Sheridan Arts Foundation: 2022 Holiday Concert Series at Opera House!

Sheridan Arts Foundation: 2022 Holiday Concert Series at Opera House!

Telluride’s Sheridan Arts Foundation (SAF), the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that owns and operates Telluride’s historic Sheridan Opera House, presents its 2022 Holiday Concert Series. That means six nights of highly acclaimed talents performing the week after Christmas. (Scroll down for a taste of each of the acts)

Tickets and additional event information are available at or 970.728.6363 x4. An additional $5 ticketing fee is charged at all sales outlets for each ticket.

Go here and here for more on the Sheridan Arts Foundation and Sheridan Opera House.

Founded as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 1991, the SAF’s mission is to preserve the historic theater to provide quality music and entertainment to the Telluride community and offer educational programs to regional and national youth.

True to its mission, the SAF produces a Holiday Concert Series each year during the week after Christmas leading up to New Year’s Eve featuring diverse entertainment and an exciting New Year’s Eve party. After being forced to cancel the entire week on Christmas Eve 2021 due to the omicron outbreak in Telluride, the Sheridan Arts Foundation brought back many of the scheduled performers including Kiltro, Jewel and two nights of Yonder Mountain String Band this year.

Executive Director Ronnie Palamar shares:

“We honored those bookings of the concerts we had to cancel last minute, and we’re happy to add the murder mystery party and The PettyBreakers to our mix of entertainment. We hope the public will join us for this week of festivities and ringing in the new year!”

Through the critical Holiday Patron Fundraiser, the Sheridan Arts Foundation raises funds essential to keeping the doors of the Opera House open. A generous contribution of $8,500 entitles donors to two exclusive seats to each concert of the series plus a VIP balcony table for four to the New Year’s Eve Party. To learn more about becoming a Holiday Patron, please call executive director Ronnie Palamar at 970.728.6363 ext. 1. This package is valued at $1,500 and tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

The 2022 series kicks off with a night unlike any other. Travel back to the golden age of Hollywood to solve a murder at the Sheridan Arts Foundation murder mystery theater night.

Aptly named “Murder! At the Sheridan Opera House,” the interactive event will only include 80 people and begins with doors at 7:30 p.m. Guests must arrive before 8 p.m. Included with the $75 ticket is a free glass of champagne and delicious desserts. With a killer crowd just waiting for murder to arrive on the scene, this night will keep everyone looking over their shoulders and guessing who the next victim will be! Guests can bribe suspects for clues and gather information to uncover the unhinged guest who is whacking all the invitees. Costumes with a Great Gatsby/gangster/old Hollywood vibe are highly encouraged.

The Holiday Concert Series continues Tuesday, Dec. 27, with Kiltro live in concert. The show starts at 8 p.m.,; doors at 7 p.m.

The debut album from Denver-based, Chilean folk rock band Kiltro, Creatures of Habit, has put the emerging trio on the musical map. Seamlessly weaving ambient textures and looping guitars, Andean folk with flashes of shoegaze and lively percussion, Kiltro has created a fascinating world, somewhere both familiar and foreign. Tickets are $30-$40 and all reserved seats.

Grammy-nominated Jewel performs two shows for the third night of the Holiday Concert Series. Her performances take place Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Doors open an hour prior to both shows.

Jewel is a singer-songwriter, actress, author, mother and advocate. She went from a girl who grew up in Alaska with no running water, to an unhoused teenager in San Diego, to an award winning, multi-platinum recording artist who released one of the best-selling debuts of all times.

Through her career, which has spanned over 20 years, Jewel has earned multiple Grammy Award nominations, an American Music Award and an MTV Video Music Award among many others. To date she has sold well in excess of 30 million albums worldwide. Most recently Jewel won the Masked Singer.

As a fundraiser for her Inspiring Children Foundation, Jewel will also host an intimate dinner on December 27 at a private residence. Please visit for more info on the dinner packages.

Tickets for the concert are $125-$275 reserved seats for the concerts. Both shows are fundraisers for the Inspiring Children Foundation and the Sheridan Arts Foundation.

The next best thing to the real Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, PettyBreakers take the stage for the fourth night of the series on Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m., doors at 7 p.m.

“The World’s Greatest Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers,” say Katie Daryl, Mark Cuban and Ryan Seacrest of AXS-TV as they selected the PettyBreakers to perform on their TV shows. The group covers all the hits from the legendary rockers and sold out their March 2022 performance at the Opera House. Tickets are $35 for GA standing room; $45-$60 for reserved seats in the balcony.

The fifth night of the Holiday concert continues with progressive bluegrass band Yonder Mountain String Band on Thursday, Dec. 30 at 9 p.m.,; doors at 8 p.m.

With their latest album, Get Yourself Outside, the Colorado-based quintet Yonder Mountain String Band continues to solidify its place not only as a pioneering jam-grass act, but also as one of the most innovative groups in live music —something the group has proudly held high for the better part of a quarter-century.

From selling out Red Rocks Amphitheatre at a time that was unheard of for string acts, to performing festivals like Bonnaroo, Yonder Mountain was the initial spark in an acoustic inferno decades ago that endures into the 21st century—one burning brightly in an ongoing movement that is jam-grass.

This show is sold out but the band plays the following night.

The Sheridan Arts Foundation’s 2022 Holiday Concert Series ends with the over-the-top New Year’s Eve Galaxy Gala with Yonder Mountain String Band on December 31!

Tickets are $125 GA standing room on the main floor which includes a balloon drop at midnight, NYE party favors and a glass of champagne to toast.

Balcony tickets are $250-$500, which include a reserved seat, light fare and an open bar all night.

Doors and open at 9 p.m. Yonder Mountain String Band starts at 10:30 p.m. and plays through midnight. DJ Sean Mahoney will perform in the SHOW Bar for a late-night dance party after Yonder Mountain’s performance.

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