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Sheridan Opera House: Bluegrass Dance Party with Whitewater Ramble, The Magic Beans and The Kitchen Dwellers

 Media Contact:         March 27, 2013

Kathrine Warren

PR/Marketing Director

970.728.6363 ext. 3


The Sheridan Arts Foundation presents: 

An End-of-Season Bluegrass Dance Party with Whitewater Ramble, The Magic Beans and The Kitchen Dwellers

April 5, 2013, at 8 p.m., doors at 7:30 p.m.

Sheridan Opera House, Telluride, CO

$16* general admission ALL-AGES


The Sheridan Arts Foundation celebrates the end of the ski season at the historic Sheridan Opera House with a foot-stomping bluegrass dance party on Friday, April 5 featuring Whitewater Ramble, the Magic Beans and the Kitchen Dwellers. 


The doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. (right as KOTO’s Street Dance is wrapping up around the corner on Colorado Avenue). This is an ALL-AGES show and tickets are only $16 plus a $3 ticketing fee. The Sheridan Arts Foundation is offering a special discount to locals — just use the code Spring2013 when purchasing online at for a $5 discount. 


Whitewater Ramble is known for its foot-stomping, high-octane Rocky Mountain dancegrass and the band is in town to celebrate the release of its second studio album “Roots & Grooves” produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth. 


The band (referred to as WWR) uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. For more than 10 years WWF has captivated audiences across the U.S. with an engaging stage presence and insightful and poignant lyrics. 


WWR’s new album “Roots & Grooves” showcases the band’s strengths as songwriters and musicians. Produced by Railroad Earth’s Tim Carbone, it features an array of special guests such as Andy Hall on dobro (of the Infamous Stringdusters), Andy Thorn on banjo (of Leftover Salmon), Grammy Award winner John Macy on pedal steel and Bill McKay on piano. 


The album showcases a roots-influenced band blending the traditions of early American music with a newgrass flair and a groovegrass twist. “Roots & Groove” is storytelling through nefarious narratives, murderous ballads, devilish villanelles, scorned lover’s laments and intoxicant-infused ramblings blended with mystical visions and instrumental journeys. 

The Colorado-bred quintet combines the elements of mandolin, fiddle, acoustic guitar, upright bass, drums and vocals to explore the musical boundaries of multiple genres and to fuel their own mixture of original music and innovative cover song interpretations.  Whether playing an intimate encore, acoustic and unplugged in the crowd, or surfing on top of the upright bass, Whitewater Ramble delivers a powerful and memorable live performance.


Their debut studio album “All Night Drive” was released in the summer of 2010 to rave reviews and critical acclaim.  Also produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth, the album featured 12 original genre-bending tracks and firmly cemented Whitewater Ramble as a band on the rise.  


Whitewater Ramble is Patrick Sites (mandolin/vocals), Patrick Latella (acoustic guitar/vocals), Howard Montgomery (upright bass/vocals), Zubulon Bowles (fiddle/vocals) and Paul Kemp (drums). Based in Fort Collins, CO, WWR has performed and headlined on every major stage across the Rocky Mountain Region. With over 900+ performances under their belt, the group has truly established themselves as one of the hardest working groups in the jam scene today.  


Joining Whitewater Ramble on this special night will be the Magic Beans from Nederland, Colo. A perfect match to Whitewater Ramble, the Magic Beans bring a wild blend of groovegrass, space funk and Ameritronica. 


Since establishing itself just two years ago, the Magic Beans have become known as one of the most prominent and original acts in the perpetually flooded Colorado music scene and beyond. The Magic Beans’ style can be described as natural and all-encompassing, encapsulating the diverse interests of each musician in the band and today’s music lovers into one package. They effortlessly float between folk, funk, rock and electronica in a single composition. 


Special guests, the Kitchen Dwellers, (featuring Telluride native Shawn Swain) from Bozeman, MT will open the show. The Kitchen Dwellers feature Shawn Swain, a Telluride native, and they’ve been gaining notoriety for combining elements of intergalactic space travel, bluegrass, blues, psychedelic rock and roll and picking that resembles the sound of laser beams being fired at your head. 


Tickets are $16 (plus a $3 ticketing fee) but use our "Spring2013" coupon code when purchasing online at THIS IS AN ALL AGES SHOW. Purchase tickets at or by calling 970-728-6363 ext. 5 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 


Any music fans visiting from out of town can save 15 percent on lodging thanks to our generous lodging sponsor Telluride Alpine Lodging with the code 15Show at Find rooms starting as $89 a night! 


Tickets and information: or 970.728.6363 x5

*$3 ticketing fee applies.




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 Telluride Foundation, CCAASE, CCI & El Pomar.