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Rob Valley

There is always something to do in Telluride with an abundance of outdoor adventure and action packed line-up of events. Head to the Peaks Resort on Friday for the Taste of Telluride and Top Chef. Guests can enjoy tasty cuisine from local restaurants as three local chefs go head to head in a cooking competition. Music buffs should not miss Ben Sollee live at the Sheridan Opera House on Friday night. Classical musical connoisseurs can enjoy wonderful music during the 44th Annual Chamber Music Festival on Saturday at the Conference Center and Sunday at the Palm Theatre If you are looking for some  music and family-friendly events, head up to the Mountain Village for Music on the Green with Beat Root Revival on Friday and Mind Blown Magic show at the Hotel Madeline followed by Movies Under the Stars: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them in Reflection Plaza on Saturday. Check out more on each event below:

Music on the Green with Beat Revival: Enjoy a free concert in Mountain Village at Reflection Plaza. The duo of Ben Jones and Andrea Magee that make up Beat Root Revival are the first to say their style consists of a lot of different sounds. Influenced by blues, rock and roll, 60's-style pop and traditional folk, the duo's vocals fit perfectly together and their passion for the music is evident on-stage.

Top Chef and Taste of Telluride: Support One to One Youth Mentoring Program and  take a culinary tour of Telluride, sampling bites from a variety of restaurants and caterers while local chefs go head to head in a cooking competition. Richie Stothard (Butcher and the Baker), William Vega (Siam’s Talay Grille) and Ross Martin (Allred’s Restaurant).   

An evening with Ben Sollee: Cellist and composer Ben Sollee plays the historic Sheridan Opera House on Friday Aug. 11, 2017. Kentucky native Ben Sollee educates as much as he entertains through his innovative style as a cellist; conveying genre-bending songwriting through electrifying performances and non-traditional album presentation.

The Telluride Chamber Music Festival: This intimate festival has been bringing music to Telluride since 1973. The festival creates a spontaneous connection between audience and musicians that lifts the human spirit. Take a break from your busy life and enjoy one of life's gentler pleasures by hearing chamber music at its best!

Movies Under the Stars-Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them: Enjoy an outdoor movie in the cool Rocky Mountain air, lit by stars and moonlight, surrounded by unmatched Telluride views. FREE ADMISSION Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks! Full bar and menu service will be available.

For all events from August 11-17, check out this weeks Peak Sheet.

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