The Telluride Art + Architecture Weekend

Telluride A and A 2018 Blog

Words by Special Contributor / Community, Event

Quite simply, the Telluride Art + Architecture Weekend is the ultimate art + design experience, set in beautiful Telluride, Colorado. A week of free events that celebrate art, food, architecture, and design culminates in the ticketed main event, a spectacular home tour on Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22. This year the event has grown in quality and scope, with more local and visiting artists, designers, and architects participating, and the expansion into Mountain Village for the Sunday tour and a handful of special events. This summer, homes on the tour provide plenty of inspiration from historic to contemporary and feature exquisite views and elegant touches throughout.

The week kicks off on Monday, July 16 with a Vaudeville show at the roofless Telluride Transfer Warehouse in collaboration with the Wilkinson Public Library. On Tuesday, July 19, our signature Twenty(by)Telluride event, which provides insight into what drives artists’ creativity through fun, fast-paced slide presentations, will be held at the charming M Lounge at the Madeline Hotel in Mountain Village. On Thursday, July 19 from 6-9 Patrons are invited to join us for a special evening with guest architect David Lewis and caterer Angelee Aurillo for a party at a stunning private home on the east end of Telluride.

On Friday, guest artist Rose Jaffe, from Washington DC, will begin a live mural at the Gondola Plaza in Telluride that will continue throughout the weekend. Rose illustrates, paints and carves images of women activists through a prolific body of multimedia works in bold colors, overlapping lines, and feminine bodies.  Also on Friday, Jason Hackenwerth, from Florida, will lead a community balloon installation at the Transfer Warehouse. Jason is part of a growing dialogue of artists exploring experiential art and uses latex balloons as an alternative medium to create massive forms that are both extraordinary yet simple. At 3 pm, join us at Telluride Arts HQ for an Industry Meet and Greet to network with peers and weekend participants over a glass of wine. Then from 5-7 on Friday,  join us for a special progressive presentation about the Manual of Section exhibit in Gallery 81435, then walk over to the Telluride Transfer Warehouse to learn about the plans with David J Lewis. David is a principal at LTL Architects, from NYC, who in addition to winning numerous awards for their Manual of Section book and architecture, has created a design for the Warehouse that transforms the space through a creative engagement between old and new, past, present, and future, between flexible and highly calibrated spaces.

Throughout the weekend, pop into the Telluride Transfer Warehouse to meet local artist Katy Parnello, and enjoy her newest installation, an

electrolier light house which acts as a lookout tower into the future of the Warehouse.  The tower’s height mimics the rooftop deck of the new building and provides a unique view into the box canyon. The light house is a negative space structure which will light up at sunset, creating a beacon to attract attention to the project.  One to two viewers are allowed at a time to personally experience the height and magnitude of the structure. Complete with bed and record player, the tower is a private sanctuary for one to connect with the past and contemplate the future.

Throughout the weekend, listen to a live broadcast on KOTO with Debbie Millman, the host of Design Matters, an acclaimed podcast about design and an inquiry into the broader world of creative culture through wide-ranging conversations with designers, writers, artists, curators, musicians, and other luminaries of contemporary thought.

Also, be sure to keep an eye out for a surprise installation on the Gondola by the Ladies Fancywork Society from Denver.

The penultimate highlight of the weekend is the self-guided tour spanning five different stops per day, ten total, with transportation between provided by Telluride Express. On Saturday, the tour takes place in historic Telluride, and on Sunday will take place in Mountain Village.  The tour features new and historic homes, and one specially curated alternative stop on Sunday, the Wagner Ski Factory, that includes a site-specific installation by local artist Danielle DeRoberts, that is not to be missed. Each venue will feature site tours with architects and designers, tastings by local chefs with wine and cocktail pairings, and rooms featuring the works of deeply talented local artists, dancers, musicians. For more details on each stop and the creative teams involved, please visit us on our website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Tickets for the weekend home tours include a required wristband, bag, wine glass, and the tour guidebook, and are available online, and can be picked up beginning on Monday, July 16 between 12pm-6pm at Telluride Arts’ HQ.

On Saturday night, Art + Architecture weekend pass holders receive discounted admission to the Art + Science of Cocktails event at the Telluride Transfer Warehouse, followed by a concert with the adventurous Colorado native band SHEL, an eclectic collaboration between the Pinhead Institute and Telluride Arts.

