Category Archives: Telluride Events
Telluride is a hub of great music during the summer. The town kicks it off each summer with Telluride Bluegrass Festival in June, follows with The Ride Festival in July, and closes the summer with Telluride Blues & Brews in September. Each festival has its own distinct personality, and The Ride Festival highlights folk and rock music.
And while camping is available for the festival, you will enjoy the event much more by finding lodging through Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals. The event takes place July 13 – 14, so come up for a few days before and/or after to make a nice little vacation out of it! Hurry up and call our Telluride Destination Specialist today, as lodging for the event weekend will fill up fast!
The Ride Festival 2013 – Lineup
- David Byrne & St. Vincent
- Big Head Todd and The Monsters
- Steve Earle
- Son Volt
More bands will be announced soon…check back soon for details!
It has been snowing up in the Colorado Rockies the past few days, providing skiers with fresh snow and new terrain. Vail, Copper, Keystone and Telluride have are all opening new terrain as we speak, opening up more and more of the mountain for adventure. So here’s a quick update on whats going on:
Vail: 24 hr: 4in. 72 hr: 6in.
With 6 inches in the last few days, Vail has now opened up Chair 10 (Highline Express Lift), Chair 26 (Pride Express Lift) and Chair 14 (Sourdough Express Lift). These lifts have opened up runs from the far west side all the way to the far east side of the mountain.
Copper: 24 hr: 2in. 72 hr: 2in.
The new Union Creek High Speed Quad chairlift opened today in Copper, giving riders access to new terrain on the western side of the front of the mountain.
Keystone: 24 hr: 2in. 72 hr: 2in.
This Friday, December 16, 2011, Keystone will open up night skiing every night until January 1st. This is a great opportunity to extend your day and have runs all to yourself (but dress warm, because when the sun goes down it gets chilly). Night skiing is great because your ticket to Breckenridge or Keystone is valid for night skiing! Spend your day skiing in Breckenridge, then swing over to Keystone around 3 or 4 in the afternoon and ski for a few more hours.
Breckenridge: 24 hr: 3in. 72 hr: 3in.
Even with the Dew Tour and official celebration of Breckenridge’s 50th birthday, they are still continuing to open more parts of the mountain. Tomorrow (Friday, Dec 16) Breckenridge will open its C Chair, providing access to Gold King, Sundown, and Lower Peerless runs. The lift is in between Peak 8 and Peak 9, so be sure to get over there early and get some fresh snow.
Telluride: 24 hr: 2in. 72 hr: 8in.
Telluride has been getting some good snow over the last week, resulting in the opening of Chair 6 (Apex Lift), Chair 12 (Prospect Bowl Express), Chair 14 (Gold Hill Express) and lastly Chair 15 (Revelation Lift) providing access to Revelation Bowl. This opens up more advanced slopes further up the mountain, giving skiers some great new terrain.
It looks as if things are starting to pick up for the season, and more snow is on the way. So get up to the Colorado Rockies and find out more about how our team of Friendly. Knowledgeable. Locals.® can help you plan your customized winter ski vacation in any of our fun-filled destinations.
This past summer, Colorado hosted the 2011 US Pro Cycling Challenge, a bike race covering over 600 miles through Colorado’s mountainous terrain. The magnificent race not only brought the top 3 finishers from the Tour de France, it also lured in over 1 million spectators, creating an electrifying energy throughout the host cities and the entire state. Due to its great success, the US Pro Cycling Challenge will return again to Colorado in the Summer of 2012!
The race will be held from August 20-26, and again will go throughout the state of Colorado, showcasing the beautiful terrain that the state is known for. However, the race will change slightly this year, as new cities have been chosen to host each stage.
