Telluride Bluegrass Festival Archive

  • On Thursday, June 15th, the main street of Colorado’s most captivating town, was abuzz with an energy and excitement as the crowds (some there for days) made their way to Town Park for the start of the 45th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival.  There is no better setting for a music festival; there is no better music for such a setting.

    Telluride Bluegrass Festival – June 15, 16, 17, 18 – Telluride Town Park

    On Thursday, June 15th, the main street of Colorado’s most captivating town, was abuzz with an energy and excitement as the crowds (some there for days) made their way to Town Park for the start of the 45th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival. There is no better setting for a music festival; there is no better music for such a setting.

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  • The cusp of summer in Colorado is a beautiful time of year, full of warm days, cool nights, and dreamy mountain adventures - perfect for an evening on The Rocks with Elephant Revival.  They hail from that little town a 30-minute drive up the canyon from Boulder, the mysterious town of Nederland (referred to by locals as “Ned”).  It doesn’t have much cell phone service, and isn’t a typical stop on a tourist’s map. Perhaps that’s why this town has shaped such unique artists as the ones who make up this wonderful band.

    Elephant Revival – May 21st – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

    The cusp of summer in Colorado is a beautiful time of year, full of warm days, cool nights, and dreamy mountain adventures - perfect for an evening on The Rocks with Elephant Revival. They hail from that little town a 30-minute drive up the canyon from Boulder, the mysterious town of Nederland (referred to by locals as “Ned”). It doesn’t have much cell phone service, and isn’t a typical stop on a tourist’s map. Perhaps that’s why this town has shaped such unique artists as the ones who make up this wonderful band.

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  • On this winter solstice, Planet Bluegrass is proud to announce the preliminary lineup for the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival – held the weekend nearest the summer […]

    The Preliminary Lineup For The 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival Is Here

    On this winter solstice, Planet Bluegrass is proud to announce the preliminary lineup for the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival – held the weekend nearest the summer […]

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  • NEIL YOUNG & THE PROMISE OF THE REAL Friday, September 30th Saturday, October 1st Telluride Town Park Two-Day Passes: $199  Friday and Saturday Single-Day Passes: $125  Camping Passes (Thurs-Sunday): $75 […]

    Neil Young & The Promise of the Real Announce Two Dates in Telluride!

    NEIL YOUNG & THE PROMISE OF THE REAL Friday, September 30th Saturday, October 1st Telluride Town Park Two-Day Passes: $199  Friday and Saturday Single-Day Passes: $125  Camping Passes (Thurs-Sunday): $75 […]

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  • This year's installment of Telluride Bluegrass Festival saw a multitude of new acts and many mainstays. The weather was pristine and the people were generous with a place on their tarp or camp and an easy smile. Every day seemed to boast weather better than the last and each act left the faithful thinking, “well there is no way they can top that.  Friends old and new, families of tradition and families making new traditions, all came together for the undeniable love of Bluegrass music.

    Telluride Bluegrass Festival – June 16, 17, 18, 19 – Telluride Town Park

    This year's installment of Telluride Bluegrass Festival saw a multitude of new acts and many mainstays. The weather was pristine and the people were generous with a place on their tarp or camp and an easy smile. Every day seemed to boast weather better than the last and each act left the faithful thinking, “well there is no way they can top that. Friends old and new, families of tradition and families making new traditions, all came together for the undeniable love of Bluegrass music.

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  • While the staple bands of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival provide the base and foundation for the event each year, and truly help to cultivate the experience and sound of the festival, it’s often the random variety of debut bands whose appearances are peppered in that truly add that unique spice to the festival and leave such unforgettable impressions.

    Telluride Bluegrass Festival – June 18th-21st – Telluride Town Park

    While the staple bands of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival provide the base and foundation for the event each year, and truly help to cultivate the experience and sound of the festival, it’s often the random variety of debut bands whose appearances are peppered in that truly add that unique spice to the festival and leave such unforgettable impressions.

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  • Trout Steak Revival has earned a place in the mountain states bluegrass scene, performing to sold-out audiences, winning the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, placing in the 2012 Rockygrass Band Competition, and even winning an Emmy Award. Now this tightly knit, hard-driving bluegrass band is celebrating the release of their new CD at the Bluebird on Friday.

    PICK OF THE WEEK: Trout Steak Revival – Bluebird Theater – Thursday, March 26th

    Trout Steak Revival has earned a place in the mountain states bluegrass scene, performing to sold-out audiences, winning the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, placing in the 2012 Rockygrass Band Competition, and even winning an Emmy Award. Now this tightly knit, hard-driving bluegrass band is celebrating the release of their new CD at the Bluebird on Friday.

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  • If you love Rocky Mountain Bluegrass as much as we do, you've surely happened upon the skilled sounds of Trout Steak Revival. The quintet is making waves in our little pond with their elaborate harmonies, which are backed by strong instrumentation and impressive song writing abilities. While the group hails out of Denver, their music was inspired by what lies just beyond our city in the "misty high country" where they say the music was born. They started as an informal Bluegrass Jam group and have made huge leaps in years since.

    20 Questions with Trout Steak Revival

    If you love Rocky Mountain Bluegrass as much as we do, you've surely happened upon the skilled sounds of Trout Steak Revival. The quintet is making waves in our little pond with their elaborate harmonies, which are backed by strong instrumentation and impressive song writing abilities. While the group hails out of Denver, their music was inspired by what lies just beyond our city in the "misty high country" where they say the music was born. They started as an informal Bluegrass Jam group and have made huge leaps in years since.

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  • Telluride Bluegrass. Once you’ve been there, whether it’s for a day, a week, or forty consecutive years, it becomes part of you. It's the smiles on the faces of the performers as they look out from the stage over the most beautiful landscape their songs and melodies have ever echoed across.  It is the meticulous, almost anal-retentive, organization of the event that somehow translates to a vibe conducive to dancing and singing and a passionately laid-back attitude from some of the most fervent music lovers anywhere.

    Telluride Bluegrass Festival – June 19th-22nd – Telluride, CO

    Telluride Bluegrass. Once you’ve been there, whether it’s for a day, a week, or forty consecutive years, it becomes part of you. It's the smiles on the faces of the performers as they look out from the stage over the most beautiful landscape their songs and melodies have ever echoed across. It is the meticulous, almost anal-retentive, organization of the event that somehow translates to a vibe conducive to dancing and singing and a passionately laid-back attitude from some of the most fervent music lovers anywhere.

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  • Telluride lived up to the hype!!!  There were howls at the "super moon," tarp runs, tributes to one of our favorites, Levon Helm, new friends, and old friends.  From The Mayor of Telluride, Mr. Sam Bush, to up-and-comers, Lake Street Dive, the music was top notch from morning till night.  Was it all about the banjo?  No.  Was it all about music? No.  Telluride Bluegrass is an experience and the best word to describe it is "legendary."

    869 Miles and Endless Smiles: The Telluride Bluegrass Festival Through the Eyes of A First Timer

    Telluride lived up to the hype!!! There were howls at the "super moon," tarp runs, tributes to one of our favorites, Levon Helm, new friends, and old friends. From The Mayor of Telluride, Mr. Sam Bush, to up-and-comers, Lake Street Dive, the music was top notch from morning till night. Was it all about the banjo? No. Was it all about music? No. Telluride Bluegrass is an experience and the best word to describe it is "legendary."

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