The full event schedule and tickets for the weekend and the Science of Cocktails and SHEL are available online at www.TellurideArtandArchitecture.org.

FULL 2018 EVENT SCHEDULE

  • Monday, July 16, 7-10pm: Vaudeville Show with Wilkinson Library, Transfer Warehouse FREE
  • Tuesday, July 17, 7-9pm: Twenty(by)Telluride, Madeline Residences M Lounge in Mountain Village FREE
  • Thursday, July 19, 6-9pm: Patron Party with guest David J Lewis LTL Architects, at Private Home, catered by Angelee Aurillo
  • Friday, July 20-22, 10am-5pm: Rose Jaffe begins Live Mural, Gondola Plaza FREE
  • Friday, July 20, 10am-5pm: Special installation with visiting artist, Jason Hackenwerth, Transfer Warehouse FREE
  • Friday, July 20, 3pm: Industry Meet + Greet, Telluride Arts Headquarters FREE
  • Friday, July 20, 5-7pm: Gallery opening for David J Lewis, LTL Architects FREE
  • Saturday, July 21, 9am: Guest Designer Presentation with Marie Flanigan Telluride Arts HQ FREE
  • Saturday, July 21, 10am: Historic Walking Tour of Telluride Historic Landmark District, depart Transfer Warehouse
  • Saturday, July 21, 12pm: Debbie Millman from Design Matters interviews Rose Jaffe live on KOTO FREE
  • Saturday, July 21, 12-5pm: A+A Telluride Home TOUR
  • Saturday, July 21, 12-5pm: Kids Build! Workshop for Ages 5-14, in partnership with Wilkinson Public Library & Pinhead Institute, Elks Park
  • Saturday, July 21, 6-1130pm: Art + Science of Cocktails and live music with SHEL, partnered with Pinhead Institute, Transfer Warehouse
  • Sunday, July 22, 9-11am: Transfer Warehouse Project Presentation, Library Program Room FREE
  • Sunday, July 22, 11am: Debbie Millman from Design Matters interviews Jason Hackenwerth on KOTO FREE
  • Sunday, July 22, 12-5pm: A+A Mountain Village Home TOUR
  • Sunday, July 22, 12-5pm: Kids Build! Workshop for Ages 5-14, in partnership with Wilkinson Public Library & Pinhead Institute, Elks Park
  • Sunday, July 22, 5:30-7:30pm: Closing Party, Scratch @ Lumiére Hotel in Mountain Village

 

THE PRIZES

A total of $5000 in prizes will be awarded for the most stellar projects of the weekend. All 10 teams showcased during the tour will be eligible.

 

TICKETS

Pass Cost + Perks:

  • Weekend TOUR Pass $195
  • Saturday Telluride TOUR Pass $105
  • Sunday Mountain Village TOUR Pass $105
  • Patron Pass $600

 

Weekend Pass includes:

  • Entrance into all 10 venues which include art + food and wine tastings
  • The Historic Walking Tour
  • The Closing Party
  • A guidebook with information on all the teams and venues with a map for the weekend
  • A wine glass
  • The ability to vote

 

Single Day Pass includes:

  • Entrance into venues that include art + food and wine tastings
  • The closing party
  • A guidebook with information on all the teams and venues with a map for the weekend
  • A wine glass

 

Patron Pass includes:

  • Two VIP Weekend Tickets
  • VIP Goodie Bag
  • Industry Meet + Greet Party
  • Entry into Art + Science of Cocktails Party on Saturday night
  • Invitation + 1 to the Patron Party Thursday Night

 

* Tours and Closing Party require a wristband that must be visible throughout the event.

Other events occurring this week in Telluride include:

 

  • Wednesday, July 18, 6-8pm, Mountain Village’s Sunset Series Presents Ally Venable Band
  • Friday, July 20, 5-7pm, Music on the Green at Reflection Plaza in Mountain Village
  • Friday, July 20, 7pm, Ah Haa School for the Arts Art Auction
  • Saturday, July 21-28 8pm, Telluride Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park

 

For more information:  www.tellurideartandarchitecture.com

For questions or to volunteer, email [email protected]

2018 Red, White and Blues Celebration Expands to Two Days with More Events

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Words by Bill Kight / Community, Event

The Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association presents the 2018 Red, White and Blues Celebration taking place July 3-4, 2018 at Sunset Plaza, on the lawn near Lift 1 and at Heritage Plaza near the base of Lift 4.

