Club Red: Dennis Quaid & The Sharks, 1/18/2020!

Club Red: Dennis Quaid & The Sharks, 1/18/2020!

Named by Skiing Magazine as one of ski country’s best concert venues, Club Red brings a wide variety of crowd-pleasing entertainers to Telluride and Mountain Village. Given the fact the Telluride region has long been a hotbed for national touring acts, Club Red adds another chapter to that rich history. The intimate music venue inside the Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village is family-friendly and allows guests to get up close and personal with the talent.

All shows are open to all ages, with a variety of ticket options ranging from general admission to high-table seating to preferred platform seating, and some VIP-ticketed experiences.

Denise Mongan of Beyond the Groove programs Club Red (with support from Telski, Telluride Mountain Village Owner’s Association, and Mountain Village). And she always nails it. Which means Club Red shows sell out quickly. The line-up for the venue for the 2020 season includes Samantha Fish (Feb.9); Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, (Feb. 16 & 17); Con Brio (Mar. 12); Anders Osborne & Jackie Greene (Mar. 21).

Next up: Dennis Quaid & The Sharks, Jan. 18. Doors, 7:30 p.m.; show time, 8 p.m.

Tickets $50 – $80 for Dennis Quaid & The Sharks here.

For a taste of what’s in store, scroll down.

Dennis Quaid & The Sharks, Club Red, January 18, 2020.

Dennis Quaid and The Sharks have been performing in front of thousands and garnering rave reviews. He is not just another actor turned rock star, he is the real deal: a rock star in his own right.

Quaid is lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the group, which performs originals, as well as classic hits such as “Spill the Wine,” “Gloria,” and more.

The band’s origins can be traced back to the night Quaid went to see actor Harry Dean Stanton and his longtime band (appropriately named The Harry Dean Stanton Band) work out at a club in La La Land. Invited to join them onstage, Quaid was reluctant at first because of a decade-long layoff from music-making. But he finally went for it and was successful enough that Jamie James, a member of Stanton’s ensemble, approached the performer about starting a group of their own.

James quickly recruited the talent, and so it was not long before Dennis Quaid and the Sharks, which specializes in “rock ‘n’ roll and country-soul,” was performing in L.A. clubs too.

The band likes to throw a Jerry Lee Lewis song or two into the mix, such as “Great Balls of Fire,” which Quaid nailed when he played “The Killer” in a 1989 biopic.

Quaid said the shows are as much fun for the band as they are for its audiences:

“(The audiences) have a blast, which is all we want,” he said. “I make a complete and utter fool of myself. I think that’s the only way to have fun (onstage), instead of trying to pretend to be cool and all the rest of that stuff.”

“In 1989, we saw a tiny bit of Dennis Quaid’s musical acumen in the Jerry Lee Lewis biopic, ‘Great Balls Of Fire.’ While the movie wasn’t necessarily a hit, it did cement Quaid’s reputation as a musician in his own right. Jerry Lee Lewis, legend has it, was surprised at how good Quaid’s versions of his songs were. We now know what ‘The Killer’ has known about Quaid for the past thirty years judging by the release of his solid, full-length debut, ‘Out Of The Box’ from Omnivore Recordings.

“Quaid, and his band of eighteen years, The Sharks, performed selections from the album at a record release party at Village Studios in Los Angeles and showed the audience he not only has a passion for music, but he is also an accomplished songwriter and performer with a hell of a backing band to boot…,” raved Live Music News & Review following a performance by the group in 2018.

“…If anyone thought Quaid’s talent for putting on a music performance would pale next to his acting career, they were in for a surprise. The skill of stepping into different roles followed him onstage during the show. Quaid’s performance of songs from Jerry Lee Lewis and The Doors reflected the musician’s ability to play the part revealing the original performer’s concepts with Dennis Quaid and the Sharks flair thrown in…, “ wrote Woodlands Online, following a concert in Texas in April 2019.

“…Overall, Dennis Quaid and The Sharks deliver on their latest studio offering, ‘Out of the Box.’ It is recommended for fans of such artists as Bon Jovi (’80s music), John Mellencamp, The Eagles, and even rockabilliy (Jerry Lee Lewis). This collection is worth more than just a passing glance and it garners 4.5 out of 5 stars,” said Digital Journal about the band’s Out of the Box.

Club Red, more:

Club Red is Telluride, Colorado’s premier music venue for national touring acts located at the base of Telluride Ski Resort in Mountain Village in the box canyon of Telluride. Club Red features a state of the art sound system, plush décor, ambient lighting, VIP seating, and intimate proximity between guests and artists to create an exclusive guest experience. Club Red’s capacity ranges from 400 to 850 based on show and venue configuration.

Founded in March 2014, Club Red was recently named one of ski country’s best concert venues by Skiing magazine. Past produced shows include Dawes, Blitzen Trapper, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Deer Tick, Matisyahu, Lettuce, Tanya Tucker, Keller Williams, Justin Townes Earle, Lucero, Jackie Greene, Jamestown Revival, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Jenny Lewis, Elephant Revival, The Floozies, Con Brio, Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real, Anderson East, The Motet, JJ Grey & Mofro + many more…

Beyond the Groove, more:

Beyond The Groove is Telluride, Colorado’s premier entertainment and music production company with over 30 years of experience in music and concert production bringing shows to Club Red.

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