In Telluride, Music Instead of Fireworks
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Jul 03, 2012 | 2044 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print

The Great Funktier Will Jam in Front of Courthouse at 6 p.m.

TELLURIDE – Even though this year’s Fourth of July fireworks display in Telluride has been cancelled this year due to the extreme fire danger in the region, it doesn’t mean the Independence Day fun will end early. Telluride’s main street will be closed Wednesday evening for a two-hour concert performed by the Great Funktier.

Telluride Town Manager Greg Clifton confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that a temporary road closure will take place between Aspen and Fir streets; the concert,in front of the San Miguel County Courthouse, is free to the public. No alcoholic beverages will be allowed at the event.

Clifton said the event will provide music, dancing and fun.

Since the winter of 2010, the Great Funktier has been a Telluride favorite, playing all the various Telluride music venues, including the Last Dollar Saloon, the Llama and the Sheridan Opera House. When the band hits the stage, it strives to bring energy and motivation to the hipbones.

The word “funktier” is an unchartered frontier that encompasses unexplored soundscapes of music that get people on their feet. Undoubtedly, the Great Funktier will hit people’s funky bones in celebration of the Fourth of July in Telluride.

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