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    Telluride Ski Resort Announces Winter Music Series and Partnership with Sheridan Arts Foundation
    MarchFourth Marching Band, Leftover Salmon & Steel Pulse to play Telluride Conference Center

    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:

    • MarchFourth Marching Band: Saturday, January 25, tickets $20 (plus nominal ticketing fee) 9 p.m. show, 8:30 doors. Telluride Ski Resort in partnership with the Sheridan Arts Foundation present MarchFourth Marching Band. Check out this eclectic crew of Portland musicians and circus performers that have developed quite the local and regional following after performing at Telluride Jazz Celebration, Telluride Blues and Brews Festival and the Sheridan Opera House. Don’t let the marching band costumes fool you; this 20+ person band is far from what you’ll see during any halftime show.   Mixing musical styles that span world genres, yet anchored in their 5-piece percussion corps and 7-part brass section, MarchFourth Marching Band and its lively performers of stilt walkers and acrobats produce a show more reminiscent of a musical circus. This lively spectacle is not to be missed.
    • Leftover Salmon: Sunday, February 16, tickets $30 (plus nominal ticketing fee) 9 p.m. show, 8:30 doors. Famed Colorado jam grass favorites, Leftover Salmon, are no strangers to Telluride. Countless appearances at Telluride Bluegrass Festival, late night jams in the campsites, and unforgettable performances at the Sheridan Opera House make Leftover Salmon a favorite show for locals and visitors alike. Their Americana mix of bluegrass, Cajun, funk and rock ‘n roll create a lively dance floor that gets everyone moving.  Telluride Ski Resort and the Sheridan Arts Foundation are proud to present this show at the Telluride Conference Center, allowing for more people…and more dancing room!
    • Steel Pulse: Thursday, March 20, tickets $30 (plus nominal ticketing fee) 9 p.m. show, 8:30 doors. One of Britain’s greatest reggae bands, and the first non-Jamaican act to win a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album, Steel Pulse has been true to their reggae roots for more than 35 years. They started off their career in 1975 incorporating touches of jazz and Latin music into authentic reggae which garnered them a substantial audience worldwide. Later on venturing into crossover territory and subsequently returning to a tough-minded rootsy sound, the band has maintained a sense on fierce integrity as they strive to communicate a message of love and justice across to all people through music. Telluride Ski Resort and Sheridan Arts foundation are honored to have these legends perform at the Telluride Conference Center this winter.

    Tickets for this series will go on sale at noon on Friday, November 15 online at 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 or by calling 970.728.6363 x5

    Stashed among the highest concentration of 13,000 & 14,000 foot peaks in North America, Telluride offers some of the most spectacular skiing and riding on the planet. Unique culinary experiences on the mountain blend with the world-class restaurants, sophisticated shops, luxury hotels, and exquisite spas Telluride offers. Plus, getting here is easier than ever with non-stop flights from 8 major hubs, and getting around is a breeze with the free gondola transportation system. Discover why Telluride is The Most Beautiful Place You’ll Ever Ski. For more information, please visit

    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.

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