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Thursday, August 17
 

9:00pm PDT

Open Myc Night
Musicians performing at the festival will get together and play group favorites! Mushroom Beer all around!

Thursday August 17, 2017 9:00pm - Friday August 18, 2017 1:00am PDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435
 
Friday, August 18
 

5:00pm PDT

Drumming Workshop with the Silly Tribe (parade drummers)

Did you ever wonder why the African drum known as the djembe so closely resembles a mushroom?  The Silly Tribe is a collective of musician/ drummers from throughout Colorado and the Southwest.  Members of the tribe have studied percussion and music in places as far flung as Guinea, West Africa, Central America and India.  Many of our teachers travel from Africa to the US periodically during which we are able to extend our learning.  A few of us have been attending the Mushroom Festival for upwards of 12 years.  After plugging into the Saturday MushFest parade for a few years, we decided to invite other members of our percussion ensemble so we could raise up the energy and assemble more of the necessary parts integral to the ceremonial songs that we play.  We realized that the transformative and shamanic potential of drums was an intrinsic counterpart to the celebration of the fungal kingdom and all associated species that is the Telluride Mushroom Festival parade.  It is through these ancient traditions that we wish to link to higher sources of energy and to an honoring of the old ways.  We decided this year that we wanted to offer a drumming workshop on the day before the parade so that those with interest could learn more about the traditions that we are bringing and be able to participate more fully in the process.  During our workshop we will offer some background to the west african drumming ceremonial tradition and we will teach some of the songs that we will bring to the Saturday parade.  Please bring your drums, instruments and percussion toys to the workshop.

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Silly Tribe

Did you ever wonder why the African drum known as the djembe so closely resembles a mushroom?  The Silly Tribe is a collective of musician/ drummers from throughout Colorado and the Southwest.  Members of the tribe have studied percussion and music in places as far flung as Guinea... Read More →


Friday August 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

9:00pm PDT

Art Goodtimes' Talking Gourds MycoLicious, MycoLuscious, MycoLogical Poetry Show
The party can’t stop at the Telluride Mushroom Festival! Join Art Goodtimes and others for a Talking Gourds Poetry and Performance party. The MycoBeer will also be available at the at the Cookoff.

Speakers
avatar for Art Goodtimes

Art Goodtimes

Poet-in-Residence, Assistant to the Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Art Goodtimes is an American poet, farmer and politician in Colorado...a founder and driving force of the Mushroom Festival. Goodtimes was first elected to the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners in 1996 as a Democrat. He switched to the Green Party of Colorado in 1998 and... Read More →


Friday August 18, 2017 9:00pm - Saturday August 19, 2017 12:00am PDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435
 
Saturday, August 19
 

10:00am PDT

Recycling and Composting with Mushrooms: Town Waste Scavenger Hunt
What better than to roam the streets of Telluride searching for Cardboard, Coffee and Paper for Mushroom Recycling and Cultivation - Town Scavenger Hunt and Collection with Businesses to make Elk Park display and take home cultures for all. Coordinated by Festival STAFF and Volunteers.

Saturday August 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

7:00pm PDT

FUNGI Magazine Costume Winners ANNOUNCED!
Think you have what it takes to be a winner in the annual FUNGI Magazine costume contest? You're going to have to bring your A-game...

Join us for the post-parade, pre-keynote announcement of the winners from the parade costume contest! 

Moderators
avatar for Virginia Till

Virginia Till

FUNGI Magazine

Speakers
avatar for Britt Bunyard

Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →


Saturday August 19, 2017 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435