Sunset Concert Series: Pure Prairie League

Sunset Concert Series: Pure Prairie League

TMVOA  2015 Sunset Concert Series continues, this week featuring Pure Prairie League. More sounds through August 19, Sunset Plaza in Mountain Village. Show time is 6 p.m. 

See full schedule below.

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Now in its 16th year, the free outdoor live music program, The Sunset Concerts Series, overlooking the scenic valley continues with Pure Prairie League or PPL.

Pure Prairie League is an American country rock band whose roots were planted between 1965 and 1969 in Waverly, Ohio, with Craig Fuller, Terry Shea, Tommy McGrail, Jim Caughlan, and John Call.



In 1970, McGrail named the band after a fictional 19th-century temperance union featured in the 1939 Errol Flynn cowboy movie “Dodge City.” The band remained active through the late 1980s, experienced several aborted rebirths in the 1990s and in 2004, however, by 2014, PPL was really back in business and doing at least 100 shows a year, treating us to music that sounds as good today as it did back in the late-60s.

“People come to hear the music the way it was played back then,” Fuller asserts. “We may have improved upon the fidelity, but when we do a song off one of our records, we do it just like it was recorded.”

The band’s longevity is a testament to the timelessness of the music. As they write for a new project, PPL has returned to their roots –no sax, but pedal steel. It’s no surprise that after all these years, their sound is what Country Radio is about, proving good music is good music no matter when it is made or where it is played.

The Pure Prairie League proves you can go home again.

For a preview of the show, watch Pure Prairie League in action:

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More about the Sunset Concert Series:

Scheduled to coincide with a scenic sunset as the backdrop for each act’s two sets of music on the lawn near Lift 1 in the Sunset Plaza, all Sunset shows are provided to the public free of charge by TMVOA, and supporting sponsors Wells Fargo Private Bank, Alpine Bank, Madeline Hotel and Residences, Telluride Resort Lodging, Telluride Ski & Golf, The Town of Mountain Village, The Peaks Resort & Spa, and The Market at Mountain Village.

Featured again this year, the Town of Mountain Village’s Entertainment District allows a fluid social atmosphere where alcoholic beverages purchased from associated restaurants can be taken into the Common Consumption Area and enjoyed during the concerts.

2015 Sunset Concert Series Full Lineup:

June 24: Orgone

July 3: Red, White & Blues with Special Guest

July 8: The Delta Saints

July 15: Shakedown Street

July 22: The Brothers Comatose

July 29: Big Sam’s Funky Nation

August 5: Mingo Fishtrap

August 12: Pure Prairie League

August 19: Jon Wayne and the Pain

About TMVOA:

TMVOA is the master owners association for Mountain Village. TMVOA’s mission is to preserve and promote a vital resort community for its members, with attention to creating a sustainable village with a vibrant economy. To accomplish this mission, our primary areas of focus include event sponsorship, gondola funding, grant awards and community research.

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