This two-day event in Mountain Village offers music, kids activities, ice cream social, merchant discounts, food and drink specials, and much more.

“TMVOA is excited to expand our mainstay Red, White & Blues event from one to two days with more music, events and kids activities in Mountain Village,” said Heidi Stenhammer, TMVOA Operations Manager. “We look forward to having our members, guests, and visitors attend this entertaining holiday event.”

Each day will feature children’s activities and entertainment from 1 to 5 p.m., along with music on the Sunset Plaza Stage from 2 to 5:30 p.m. The Red, White & Blues Celebration concert will kick off at 2 p.m. with Boulder, Colorado’s Foxfeather, featuring an Alt-Americana sound bolstered by strong blues-rock. From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. gospel and blues singer Paul Thorn will take the stage.

On July 4 in Heritage Plaza, the talented Trombonist and New Orleans native, Glen David Andrews, brings his funk, soul, gospel and rock sound with a robust new project that correlates his own reclaimed life to his reclaimed city of New Orleans. Dave Jordan and the NIA, also from New Orleans and Telluride’s own Porch Couch will kick off the day of music in Mountain Village, and rounding out the day of music will be a dance party featuring DJ Kat V from 7 to 9 p.m.

Additional 4th of July events feature a light installation art show in Mountain Village’s Heritage Plaza with Electroliers Light Show’ by local Artist, Katy Parnello. The installation will be on display July 3-6, starting at 9 p.m. each evening. To learn more about the artist, please visit electroliers.com

The Red, White & Blues Celebration is provided free of charge by TMVOA and the Telluride Society for Music. This event is sponsored by Alpine Bank, Madeline Hotel & Residences, Rodney Strong Vineyards, KOTO FM Radio, Telluride Resort Lodging, Telluride Ski & Golf, the Town of Mountain Village, The Peaks Resort & Spa, Telluride Express, and The Market at Mountain Village. The event is rain or shine.

The Common Consumption Area is in effect during the weekend celebrations at Sunset Plaza on July 3 and Heritage Plaza on July 4, allowing patrons to purchase alcoholic beverages from participating licensed establishments attached to the Common Consumption Area and move freely with beverages within the defined boundary of the concert area. Only alcohol from the participating establishments is permitted in the Common Consumption area.

To learn more about the Red, White & Blues concert and event contact the Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association at (970) 728-1904 or by visiting tmvoa.org. For local events, please visit townofmountainvillage.com/events.

A Roundup of Regional Offerings for Fourth of July

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Words by Special Contributor / Community, Event

The Fourth of July is a time of revelry and rejoicing capped off by a large fireworks show. This year, due to wildfire concerns, only one place in the region is still offering a firework display — the City of Montrose. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to do. See below for a roundup of all the Independence Day courtesy of Telluride Daily Planet.

When the sun sets on the Telluride Valley July 4 this year, the commemoration of our nation’s birth will come to a quiet conclusion. Extreme drought and fire danger has meant there will be no fireworks display booming off the canyon walls and sending dogs into paroxysms of fear, but this year’s mid-week holiday is still packed with all the other traditions, new and old, that make Fourth of July in Telluride a cherished, small-town celebration.

In Telluride’s mining heyday, the Fourth of July began with a bang — a very big bang — or two or three. Miners would herald the dawn by exploding dynamite for a “powder monkey’s breakfast,” rousing genteel townsfolk out from under the quilts with pounding hearts and interrupted dreams. While the mines are quiet these days, rumor has it the Tommyknockers (the mythical, Hobbit-like miners of Welsh folklore) are still up to their mischievous ways. You may not need an alarm clock to get out of bed July 4th morning.

Runners of every age may already be awake for the 7th Annual Rundola, a recreational foot race that benefits the Telluride Foundation. With a 13 percent uphill grade and an elevation gain of 1,810 feet, this race is not kidding around. It starts at the base of the gondola at 8 a.m. and runners can either chug up the Telluride Trail, or bushwhack up the side of the mountain to the finish at the top of the ridge near the San Sophia gondola station. It’s crazy, and crazy fun. Register by going to telluride.com/festivals-and-events/7th-annual-rundola.

The flyover of military jets means it’s almost parade time. They thunder overhead, seemingly on a collision course with the mountains at the east end of the valley, only to arch gracefully to the sky, winging to their next small-town flyover.

