TELLURIDE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
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Telluride Bluegrass Festival TicketsHosted by Planet Bluegrass, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival has been a staple of the area for over 40 years and is still going strong. Although bluegrass music is the focus of the event, you will find a variety of similar musical sounds here that you might enjoy. In fact, the scope of musical acts here in amazing Telluride seems so great that the whole festival grows and attracts more visitors each year.
Colorado Rocky BeginningsThe Telluride Bluegrass Festival had a shaky precursor in the 1972 Fourth of July events. A new ski resort opened that year, but raucous crowds caused the town to call off its usual celebrations for the following year. A small but determined group led by Scott Brown convinced the community otherwise, and the 1973 events included picnics for families and games for children. A local bluegrass band at the time took to the stage to entertain the crowd. Thanks to the success of that year's events, a proper bluegrass festival opened the next year.
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What is the Telluride Bluegrass Festival lineup like?You'll find a host of amazing bluegrass bands performing at Telluride each year, although other musical genres make appearances from time to time as well. The most recent version of the festival included performances by bands such as Béla Fleck, John Prine and Leftover Salmon. Fans of the slamgrass subgenre may enjoy the latter group.
What was the original Telluride Bluegrass Festival like?The precursor to the modern Telluride Bluegrass Festival included a fireworks show put on by the local fire department for the benefit of mountain miners who would visit the town. The second version of Telluride was more successful than the first and included a family picnic, parades and barbecue events full of outdoor fun. Prior to the sophomore festival, the town built a stage at one end of the park, and a local country band played to the delight of the crowd.
What is the structure of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival?Despite changing ownership several times over the years and dealing with some flooding, the main stage and all concession stands remain in their original locations to keep the spirit and feel of the historic festival. In addition to seeing live performances from bluegrass bands over the course of the weekend, you'll get to experience a special competition. A series of 12 compete until four are chosen. The four winners head to the main stage to give the crowd a chance to vote for a winner.
Are there any famous winners of the festival's band contest?The "battle of the bands" contest turned into a big part of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and made it into something pretty unique. Various artists or groups in the past have had the honor of being winners each year, and some of these have also gone on to achieve fame outside of Telluride. Some of the most notable winners of the contest include the Dixie Chicks in 1990 and Run Boy Run in 2011.
Which artists have given notable performances at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival?The Telluride Bluegrass Festival has hosted some pretty famous musical stars over the years. Although it is a country music festival, even folk legends such as John Fogerty have given incredible live shows there over the years. Robert Plant also appeared there.
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