Grammy Winner Taj Mahal to Perform at 2008 Telluride Festival of the Arts

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Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA), sponsors and organizers of the Telluride Festival of the Arts announced a surprise addition to this year's festival schedule - a special one-night performance by Taj Mahal and the Trio Band on Friday, August 15, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. on Sunset Plaza in Mountain Village, CO. The performance will be free and open to the public.

Taj Mahal Photo 2 by Jay Blakesberg

Taj Mahal is an amazing musical artist. Guests to this year's festival are in for an incredible performance and memorable evening.

Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA), sponsors and organizers of the Telluride Festival of the Arts (TFA) announced a surprise addition to this year's festival schedule - a special one-night performance by Taj Mahal and the Trio Band on Friday, August 15, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. on Sunset Plaza in Mountain Village, Colo. The performance will be free and open to the public.

Composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and two-time Grammy® winner Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. With a professional career that spans more than four decades, Taj Mahal's artistic scope extends beyond American Blues to include musical influences from around the world, including west Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the Hawaiian islands.

"We are excited to be announcing this special addition to the 2008 festival," said Mike Wisniewski, TMVOA president. "Taj Mahal is an amazing musical artist. Guests to this year's festival are in for an incredible performance and memorable evening."

Taj Mahal has toured relentlessly over the last four decades, doing as many as 150 shows per year throughout the U.S., Europe, Australia, New Zealand and beyond. The upcoming release of his new album Maestro, his first U.S. release in five years, marks the fortieth anniversary of Taj's rich and varied recording career by mixing original material, chestnuts borrowed from vintage sources and newcomers alike.

2008 Telluride Festival of the Arts:

  • When: Aug. 15, 16 and 17, 2008 (Friday through Sunday)
  • Where: Town of Mountain Village, Colo.
  • Tickets: Weekend Pass and individual event ticket options available at http://www.telluridefest.com.

About Telluride Festival of the Arts:
The Telluride Festival of the Arts (TFA) is an annual weekend-long, culinary and visual arts event held in Mountain Village, Colo. In association with the nationally renowned Cherry Creek Arts Festival, TFA hosts nationally and regionally recognized chefs and artists from across the United States in a one-of-a-kind outdoor exhibition nestled in a box canyon surrounded by the majestic 13,000-foot peaks of the San Juan Mountains. For more information, visit http://www.telluridefest.com.

About Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association:
Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA) is a membership organization serving property owners in Mountain Village, Colo., with an ultimate goal of ensuring that Telluride Mountain Village is a highly sustainable and vital resort community. The funds collected by TMVOA from Real Estate Transfer Assessments on property sales tax and monthly member dues provide for and support affordable housing, assist with the creation of a stable work force, support regional transportation and create strategies to increase tourism in our town. TMVOA also sponsors and presents numerous events in Mountain Village including the Telluride Bluegrass Brunch, Sunset Concert Series and the Telluride Festival of the Arts. For more information, please call (970) 728-1904 or visit http://www.tmvoa.org.

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