Thursday, June 21
Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas | John Prine | Laura Marling | Thelma & Louise featuring Chris Thile & Béla Fleck | Greensky Bluegrass | Dan Mangan | Della Mae
Friday, June 22
John Fogerty | Leftover Salmon | Del McCoury Band | Béla Fleck & the Marcus Roberts Trio | Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band | Edgar Meyer & Mike Marshall | Joy Kills Sorrow | Head for the Hills
Saturday, June 23
Sam Bush Band | k.d. lang & the Siss Boom Bang | Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers | Yonder Mountain String Band | Jerry Douglas featuring Omar Hakim & Viktor Krauss | The Devil Makes Three | Run Boy Run
Sunday, June 24
Telluride House Band featuring Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Bryan Sutton & Stuart Duncan | Glen Hansard | Punch Brothers | O’Brien Party of Seven | and several more early-day sets still to be announced…
The legendary John Fogerty (!!) makes his long-awaited Telluride Bluegrass debut on Friday night – filling the box canyon with his iconic voice, gritty guitar, hard rocking band, and remarkable repertoire. Then Saturday, the artist whom Fogerty calls “my favorite musician” – Jerry Douglas – reunites his brilliant power trio of Omar Hakim & Viktor Krauss.
Béla Fleck & Chris Thile open the festival with a completely improvised set – in which their only discussion before hitting the stage is their choice of name: Thelma & Louise. Four years since his unforgettable set with The Swell Season, Glen Hansard returns with his powerful new band on Sunday evening; while one of our favorite voices in modern British folk, Laura Marling, makes her enchanting Telluride debut on Thursday.
From contemporary stringband (Joy Kills Sorrow) to jamgrass (Head for the Hills) to post-singer-songwriter band (Dan Mangan) to punky backporch singalongs (The Devil Makes Three) to jawdroppingly virtuosic (Edgar Meyer & Mike Marshall), these latest additions explore the many crags and cornices in the distinctive musical landscape of “Telluride Bluegrass.”
As we mentioned above, the only remaining tickets (1,500 single-day tix per day) are being sold via an online lottery fromFebruary 7-9 – that’s today thru Thursday. Read all the lottery rules (1 entry per credit card, 2 tix per day) and submit your entry right now at bluegrass.com. We’ll begin processing the lottery this Friday, February 10. Good luck!
Camping is still available at Lawson Hill and Mary E. Or if sleeping under the stars isn’t your thing, check out our lodging partners in Telluride and Mountain Village, including special early-bird discounts.
Though 4-day passes sold-out on December 25, there is still one way to earn your pass: the Telluride Troubadour Songwriting Contest. We’ll invite 10 songwriting finalists to perform in Telluride, with 1 Troubadour winning a custom Shanti guitar and a Saturday afternoon set on the main stage. Submit up to 2 songs either online or by mail, thru April 13.
We really do hope you’ll spread the word about the single-day ticket lottery thru Thursday, February 9 as we’d like these last remaining tickets to land in the hands of deserving festivarians. Though the lottery is completely random, our lotterizer might be slightly sensitive to festivarian karma.