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Crissy Supples
Rural Philanthropy Days Program Manager

T: 719-530-2651

Leah Rausch
Program Assistant
T: 303-623-1540 x 170
Entertainment During Western Slope Rural Philanthropy Days


Evening event at Bachelor Syracuse Mine

The Adventures of Rodeo & Juliet
Texan Christopher Dwight Harris and New Yorker Janet Lee Harris have been married 33 years! How do a Texan and a Yankee stay married for more than 30 years? “We just try to drink from the same well as Johnny and June Cash, Paul and Linda McCartney, Paul and Joanne Newman, and Ruth and Billy Graham,” explained the couple.

Chris has been producing, writing, and singing background vocals for more than 35 years, working with artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Loretta Lynn, Amy Grant, Kristin Chenoweth and CeCe Winans. Jan sung on her share of records and jingles and raised their two boys in Nashville.

Managing a marriage wasn’t challenging enough for the talented twosome, so several years ago, Chris and Jan decided to kick it up a notch and formed an American Roots duo called “the Adventures of Rodeo and Juliet”. Since then, they’ve worked up 100 love songs and toured the country celebrating staying together through “the good, the bad and the ugly.” “Hey, 30 years ain’t bad for a Texan and a Yankee,” Chris says.


Morning Opening Session

R. Carlos Nakai
Of Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is the world's premier performer of the Native American flute. Originally trained in classical trumpet and music theory, Nakai was given a traditional cedar wood flute as a gift and challenged to see what he could do with it.

Since 1983, he has released over 35 albums on the Canyon label. In addition to his solo appearances throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, Nakai has worked with guitarist William Eaton, flutist Paul Horn, composers James DeMars and Phillip Glass and various symphony orchestras.

Evening in Fellin Park—Taste of the Western Slope

Interactive performance by the Telluride Theatre: Includes mime, jugglers, stilt walkers, and more, wandering the park and engaging with guests

Telluride Theatre is dedicated to creating a thriving theatrical presence in the region by producing original company-driven professional work, culturally relevant community theater, and year-round educational programs. They create theater that lives in moments of truthful human connection, promotes joyful celebration and is an open dialogue, accessible to all audiences.

Heather & Douglas
This husband and wife duo reflect the best in “Americana.” Heather and Douglas are singers and songwriters whose ballads and acoustic musical tales reflect the history and culture of Colorado’s Western Slope. The sound system for this performance is being donated by KatKonga Studios, Telluride.


Morning Open Session

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer’s poetry has appeared in O Magazine, on A Prairie Home Companion, on back alley fences, and in her children’s lunch boxes. For 10 years she directed the Telluride Writers Guild, then served two-terms as San Miguel County’s first poet laureate. Favorite one-word mantra: Adjust.