Here is a list of dates and cities where the
US Pro Cycling Challenge will take place:
Stage 1, August 20: Durango to Telluride
Stage 2, August 21: Montrose to Crested Butte
Stage 3, August 22: Gunnison to Aspen
Stage 4, August 23: Aspen to Beaver Creek
Stage 5, August 24: Breckenridge to Colorado Springs
Stage 6, August 25: Golden to Boulder
Stage 7, August 26: Denver
While some cities from last year are not on the route this year, such as Steamboat Springs and Vail, new cities have been added, like Boulder and Beaver Creek. It will be interesting to see if there is ever a permanent schedule, or if the host cities will continue to change.
Either way, if you plan on coming to any of these destinations to follow the 2012 US Pro Cycling Challenge or just to visit any time of year, find out more about how our team of Friendly. Knowledgeable. Locals.® can help you plan your customized mountain vacation.
Check out highlights from the 2011 US Pro Cycling Challenge:
The town of Telluride is surrounded by majestic mountains– and in these mountains you will find uncrowded lifts and wide open terrain. In Telluride there is skiing for skiers and snowboarders of every level because of the mixed terrain, making it the ideal vacation destination for the whole family. One of the favorite runs for experts is The Plunge; for intermediates, See Forever; and for beginners the 4.7 mile Galloping Goose.
Telluride gets an annual average snowfall of 309 inches–789 centimeters, giving you plenty of opportunities to catch some of the most desired powder in Colorado and North America. There are a lot of on mountain activities throughout the year, and during the winter season you should be sure to attend one or several of the following activities:
Complimentary Mountain Tours
On this free daily tour, intermediate and above skiers and snowboarders will learn about Telluride’s history and the surrounding environment. The tour starts daily at 10 am from the top at Coonskins Lift.
No matter what level you are, if you visit the NASTAR racing course you are sure to challenge yourself and get the adrenaline pumping. You will be nationally ranked against others of same gender and age with the opportunity to win bronze, silver and gold medals. It is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Butterfly ski run.
-Ute Park: For beginners, the park is located off the Ute Lift (number 11). It has mini snow-cross, basic small jumps and ride-on boxes.
-Misty Maiden Park: For intermediate to advanced riders, the park is located left of the lower part of Misty Maiden–there is a green entry gate. It has medium jumps, rails and boxes.
-Hoot Brown Park: The advanced Hoot Brown park is located on the left-hand side of Butterfly–there is a pillar entrance with orange Smart Style Signs. Even if you don’t feel comfortable riding in this park, it is worth swinging by to see all the amazing stunts that the more experienced skiers and snowboarders can perform. This park has large jumps, rails and boxes.
TopAten Nordic and Snowshoe Area
At the top of Sunshine Express (lift 10) is the TopAten Nordic and Snowshoe Area. The area offers 10 km of groomed trails with a stunning views of Telluride and the surrounding mountains. Different tours are available at TopAten, such as guided snowshoe and cross-country tours. The guides are experts, and for two to three hours you will learn about the wildlife and world surrounding Telluride and Southwest Colorado.
Snowbiking is a fun activity for all levels, and here at Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals we love snowbiking because of the adrenaline rush and the fun times that result. A two hour certification class is required and tours are offered Tuesday and Fridays at 1:30 p.m.
Before leaving the mountain after a long day, visit one of the many restaurants located on the mountain or in the town. It is a unique experience to dine in a lodge located on a mountain side while taking in the stunning panoramic views.
Have you been waking up each morning with excitement? Immediately going to the window to see if snow has fallen overnight? Or religiously checking your computer for the snow report, hoping you somehow slept for a month and all the resorts have suddenly opened? Well if you have, you are not alone. I have been impatiently waiting for the beginning of ski season, even though it was only three months ago that I was taking runs at Arapahoe Basin on the 4th of July.
It was a great day to end a wonderful season, complete with friends and a grill in the parking lot. But as I look out my office window at Vail, I look forward to the coming season, and pray that this year will be as fulfilling as the last.
