Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 4:00pm
Live at the Palm Theater will be a special showing of Little Shop of Horrors put on by the locals of Telluride.  The play showcases a nerdy florist who finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a large man-eating plant who demands to be fed. Playing March 10th to the 15th at the Palm
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 4:00pm
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
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 4:45pm
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)  
Sunday, March 22, 2015, 4:15pm
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:  http://sheridanoperahouse.com/events Here is a clip of one of his songs:  Video of Taj Mahal - Fishin' Blues  
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 1:00pm
Wednesday, April 1st. Loudon Wainwright III will be preforming at the Sheridan Opera House. Video of Loudon Wainwright III - Your Mother and I  
Friday, April 3, 2015, 4:45pm
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.  
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 3:30pm
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
Friday, May 22, 2015, 1:00pm
See our MountainFilm Photo Gallery for views of the festival from 2010 to today. 2015 Festival Information Check back on Telluride.com for updates on the 2015 festival.  The Festival will be held May 22-25, 2015   2014 Festival Information This year's festival theme is "Wilderness" in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.  The Festival will kick-off this year with an all-day (9am - 3:30pm) Symposium devoted to Wilderness.  Topics include: The Foundation of American Wilderness - Douglas Brinkley, historian The Artic: A Last Refuge of Wild - Florian Schulz, professional nature and wildlife photographer Panel: Does Wilderness Exist? Inspiration to Create - Adam Duncan Harris, National Museum of Wildlife Art Inspiration to Preserve...
Monday, June 1, 2015, 4:45pm
The Wild West Fest is a small festival specifically designed to share Telluride with 50 inner-city youth from Big Brother, Big Sisters of America and Boys & Girls Clubs from across the United States. During their week in Telluride, the boys and girls participate in drama, dance, horsemanship, fly-fishing, golf, and the Rock & Roll Academy.  The Wild West Fest was created by the Sheridan Arts Foundation, which raises $50,000 each year to run the program. Those interested in contributing and helping should contact the Sheridan Arts Foundation, (970) 728-6363. 
Friday, June 5, 2015, 4:15pm
  2015 Balloon Fest The 32st Annual Telluride Balloon Festival will be held the weekend of June 5-7.  June 6 is the most active day beginning with an early morning launch from Town Park and ending with the "glow" on Main Street in the evening.  Saturday afternoon, there will be a photography workshop geared specifically to photographing ballons.  Sunday morning the balloons are scheduled to launch again from Town Park. It is possible to take a ride on a balloon either Saturday or Sunday, but there are a limited number of slots.  Usually, the crowds are thinner on Sunday morning.  You will improve your chances by being willing to help inflate the balloon, so get there by 6am and ask to help.  Most years, at the balloons will launch at least one of the two days, but there's no...