imagesTo celebrate the 1991 marriage of the Sheridan Arts Foundation and the Sheridan Opera House, the Sheridan Opera House is hosting 80s costume party with “This Must Be the Band,” a Talking Heads Tribute Band. The event takes place Saturday, March 16, 2013. (Doors at 7:30; show time, 8 p.m.)

Chicago’s only – therefore best –Talking Heads tribute band, This Must Be the Band, returns to Telluride to Burn Down the House once again after playing a hugely successful winter close last ski season.

Formed in May 2007, This Must Be the Band began by playing the coveted pizza joint circuit, the most notable of which was the city famous Piece Pizza in Wicker Park. Since then, the band has expanded East to New York City and West to San Francisco.

This Must be the Band has two main dishes on their menu. The first is a succulent “All-Request Show” with a generous helping of audience participation, flavored slightly by improvisation. The second is the hailed “Stop Making Sense Re-Creation,” during which the band performs note-for-note and prop-for-prop the famous Talking Heads concert film from 1984. For three years running the band has performed this show to sold-out crowds at the Vic Theatre and Park West in Chicago.

Their Telluride show will be the All Request option, with the best of the Talking Heads.

This Must be the Band is extremely happy to play Talking Heads music night after night, because the music is just that much fun. Not only has the lead singer (Charlie Otto) been called the “illegitimate son of David Byrne,” but also the band boasts its very own Tina Weymouth (Jamie Jay), Bernie Worrell (Matt Gunsaulus), Adrian Belew (Otto), and Ednah Holt (Kasey Foster).

For a preview, watch the following video:

Eighties wedding and prom attire is highly encouraged.

Tickets are $25 general admission on the floor and $30 reserved seats in the balcony, plus a $3 ticketing fee.

Any music fans visiting from out of town can save 15 percent on lodging thanks to our generous lodging sponsor Telluride Alpine Lodging with the code 15Show at Find rooms starting at $89 a night.

Tickets and information: or 970.728.6363 x5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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