In what is probably one of the day’s most beloved events, the Fourth of July parade at 11 a.m. can make even the most cynical of us feel patriotic and proud. Who better to lead the parade a than contingent of our local and visiting military veterans, who serve as the parade’s color guard and flag-bearers? The grateful applause they receive as they head down Main Street is deeply moving.

From then on it’s wave after wave of motorcycles, kids (of all ages) on bikes, the summer scientists, dogs, the saucy Silver Belles, kids with super-soakers, babies in wagons, marching bands, rock ’n’ roll bands, hockey teams, actors, unicyclists, jugglers, pool parties, the belly-whistlers, lots of candy-throwing groups, fire-breathing Burning Man floats, the Grand Marshals and other luminaries perched in classic cars — anything or anyone you can think of, marches proudly down main street.

Bringing up the rear of the parade, beautifully done up for the occasion by their proud owners, are the horses. The riders are a mix of horse-loving hobbyists, working wranglers and 4-H kids. Last year, in a lapse of common sense, beach balls were lobbed from a Main Street penthouse onto this part of the parade. Don’t do it. Skittering horses and kids running onto the street to fetch candy is a bad combo. Make sure the horses have passed safely by before lobbing anything onto the parade route.

Fourth in July in Telluride smells amazing (with apologies to our vegetarian and vegan friends), as the aroma of 1,500 pounds of beef and 1,300 pounds of chicken roasting to tender perfection wafts from Town Park. The fireman’s barbeque in Town Park is summer on a compostable plate loaded with tender slices of beef or chicken, doused with barbeque sauce, and sides of baked beans, corn on the cob, and potato salad and a bright, sweet watermelon wedge for dessert.

Telluride Volunteer Fire Department Chief David Wadley is in charge of this year’s festivities. He serves as El Jefe to literally his entire crew of volunteer firefighters — including many who come out of retirement to lend a hand — doing everything from collecting donations along the parade route, to selling beer, to serving the estimated 2,500-3,000 hungry souls who make their way to the park after the parade.

“It’s all hands on deck,” Wadley said. And by that, he means not only the men and women attending to the throngs of red white and blue-clad people, but also standby teams of firefighters ready to respond to any wild land or structure blazes.

Wadley never gets tired of this festive summertime gathering in Town Park. “It’s community I like best about this,” he said. “I like to wander and see everyone. Old-time locals and second homeowners … it’s one of the best community days of the year. Everyone has a smile on their face.”

Be sure to drop a few extra dollars in the bucket if a friendly fire department volunteer comes by. The department is so much more than fireworks, Wadley said. The department not only offers scholarships to local students to the tune of $8,000 per year, but they are currently helping fund the restoration and installation of narrow gauge railroad tracks in Ridgway in a partnership with the Ridgway Railroad Museum. The Galloping Goose that rests in the little park next to the San Miguel County Courthouse is fully functional and hits the rails a few times year. The department is also undertaking the full restoration of the department’s original horse-drawn hose wagon, which was built in 1915. Next on the restoration list will be their 1913 water wagon. And Little Red, the 1940 Ford fire truck that is often in the parade and that sits in Town Park all day for kids to explore, is always in need of upkeep.

“We’re certainly disappointed about the fireworks,” Wadley said, “but everything that’s donated goes back to the community.”

The Placerville Volunteer Fire Department is in charge of the kid’s games, which include a sack race, balloon toss and the trout tank, where kids wade in to try to catch a trout using nothing but their bare hands. The games begin at 2 p.m.

If you need to walk off that hearty meal and you have a sweet tooth, the Telluride Historical Museum at the top of Fir Street at 201 W. Gregory Ave. is offering free admission all day and root beer floats ($5 suggested donation). The museum’s hours are post-parade (12:30-ish) to 5 p.m.

Being the photo-friendly day that the Fourth of July is, consider entering a picture or two taken on this day of days in the Telluride Hot Shot Photo Contest. Judges are looking for the most memorable image that captures the spirit of the day. Photos must be taken on July 4 and within San Miguel County. It’s free to enter and the top prize is $1,000. Check out the guidelines for submission at TellurideHotShotPhotoContest.com

On July 3-4 the Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association presents the 2018 Red, White and Blues Celebration in Mountain Village featuring kids activities, carnival games, an ice cream social, face painting, a magic show, merchant discounts, and live music.

