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Telluride Bluegrass Festival

06/21/2018 - 10:00am to 06/24/2018 - 10:00pm
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Telluride Festivals

Bluegrass is a special kind of music that is deeply rooted in American history, and the mountain town of Telluride, Colorado, celebrates it in style with the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. It's held each year around the time of the summer solstice, and those of all ages are welcome to head to Telluride June 21-24 to enjoy an abundance of extraordinary music as well as several exciting activities that include music workshops and some special family fun that is perfect for the young festival goers. Some 30 talented bluegrass artists and bands are expected to perform during a series of concerts each day, and there will also be special performances in the evenings at various Telluride venues.

About the Festival

This incredible music festival is in its 45th year, and it continues to grow in popularity with an expected attendance of some 50,000 bluegrass lovers from all around the globe. It's considered nothing less than an epic tribute to the genre of bluegrass, and those in attendance may expect a truly magical, feel-good experience that brings together the most soulful songwriters, bluegrass super-pickers and the biggest stars of bluegrass from throughout the country.

2018 Entertainers

  • Sugar and the Mint
  • Sam Bush Band
  • Bela Fleck and Brooklyn Rider
  • Leftover Salmon
  • Peter Rowan and the Free Mexican Airforce
  • Chris Thile (Live Broadcast)
  • St. Paul and the Broken Bones
  • Telluride Troubadour
  • The Wood Brothers
  • The Railsplitters
  • Billy Strings
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • I'm With Her: Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O'Donovan
  • The Del McCoury Band
  • Greensky Bluegrass
  • The Maes
  • Emmylous Harris
  • Frigg
  • The Infamous Stringdusters
  • Phoebe Hunt and the Gatherers
  • The Jerry Douglas Band
  • The Telluride House Band
  • The War and Treaty
  • Sturgill Simpson
  • Edgar Meyer and Christian McBride
  • Young Mountain String Band
  • Punch Brothers
  • Tim O'Brien Band
  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

More Festival Fun

While every day of the festival is filled with a variety of incredible live music, there's much more to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. These are just a few of the extra activities that are offered during the festival.

Elks Park Workshops

Each day of the festival offers those in attendance a chance to enjoy some extra time with the many performers. You may find a workshop that features your favorite bluegrass picker revealing the secrets of his or her amazing talent, and there are always plenty of unique musical collaborations being performed at a moment's notice. Other workshops may include the art of instrument building, finger skills and poetry readings. This is also the place for visitors to watch and listen to the bands perform in the preliminary rounds of the festival contest.

NightGrass Shows

During Telluride's Bluegrass Festival, the music doesn't stop just because the day's talent lineup has finished with their performances. Instead, the night is filled with music at popular venues throughout the town of Telluride and nearby Mountain Village. While it's too early to have a specific lineup available, you may expect musical performances to be held each night at the historic Sheridan Opera House, the historic Swede-Finn Hall, the Palm Theater or the Telluride Conference Center.

Get Your Tickets Now

As one of Telluride's most popular music festivals, tickets are almost completely sold out for this year's Bluegrass Festival. At this moment, only single-day tickets for Thursday's performances are available. Those staying in one of our luxury vacation homes here at Telluride Rentals may count on us to lock in your tickets when you make your reservations for your preferred vacation home, and our dedicated concierge team will also be happy to attempt to obtain 4-day passes on your behalf.

Make Your Reservations for Festival Weekend Today

Here at Telluride Rentals, our luxury vacation residences are being snapped up quickly by those who plan to attend the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The good news is that there's still time to get your reservation in, so please contact us today while openings are available.

 

 

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