The 2011 Telluride Bluegrass festival will present four days of performances. The festival is built around the many bluegrass and American roots artists that have defined the Telluride Bluegrass sound as the weekend is sprinkled with inspired sets from Peter Rowan, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Tim O’Brien, and the “King of Telluride” Sam Bush. These artists come together for the festival’s epic set from the Telluride House Band.
Since its very beginning, the festival has embraced a wide swath of roots music to create the unique genre of “Telluride Bluegrass.” Recent lineups have welcomed Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, David Byrne, Ani DiFranco, Lyle Lovett, Ryan Adams, Counting Crows, Bonnie Raitt, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Mumford & Sons, and so many more.
The festival includes music on the main stage all day, intimate workshops on the Elks Park stage in the middle of town, prestigious band and songwriting contests, late-night Nightgrass concerts at every indoor venue in town, and jam sessions throughout the night in condos and around campgrounds.
Nestled in the rugged San Juan Mountains (Colorado) and surrounded on three sides by the natural architecture of the Telluride Box Canyon, Telluride is an spectacular town in the American West.
Lineup for the 38th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival:
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Béla, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart | Sarah McLachlan | Steve Earle & the Dukes | Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper | Cornmeal | The Head and The Heart | Tim O’Brien & Kevin Burke
Friday, June 17, 2011
Railroad Earth | Béla Fleck & the Flecktones (The Original Line-Up)| Emmylou Harris | Trampled by Turtles | Jerry Douglas featuring Omar Hakim & Viktor Krauss | The Infamous Stringdusters | Chris Thile & Michael Daves | Joe Pug
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Old Crow Medicine Show | Sam Bush Band | The Decemberists | Yonder Mountain String Band | Tim O’Brien Band | Emmitt-Nershi Band | Nora Jane Struthers & the Bootleggers
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Robert Plant & Band of Joy | Mumford & Sons | Punch Brothers | Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band | Abigail Washburn | Edgar Meyer | Darrell Scott & Friends Father’s Day Gospel Hour
All artists are subject to change. Artists are listed in reverse performance order.
Telluride Bluegrass passes (including single-day tickets) and camping are now on-sale at shop.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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