After a while, the Sunset Music Series at Sunset Plaza in Mountain Village is back.
Teddy Errico, who has produced the series since 2011 under the name Telluride Society for Music and in partnership with Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA), previously explained that Telski must grant permission to use the place, whose station is owner. But after a successful Telluride Bluegrass Festival FirstGrass show on June 15, talk of the summer series has moved forward.
“Telski’s decision to allow lawn and stage use began with FirstGrass, just prior to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, which was the spark for a solution to parking cars in the Mountain Village,” he told the Daily Planet this week. “It was very important to the Telluride Mountain Village Homeowners Association (TMVOA), Telski and the City of Mountain Village to maintain an event that creates such a great sense of community and adds culture to the whole community. community. And at the same time, it gives Mountain Village merchants additional positive financial impacts, which is important because the number of accommodations is down slightly. The dates have been adjusted to add a few Thursdays, which will hopefully spread out these positive impacts evenly. »
The summer slate kicks off Wednesday with Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble from 6-8 p.m.
“His bluesy, soulful vocals and the band’s hard-hitting zydeco beat combine to create high-energy dance music for all audiences. Curley’s music is true to its zydeco and blues roots, yet contemporary enough to appeal to a wide range of music lovers,” according to the band’s biography. “Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble tour extensively across the United States, playing festivals and clubs from New York to San Diego and Florida to Seattle. Often playing to audiences who have never heard music zydeco previously, they make fans everywhere they go.They have played at major festivals including Rhythm & Roots in Ninigret, Rhode Island, the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, Oregon and Jazz Fest in New Orleans. Louisiana, you can find Curley in the studio working on his latest CD or playing at one of the local clubs in the Lafayette/Opelousas area much to the delight of his hometown fans.
The July schedule continues on July 20 with The Deer, Barbaro on July 21, Magnolia Boulevard on July 27 and Fleetwood Mac Tribute on July 28. In August, the series welcomes Cody Hibbard (August 3), CALLE 66 (August 4) and Chrome Velvet. and Niceness (August 10).
Errico is excited to have eight shows this summer after not knowing if the series would survive the two-year pandemic hiatus.
“Being able to bring back a cherished community event is so special to me. I was an integral part of the show when it first started, and being the producer is an honor,” he said. “Fortunately, we were able to leverage past relationships with talent agencies to get artists to sign on at the last second, which was amazing. It’s truly a testament to how Telluride and Mountain Village view music. music in the community, led by stalwarts like Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Planet Bluegrass, the Sheridan Opera House and KOTO Agents know that when their bands play here, it will be special.
TMVOA officials share Errico’s excitement for the return of the much-loved summer series.
“After a long hiatus, we look forward to bringing our members, guests and visitors together again for this special community event which is one of the region’s great traditions. TMVOA President and CEO Anton Benitez said in a press release.
“TMVOA, along with Telluride Society for Music, has established a tradition of bringing talented and up-and-coming artists to Mountain Village. The atmosphere at the Sunset Concert is magical, and I’m so glad it’s back,” added Heidi Stenhammer, TMVOA’s Head of Administration and Operations.
The Sunset Music series is brought to the public free of charge by presenting sponsor TMVOA, along with the Telluride Society for Music and Telski. Supporting sponsors include Errico of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, The Peaks Resort and Spa, By Sutton, Telluride Brewing Company and the Town of Mountain Village. The event takes place rain or shine.