Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Music Festival
June 16-19, 2016 11:00 am

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Dave Rawlings Machine | Béla Fleck & The Flecktones | John Prine |Del McCoury Band | Houndmouth | Peter Rowan | Chris Thile

Friday, June 17, 2016
Greensky Bluegrass | Neil Finn | Punch Brothers | The Oh Hellos |Jerry Douglas Band | Kruger Brothers with the Kontras Quartet |Balsam Range | Sara Watkins

Saturday, June 18, 2016
Leftover Salmon | Sam Bush Band | Ryan Adams | Telluride TroubadourYonder Mountain String Band | Tim O'Brien Band | Mandolin OrangeThe Lil' Smokies


Sunday, June 19, 2016
Telluride House Band featuring SamBélaJerryEdgarBryan & Stuart |Emmylou Harris | Infamous Stringdusters with special guest Nicki BluhmPokey LaFarge | Sierra Hull | De Temps Antan |Shane Koyczan & The Short Story Long

Many veteran festivarians book their condos and hotel rooms a year in advance and the town of Telluride is mostly sold out six months before the festival! Come back later for more information on this festival.

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About The Bluegrass Festival

Performers regularly say that Telluride is, "the most beautiful place I've ever played." We agree. 

The Telluride Bluegrass Festival is a weekend celebration of Americana roots music where artists are encouraged to push the limits of their genre. Collaborations between the best of the best are often the highlights of each year's festival. 

This is a week of uncommon musical riches: Main stage performances in Town Park throughout the day, intimate masters workshops on the Elks Park stage on Main Street in downtown, prestigious band and songwriting contests, late-night Nightgrass concerts at every indoor venue in town, and jam sessions on sidewalks and throughout the campgrounds. 

The festival often coincides with the summer solstice, the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer. it's a magical time of sunlight and music, when the high country of Colorado puts away its winter ski gear and grabs hiking boots, kayaks, low-back festival chairs, and journeys to the box canyon for the ultimate bluegrass music experience.

The 2014 Festival

The 2014 is over, but check out our 2014 Bluegrass Photo Album to jog your memory.  In it we selected about 30 of our favorite photos from over 5,000 photos that our staff took.

The 40th Annual festival was a resounding success. Headliners included Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, Dispatch, Leftover Salmon, and the famed Telluride House Band featuring Sam Bush, Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, and Brian Sutton. In other words, festival goers have the immense opportunity to bask in Bluegrass royalty throughout the weekend, the artists that have defined and refined the Bluegrass sound throughout the decades. 

500 E. Colorado Avenue
Telluride  Colorado  81435
United States