Telluride Festivals and Events

Movies Under the Stars: 'Finding Dory'

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 20:45
Bring a lawnchair, and grab a seat under the stars. Mountain Village is hosting a series of free, outdoor films at Reflection Plaza at 8:45 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays through August. There is a full bar and menu service. All the films are family-friendly and this screening features "Finding Dory."  

Sunset Concert: The Main Squeeze

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 18:00
The Main Squeeze got their start as a party band at Indiana University, but they have transcended their roots in the Midwest and are making a big splash in the music scene from their new home in Los Angeles and on tour. They have played at Red Rocks and festivals including Bonnaroo and High Sierra, and have shared the stage with The Roots, Umphrey's McGee, Trombone Shorty, and Jane's Addiction. Their performances are hard-hitting, their music is powerful, and the lyrics and vocals are full of soul and strength.  The Main Squeeze performs on July 12 from 6-8 p.m. for free at the outdoor stage in Mountain Village's Sunset Plaza.  The Main Squeeze - Shot (Official Music Video) Video of The Main Squeeze - Shot (Official Music Video)

Telluride Art + Architecture Weekend

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 17:00
The Telluride Art + Architecture Weekend provides an insider’s look into the creative talent within the Telluride Arts District. Over the course of two days, the tour will span five venues per day. Stops include prestigious new and historic homes, studios, restaurants, and alternative venues. Each venue will feature numerous artists and designers of all kinds, tastings by local chefs and wine pairings.   At each stop on the tour, a creative team of architects, chefs, artists and designers collaborate to provide an intimate experience for guests. Enjoy art exhibits, artist and chef demonstrations, live music, performances, artist talks, tours with architects and designers, food, beer and wine tastings and surprises at each stop on the way. Purchase tickets HERE . Schedule...

Movies Under the Stars: 'Rogue One'

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 20:45
Bring a lawnchair, and grab a seat under the stars. Mountain Village is hosting a series of free, outdoor films at Reflection Plaza at 8:45 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays through August. There is a full bar and menu service. All the films are family-friendly and this screening features "Rogue One."

The Ride Festival

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 11:00
16463037_944551562348306_6348577351785905833_o.jpg   This year's headliners:  Beck Grammy Award winning artist, Beck, will headline the 2017 Ride Festival on Sunday July 9th. Rising to fame in the mid-nineties with albums Mellow Gold and Odelay, Beck constantly pushes the envelope through his writing and musicianship. Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Saturday July 9th, Ben Harper will take to the Telluride Town Park Stage. A versatile performer, he tosses around musical genres the way Tom Brady does a football –with finesse and ease. Sure to be heard will be the sounds of folk, blues, funk and reggae.  It is never too early to book lodging. Many veteran festivarians book their condos and hotel rooms a year in...

The Ride Festival Rock & Roll Concert

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 17:00
Carolyn Wonderland has been called a "guitar goddess" but she also can play mandolin, trumpet, and piano. Her incredible guitar playing and bluesy singing style is reminiscent of Bonnie Raitt, with whom she has performed.  Catch the free, outdoor show featuring Wonderland and The Jibs on Friday, July 7 from 5-8 p.m. at the Sunset Plaza stage.   TEXAS BURNING with Carolyn Wonderland: "I Live Alone With Someone" Video of TEXAS BURNING with Carolyn Wonderland: "I Live Alone With Someone"    

Movies Under the Stars: 'The Lego Batman Movie'

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 20:45
Bring a lawnchair, and grab a seat under the stars. Mountain Village is hosting a series of free, outdoor films at Reflection Plaza at 8:45 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays through August. There is a full bar and menu service. All the films are family-friendly and this screening features "The Lego Batman Movie."

Telluride Art Walk

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 17:00
The Art Walk takes place on the first Thursday of every month (excluding May, November, and December). Over twenty venues host this event to showcase new exhibitions and artists. A free self guided Art Walk map (Gallery Guide)  can be found both online and at partcipating venues. The event is a great opportunity to stroll around town, visit the local galleries and businesses, and to mingle with the artists and the supporters of arts in the community. The Art Walk runs from 5-8 p.m., and most of the pieces are shown until the next event.         

The Everly Brothers Experience

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 20:30
The Everly Brothers Experience includes drummer Burleigh Drummond, electric guitarist Devon Geyer, bass player Eric Johnson, and vocalists/acoustic guitarists and brothers Zach and Dylan Zmed. The group plays homage to the original Everly Brothers duo, renowned for their vocal harmonies and steel-string virtuosity and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. Their performances are infectious and joyful, and they have performed all over the U.S. and internationally in clubs, casinos, theaters, ballrooms, and coliseums. Catch the Everly Brothers Experience live at Club Red on July 5, 2017. The doors open at 8 p.m., the show starts at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $25 for general admission, $35 for high table seating, and $45 for preferred seating.   The...

Plein Air Painting: Responding to Nature

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 09:00
The workshop kicks off with a lecture and demo. Students will receive instruction on principles of painting ranging from drawing, color, value, composition, color theory and more. Each day, the class will head outside to paint in the field for the entire day, seeing, recording and observing nature as it changes. Instructor Suzie Baker will provide on-location demos and offer one-on-one instruction. The goal is to identify each student's level and provide strategies to progress through group instruction, example, and individual interaction.  In case of inclement weather, the Ah Haa's gallery classroom will remain available for the duration of the class. Students should come with the items specified on the materials list and be prepared to paint outside and be on their feet for long...

