelinski, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s.  Iolanta  also stars Piotr Beczala, and Valery Gergiev conducts both operas. Saturday, February 14 at 10:30am Running time 3:39

Technicolor Tone Factory

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 18:00
Saturday, February 14. Door @ 8:00pm, show @ 9:30 pm.  Over the past three years, Technicolor Tone Factory has become one of Boulder’s premier rock bands. With several regional a...nd national tours under their belt, they are continuing to build fans and a reputation as one of Colorado’s up and coming bands. Members of the band include Bryan Lefever (drums), Greg Kallfa (keys), Jarrod Guaderrama (guitar), Cameron John (guitar), and Karl Summers (bass), all of which bring a variety of styles and experiences to for the sound that is Technicolor Tone Factory. This is not a group to miss! $5 Suggested Donation

DJ Soul Atomic

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 18:30
Friday, February 13th, 2015. Door @ 8PM/Show @ 9:30PM As a newcomer to the Colorado music scene, Soul Atomic (a.k.a Will Evans) takes a funk first approach to blending electronic beats and rhythms with all genres of music to take audiences everywhere on a ride across the dance floor. His ability to excite and entertain creates fans & friends everywhere he plays. His character and presence are matched only by the energy and fun he brings to the stage, earning him placement at festivals

Telluride Comedy Festival

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 19:00
Febuary 12th-15th, 2015 The Annual Telluride Comedy Festival is held at the Sheridan Opera House over President's Day Weekend. Comedians from all over the country flock to Telluride to share their talent and collaborate on new material and shows. The Telluride Comedy Festival is a world class event with a grass roots feel. As Rob Corddry said, "I will continue to attend [Telluride Comedy Festival] until I die."  Don't miss this hilarious weekend at the Sheridan Opera House! Visit the Sheridan Opera House's website for more details and ticketing.  Thursday Locals Night: As per the Comedy Fest custom, the festival opens with our all-star lineup of comedians paying tribute to the people who live and work here in Telluride making it the special, quirky place that it is.  This...

T Bird & The Breaks

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 18:00
Thursday, February 12th, 2015. Doors @ 8pm/Show @ 9:30pm Hailing from Austin, TX, T Bird And The Breaks play a style of dance music that has it's most basic and obvious roots in the Funk and Soul music of the late 1960's and early 1970's. It'll get you dancing.  It'll make you sweat. It'll make you smile. $5


Wed, 02/11/2015 - 18:45
Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Door 8:00PM, Show 9:30PM Turkuaz certainly does have sheer size in their favor, but when broken down into the basic components, each stands out on their own. Founders Dave Brandwein and Taylor Shell had the cream of the crop to choose from at Berklee, but making it happen as a large touring ensemble takes more than chops: it takes the right blend of personalities. When Turkuaz takes the stage, the chemistry is clear. The special combination of elements—singers in sequined dresses, guys in tails (or sometimes all of them in jumpsuits or other complimentary outfits) horns, keys, guitars, amps and drums and smiles all around… well, it’s easy to get caught up in the explosive auditory and visual circus and find oneself dancing. Despite all of the gear and...

Whitewater Ramble

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 19:30
Whitewater Ramble plays at The Fly Me To The Moon Saloon. Doors at 8PM, Show 9:30pm. $5 cover. Described as “High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass”, Whitewater Ramble (WWR) uses a simple recipe to craft it’s sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. The Colorado-bred quintet combines the elements of mandolin, fiddle, acoustic guitar, upright bass, drums and vocals to explore the musical boundaries of multiple genres and to fuel their own mixture of original music and innovative cover song interpretations. Whether playing an intimate encore, acoustic and unplugged in the crowd, or surfing on top of the upright bass, Whitewater Ramble delivers a powerful and...

