Telluride Bluegrass Festival announces more performers


Planet Bluegrass yesterday announced the next round of lineup additions for the 38th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, including Sarah McLachlan, Mumford & Sons, Steve Earle & the Dukes, Old Crow Medicine Show, Abigail Washburn, and The Head & The Heart.

The roots music festival is held the Summer Solstice weekend, June 16-19, in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. Tickets, camping, and lodging are available now at 800-624-2422 or

Since its founding in 1974, Telluride Bluegrass has consistently featured adventurous acoustic music well beyond traditional bluegrass. This year’s lineup is no exception as these new additions join Robert Plant & Band of Joy, Emmylou Harris, The Decemberists, Bela Fleck & the Original Flecktones, and many others on the festival’s main stage.

At the core of the festival are the many artists who have defined the Telluride Bluegrass sound since the beginning – including Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Peter Rowan, Tim O’Brien, and Edgar Meyer. These legendary musicians, many of whom celebrate more than 25 years at the festival, return to Telluride each year to collaborate with the many new artists on each year’s lineup. As well, they are featured on the festival’s opening night as The Telluride House Band, led by the King of Telluride, 37-year festival veteran and 3-time Grammy-winning mandolinist Sam Bush.

The 38th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival lineup…

* Robert Plant & Band of Joy

* Telluride House Band featuring Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Bryan Sutton & Stuart Duncan

* Sarah McLachlan

* Sam Bush Band

* Bela Fleck & the Original Flecktones

* Emmylou Harris

* Mumford & Sons

* Yonder Mountain String Band

* The Decemberists

* Steve Earle & the Dukes

* Old Crow Medicine Show

* Tim O’Brien Band

* Railroad Earth

* Edgar Meyer

* Punch Brothers

* Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band

* Abigail Washburn

* Emmitt-Nershi Band

* Tim O’Brien & Kevin Burke

* The Infamous Stringdusters

* Trampled by Turtles

* Cornmeal

* Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

* The Head & The Heart

* Nora Jane Struthers & the Bootleggers

* And more still to be announced…

In 2007, Telluride Bluegrass became the first American festival to become 100% carbon neutral. The festival employs carbon offsets and renewable energy to offset the entire festival’s operation as well as the travel emissions for the more than 10,000 festivarians and performers.

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