If you ever thought you loved mountains, banjos and bluegrass, then think no more and go buy your ticket to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Celebrating its 45th year, the 2018 fest will take place from June 21-24. The lineup is still TBA, but its 2017 event featured performances from Sam Bush Band, Brandi Carlile and Dierks Bentley.

The Telluride Bluegrass Festival sets itself apart from many many other festivals in terms of age, environment and community. In addition to main-stage performances, there are workshops, song-writing contests, and late-night “Nightgrass” concerts at in-door venues throughout the town. Dedicated fans are referred to as “Festivarians” and many make the yearly pilgrimage to the San Juans religiously – first going as teenagers, then as adults, then as adults who bring their children with them. Artists also share this sentiment of community, and Bela Fleck is quoted as saying, “I feel like I grew up with the festival. It’s like a big family that welcomed me in.”

Telluride Bluegrass Festival Tickets

Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2018 Dates & Location

June 21-24, 2018 @ Telluride, CO

Telluride Bluegrass Live Stream

KOTO Community Radio will be live-streaming the festival. Telluride & Ophir 91.7 & 89.3 FM; Norwood 89.5 FM; Down Valley 105.5 FM.

Telluride Bluegrass Festival Past & Present Lineup(s)

Telluride 2018 Lineup


Telluride 2017 Lineup

Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Béla, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart
Brandi Carlile
Dierks Bentley with The Travelin’ McCourys
Tim O’Brien Band
Freddy & Francine
Chris Thile
Greensky Bluegrass
Norah Jones
Punch Brothers
Jerry Douglas Band
Peter Rowan Dharma Blues featuring Jack Casady
Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys
The Cleverlys
Jeremy Kittel Band
Sam Bush Band
Margo Price
Telluride Troubadour
Yonder Mountain String Band
Sarah Jarosz
Rayland Baxter
Fireball Mail
Band Contest Finals
Jason Mraz & His Superband
Elephant Revival
Hot Rize
Béla Fleck & Chris Thile
Parker Millsap
The East Pointers
We The People featuring Abigail Washburn & Friends

Telluride 2016 Lineup

Sam Bush Band, Neil Finn, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Telluride House Band (featuring Sam, Bela, Jerry, Edgar, Stuart & Bryan), Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Yonder Mountain String Band, Del McCoury Band, Dave Rawlings Machine, Tim O’Brien Band, Leftover Salmon, Punch Brothers, Jerry Douglas Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Peter Rowan Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, Chris Thile, Kruger Brothers with the Kontras Quartet, Shane Koyczan & The Short Story Long, Sierra Hull, The Lil’ Smokies, Telluride Troubadour & Band Contests

Telluride 2015 Lineup

Sam Bush Band
Cooder – White – Skaggs
John Butler Trio
Kacey Musgraves
Telluride House Band
Yonder Mountain String Band
Trampled by Turtles
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Leftover Salmon
Punch Brothers
Hot Rize
Greensky Bluegrass
Lake Street Dive
Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
Jerry Douglas Band
Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer
Rhiannon Giddens
Rock My Soul ft. The Fairfield Four & The McCrary Sisters
Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan
Trout Steak Revival
Telluride Troubadour & Band Contests

Telluride 2014 Lineup

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Brandi Carlile | Nickel Creek | Del McCoury Band | John Cowan, John McFee and Friends | The Lone Bellow | Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen | Chris Thile

Friday, June 20, 2014
Steve Winwood | Dave Rawlings Machine | Béla Fleck and the Colorado Symphony | Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott | Jason Isbell | Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys | Aoife O’Donovan | Chatham County Line

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne | Sam Bush Band | Telluride Troubadour | Andrew Bird & The Hands of Glory | Yonder Mountain String Band | Punch Brothers | Peter Rowan | Front Country | Telluride Band Contest

Sunday, June 22, 2014
Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Béla, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart with special guests Alison Krauss & Del McCoury| Ray Lamontagne | Greensky Bluegrass | Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester | Béla Fleck & Brooklyn Rider | Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers | Dailey & Vincent (gospel set)

Telluride 2013 Lineup

Thursday, June 20
Mumford & Sons
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Richard Thompson
Steep Canyon Rangers
Greensky Bluegrass
The Milk Carton Kids
Elephant Revival
Chris Thile

Friday, June 21
The Masters of Bluegrass (featuring Del McCoury, Bobby Osborne, J.D. Crowe, Bobby Hicks and Jerry McCoury)
The String Cheese Incident
Punch Brothers
Peter Rowan
Trampled by Turtles
Tim O’Brien
Lake Street Dive
Sarah Jarosz

Saturday, June 22
Leftover Salmon
Sam Bush Band
Telluride Troubadour
Yonder Mountain String Band
Jerry Douglas Band
Sara Watkins
BlueBilly Grit
Telluride Band Contest

Sunday, June 23
Telluride House Band (featuring Sam, Bela, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart)
Jaskon Browne
Hot Rize
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy
The Infamous Stringdusters
Bela Fleck
The Drepung Monks

Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2012 Lineup

John Fogerty, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Sam Bush Band, John Prine, k.d. lang, The Siss Boom Bang, Telluride House Band featuring Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Bryan Sutton & Stuart Duncan, Yonder Mountain String Band, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Glen Hansard, Del McCoury Band, Leftover Salmon, O’Brien Party of Seven, Brett Dennen, Peter Rowan’s Big Twang Theory, Punch Brothers, John Cowan Band Gospel Hour, Laura Marling, Greensky Bluegrass, Joy Kills Sorrow, Dan Mangan, The Devil Makes Three