New Year’s Eve, Wynonna & The Big Noise

New Year’s Eve, Wynonna & The Big Noise

Country music legend Wynonna Judd at the historic Sheridan Opera House, Tuesday, December 31. Doors, 9 p.m.; music, 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 general admission on the floor; $250 in the balcony.

Wynonna Judd. Superstar scheduled to perform with The Big Noise, NYE at the Sheridan Opera House.

Wynonna Judd. Superstar scheduled to perform with The Big Noise, NYE at the Sheridan Opera House.

You’ve just emerged from that seething caldron of challenging behavior known as the holiday family gathering, congratulating yourself that no one left the table in tears. And to end the holiday trifecta, you want to celebrate by shaking a tail feather or two.

To ring in the new year with gusto, look no further than the historic Sheridan Opera House, where five-time Grammy winner (and best-selling author) Wynonna Judd promises fireworks.

And there is no doubt the lady can deliver the goods: she has class, sass, and as a member of the Judds, she comes by her awesome pipes naturally. Wynonna can go country. She can go soulful and bluesy. But she always goes BIG.

Wynonna is scheduled to perform at Telluride’s Opera House with her five-man band, The Big Noise, featuring new husband and drummer Cactus Moser. Showtime is 10:30 p.m.

Wynonna’s history has always revolved around telling stories. Whether she’s using her rich, commanding voice to sing one of her countless hits or sitting down for a television appearance, Wynonna always gets her point across with unflinching honesty and wisdom gained over the course of her very public life.

Wynonna’s journey as one half of legendary duo The Judds with her mother Naomi Judd provides one of the most compelling stories in country music history.

Rising to superstardom in the early ’80s on the strength of chart toppers like “Mama’s He’s Crazy,” “Why Not Me” and “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days),” The Judds were unstoppable for the rest of the decade picking up multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM awards and selling more than 20 million albums along the way. The duo’s initial run came to an end with a record-breaking farewell tour in 1991 after Naomi was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. While Wynonna went on to launch her wildly successful solo career, Naomi fully recovered from her illness and became a bestselling author, speaker and talk show host. Due to popular demand, The Judds embarked on two highly successful tours since Naomi’s initial retirement: 2000’s Power to Change tour and their most recent outing in 2010, The Last Encore.

Wynonna and Naomi’s relationship behind the scenes has been complex as well, and a lot of the friction has played out in the public eye. Never ones to hold back in their quest for honesty, Wynonna and Naomi regularly shared their biggest struggles and revelations with the public. So, when Oprah launched the Oprah Winfrey Network, or OWN, in 2011, it was only natural she turned to one of music’s most fascinating and iconic duos for some compelling programming.

Premiering to rave reviews and the highest ratings the network had seen to date, The Judds docu-series granted fans unprecedented access into their unique and powerful mother/daughter relationship in addition to their relationship as performers and artistic collaborators. The good, difficult and loving moments were captured on film, and viewers came away with a complete portrait of the personal and artistic relationship between these two fascinating and dynamic women.

Wynonna is always evolving and you can bet her fans will be watching very closely as she writes the next chapter of her legendary career.

In 2013, Wynonna released a brand new single, “Something You Can’t Live Without,” an hour-long riveting television documentary “Wynonna & Cactus: The Road Back,” and a national magazine cover feature in UsWeekly, plus competed on ABC’s juggernaut TV show “Dancing with the Stars.”

She is now recording her eighth studio album, due out in 2015, one more release in a string of hit albums that started with her quintuple platinum 1992 solo debut, Wynonna.

Tickets and additional event information are available at or 970.728.6363 x5.

For a preview of the show, watch this video:


About the Telluride Arts District:


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The historic Sheridan Opera House is a key player in the Telluride Arts District. 

We believe in a culture of the Arts—creativity across disciplines—and we strive to sustain, promote and expand all creative pursuits in our mountain community. Anchored on the west by the Palm Theatre, the south by the Ah Haa School for the Arts, the north by the Telluride Historical Museum and the east by the Town Park Stage, the district contains world-class exhibits, music, film, theatre, literature, architecture, design, food, and artists of all disciplines


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