Concerts

Telluride Bluegrass Festival Rolls Out Its 2018 Lineup

Telluride Bluegrass Festival takes place June 21 to 24.
Telluride Bluegrass Festival takes place June 21 to 24. Benko Photographics.
Each year, on the winter solstice, the organizers of legendary roots-music gathering the Telluride Bluegrass Festival announce the upcoming lineup. Today is no exception.

In addition to its longstanding roster of all-stars including Sam Bush, Emmylou Harris, Tim O'Brien, Del McCoury,and the Telluride House Band, the 45th edition of the festival will present St. Paul & the Broken Bones, the Wood Brothers, I'm With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O'Donovan) and Sturgill Simpson.

Other acts announced thus far include:

Live from Here with Chris Thile (national live radio broadcast and variety show, formerly known as A Prairie Home Companion)
Edgar Meyer and Christian McBride
Peter Rowan and the Free Mexican Airforce (featuring Flaco Jimenez)
Greensky Bluegrass
Leftover Salmon
Yonder Mountain Stringband
Punch Brothers
The Infamous Stringdusters
Billy Strings
Sugar and the Mint


The Telluride Bluegrass Festival reveal came in the wake of RockyGrass beginning to roll out its lineup and the Stanley Hotel announcing its own February 2018 bluegrass festival, Stan Jam, earlier this week.

The 45th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival takes place at Telluride Town Park June 21 to 24, 2018.

Secure your tickets and camping spots online or by calling 800-624-2422.
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