Telluride Bluegrass and RockyGrass Lineups Rolled Out

Originally appeared in: High Strung: The 45th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Originally appeared in: High Strung: The 45th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival Kenzie Bruce
Planet Bluegrass, the team behind the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, RockyGrass and the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, released some of its festivals' 2019 lineups on the night of the Winter Solstice.

Ben Folds, Ani DiFranco and St. Paul and the Broken Bones will perform at the Folks Fest (August 16 to 18), Soggy Bottom Boys and Larry Sparks will be playing Rockygrass (July 26 to 28), and Jim James and Railroad Earth will be at Telluride Bluegrass (June 20 to 23).

The Telluride Bluegrass Festival will also include performances by the following:

Brandi Carlile • Sam Bush Band • Kacey Musgraves • Jim James (Full Band) • Gregory Alan Isakov • Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Béla, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart • Greensky Bluegrass • Béla Fleck & The Flecktones • Yonder Mountain String Band • Leftover Salmon: Stories from The Living Room • Punch Brothers • Alison Brown, Becky Buller, Missy Raines, Molly Tuttle & Sierra Hull • Lake Street Dive • The Tim O'Brien Band • Railroad Earth • Peter Rowan • The Jerry Douglas Band • Steep Canyon Rangers • Chris Thile • Broke Mountain Bluegrass Band (Reunion!) • Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley • Wood Belly • Telluride Troubadour • many more still to be announced... 

The preliminary lineup for the 47th Annual RockyGrass Festival in Lyons includes:

Sam Bush Bluegrass Band • Punch Brothers Play & Sing Bluegrass • Soggy Bottom Boys • Del McCoury Band • I'm With Her • Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers • Tim O'Brien Band • Peter Rowan • Rhonda Vincent & The Rage • Kruger Brothers • Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan • Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen • Hawktail • Lonesome Ace Stringband • Che Apalache • The Bow Ties • many more to be announced...

Winter has just begun, but it's not too early to start making summer plans. For more information and passes to these iconic Colorado festivals, visit the Planet Bluegrass website or call 800-624-2422. 
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