Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Telluride, Colorado

Held at the vastly scenic town of Telluride, Colorado, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival is one of the most famous bluegrass festivals of all time. It first opened its doors in 1974 and even then, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival had welcomed over a thousand fans to its grounds. At present, the festival, which is managed by Planet Bluegrass, boasts of over 10,000 attendees every year.

A Brief History of Telluride, Colorado

Enjoying the breathtaking scenery of Telluride is an integral part of the festival experience. The Victorian town was founded in 1875 and is now a National Historic Landmark District. Three of its sides are encompassed by the majestic landscape of the Telluride Box Canyon. From Telluride, visitors may take a free commuter gondola to reach the Mountain Village Resort community. Tourists in the mood for adventure could take a hike at the Bridal Veil Falls, the tallest waterfalls in the state or visit any of the various ghost towns in the area.

A Festival Like No Other

Although the festival is firmly rooted in bluegrass music, it had welcomed acts from different music genres throughout its history. Notable artists that performed on its stage include the likes of Yonder Mountain String Brand, Tim O’Brien, Johnny Cash, and Emmylou Harris.

At the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, endless and diverse entertainment abounds from fan-participated jamming sessions in the campgrounds and condos to Nightgrass concerts, music workshops, and various band and songwriting competitions that could be the start of a promising career in music.

Tickets to the festival typically sell out weeks prior to the festival dates and as such, fans are encouraged to make their reservations as early as possible.

To see for yourself how wildly fun the festival can be, you can check out the CD of the 1980 festival performances which had been recorded by the Boulder public television.

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Dave September 15, 2010 at 6:28 am

Thanks for the info but you didn’t give a date

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