Authorities would like to remind local and visitor alike that fire restrictions and water conservation rules are in effect until the monsoons finally arrive sometime later this summer. And, much as we all miss them, no fireworks of any kind, anywhere. The penalty for lighting fireworks is steep and the fire danger is extreme.

Read Telluride Daily Planet’s full article.

Planet Bluegrass’ FirstGrass Concert Kicks Off Summer Festival Music in Telluride and Mountain Village

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Words by Bill Kight / Community, Event

Nashville-based dynamic, fast picking bluegrass prodigy Billy Strings and Montana bluegrass rock band The Lil Smokies kick-off the 45th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival at Mountain Village’s Sunset Plaza for the yearly FirstGrass Concert Wednesday, June 20.

Led by two of the most exciting young bands in the progressive bluegrass scene, this promises to be an epic way to begin your Bluegrass weekend in Telluride. This free show runs from 5 to 8 p.m. and is made possible by the Town of Mountain Village and Planet Bluegrass.

After the show, stick around to dine in Mountain Village and for those lucky enough to have a ticket for Planet Bluegrass’ evening celebration with Dierks Bentley and the Travelin’ McCourys head to the Telluride Conference Center as they play to a sold-out crowd. Doors open at 8 p.m. with the show beginning at 9 p.m. For those without a ticket, take advantage of the culinary options in Mountain Village. For more information on the festival, visit bluegrass.com. 

FESTIVAL TRANSPORTATION & PARKING

The towns of Mountain Village and Telluride are connected by a three-stage gondola system starting at Market Plaza (formerly Town Hall Plaza) in Mountain Village to Village Center, and ending in Telluride at Oak Street Plaza. It takes about 12 minutes to get from one town to the other via Mountain Village Center.

During the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, gondola operating hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Expect long lines during peak times. For those needing a ride to their vehicle parked on town roadways, the Planet Bluegrass Bus will pick up festivarians at Market Plaza and drop off passengers near their vehicle. The bus will run Thursday through Sunday from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m., and to assist with locating one’s vehicle, signs denoting specific parking zones – A through G – will be erected. Vehicles left on Mountain Village roadways after 12 p.m. Monday, June 25 will be towed at the owner’s expense. In addition, Dial-A-Ride will remain open until 2:30 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

Mountain Village’s Gondola Parking Garage located at 455 Mountain Village Blvd., behind Town Hall and the Mountain Village Market and northwest of the gondola terminal is free to park. Individuals and festivarians without parking permits must park their vehicles where directed by parking staff once the Gondola Parking Garage is full. The North Village Center pay-to-park surface lot is another parking option though overnight parking is not allowed. Short-term parking will be available for those doing business in Mountain Village; times will be enforced. Alternatively, for those parking, shopping, dining or recreating in Mountain Village, we encourage the utilization of Heritage Parking Garage, located off Mountain Village Boulevard across from Hotel Madeline. Parking is $2 for each hour and $35 maximum in a 24-hour period.

COMMON CONSUMPTION AREA

For the FirstGrass Concert, the Common Consumption Area is in effect. The Common Consumption Area will allow people to purchase alcoholic beverages from participating licensed establishments attached to the Common Consumption Area and move freely with beverages within the defined boundary of the concert area. Only alcohol from the participating establishments is permitted in the Common Consumption area.

ABOUT MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

Situated in the heart of the breathtaking San Juan Mountains, Mountain Village was incorporated in 1995 as a home rule municipality.  Its founders envisioned a European-style ski-in/ski-out, pedestrian-friendly destination resort that would complement the historic mining town of Telluride. A three-stage gondola transportation system connects the Town of Mountain Village with the Town of Telluride. Situated at 9,500 feet, Mountain Village is comparably a world apart from other resorts: it is innately spectacular, beautifully orchestrated and planned, and overflowing with style, charm and sophistication. For more information, please visit us on the Web at townofmountainvillage.com. 

ABOUT PLANET BLUEGRASS

For 25+ years, Planet Bluegrass has been redefining the music festival, creating exceptional experiences that protect our planet through environmental leadership and strong communities. Producers of Telluride Bluegrass, RockyGrass, and Folks Festival.

