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Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2024, Colorado

20 June - 23 June


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The Telluride Bluegrass Festival is a unique mix of music, comedy, circus and the great outdoors of Colorado. In 2024, the artists performing include Sam Bush Band, Lyle Lovett, Madison Cunningham, Charley Crockett, Sierra Ferrell and The Infamous Stringdusters.

The Bluegrass music at the heart of this festival is a sub-genre of country music, with a bit of folk and blues mixed into it, whilst Telluride is a former mining town in a box canyon in the Rocky Mountains. A mix of established artists and new acts, hoping to make their mark, perform over the four days.

Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Photo c. No Coast

History of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival

The first concert was organised in 1974 and had about a thousand visitors. This has grown to around ten thousand visitors a year. Since 1985 there has been a regular band contest between twelve chosen groups of whom the top four play to the public.

Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2024

Catch a taste of what to expect at the 51st Telluride Bluegrass Festival on the video below.

The main stage lineup can be found here.

What Else Is There to Do in Telluride?

The town has a historical museum and a main street of well-preserved nineteenth century buildings. Numerous trails and ski lifts will take you out to the natural beauty of the area. Near Durango is the Mesa Verde National Park which includes the ruins of the Puebloan Native American civilisation.

Woman at Bluegrass Festival
Photo courtesy c. No Coast
When Is the Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2024?

The 20 to 23 June 2024.

Tickets for the Festival

To purchase tickets for the festival, click here. For a full line-up of performers, click here.

Colorado has a great range of festivals, including the Frozen Dead Guys and especially for beer lovers, the Great American Beer Festival.

Planet Bluegrass
360 Degree image of the Stringdusters c. No Coast

Flights to Colorado

Telluride is a long way from major airports. It sits between Denver, Albuquerque and Salt Lake City, so you will still need to drive for a few hours if you use one of these landing places. The town has a regional airport that has flights to Denver and Phoenix.

For more on the festival:

Visit the official festival website, here

For more information on things to do in Colorado

Visit the official Colorado Tourism website: All photos courtesy of Telluride Bluegrass Festival, cover photo c. Benko Photographics.


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