Opera House: Niceness Live in Concert

Opera House: Niceness Live in Concert

Telluride reggae rockers the Niceness celebrate the release of their debut album “Sunshine” with a funky reggae party at Telluride’s Sheridan Opera House on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Show time is 9 p.m.; doors, 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission on the floor; $25 reserved seats in the balcony. (Does not include $4 ticketing fee.) Tickets and information: sheridanoperahouse.com or 970.728.6363 x5. Niceness is to be joined by special guests Elder Grown and Rasta Stevie’s Heart Beat of Zion. Scroll down for a preview of “Sunshine.”


Niceness is rooted in the traditional sounds of island reggae, seamlessly integrating elements of soul, funk, Latin and hip-hop, while staying true to their authentic reggae vibes. The group’s lyrics embody a conscious message rarely found in this day and age, centrally focused on love, personal responsibility, interdependence, and sustainability. With a strong foundation of musicians – Thomas Mann on bass, Michael S. Gomberg on drums, David K. Christeson on the keys, Dustin James Wilson on guitar, Jonathan Barfield on percussion, Jeff Gutierrez on tenor sax, Sam Kelly on alto sax and Christopher Ross on trumpet – the musical sense and rhythm is solid, a platform for the vocal melodies of Koral Delatierra which should sweep you away into the niceness that abounds all around us if we just open our eyes.

Funk meets rock, pop meets hip hop. Elder Grown combines the freedom of improvisational jams with original songs. From the first song to the fourth hour, Elder Grown encourages you to break down your idea of genre and tempo with your hips and heartbeat. A personal pandora station, Elder Grown rollercoasters listeners through seamless, rule-breaking sound.

Switching instruments mid-song, you never know who is going to sing or play what’s next.

Join Elder Grown and journey into the unrecognizable familiar.

The Sheridan Arts Foundation was founded in 1991 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization to preserve the historic Sheridan Opera House as an arts and cultural resource for the Telluride community, to bring quality arts and cultural events to Telluride and to provide local and national youth with access and exposure to the arts through education. The Sheridan Arts Foundation is sponsored in part by grants from the Telluride Foundation, CCAASE and Just For Kids.

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