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Telluride Blues & Brews Kicks Off Festival Weekend With Free Concert on Sept. 13, 2012



Telluride Blues & Brews Kicks Off Festival Weekend With Free Concert on Sept. 13, 2012

Sunset Blues Concert in Mountain Village Features MarchFourth Marching Band

(Telluride, CO) September 9, 2012– The 19th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is delighted to announce the Sunset Blues Concert, scheduled for 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2012.  The event features the MarchFourth Marching Band and takes place at the Mountain Village Sunset Plaza, just a short and scenic Gondola ride away from the Town of Telluride.  The event and Gondola ride are free and open to the public.


Formed in 2004, MarchFourth Marching Band named itself after the date of its first show: March 4, 2003. What began as a handful of artists and musicians playing for a Fat Tuesday celebration in Portland, Oregon, has since become one of the nation’s best live touring acts.  5280 Magazine described the band as: “Part New Orleans brass ensemble, part groove-heavy rock group, and part vaudevillian circus, this group unleashes such a Technicolor experience that using the word ‘concert’ to describe their performance falls flat.” 


MarchFourth Marching Band throws itself and the audience into a swirling volcano of high-energy music and spectacle.  The mobile big band, always clad in uniquely designed band uniforms, now boasts over 20 members, filling roles as percussion corps, traditional funk rock instrumentalist, brass experts, acrobats, stilt walkers and fire dancers. The audio and visual spectacle infuses energetic jazz, swing, klezmer and world music undertones to provide a truly unforgettable entertainment experience.  The band has wowed audiences around the globe, landing them features on albums with major recording artists.  This is one kick-off performance you do not want to miss.


The event takes place rain or shine and is sponsored by Sierra Nevada Brewing, Silverstar Properties, TMVOA, and Town of Mountain Village. Mountain Village’s open air market featuring food and craft vendors will also be taking place on the Heritage Plaza from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.


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Bill Kight

Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

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