While Vail is not open yet, the ski season in Colorado has already begun! On October 7th, 2011, Wolf Creek opened, recording the earliest opening day in Colorado’s history. Arapahoe Basin followed soon after on October 11th, this past weekend Copper and Keystone Opened! So get out your calendars, put a big red “X” on the following dates, and start the countdown to what is predicted to be another La Nina winter!
- · Keystone: November 4th
- · Copper Mountain: November 4th
- · Breckenridge: November 11th
- · Vail: November 18th
- · ***Snowmass: Now December 10th
- Beaver Creek: November 23rd
- · Crested Butte: November 23rd
- · Aspen Mountain: November 24th
- · Telluride: November 24th
- · Buttermilk: December 10th
- · Aspen Highlands: December 10th
Whether you‘re coming to ski on opening day or sometime mid-season be sure to find out more about how our team of Friendly. Knowledgeable. Locals.® can help you plan your customized summer or winter vacation in any of our fun-filled destinations.
This year is the 37th Anniversary of the Annual Telluride Film Festival, which is held every year during Labor Day weekend. As if the town of Telluride didn’t already have enough attraction due to its beautiful surrounding peaks, outdoor activities, and rich history, the annual film festival draws a crowd every year filled with avid film lovers from around the world. However, like every other year, the itinerary of the films and guests themselves is not revealed until the festival actually begins, leaving an air of suspense for guests.
Each year’s festival consists of a variety of films, ranging from old classics to brand new premieres in the film industry. Each festival also features a wide variety of seminars and discussions with guest speakers from around the world and some of the industry’s most respected actors and film makers. But, these features are not the only things that make the festival such a unique experience. The location of each film and activities during the festival also draw people to the festival.
Going back into the early history of Telluride, one of the places this festival is held is the old Nugget Theatre. This theater is located inside the Old First National Bank Building, built in 1892 by James Murdoch. The theater is located right on Main Street of Telluride, and has all of the look and feel necessary to make you feel like you’re right back in old time Telluride.
Films will also be shown in the historic Sheridan Opera House, which has a bit of history all to itself. Given the rich mining history of the town of Telluride, this theater was built in 1913 by none other than the miners themselves. The opera house is small, housing just 240 people, adding to the quaint and intimate feel of the theater during showings and events. The theater was designed by the miners to host orchestras and touring theater companies as a form of entertainment in the town. Being able to witness modern films in such a historic place and venue is truly a unique experience not to be missed.
For those looking for something a bit more modern, some of the events for this year’s festival will also be held in the Michael D. Palm Theatre. This is, to put it simply, a state of the art theater. The 30,000 square foot theater features dual film projectors, a digital projector, surround sound, nearly 300 lighting options, and much more. The theater opened in 2004, and also features a full stage with a Steinway Grand piano, and occasionally hosts Broadway style performances. These are just a few of the many venues being featured during this year’s Telluride Film Festival, occurring September 2nd through September 5th.
This year’s festival is filling up fast, so buy your tickets and reserve lodging today! Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals offers many different Telluride lodging options designed to suit any and all needs during your stay. We can help you find nanny services for the kids, offer grocery delivery services, private shuttle services to and from the airport, and so much more! Contact one of our Friendly. Knowledgeable. Locals. ® today to find out how we can help you build a customized vacation in Telluride for your stay during this year’s Film Festival!
As spring quickly approaches we begin to try and fill our summer schedules with awesome things to do. Although beaches and islands are always great nothing beats the mountains in the summer time. That’s always why the locals say they came to Telluride for the winter but ended up staying for the summer.
There is so much to do in Telluride during the summer from mountain biking to river activities to a ton of weekend festivals there is no reason not to visit us. This year marks the 33rd annual Mountain Film in Telluride. This four day, six sense experience of the art, adventure, culture and environment will be sure to be life changing.