The Wailers

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 19:00
Sunday, February 8, 2015. 9:00pm Telluride Conference Center Come by the Telluride Conference Center to see reggae legends The Wailers , who have sold 250 million albums world wide! Starting in 1969, they were also the original backing band for Bob Marley. The show is standing room only. Tickets are $25 general admission. VIP tickets can be available by calling 970-728-6363. Tickets can be purchased here . Video of The Wailers - Is This Love at Glastonbury 2014  

Cold River City

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 19:30
Cold River City (Boulder, CO) - Blues/Funk will perform at the Fly Me to the Moon Saloon,  Saturday, February 7.   Doors open at 8 pm, show at 9:30 pm.  $5 Cover. Born to groove, Cold River City is the lovechild of Funky Soul and Dirty Blues. Fronted by Emma Fields and Brian Hubbert, the six piece live band features seductive vocal harmonies, screaming slide guitar, and a tight rhythm section guaranteed to make you get down with your bad self. Video of Cold River City "Reach Out" Title Text:  Cold River City

Chocolate Lovers' Fling

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 19:30
Febuary 7, 2015. 7:30PM- 10:00PM  Conference Center The Annual Chocolate Lovers' Fling is a fundraiser for the San Miguel Resource Center, which works to eliminate violence and sexual assault in San Miguel County.  The Fling is themed each year and includes a tasting of delectable chocolate treats by local chefs, a silent auction, music, raffle, and cash prizes for the best dressed! This is always a fabulous night of dancing and fun -- all while supporting an incredibly worthy cause. 

10th Mountain Division

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 18:45
 Friday, February 6, 2015.  5:00pm. Don’t miss this special evening honoring WWII veterans of the 10th Mountain Division. After the war, the 10th was instrumental in establishing the ski industry in Colorado. Enjoy a live auction (including 10th Mountain Division paraphernalia), the screening of Gage and Gage Production’s documentary “Fire on the Mountain” about the men of the 10th, and visit with local 10th Mountain Division veterans. This includes a special reception to view the art of Jacques Parker, 10th Mountain Division veteran at the Telluride Historical Museum. Members of the 10th Mountain Division will be in attendance. GA: $25 and can be purchased here .


Fri, 02/06/2015 - 18:30
Friday, February 6, 2015. Door 8PM, Show 9:30PM Nos otros is one of the hottest and hardest-working latin-influenced bands in the Southwest. What started as a guitar trio in Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1994 is now a 9-piece powerhouse based in the heart of the vibrant New Mexico music scene. This group of musicians brings together individual styles influenced by many different genres that, when combined, create a unique, hybrid and energetic style of music that captivates listeners and dancers alike. At the same time, their groove and dedication has brought them to notable platforms, such as The San Jose and Telluride Jazz Festivals, sharing the stage with a wide variety of world-renowned artists including The Gypsy Kings, Etta James, Los Lobos, Roy Hargrove, Victor Wooten, Los...

Brett Dennen

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 19:15
Thursda y, Febuary 5, 2015. 8:30pm. Tuesday, Febuary 17, 2015. 9:00  Sheridan Opera House The talented and highly acclaimed folk/pop musician Brett Dennen will be playing a solo acoustic show at the Sheridan Opera House. He recently released his fifth record, "Smoke and Mirrors". Tickets are $20 general admittion floor and $30 and $35 reserved seats/balcony. Purchase a ticket here . Video of Brett Dennen - Ain't No Reason  

First Thursday Art Walk

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 18:45
Thursday, February 5, 2015. 5:00pm-8:00pm The Telluride Art Walk is a festive celebration of the arts in downtown Telluride for art lovers, community and friends!  Twenty-one venues host receptions from 5pm-8pm to introduce their new exhibitions and artists. A free Art Walk Map offers a self-guided tour that can be used at any time to find galleries that are open most days. Listen to Open Art Radio on KOTO from 12-1pm on first Thursdays to hear interviews with the artists. Maps are available at participating venues and at the Telluride Arts offices located in the Stronghouse Studios + Gallery at 283 South Fir Street. Featured Art Walk Venues: (more info here ) Ah Haa School Arroyo Gallery AZADI Fine Rugs Baked in Telluride Beautification Gallery Black Bear...

Talking Gourds

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 18:15
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.  ...

Les Contes D'Hoffmann

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 19:00
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 - 18:00
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)