Mountain Village’s Market on the Plaza Opens Wednesday, June 20

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Words by Bill Kight / Community, Event

Colorado summer is here, and nothing says summertime in Colorado like an open-air market, especially amid the sun-soaked scenery of Mountain Village. Beginning Wednesday, June 20, the pedestrian-friendly Heritage Plaza comes alive with tents, food, and crafts made up of Colorado-proud vendors as the annual Market on the Plaza returns to Mountain Village, Colorado.

“Summer calls for outdoor community markets, and we invite locals and guests alike to come to Heritage Plaza in Mountain Village Center on Wednesdays to shop and to visit our brick and mortar merchants,” said Bill Kight, director of marketing and business development for the town. “Let’s also not forget about the 20th annual Sunset Concert Series kicking off evenings June 27 in Sunset Plaza on the same day.”

Now in its eighth year, Market on the Plaza is a vibrant local community market providing an avenue to support regional and local businesses that offer homegrown food and homemade products. The Market runs every Wednesday beginning June 20 through August 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Patrons can, of course, expect farm produce, including eggs, fruits and vegetables, goat milk and cheeses, jams and marmalades, garden herbs and oils, and a wide variety of artisan crafts.

Market on the Plaza also features leathers, jewelry, quilts, textiles, handmade soaps, balms and lotions, hand-carved wood items, healing products, custom pet supplies, and kitchen goods, among other items. In addition, the town is partnering with the Wilkinson Public Library to bring more entertainment and programming to Mountain Village Center, and our local law enforcement teams will be on hand to answer questions about our community and fire awareness and restrictions.

To learn more about Market on the Plaza visit townofmountainvillage.com/market.

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Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association & Beyond the Groove Present Music on the Green June 15 – September 7, 2018

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Words by Bill Kight / Community, Event

The Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association and Beyond the Groove Productions are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Music on the Green in Mountain Village, Colorado. Music on the Green, a free concert series taking place Fridays, June 15 through September 7 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Mountain Village Reflection Plaza, adjacent to the Madeline Hotel and Residence.

“Music on the Green is a great way to start to your summer weekends,” said Anton Benitez, president of TMVOA. “Meet with friends, grab a drink, a bite to eat, and enjoy live music in Reflection Plaza.”

The concert series line-up features a wide variety of bands and musicians who will start the weekend with a celebration of music and art amid the backdrop of the San Juan Mountains surrounding Mountain Village.

The 2018 Music on the Green line-up includes:

  • June 15 – Jeff Plankerhorn (Country)
  • June 22 – Sarah Slaton from Edison (Indie Folk)
  • June 29 – Brent Cowles (Blues/Folk)
  • July 6 – Jim Parker (Country/Americana)
  • July 20 – Freddy & Francine (Bluegrass)
  • August 3 – McCarthy Jazz Trio (Jazz)
  • August 10 – J.S. Ondara (American Blues)
  • August 17 – Lo Moon (Indie Rock)
  • Aug 24 – McCarthy Jazz Trio (Jazz)
  • Aug 31 – You Knew Me When (Country/Folk)
  • September 7 – Kolars (Performance Rock)

“These free Friday shows at Reflection Plaza offer an intimate experience with top class local and national acts, it is quite an eclectic line-up,” said Denise Mongan of Beyond the Groove Productions. “It is a chance to relax, and socialize while enjoying live music performances in a small intimate outdoor venue.”

The Music on the Green concert series is provided free of charge by presenting sponsor TMVOA, Madeline Hotel and Residences, Telluride Ski & Golf, the Town of Mountain Village. The events are rain or shine.

To learn more about Music on the Green contact the Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA) at  (970) 728-1904 or visit tmvoa.org and facebook.com/BeyondTheGroove.

Telluride Express Presents the 20th Annual Sunset Concert Series in Mountain Village, Colorado

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Words by Bill Kight / Community, Event

The Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA) is pleased to announce the lineup for the 20th Annual Sunset Concert Series held in Mountain Village, Colorado. One of the most anticipated events of the summer celebrates its 20th year in Telluride bringing music and entertainment to the San Juan Mountains.

The Summer Concert Series consists of nine shows that take place on the lawn near Lift 1 in the Sunset Plaza. The concerts start at 6 p.m., and as in prior years, the concerts are free and are family and pet-friendly. Aptly named because of its west-facing orientation resulting in excellent sun exposure and fantastic sunset views, the Sunset Plaza in Mountain Village sets the stage for one of the most spectacular music settings in the country. The Series kicks off June 27 and runs through August 15.

