Music Festivals

Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2015 Lineup: Janelle Monae, Ry Cooder and More

The 42nd Telluride Bluegrass Festival will take place from June 18 to 21, 2015. As they often do, four day passes sold out before the lineup was even announced (it took ten minutes for fans from all 50 states and several foreign countries to snatch them all up). You can still buy single-day tickets for Thursday and Sunday, however, and camping passes are available.

Today, all those trusting souls learn what exactly they bought tickets to see. We suspect they won't be disappointed. Headlining next year's festival will be Ry Cooder, Sharon White & Ricky Skaggs. Many more big names from the world of bluegrass music (and slightly beyond) join them -- see the full list below.

See also: Telluride Bluegrass Festival's Longtime MC Reflects on Colorado's Most Storied Music Fest

2015 Telluride Bluegrass Festival 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 featuring The Fairfield Four & The McCrary Sisters * Lau * Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan * Trout Steak Revival * Telluride Troubadour & Band Contests * many more still to be announced...

You can find plenty more information about the festival on the Planet Bluegrass web site. If you'd prefer to call rather than buy your tickets online, you can do that at 800-624-2422.

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