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Bonna-who? Same great talents without my 90,000 closest friends

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Don't get me wrong, large crowds, uncontainable energy, all set on 700-acres of farmland has its appeal. But I'll take panoramic mountain backdrops and fresh cold microbrews served at altitude any day. 

With Citizen Cope scheduled to play tomorrow (June 27) as part of the 28th Annual Telluride Wine Festival (yes, you can still get tickets!), and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals hitting the free Red, White & Blues show next Friday (July 3rd), Telluride and Mountain Village are getting their fair share of musical talent coming off the Bonnaroo circuit. Okay, so we don't have a ferris wheel and gigantic bobble-head sculptures . . . We like to keep it simple here: good live music, lush green grass for the dancin' feet and a beer or cocktail just paces away from the picnic blanket. Nice and easy.

I have to say, I keep hearing from folks about Miss Potter and her band. Apparently, at just 26 years of age, not only can she steal a show from right underneath the headliner, she can belt her heart out with those twice her age and girth. Her fans think you need to experience it to understand - see posted video and make a call for yourself.

Potter and bandmates play in Sunset Plaza (Mountain Village) on Friday, July 3rd, as part of Telluride's Fourth of July Weekend Celebrations. The show is free and starts at 4 pm. There will be all sorts of family fun in Mountain Village starting at 2 pm. Come up early and check out the shops and grab a drink or bite to eat pre-show.

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