The festival begins each year with its Moving Mountains Symposium. This full-day event has a different topical theme each year, discussed and debated by a panel of world class experts drawn from many and varied disciplines. In 2009 the festival featured Food, in 2010 it featured The Extinction Crisis and this year the festival will focus on AWARENESS INTO ACTION where Mountainfilm will work on shortening the distance between awareness and action by providing us with a way to actively change the world around us.
I am sure once you all plan your summer vacation to Telluride and check out this year’s Mountain Film in Telluride you will understand why this festival is a locals favorite. For information on your summer activities and lodging contact your friendly, knowledgeable, locals at Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals.
Come to Telluride this summer to experience all the festivals, mountains and beautiful scenery. If pairing the beauty of mountains with the indulgence of fine wines interest you then you will be sure to enjoy the 2011 Telluride Wine Festival. This is just one of the unique festivals Telluride has to offer this summer. The wine festival takes place on June 23rd-26th.
This year there will be more chefs, more experts, more wine, and more cocktails than ever! This is an event you cannot miss! New to the festival this year will be Chef and Food Network Star Aaron Sanchez, Chef and Author John Sedlar and Chef Sue Torres, as well as Wine/Spirits experts F. Paul Pacult and Andrea Robinson, MS. Returning favorites Doug Frost MS, MW; Steve Olson, Greg Harrington, MS; and Andy Seymour will also be part of the all star lineup, as well as many others!
The Wine Festival has amazing food, great music, and fabulous wines from across the country. You will not be bored with all the nonstop entertainment! Make sure you don’t miss out on this weekend! Contact your Friendly, Knowledgeable, Locals at Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals for your lodging information.
Telluride Comedy Fest consists of a hilarious weekend of comedy in the beautiful Telluride. The fest begins on Feb 17th through the Feb 20th. Each night of this festival includes some of the best and funniest performers out there today. There are a variety of comedic acts from Stand-Up, Sketch, and Improv.
Scot Armstrong (writer) – Old School, Starsky & Hutch, Road Trip, The Hangover Part II
Jessica Chaffin – 90210, The Mighty B!, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage, Rona & Beverly
Jon Daly – Parks and Recreation, Bride Wars, NYC Sketch Group Mr. A$$
Jamie Denbo – Children’s Hospital, Terriers, Conan, Weeds, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Ed Helms – The Office, The Hangover, The Hangover Part II
Brian Huskey – Free Radio, Best Week Ever, Superbad, Step Brothers, Parks and Recreation
Nick Kroll – Little Fockers, Dinner For Schmucks, Get Him to the Greek, I Love You Man, Date Night
Jason Mantzoukas – Baby Mama, Splinterheads, Parks and Recreation, The League
Seth Morris – Curb Your Enthusiasm, I Love You Man, Step Brothers, No Strings Attached, Funny or Die
Tig Notaro – Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman Program, Comedy Central’s Benson Interruption, Held Up
For lodging information contact your Friendly, Knowledgeable, Locals at Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals.
For the 2010/2011 ski season, Telluride has been busy working on 180 different projects on and off the mountain. Some include new ski runs, a new bridge and staircase, new shops, an enclosed snow cat, more snow making, additions to four terrain parks, preparing for the LG FIS Snowboard World Cup, Telluride eco adventures, and being a featured resort in this winter’s Warren Miller film, Wintervention. With all these additions to an already marvelous ski resort, Telluride will be a must hit this season.
Telluride Ski Resort has assertively been working on cleaning up the tree runs and adding some new ones as well. Old and new tree runs will be ready for this season.
Telluride will also be the host of the LG FIS Snowboard World Cup, featuring snowboard-cross and parallel giant slalom competitions. The games will be there from Dec. 15 to Dec. 18, so make sure to check it out.
Canadian based helicopter company, Heliqwest, has air lifted two giant staircases and a 24 foot bridge to the span between Gold Hill Chutes 8 and 9. The bridge and two staircases combined make up 126 linear feet, connecting Gold Hill Chute 8 with 9 and 10.
