Media Contacts: Tom Watkinson
TELLURIDE, Colorado (Nov. 15, 2013) – This upcoming winter Telluride Ski Resort is partnering with the Sheridan Arts Foundation to produce the Telluride Conference Center Winter Music Series. The music series will host three different bands over the 2013-2014 winter ski season at the Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village, providing guests and locals alike with more live music opportunities.
The inaugural show will start with a bang on January 25 as musical spectacle MarchFourth Marching Band, backed by a 5-piece percussion corps and 7-part brass section, takes the stage at the Telluride Conference Center. Continuing the series is Telluride and Sheridan Opera House favorite, Leftover Salmon. Their Cajun-infused boogie down bluegrass will have the whole room dancing February 16, and Steel Pulse will round out the line up on March 20, bringing us back down to earth with their authentic rootsy reggae.
Telluride is known for its vibrant live music scene, which shines bright during the summer months thanks to festivals ranging from bluegrass to blues with big name bands that grace Telluride Town Park’s legendary stage. To continue this vibrant scene into the winter season, and without a venue for more sizeable bands, The Sheridan Arts Foundation (SAF), a non-profit organization that owns and operates the Sheridan Opera House (SOH), partnered with Telluride Ski Resort to fill the void of larger wintertime acts, utilizing the Telluride Conference Center.
“We often are asked to book bands that are too big for the Sheridan Opera House, for example Steel Pulse, and this partnership is a fabulous way to provide the community and visitors with live music while raising money for the Sheridan Arts Foundation,” said SAF Programming Director Ronnie Palamar.
The series is sponsored by the Telluride Conference Center, which is owned by the Town of Mountain Village and managed by Telluride Ski Resort. The 950-person venue, fully equipped for such productions, is located in the Mountain Village Core close to hotels, restaurants, and Telluride’s free gondola, making it extremely accessible.
“This partnership between the SAF, Telluride Ski Resort and the Telluride Conference Center is mutually beneficial for everyone involved, including the community,” said Tony Kalyk, Director of Telluride Conference Center. “Telluride is well known for the music scene in the summer and this will provide guests and locals with additional live music options in the winter.”
Telluride Ski Resort looks forward to their partnership with the Sheridan Arts Foundation and helping Telluride be a year-round musical destination.
More information about each concert of the Telluride Conference Center Winter Music Series:
Tickets for this series will go on sale at noon on Friday, November 15 online at SheridanOperaHouse.com or in person at the Sheridan Opera House box office.
For Lodging and Lift packages, an access code will be given with the purchase of concert tickets for discounts up to 20% off. For more information call 1-800-778-8581.
Tickets and additional event information are available at www.sheridanoperahouse.com or by calling 970.728.6363 x5
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The Sheridan Arts Foundation was founded in 1991 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization to preserve the historic Sheridan Opera House as an arts and cultural resource for the Telluride community, to bring quality arts and cultural events to Telluride and to provide local and national youth with access and exposure to the arts through education. The Sheridan Arts Foundation is sponsored in part by grants from the Telluride Foundation, CCAASE, CCI and El Pomar.