|The 40th Annual Telluride Bluegrass coincides with the Summer Solstice (Thursday night); the full moon (Saturday night); and the longest day of the year which begins the Colorado summer. It's a time when the the high country of Colorado puts away its skis and grabs hiking boots, guitars, and a low-back festival chair to take in "Bluegrass."
Here is the complete single-day lineup for the 40th Anniversary Telluride Bluegrass Festival:
Thursday, 20 June 2013
Mumford & Sons, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Richard Thompson, Steep Canyon Rangers, Greensky Bluegrass, The Milk Carton Kids, Elephant Revival, Chris Thile
Friday, 21 June 2013
Dispatch, The Masters of Bluegrass featuring Del McCoury, Bobby Osborne, J.D. Crowe, Bobby Hicks, and Jerry McCoury, The String Cheese Incident, Punch Brothers, Peter Rowan, Trampled by Turtles, Tim O'Brien, Lake Street Dive, Sarah Jarosz
Saturday, 22 June 2013
Leftover Salmon, Sam Bush Band Feist, Telluride Troubadour, Yonder Mountain String Band, Jerry Douglas Band, Sara Watkins, BlueBilly Grit, Telluride Band Contest
Sunday, 23 June 2013
Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Béla, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart, Jackson Browne, Hot Rize, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, The Infamous Stringdusters, Béla Fleck, The Drepung Monks
Nestled in the rugged San Juan Mountains and surrounded on three sides by the natural architecture of the Telluride Box Canyon, Telluride is considered one of the most spectacular towns in the American West.
Founded in 1875, the town is protected as a National Historic Landmark District. The town of Telluride (elevation 8,750') is connected to the modern resort community of Mountain Village (elevation 9,450') via a free commuter gondola.
The San Juan Mountains are the highest concentration of 14,000 mountains in the US. Activities in and around Telluride include mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, numerous hot springs, historic ghost towns, and whatever else your sense of adventure shows you. Popular hikes from town are the Bridal Veil Falls - the highest cascade in Colorado - and the 2-mile hike up to Bear Creek Falls beginning right behind the festival stage.
40th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Website