Telluride has doubled their capacity for blowing snow this season, compared to 2009/2010, which should make this season a pretty epic one.
Another great addition is their new snow cat “People Hauler.” This addition will have capacity for 12 explorers heated comfortably. The People Hauler will escort you to the highest wine bar in ski country, Alpino Vino, for a great glass of wine while enjoying unbeatable views.
With all these new amenities, Warren Miller decided to feature Telluride in this seasons film; Wintervention.
Colorado’s best kept secret just got better now; there is no excuse to not visit the pristine Telluride Ski Resort. Call Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals to book your trip today.
Starting this November, a Telluride Cub Scout’s initiative Adopt-A-Trail kicked off for the end of 2010, going into 2011, to maintenance the popular Telluride River Trail. The Adopt-A-Trail Program will encourage individuals, families, school classes, and non-profit groups to participate in a community effort to clean up traces left behind by pet owners and littering passersby.
The program will be open to anyone interested in the community, and participants are recognized with a plaque posted at each end of their section of the trail. Interested groups in adopting a trail are responsible for just some bi-weekly clean-up, providing their own supplies and disposing of all trash bags. Giving a little love to the land once every two weeks – and one of many hands can truly go a long way.
This green initiative from a local Cub Scout troop is one of the many cool things that Telluride takes into account to preserve its natural beauty. Set in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, Telluride is well known for its 360 breath-taking views, in addition to light traffic on the mountain and plenty of fun off slope activity.
Check out this article for more information on the Cub Scout’s initiative, adopting a trail, and giving a little back to the land. Also, stay posted with events and our services in Telluride. To experience the beauty that this old mining town has to offer on the slopes, book your lodging with Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals.
It’s always great to stumble upon creative opportunities that go to a worthwhile cause. Now in Telluride, the Mountain Sprouts preschool is calling for local artists to paint children’s skis and snowboards as a Telluride public art project. What a great effort to encourage local involvement, community fundraising, and the re-use of skis and snowboards outgrown by kids!
Mountain Sprouts is a non-profit preschool located in the parish hall of St. Patrick’s Church in Telluride. As a parent cooperative, it is run by a board of directors in which parents have different jobs to contribute to the function of the school. The students have a hands-on curriculum, focusing on creative play, community, the natural world, arts, and practical work.
Parent and board member Jackie Unternahrer is involved with organizing the event, and is currently looking for local artists to participate. The school hopes to have 20 skis or snowboards auctioned off at their winter fundraiser January 29th, and interested artists may contact Unternahrer or the school by November 15th. The fundraiser will raise money for the school’s curriculum, and there will be entertainment, food from a local restaurant and parent, and free babysitting offers.
Throughout the month of January, the painted skis and snowboards will be on display in local Telluride retailers and restaurants. The art will provide bios and bid sheets, which will offer the option of a “buy it now bid.” If you are a local artist to the area, this is a cool opportunity to make recycled materials into art, as well as contribute to a local school. If not – be sure to check out this awesome project that will be taking place over the next few months in Telluride!
Anyone who is a fan of opera will know of Giacomo Puccini, an Italian composer famous for La boheme, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot, each of which are among the most performed in this society. Puccini’s last opera, Turandot, was not completely finished at the time of his death, but was finished later by Franco Alfano.
Director Franco Zeffirelli’s production of Puccini’s last opera will be shown live throughout the world on November 7th, 2010. The Metropolitan repertoire in New York will be performing this classic opera. Telluride, CO is one of the lucky destinations that will be showing this work of art during the live presentation and an encore on November 10th.
The performance will begin at 11am November 7th, 2010 so don’t miss your chance to watch a timeless opera performed live in HD while being surrounded by absolute beauty. Book you Telluride lodging today through Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals by calling 1-888-866-2305.
