Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile, and Greensky Bluegrass among Telluride Bluegrass Festival performers

by Amanda Push

Just when it seems like there’s a lull in local music festivals, you can road trip on up to Telluride for the Telluride Bluegrass Festival to catch national acts like Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile, Punch Brothers, and, well, the list goes on and on, folks. This is a bluegrass lover’s dream come true.

From June 20-23, music lovers visiting Telluride will be able to enjoy yet another round of bluegrass music. This year marks 46 years of the storied festival, which has a rich history of bringing in music legends of all kinds, such as Sam Bush, Robert Plant, Mumford & Sons, Norah Jones, Jason Mraz, Greensky Bluegrass, and Emmylou Harris. If you have any sense of good music or just wanna roll a joint, sip a beer, and listen to some bluegrass tunes, you should probably get yourself on over to this festival this summer.

This year, the following main stage acts will grace Telluride with their sweet tunes.

Thursday, June 20Chris Thile, 11 a.m.-noon

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Peter Rowan’s Free Mexican Airforce with Los Texmaniacs, 1:45-3 p.m.

Gregory Alan Isakov, 5:30-7 p.m.

Telluride House Band, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Jim James, 10-11:30 p.m.

Friday, June 21Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, 10:45-11:45 a.m.

Stephen Kellogg, noon-1 p.m.

Molly Tuttle, 1:30-2:45 p.m.

Broke Mountain Bluegrass Band, 3-4:15 p.m.

The Time O’Brien Band, 4:45-6 p.m.

Lake Street Dive, 6:30-8 p.m.

Béla Fleck & The Fleckstones, 8:30-10 p.m.

Greensky Bluegrass, 10:30-midnight

Saturday, June 22Wood Belly, 10:45-11:45 a.m.

Sierra Hull, noon-1:15 p.m.

Steep Canyon Rangers, 1:45-3 p.m.

Yonder Mountain String Band, 3:30-5 p.m.

Telluride Troubadour, 5:15-5:30 p.m.

Noam Pikelny, 5:45-6:15 p.m.

Sam Bush Band, 7:45-10 p.m.

Railroad Earth, 10:30-midnight

Sunday, June 23Bonnie Paine & Friends, 10:30-11:45 p.m.

Steve Poltz, noon-1 p.m.

The Jerry Douglas Band, 1:30-3 p.m.

The First Ladies of Bluegrass: Alison Brown, Becky, Buller, Sierra Hull, Missy Raines, and Molly Tuttle, 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Punch Brothers, 5:15-6:45 p.m.

Kacey Musgraves, 7:15-8:45 p.m.

Brandi Carlile, 9:15-10:45 p.m.

For the full lineup, visit bluegrass.com/telluride.

Amanda Push


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