June 19th – 22nd, 2014
The 41st Annual Telluride Bluegrass coincides with the Summer Solstice — the longest day of the year which begins the Colorado summer. It’s a magical time of sun and light, 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.”
The festival is built around the many artists that have defined the Telluride Bluegrass sound, as the weekend is sprinkled with inspired sets from Peter Rowan, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, Tim O’Brien, and of course the “King of Telluride” Sam Bush. These artists come together for the festival’s epic set from the Telluride House Band.The 41st Annual festival promises a magical four days of only-in-Telluride performances. Beloved Festival veterans and inspiring new talent. The Telluride royalty of virtuosic bluegrass superpickers, soulful songwriters, and some of the biggest stars in the rootsy Americana landscape.
Performers say there is a unique thrill to performing in front of the smartest, most attentive audience in the country. Artists are encouraged to take risks in Telluride, and the Festivarian audience is regularly rewarded with unique blends of voices sharing the stage for the first time – as new musical friendships cultivated backstage make their debut on the Telluride stage.
With 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, this is a week of uncommon musical riches.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Steve Winwood | Dave Rawlings Machine | Béla Fleck and theColorado Symphony | Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott | Jason Isbell |Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys | Aoife O’Donovan |Chatham County Line
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne | Sam Bush Band |Telluride Troubadour | Andrew Bird & The Hands of Glory |Yonder Mountain String Band | Punch Brothers | Peter Rowan |Front Country | Telluride Band Contest
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Béla, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart with special guests Alison Krauss & Del McCoury
| Ray Lamontagne | Greensky Bluegrass |Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester |Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers | Béla Fleck & Brooklyn Rider| Dailey & Vincent (gospel set)
Performers are listed in reverse performance order. All artists are subject to change.