On November 19, the Telluride Gondola will be reopening after closing this October for maintenance. The free 13 minute gondola ride connects the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village. You can board the gondola in either Telluride or Mountain Village and ride to Station St. Sophia(the midway point) and continue on to the other side. The gondola will be running daily from 7am to midnight both summer and winter. To stay warm during your ride, there are blankets offered at each station.
To book your trip to Telluride and experience the wonderful gondola, call Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals at 1.888.866.2305
The snow is almost here, meaning its the perfect time to start planning your winter getaway. There are several resorts in the Rocky Mountain area that Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals can help provide you with all the essentials for a perfect vacation.
Try something new by visiting the remote and magical Telluride. The beauty and tranquil state of this town will have you believing you have crossed out of the United States into some remarkable foreign land.
We are currently offering great deals on Telluride including 10% to 20% off lodging rates, and a 4th night free at Telluride when booking three nights. Deals are not included together. Come find yourself in Colorado’s best kept secret with uncrowded slopes and magnificence views all around.
For any lodging needs any where near the Rocky Mountains be sure to book your trip through Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals by calling 1-888-866-2305 to speak to a friendly, knowledgeable local!
One of the best things about living in the Rocky Mountains is also one of the most overlooked. We all know about the majestic snow capped peaks just waiting to be skied and the gorgeous back country scenery perfect for a relaxing hike. Go ahead and take in the crisp mountain air, but don’t let the fall season in Colorado pass you by. The picturesque views and the crunching of dead leaves beneath your feet, not to mention that distinct Autumn smell, bring you a sense of calm and clarity that seems to come only with life above 8,000 feet.
The changing of the leaves is one of the most beautiful sites to see in a land that is known for its unbelievable views. I have been to New England in the fall and the entire feeling is just amazing, but when it’s that time of year in the Rockies, the mountains are on fire, figuratively speaking, of course.
So, grab yourself a mug of hot cocoa or, better yet, apple cider, and breathe in: The smell, the green and golden laden views, the gentle sounds of leaves falling and rustling, the sunny warming days, and the cool nights – it all comes together in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Life was meant to be enjoyed – what better place is there to do just that?
While the changing of the leaves and just the overall feeling of being in the Rockies during this special time of year should be enough to lure you to the mountains for at least a weekend getaway, the pot is sweetened when you take into account the fact that you can view all of this in breathtaking fashion by visiting Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Aspen, and many of the other destinations that Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals offers. It’s no secret that Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals provides unrivaled service in premier destinations throughout Colorado and the rest of the Rocky Mountains, and the fall is no exception. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to enjoy peacoat weather in the Rockies for affordable off-season rates. Visit Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals or call 1-888-866-2305 now to enjoy the fall foliage.
Telluride already has the mountains, the scenery, and the warm and inviting atmosphere, so just add some blues music and 50 or so incredible microbreweries from September 17th – 19th and you have yourself an incredible weekend not to be missed. I don’t need an excuse to head to Telluride, but if I did, B.B. King and incredible beer would definitely make me head down to the San Juan Mountains for a unique weekend mountain-town experience. The history of Telluride, the old mining town feeling, and now the blues music coming into town is an equation you won’t easily find anywhere else in the world.
The lineup on stage this year includes B.B King, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Bank, Allen Toussaint, JJGrey and Mofro, and Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears. If you’re not into the main stage and the crowds of people, don’t worry: Telluride has late-night jams scheduled at restaurants and bars around town for your enjoyment.
There is sure to be something for everyone this weekend, with all kinds of opportunities including the kids play area, the artist series, and the acoustic blues camp. There is no better way to enjoy this festival than in a vacation rental provided by Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals. Of the many summer festivals in the Rockies throughout the summer, Telluride’s Blues and Brews Festival is top on the list of must-sees. Call us today at 1-888-866-2305 to book your stay before they are all gone and you’re singing the blues yourself—and not in a good way.
