Sheridan Arts Foundation: Six One Five Live In Concert, 6/9!

Telluride’s Sheridan Arts Foundation (SAF) presents the Six One Five Collective live in concert on Friday, June 9, 2023. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $25 for standing room tickets; $35 for reserved balcony seats, plus a $5 ticketing fee, www.SheridanOperaHouse.com.

Six One Five Collective performs to celebrate the 30th annual Wild West Fest, a week of empowering mentorship activities for youth from the region and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The SAF has held the festival since 1992 (taking off 2020 and 2021 because of COVID) and covers all costs for kids to attend.

Go here for more about the history of the Wild West Fest

Go here for more about the Sheridan Arts Foundation.

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Six One Five Collective – Sarah Darling, Michael Logen, Shelly Fairchild and Nicole Witt– is a collaborative effort and creative brainstorm of solo artists steeped in the musical mix of country, Americana, folk and pop. Their sound is a wall of distinctive harmonies, vocal prowess, and solo voices  reminiscent of those great American bands that have come before them; Fleetwood Mac, Little Big Town, etc.

Their road show is an eclectic mix of original solo music, hit songs they’ve written for other artists, and high energy songs that are the “Six One Five sound.” The group has toured the world, opening for John Legend, India Arie, John Hiatt, Kenny Chesney, and others. They’ve played the Grand Ole Opry stage, C2C and have toured extensively overseas.

Six One Five Collective is nationally awarded with a Grammy nomination and an IBMA Song of the Year honor. They have written songs for household names such ass Kelly Clarkson, George Strait, Lee Brice, Marc Broussard, Sister Hazel, and for several TV shows such as “Nashville,” “Virgin River,” and “Parenthood.”

Nicole Witt is a nationally-touring, award-winning songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for her soaring melodies and clever turns of phrase. She has written songs for artists such as George Strait, Lee Brice, Rodney Atkins, Jana Kramer, Terri Clark, Lauren Alaina, Balsam Range, Mandisa, and many more.

In 2011, Witt received the international Bluegrass Song of the Year Award for Balsam Range’s “Trains I Missed.”  In 2014, she was nominated for a Dove/GMA award for Country Song of the Year. She has moved into TV and film writing with song credits on shows like “Reign,” “American Idol” and the short film, “Black Mountain.”

Witt is a co-writer on “You Ain’t” by Canadian Country star Aaron Goodvin ft. (Meghan Patrick)  that reached #18 on the Canadian Country charts.  Ellie Holcomb just released a Witt co-penned song titled “Stronger” to CCM radio.

Witt has spent the past 10 years writing and touring while building a grassroots small business as an artist, songwriter and mentor. She is the founding member of the super star act Six One Five Collective.  Their song “Kindness” was featured on American Idol 3/19/23.  They’ll be hitting the road in June on the Six One Five “Good Vibes” tour. Over the past three years she has played over 200 dates performing all over the country and world opening for Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion, Trace Adkins, Billy Currington, Bacon Bros & many more.

Michael Logen is a Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling singer/songwriter whose music has been recorded by artists like Kelly Clarkson, Mat Kearney, Jonny Lang, Will Hoge, Brandon Heath, Marc Broussard, Sister Hazel, Sam Palladio, The Greencards, Ashley Monroe and others.

He has opened for artists like John Legend, India.Arie, John Hiatt and Sarah Jarosz, as well as headlining multiple US and European tours. His songs can be heard on TV shows like “Nashville,”“Suits, ““Parenthood,” “Beauty And The Beast,”“The Fosters,” “One Tree Hill,” and many others including The Olympics.

Most recently, in 2021, during lockdown in Nashville, Logen released a duo project with friend and collaborator Jennifer Hanson entitled Here’s To Hoping, garnering praise from American Songwriter and Rolling Stone.

Logen was just recently named an official member of the prestigious Grammy @recordingacademy Class of 2021.  His newest placement, “Something Good,” was featured on Season 4 of the Netflix “Virgin River” series.

Shelly Fairchild was born into a musical family in Jackson, Mississippi. She grew up in a nearby town called Clinton, where she was a member of the award winning Attaché Showchoir.

At 19, she played the role of Patsy Cline in New Stage Theatre’s production of “Always…Patsy Cline.” Fairchild then moved to Nashville, where she signed a recording contract with Sony/Columbia Nashville and released her first record, RIDE.

Fairchild’s highly acclaimed 2005 Sony/Columbia debut album spawned a Top 40 hit with the spellbinding “You Don’t Lie Here Anymore.”

RIDE also produced two successful follow-up singles including “Tiny Town” and “Kiss Me,” which Fairchild performed on “The Late Show” with David Letterman. She found success again with her second album release, Ruby’s Money. However, her third full-length studio album, Buffalo, marked an important milestone in her life and career, earning a Rolling Stone spotlight as one of “10 Artists You Need To Know”.

In addition to her own records, Fairchild can be heard singing BGV’s on Eric Church’s “Creepin”; Jason Aldean’s “Burnin’ It Down”; Trace Adkins’ “Cowboy’s Back In Town”; as well as select tracks on albums by the Randy Rogers Band, Terri Clark, Crystal Gayle, Tanya Tucker and more.

As a songwriter, Fairchild appears on albums by Little Big Town, Emily West, and Tanya Tucker among others. In just three short years, she has had over 80 original song placements in TV shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Station 19,” “The Biggest Loser,” “Riverdale,” “Roswell,” “Selling Sunset,” “Love Island,” “The Titan Games,” “American Ninja Warrior, ” “My Unorthodox Life,” and “Lucifer,” as well as ABC’s “Summer Fun Games” promo and Fox Sports’ 2019 season promo.

A longtime gem in the treasure trove of Nashville musicians, Shelly Fairchild regularly appears on the legendary Grand Ole Opry’; she hosts an LGBTQ night at Nashville’s Legendary Lipstick Lounge; and she is currently on tour as a background vocalist for Columbia Recording Artist LENNON STELLA.

Fairchild continues to write, record and release songs she loves, cementing her already solid reputation as one of Music City’s most electrifying songwriters and entertainers.

Tyler Flowers is a professional touring guitarist. He will tell you he’s ‘played a lot of really cool stages.” It doesn’t get much more memorable than The Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium.

TV appearances on national shows like Conan O’Brian, Fox and Friends, and Better TV look good on the resume.

Touring the country with national acts Sarah Darling and Dakota Bradley has given Tyler exposure to thousands of fans.

All those great experiences as a support player have led to Tyler’s desire to go out and showcase himself to the fans he’s made and those about to know him. A winner of Nashville’s Puckett’s “Rising Star Songwriting Contest,” Flowers is a natural performer when he hits the stage.

Guitar in hand, Tyler immediately charms concert-goers with his easy and playful stage personality.

Sheridan Arts Foundation:

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 CCAASE, Colorado Creative Industries and an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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