“TMVOA is proud to bring another summer season of music to Mountain Village,” said Anton Benitez, TMVOA executive director. “We look forward to having our members, guests and visitors come together for this weekly community event that has become one of the great summer traditions in the region.”

The 2018 Sunset Concert Series lineup is as follows:

“Once again, we are providing a diverse line-up with a variety that will be fun for everyone,” said Teddy Errico, Producer of the music series. “All bands are hot on social media and very talented.”

The Sunset Concert Series is provided to the public free of charge by TMVOA, The Telluride Society for Music and presenting sponsor, Telluride Express. Supporting sponsors include by SuttonAlpine Bank, Madeline Hotel and Residences, Rodney Strong Vineyards, KOTO FM Radio, Telluride Resort Lodging, Telluride Ski & Golf, the Town of Mountain Village, The Peaks Resort & Spa, and The Market at Mountain Village. The event is rain or shine.

Learn more about the Sunset Concert Series and the Red, White & Blues concert by visiting tmvoa.org and facebook.com/sunsetconcertseries.

COMMON CONSUMPTION AREA
For the Sunset Concert Series, the Common Consumption Area is in effect. The Common Consumption Area will allow people to purchase alcoholic beverages from participating licensed establishments attached to the Common Consumption Area and move freely with beverages within the defined boundary of the concert area. Only alcohol from the participating establishments is permitted in the Common Consumption area.

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Red White and Blues Celebration 2018

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Words by Special Contributor / Community, Event

The Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA) is pleased to announce the lineup and events for the 2018 Red, White and Blues Celebration taking place July 3 and 4, 2018 at Sunset Plaza, on the lawn near Lift 1 and at Heritage Plaza near the base of Lift 4 in Mountain Village.

The annual Red, White and Blues Celebration, traditionally held on July 3, will expand to two days with the addition of July 4. The two-day event is set in the panoramic San Juan Mountains in Mountain Village offering music, children’s events, merchant discounts, food and drink specials, and much more.

“What a treat for the Mountain Village Community and surrounding residents to get two days of fun and quality music that is free!  And stayed tuned for the announcement of the 20th Anniversary of the Sunset Concert Series in May. More fun and free music to come!” said Teddy Errico, Producer of the music series.

Along with the music, each day will feature children’s activities and entertainment from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Red, White and Blues Celebration Concert will kick off with Gospel and Blues singer Paul Thorn whose songwriting often combines wry or humorous observations with blues, country and rock. With onstage banter that bears an uncanny resemblance to the late Mitch Hedberg, Thorn’s live shows are must-see and his albums, over a dozen since 1997, are full of gems. Starting off the show will be Boulder, Colorado’s Foxfeather, featuring an Alt-Americana sound bolstered by strong blues-rock.

On July 4, talented Trombonist and New Orleans native, Glen David Andrews, brings his funk, soul, gospel and rock sound with a powerful new project that correlates his own reclaimed life to his reclaimed city of New Orleans. Rounding out the day of music will be Dave Jordan and the NIA, also from New Orleans and Telluride’s own Porch Couch.

“TMVOA is excited to expand our mainstay Red, White & Blues event from one to two days with more music, events and kids activities in Mountain Village,” said Heidi Stenhammer, TMVOA Operations Manager. “We look forward to having our members, guests and visitors attend this entertaining holiday event.”

The Red, White & Blues Celebration is provided to the public free of charge by TMVOA and The Telluride Society for Music. This event along with the Sunset Concert Series is sponsored by Alpine Bank, Madeline Hotel and Residences, Rodney Strong Vineyards, KOTO FM Radio, Telluride Resort Lodging, Telluride Ski & Golf, the Town of Mountain Village, The Peaks Resort & Spa, Telluride Express, and The Market at Mountain Village. The event is rain or shine.

Learn more about the Red, White & Blues concert and event by contacting the Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association online or by phone (970) 728-1904  Please visit the Facebook page for Sunset Concert Series!

 

Download Red, White & Blues Schedule

 

Photo credit: Ryan Bonneau

Telluride Gay Ski Week Announces 2018 Lineup

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Words by Special Contributor / Community, Event, Recreation

Telluride Gay Ski Week returns in 2018 with a schedule jam-packed with parties, events, dancing, entertainment and, of course, lots of skiing. The event takes place from February 24 to March 3, with events every day in Telluride, Mountain Village and on the Telluride Ski Resort.