Every Labor Day the town of Telluride rejoices in the annual Film Festival for four days of independent films, short films, special presentations, shows, guest appearances, and much more! One amusing aspect of the festival is that they do not reveal the program until you show up to the quaint mountain town. The experience will begin September 3rd and last through September 6th and passes are available NOW. There will be camping available in three different sites ranging from .2 to 4 miles away from the main area for those with tickets and if you’re looking for lodging, Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals can help you find a great place to stay in the area.
There are five passes available ranging from $390 to $3900; The Cinephile Pass ($390), The Acme Pass ($520), The Festival Pass ($780), The Patron Pass ($3900), and The Sponsor Pass. Each pass has its own benefits and a calendar for what events are available; obviously you’re paying for more benefits and more shows the higher the price becomes.
The Telluride Film Festival is one of the highest-rated film festivals in the world, and produces visitors from around the country and the world. Volunteers are always needed and would be a good way to get into the festival for free. Why not enjoy the festival while helping others enjoy it as well? Telluride is always looking for companies or individuals to sponsor the event. Sponsors are recognized by the World Wide Patrons, receive a complimentary sponsor pass, and other benefits as well.
When planning to attend the 37th Annual Telluride Film Festival, make sure to book your vacation rental to make sure you have a perfect place to stay during this incredible festival. To plan your perfect getaway, give Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals a call at 1-888-866-2305.
The Blues & Brews Festival will be returning to Telluride this September for the 17th year in a row! The festival will be held September 17th, 18th, and 19th and is expected to be bigger than ever, with artists including B.B. King, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Derek Trucks & The Susan Tedeschi Band, and so many more! For a complete list of performers, visit the Blues & Brews Festival website here.
The gates are set to open at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, September 17th, with singer and guitarist Matt Schofield kicking off festivities at 12:00 p.m. The festival takes place in Telluride Town Park, right off Telluride’s eclectic Main Street, known for superb dining and vintage shopping. Telluride Town Park is a world-class music venue, and if you’re not impressed with the music, you can at least expect to be impressed by the scenery; like most Colorado venues, Telluride Town Park is surrounded by beautiful alpine views, with music reverberating through the mountains. Performances at Town Park end around 8:00 p.m. nightly, but the party continues as festival-goers poor into numerous appointed “juke joints” throughout Telluride and Mountain Village for even more performances.
The festival opens at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, winding down with a final performance by B.B. King Sunday night at 6:00 p.m.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is the official beer sponsor, but you can sample almost 150 different beers at the festival’s “Grand Tasting.” Fifty-three microbreweries will be participating in the sampling, which takes place from noon-3:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Three day passes are available for $160, which includes general admission to the festival, admission to the Grand Tasting, and even a souvenir tasting glass! Juke Joint passes are $25 per night, but make sure you plan which shows you want to attend, as these venues tend to fill up quickly!
Lodging for the festival can be arranged by Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals by calling 1-888-866-2305. Book your vacation early, so you can sing the blues in a good way!
Are you ready to spend your Labor Day Weekend watching movies made by some of the best directors in the world? You are? Okay good, because the 37th Annual Telluride Film Festival is back again for the September 3- 6 weekend to provide Telluride locals and guests from all over the world a one of a kind film experience. Though this film festival doesn’t announce the program until you land in the mountain town, it still brings in an astounding amount of dedicated fans who attend every year.
This highly celebrated festival highlights films of the past, present, and future from nations all across the world. Not only do they have films showing the entire weekend, but they also have seminars, conversations with film directors and producers, a Labor Day picnic, book & film signing and much more. More than 30 programs will be featured in nine different venues during the festival.
There are five main passes to choose from which offers various admissions to the films. To learn more about the different passes, visit their website here. If you would like to learn more about becoming a volunteer for the festival visit their volunteer page.
To learn more about the Telluride Film Festival as a whole, visit their website at http://www.telluridefilmfestival.org.
See you at the movies!
If you are still looking for lodging information, contact Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals by visiting their website here or calling at 1-888-866-2305.