Telluride Bluegrass Festival: June 16-19

If you’ve been following along here, you’ll know that I am a huge fan of random road trips to far-flung places, all in pursuit of Good Music.  It’s a trait also found in my partner-in-musical-crime, Mel, given her many reports from Places Where She Does Not Live.  Granted, I don’t always go through with my wacky road trip plans, but I like to plan them out anyway.  This year, I’m contemplating a trip out west for the Telluride Bluegrass Festival (in Telluride, Colorado), which just announced its full 4-day line-up.  Telluride is in its 38th year, if my math is correct, and in addition to a whole host of amazing musicians, they also offer workshops, songwriter/performer competitions, special intimate late-night concerts, and family-oriented areas on the festival grounds.

Tickets are on sale now.  4-day passes will set you back $185, and single day passes are available for $65.

Watch out, Colorado, you may be getting a Midwestern visitor.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

  • Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Béla, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart
  • Sarah McLachlan
  • Steve Earle & the Dukes
  • Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
  • Cornmeal
  • The Head and The Heart
  • Tim O’Brien & Kevin Burke

Friday, June 17, 2011

  • Railroad Earth
  • Béla Fleck & the Flecktones (The Original Line-Up)
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Trampled by Turtles
  • Jerry Douglas featuring Omar Hakim & Viktor Krauss
  • The Infamous Stringdusters
  • Chris Thile & Michael Daves
  • Joe Pug

Saturday, June 18, 2011

  • Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Sam Bush Band
  • The Decemberists
  • Yonder Mountain String Band
  • Tim O’Brien Band
  • Emmitt-Nershi Band
  • Nora Jane Struthers & the Bootleggers

Sunday, June 19, 2011

  • Robert Plant & Band of Joy
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Punch Brothers
  • Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
  • Abigail Washburn
  • Edgar Meyer 
  • Darrell Scott & Friends Father’s Day Gospel Hour