Telluride Bluegrass

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Country and Region United StatesColorado
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Telluride, Colorado USA
Festival Contact Information

Telluride Bluegrass
Planet Bluegrass
P. O. Box 769
500 West Main Street
Lyons, CO 80540 USA
Phone: (01) 303-823-0848
Toll-free in USA: 800-624-2422
Fax: (01) 303-823-0849

Festival Description

With music on the main stage all day, intimate workshops on the Elks Park stage in the middle of town, late-night Nightgrass concerts at every indoor venue in town, and jam sessions throughout the night in condos and around campfires, this is a weekend of uncommon musical riches. Performers say there is a unique thrill to performing in front of the smartest audience in the country. Artists are encouraged to take risks in Telluride, and the audience is regularly rewarded with unique blends of voices sharing the stage for the first time—as a new musical friendship cultivated backstage makes its debut on the Telluride stage.

Festival Dates June 20 - 23, 2013
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Festival Story:

Nestled in the rugged San Juan Mountains and surrounded on three sides by the natural architecture of the Telluride Box Canyon, Telluride is arguably the most spectacular town in Colorado. Founded in 1875, the Victorian charm of the town is protected as a National Historic Landmark District. The town of Telluride (elevation 8,750’) is connected to the modern resort community of Mountain Village (elevation 9,450’) via a free commuter gondola.

The voices of Telluride Bluegrass are also the voices of festivarians, many of whom have been finding their way back year after year for twenty years. Today, children raised on Telluride Bluegrass return to introduce their own children to the festivarian experience. Friendships informed by music and inspiration are special. Cherished friends reunite every summer in the Town Park campground. New friendships are created as festivarians choose their tarp spot every morning to the sound of bagpipes echoing off the peaks.


Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • Wednesday, June 19
    • 12th Annual Kick-Off Party with Yonder Mountain String Band
  • Thursday, June 20
    • Trampled By Turtles @ Sheridan
    • Peter Rowan’s Twang an’ Groove @ Fly Me to the Moon
    • Greensky Bluegrass @ Palm
  • Friday, June 21
    • Yonder Mountain String Band @ Sheridan
    • Pert Near Sandstone @ Fly Me to the Moon
    • The Infamous Stringdusters @ Palm
  • Saturday, June 22
    • Mumford & Sons w/ Sara Watkins @ Sheridan
    • Lake Street Dive @ Fly Me to the Moon
    • Elephant Revival w/ Sarah Jarosz @ Palm
  • Sunday, June 23
    • Punch Brothers @ Sheridan


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Practical Info:

  • Online
  • On sale locally at Telluride Music and Wizard Entertainment, offering four-day festival passes limited to two per person, with local identification, until they’re sold out.


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