Telluride’s Opera House: NightGrass, Grace Potter, 6/18 + SHOW Bar!

Telluride’s Opera House: NightGrass, Grace Potter, 6/18 + SHOW Bar!

The Sheridan Arts Foundation presents Grace Potter live in concert for Nightgrass at the historic Sheridan Opera House. The event is scheduled for Friday, June 18, 2021 at 10 p.m.; doors at 9 p.m. This show is all reserved seating. Tickets are $40 plus a $5 ticketing fee. Tickets and more info

Scroll down to hear Grace Potter in action.

Described by Spin as “one of the greatest living voices in rock today,” Grace Potter has not only played every major music festival from Coachella and Lollapalooza to Bonnaroo and Rock in Rio, she’s created her own thriving music festival, Burlington, VT’s Grand Point North.

Additionally, Potter has shared a stage with artists such as The Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, Robert Plant, the Allman Brothers, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Mavis Staples, and The Roots to name just a few. A three-time GRAMMY-nominated artist (two for 2019’s “Daylight,” and one for her multi-platinum duet with Kenny Chesney), Potter has also collaborated with the Flaming Lips for a Tim Burton film, and written and produced music for film and TV, including Disney’s animated feature “Tangled” and the ABC animated holiday special, “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice.”

In October 2019, Grace released “Daylight,” her second solo LP and first for Fantasy Records. Daylight arrives after a turbulent, life-altering 4-year hiatus from music that had the acclaimed singer-songwriter contemplating whether she would ever record another album.

Cathartic and emotionally raw, “Daylight” is the result of that arduous journey, the most emotionally revealing, musically daring work of her career.

“I’ve always aimed to write songs from a universal perspective; so that anyone who heard my music could relate, but that actually made it harder for me to take ownership of my own perspective. These songs were written so I could process–and be accountable for–my own life experience. I had just pulled the ripcord on my whole life. It was an incredibly jarring, private experience. When the dust settled a bit, the last thing I wanted to do was tell the whole world about it through song. It was a very gradual process of re-framing music and its purpose in my life. So, when I finally started writing songs again, it had to be for myself and myself alone.”

Produced by her husband Eric Valentine, “Daylight” took shape in the Topanga Canyon home the couple had recently settled into. Unsigned and entirely free of any pressure to appease, Potter slowly carved out ideas and the two began laying down tracks. Moving to Valentine’s Hollywood studio, Barefoot Recording, the songs came to life with the help of longtime Potter collaborators including guitarist Benny Yurco and drummer Matt Musty, friends Benmont Tench and Larry Goldings on keys and supreme vocalists, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of the indie band Lucius.


The Sheridan Arts Foundation is also producing free music as part of their Happy Hour on the SHOW Bar Patio. The SHOW Bar will be open and serving cocktails. Seats are first-come first-served.

Plein air paintings from the 17th annual Telluride Plein Air are available for viewing and purchase in the SHOW Bar during these shows as well. Forty percent of painting sales go to the Sheridan Arts Foundation, the non-profit organization that owns and operates the historic Sheridan Opera House. Thanks to the sponsorship of the JW Group (Ben Jackson, broker, and Andrew Williamson, broker associate, as part of Telluride Real Estate Corp, Christie’s), Happy Hour on the SHOW Bar Patio will continue throughout the summer.

The lineup for this weekend is:

Anna May on Thursday, June 17 from 6-8 p.m.
Mike Doussan on Friday, June 18 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, June 19 from 5-7 p.m.
Portwood on Sunday, June 20 from 6-8 p.m.

Tickets for these shows and more info at Ticket prices do not include the $5 ticketing fee per ticket charged at all sales outlets.

Covid update:

The Sheridan Arts Foundation values the safety and health of our patrons and staff above all else. Anyone attending a public event at the Sheridan Opera House is now required to bring proof of vaccination OR proof of a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event. Additionally, Molekule air purifiers and hand sanitizer stations are dispersed throughout the building and temperature checks are performed at the door.

Ticket purchasers must also agree to the Sheridan Arts Foundation’s COVID waiver, found here.

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