Telluride Bluegrass Festival Schedule
One of the longest running and most well-loved music festivals in the country,
Telluride Bluegrass Festival has been attracting music lovers from all over the country since it was first held in 1973. The
festival originally began as part fo the Telluride 4th of July celebration but eventually took on a life of its own. Now the
event his held annually during the third weekend of June and has country music fans from all over the country anxiously awaiting
the announcement of its lineup. Although the festival focuses primarily on bluegrass music, there is a wide array of musical
acts who hit the stage during the four days of the festival. No music lover in their right mind would want to miss out on
this four day long music celebration in the San Juan Mountains and tickets sell quickly so be sure to purchase your Telluride
Bluegrass Festival tickets from StubHub as soon as you can.
This year the Telluride Bluegrass Festival will be held
at Telluride Town Park from Thursday June 19th through Sunday June 22nd. This is the perfect time of year to enjoy an outdoor
music festival in southwest Colorado and with the impressive lineup the festival organizers have put together, the 2014 Telluride
Bluegrass Festival could be the best yet. Some of the biggest names in all of music have taken part in the festival including:
Johnny Cash, Robert Plant, David Byrne, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Mumford and Sons, Dixie Chicks, and much more. The
Telluride house band regularly features some of the best musicians in the world as well.
About the Artists
days of music at a festival that has been taking place for more than four decades is bound to be filled with many of the best
performers in the world of music and this is certainly the case at Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The 2014 lineup features
the Sam Bush Band, Bela Fleck and the Colorado Symphony, Nickel Creek, Brandi Calile, Yonder Mountain String Band, Andrew
Bird and the Hands of Glory, the Dell McCoury Band, Leftover Salmon, Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott, Punch Brothers, Peter
Rowan, Keller Williams with the Travellin' McCourys, John Cowan, John McFee and Friends, Greensky Bluegrass, Aoife O'Donovan,
The Lone Bellow, Front Country, Telluride Troubador, and many others. Clearly this festival offers something for music lovers
of all persuasions but still keeps the focus on bluegrass and country music. Several of these acts have performed at Telluride
Bluegrass Festival and are coming back in 2014 for more fun hoping to recapture the magic of their past performances. If you
have never been to a Telluride Bluegrass Festival this could be the perfect lineup for your first trip and if you have been
in the past you are already well aware of the great time there is to be had at this one of a kind festival.
Bluegrass Festival has its origins in the 1973 Telluride 4th of July celebration when Telluride local Scott Brown decided
to organize an event that would be reminiscent of traditional celebrations in Telluride where miners would gather together
and party. The organizers worked hard to build a stage in the town park and members of local band The Fall Creek Boys were
in charge of getting the talent. The 1974 event was a huge success and saw more than 1,000 people come out for the concert.
As the years went on and the popularity of the event grew the festival expanded to be more than one day and annually sold
10,000 tickets. Today the Telluride Bluegrass Festival is held over four days in late June and is one of the premiere events
in the area.
Once you enter Telluride Town Square for Telluride Bluegrass Festival you
are immediately aware that you have entered a special event. From the picturesque mountain views and the beautiful green areas
to the to the excited concert goers and enthusiastic musicians thrilled to be part of such a magical weekend it is clear early
on that this will be one of the best concerts you have ever attended. The sound system and the unbelievable light shows put
on are world class and will have you believing you have been transported into another universe, away from all of your daily
concerns and able to fully focusing on partying and dancing the night away with your best friends and thousands of other country
One of the most popular aspects of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival is the annual
band contest which selects twelve bands to compete in front of a crowd and a panel of judges with the top four bands earning
the opportunity to perform on the festival's main stage. Some huge musical acts have gotten their start playing in the battle
of the bands at the festival including Nickel Creek and Dixie Chicks.