Concert on Sunday, March 11 sold out. Monday, March 12 still available. Sheridan Opera House, 9 p.m.

“Leftover Salmon” was formed by a lucky accident in 1989, arising from the flatirons and granite of the Front Range. A local band, the Salmon Heads, asked members of the Left Hand String Band to fill in some blanks in its lineup for a New Year’s Eve show at the Eldorado Cafe in Crested Butte. The end result of the mashup was a quintet that went on to pioneer its own genre: “Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass,” a fluid, loose-limbed blend of bluegrass, Cajun/Zydeco, funk, Southern rock, boogie, Caribbean, Latin and jazz influences that is at once rootsy, fluid, loose-limbed and daring.

Over the course of the 20+ years, Leftover Salmon performed music with Telluride Bluegrass Festival legends, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, David Grisman, Jerry Douglas, Del McCoury, Peter Rowan and Pete Wernick, plus The String Cheese Incident, Widespread Panic, Yonder Mountain String Band, plus  countless other iconic artists and groups.

Leftover Salmon took a timeout in 2004, but reunited with a performance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival on Sunday, June 24, 2007, as “Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman and Friends.” They were introduced by Jeff Austin of Yonder Mountain String Band with the line: “No matter what the program says, we all know what’s going on here.”

What’s going on here is a booty shaking good time. Tickets selling out. You snooze. You lose.

Need more convincing? Check out the video below:

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