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 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.