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Bluegrass Day 1: A Recap

Friday • June 22, 2012

Day one of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival was a beautiful one indeed! The tarps have been layed, the beer is flowing, and the music just keeps on coming. Thursday morning on the main stage included acts such as Thelma and Louise (Bela Fleck and Chris Thile), Della Mae, and Greensky Bluegrass who all put on a great show inside the festival grounds. But we must say, the real party went down yesterday afternoon in Elk’s Park when Head for the Hills blew the crowd away with their free show! The lawn was packed and Head for the Hills had everyone up and dancing. The Punch Brothers followed, wrapping up the day’s workshops.

When the sun went down and it finally cooled off, festivarians in the Park got to enjoy a fantastic set by classic American songwriter John Prine, and finally Allison Krauss closed the show. And it didn’t stop there! Festivarians took to the streets of downtown Telluride for the various Nightgrass events, including Elephant Revival’s sold out show at the Sheridan Opera House. It was a full day of good music and good people, and we’re ready for round two!