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Celebrate America's Independence in Telluride.

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July 3rdStop by Elk’s Park and Oak Street Park from 9am-4pm (open July 4th, too!), and check out the Plein Air Exhibit Art. For more information on the festival and the exhibit, please click here

The Market on the Plaza takes place in Heritage Plaza in Mountain Village from 11am-5pm. Enjoy local products and food!

New Orleans’ Heavyweight Funk ensemble Dumpstaphunk will play at Mountain Village’s annual Red, White & Blues Concert in Sunset Plaza from 4pm-6pm. The concert is free.  

The band, based out of New Orleans, LA, features Ivan Neville, with vocals, B3, Clav, and guitar, Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III with their double bass attack and soulful voices, and Nikki Glaspie adding vocals and drums.  To hear their performance from the 2012 New Orleans Jazz Fest, click here. 

Like what you hear? Glide Magazine says “There are few bands more adept at high-energy throwdowns than Dumpstaphunk.” There is no better way to kick off the Independence Day weekend festivities than with these guys; be sure to catch them live in Telluride! Expect some funky new tunes from Dumpstaphunk's upcoming summer release, Dirty Word, in stores nationwide July 30th. You can also head to the band's website,, for an exclusive free download of two new Dirty Word tracks, as well as a complete listing of 2013 summer tour dates.

Portugal. The Man will play at the Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village, with opening support from The Guards. The show begins at 8pm, and tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. To hear a sample of their work, click here.

July 4thThe Telluride Fourth of July Parade will begin at 11am, and heads west to east on Main Street (Colorado Avenue). If you would like to register to participate in the parade, please visit  Prizes will be awarded for “Best of Parade”, as well as for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category. Winners will be announced at the Firemen’s Picnic in Telluride Town Park at 1:30pm.

After the parade, make your way down to the Telluride Town Park to enjoy a series of events hosted by the Telluride Volunteer Fire Department including a picnic and kids’ games.

Live Music July 4thThe Last Dollar Saloon hosts local band The Great Funktier. The show is free, and begins at 9pm. Fly Me to the Moon Saloon hosts White Water Ramble. Show begins at 10pm.



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