Director Rosie Cusack, who took over production of Gay Ski Week three years ago, says the 15th Annual event is shaping up to be one for the books.

“It’s going to be the best one ever,” says Cusack.

That’s because the event has lined up heavy-hitting celebrities, such as 2017 Miss Gay America Suzy Wong, cabaret performer Frankie Grande and comedian Leslie Jordan, to entertain this years crowd. Shows will be sprinkled into a week that also features daily skiing excursions, après ski gatherings, dance parties, all-day spa and pool parties at the Peaks Resort & Spa, live music and the annual White Party. As always, Telluride Gay Ski Week takes place in the run-up to the Telluride AIDS Benefit (TAB), overlapping with several TAB events.

Cusack describes Gay Ski Week as an open and accepting celebration of diversity, expression and skiing in one of the most magical settings in America.

“The event,” she says, “is for anyone who enjoys celebrating community, meeting new people and participating in sports-centric events. You don’t even have to ski to have a good time,” she says. “There is something at Gay Ski Week for everyone.” Telluride Gay Ski Week’s profile is on the rise.“Telluride has become known in the last couple years across the board as the best gay ski week in America,” Cusack says. “One of the things I keep hearing from attendees is ‘It isn’t about quantity, it’s about the quality of the experience,” says Cusack.

The following is a rundown of Gay Ski Week highlights:

Kick off Gay Ski Week with a rousing and ribald evening of song, dance and humor. Featuring Miss Gay America 2017 Suzy Wong, along with former Miss Continental, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Former Miss Gay America, Aurora Sexton and Raja Gemini, winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Three.” With a 21 and over dance party to follow.

“These drag queens have huge star power in the community,” says Cusack.

This evening will kick off with Drag Bingo featuring Suzy Wong in the Show Bar, and the action will move to the main theatre for a cabaret-style show featuring Frankie Grande. Grande is a singer, dancer, actor and social media mogul whose work on Broadway and television has earned worldwide fame.

Austin, Texas-based Middlespoon is the gender-bending love child of DJ Jinx McGee and vocalist Alexander Beatz, who are steering pop music away from hetero-normative traditions. Middlespoon takes on issues like polyamory, patriarchy and transphobia, layering them over whimsical beats that’ll be sure to get bodies onto the dance floor.

This longtime tradition, which follows the Telluride AIDS Benefit’s Sneak Peek Fashion Show, has a reputation as the best dance party of the year in Telluride – the kind that will literally bring the house down.

Jordan, whose television appearances include NBC’s “Will and Grace” and the new television project “Cool Kids,” will present his one-man show “Leslie Jordan: EXPOSED.” The show features an intimate peek into Jordan’s life, flamboyant youth, behind the scenes stories and hilarious anecdotes.

For a full schedule, ticket information, special offers and more, visit: Telluride Gay Ski Week

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Joint Town Council & Design Review Board – Special Work session Regarding Village Center Roofing Requirements and Design Themes

Village Center Roofing Material

Words by Special Contributor / Community, Development, Event

Town Council and The Design Review Board (DRB) in collaboration with Telluride Mountain Village Owner’s Association (TMVOA) will hold a Joint Work session on Thursday, February 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to discuss amendments to the Community Development Code (CDC) Village Center roofing material requirements and Village Center design themes. This work session will be held at Mountain Village Town Hall with a walking tour.

Rob Rydel, Principal with Oz Architecture, will lead the discussion covering topics such as color palette, defining architectural features and design themes. The community will have the opportunity to visually review similar ski mountain communities both nationally and internationally to help guide the discussion.

Rob’s architectural and master planning experience ranges from resort, hospitality and condominium projects as well as some multi-family residential community work. Expert at OZ’s highly collaborative charrette process that clarifies design goals, vision and direction through a consensus-based model, he often demonstrates options and possibilities through elegant hand sketches that bring a project instantly to life. Rob’s international background and education contribute to his enthusiasm for international work and a global design perspective.

Please join us for this community discussion and walking tour of Village Center’s roofing and design themes with Rob Rydel, community members, and staff.

View the agenda – February 22, 2018 Joint Town Council & Design Review Board Special Worksession Agenda or email Planning and Development Services Director, Michelle Haynes, for more information.

 

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