4th of July Celebration

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 11:00
4th of July in Telluride is small-town American at its finest. We really do it up here -- running races, parade, BBQ, family games in Town Park, airplane flybys, and fireworks. Rundola The day kicks off with the Telluride Foundation's Rundola, a recreational foot race to benefit the Telluride Foundation. Participants begin at the base of the gondola in the town of Telluride and finish at the top of the ridge adjacent to the San Sophia gondola mid-station. Get your sweat on for a good cause before the rest of the day's festivities! You can register for the Rundola here . Parade The Telluride 4th of July Parade begins at 11 am on historic Main Street and is organized by the Telluride 4th of July Parade Committee.  The sidewalks are packed as locals and visitors cheer for goofy...

7th Annual Rundola

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 08:00
Get your sweat on for a good cause before the rest of the day's festivities!  The 4th of July kicks off with the Telluride Foundation's Rundola, a recreational foot race to benefit the Telluride Foundation. Participants begin at the base of the gondola in the town of Telluride and finish at the top of the ridge adjacent to the San Sophia gondola mid-station.  Runners follow the Telluride Trail (4.600 feet long, 40 feet wide, 13% uphill grade) or can simply bushwack to the finish. The elevation gain is 1,810 feet from start to finish. Participants are grouped by age and gender into categories for the race.  You can register for the Rundola  here .  

Red, White, and Blues: Lizz Wright

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 13:00
Lizz Wright's gorgeous singing voice has put her albums at the top of the contemporary jazz charts. Her gospel-singing background and jazz influences have led people to compare the vocalist to Norah Jones, but her work is unique and stands on its own.  Wright performs at the free outdoor "Red, White, and Blues" concert on the afternoon of July 3 in Mountain Village. Come and celebrate this pre-Independence Day event at the Sunset Plaza.   Lizz Wright: Lean In (Music Video) Video of Lizz Wright: Lean In (Music Video)

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 21:00
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band plays an infectious groove of funk and jazz. The group first formed in 1977 and has been a staple of the New Orleans music scene ever since then. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band plays the Sheridan Opera House on July 1 at 9 p.m., and tickets are $25 for general admission and $35 for reserved balcony seating. “It’s a big old musical gumbo, and that probably made the difference, separating us from other brass bands out of New Orleans. It put a different twist on the music. We were not trying to change anything, we were just playing the music we wanted to play and not stay in one particular bag.” —sax player Roger Lewis of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Dirty Dozen Brass Band: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert Video of Dirty Dozen...

Movies Under the Stars: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 20:45
Bring a lawnchair, and grab a seat under the stars. Mountain Village is hosting a series of free, outdoor films at Reflection Plaza at 8:45 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays through August. There is a full bar and menu service. All the films are family-friendly and this screening features "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows."

Movies Under the Stars: 'The Secret Life of Pets'

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 20:45
Bring a lawnchair, and grab a seat under the stars. Mountain Village is hosting a series of free, outdoor films at Reflection Plaza at 8:45 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays through August. There is a full bar and menu service. All the films are family-friendly classics, and this screening features "The Secret Life of Pets."

Sunset Concert: R.LUM.R

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The Sunset Concert Series features free, live music in a unique setting — outdoors at the Sunset Plaza. This week's performance features R.LUM.R, a pop singer-songwriter from Orlando. This Sunset Concert is from 6-8 p.m. on June 28. The concert is free, but come early to grab a prime spot on the grass. R.LUM.R - Love Less (Official Video) Video of R.LUM.R - Love Less (Official Video)

Telluride Plein Air Festival

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The Telluride Plein Air Festival draws artists from around the country to paint "en plein air" (in the outdoors) and exhibit and sell their work.  Their scenes of Telluride and the surrounding areas simultaneously capture the mountain spirit of this special place and celebrate the art of painting in the outdoors.  A three-day Art Exhibition and Sale will be held July 2-4th and will feature the works of flower-filled meadows, majestic mountains, and colorful Telluride scenery. Please note that the artists can only show 8 paintings at a time, so the display will continually change as paintings begin to sell.  Schedule of Events: June 28 – July 4, 2017 - all day Visitors and locals alike will have the unique opportunity to observe 22 of the nation's top plein air artists as they...

Movies Under the Stars: 'Alice Through the Looking Glass'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 20:45
Bring a lawnchair, and grab a seat under the stars. Mountain Village is hosting a series of free, outdoor films at Reflection Plaza at 8:45 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays through August. There is a full bar and menu service. All the films are family-friendly and this screening features "Alice Through the Looking Glass."

Movies Under the Stars: 'Ella Enchanted'

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 20:45
Bring a lawnchair, and grab a seat under the stars. Mountain Village is hosting a series of free, outdoor films at Reflection Plaza at 8:45 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays through August. There is a full bar and menu service. All the films are family-friendly and this screening features "Ella Enchanted."