Telluride Sunset Concert Series

Telluride Sunset Concert Series
James McMurtry – Sunset Concert Series (Image Rollo & Grady)

You can’t beat high alpine living in the summer months. Temperatures are mild during the days and nights are cool, which makes for great for outdoor music. And in Telluride, Colorado music is part of the summer culture. The summer season kicks off with Jazz Fest around June 1st and finishes with Blues & Brews this September 20th – which Rollo & Grady will be covering for the first time this year. There is also the world-renowned Telluride Bluegrass festival – David Byrne put on one of the best shows I’ve seen in a while at this year’s festival.

One of the most impressive series of shows is the Sunset Concert Series, which are free concerts put on almost every Wednesday from 6-8PM, June – September in Mountain Village. Mountain Village is a short drive or gondola ride from downtown Telluride and this summer there have been some impressive performances from James McMurtry, Coco Montoya and Trombone Shorty. Tonight’s act – the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and next week — The Avett Brothers. So, if you have some time and the wherewithal, head to Telluride for some great music throughout the summer.

Telluride Sunset Concert Series
Here’s the lineup for the rest of this summer’s free Sunset Concert Series:

August 12th: Dirty Dozen Brass Band
August 19th: The Avett Brothers
August 26th: Delta Spirit
September 2nd: Hill Country Revue

MP3: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Please Let Me Stay a Little Longer
MP3: The Avett Brothers – Left on Laura, Left on Lisa
MP3: Hill Country Revue – Alice Mae