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45th Annual Bluegrass Festival

The Telluride Bluegrass Festival is a weekend celebration of Americana roots music where artists are encouraged to push the limits of their genre.

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.

2018 Lineup

  • Sam Bush Band
  • Sturgill Simpson
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Bela Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart
  • The Del McCoury Band
  • Yonder Mountain String Band
  • Greensky Bluegrass
  • Leftover Salmon
  • St. Paul & The Broken Bones
  • I'm With Her: Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz & Aoife O'Donovan
  • Tim O'Brien Band
  • The Jerry Douglas Band
  • Punch Brothers
  • Edgar Meyer & Christian McBride
  • Bela Fleck
  • The Infamous Stringdusters
  • The Wood Brothers 

       and more! View the full lineup and schedule here.

Lodging for the Festival

Many veteran festivarians book lodging a year in advance and the town of Telluride is mostly sold out six months before the festival! Make sure you book your lodging in advance!