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Summer Solstice at Telluride with Lots of Bluegrass

Telluride Bluegrass Music FestivalFor 40 years Festivarian Nation has made the annual pilgrimage to 8,750' in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado for 4 days of community, inspiration, and unbridled acoustic adventures. 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 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."

Win Tickets & Lodging to Sold-Out Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Telluride Bluegrass Music FestivalTelluride, CO -- The best weekend of the year will be here in no time. For 40 years, Festivarians have been flocking to Telluride's Town Park during the Summer Solstice to pay tribute to one of the greatest forms of American roots music: Bluegrass Music. 13,000 foot peaks, sunshine, Killer Flank Steaks, free Workshops, campsite hoedowns, happy people, ice cold New Belgium brews, late night NightGrass parties, and 4 days of the best acoustic adventures in the country.

Telluride Bluegrass Music Festival Artists Being Announced

Telluride Bluegrass Music Festival/Planet Bluegrass/ Lyons, CO -- These days of darkness which we've known, will blow away with this new sun and bring unto us gentle tidings of joy, peace, and glimmers of the long summer days to come... For lurking among the Cottonwoods and river rock sculptures, we've begun to hear the faint whispers of St. Festivarius – tales of anniversaries and festivarian journeys, songs and stories, music and mountains, tarps and tickets, summer bliss and savored friendships, and lineups.

RockyGrass Academy Registration; Warner Field & Town Park Lotteries

RockyGrass Academy graduation on the St. VrainLyons, CO -- Planet Bluegrass reminds us that as we settle into this autumnal lull between the lighting of our Sam Bush jack-o-lantern and the singing of Alice's Restaurant, we urge you to take off the fingerpicks, turn down the new Tim & Darrell album, and spend a few minutes right now crafting your vision of summer 2013. RockyGrass Academy registrations are now open and so are the lotteries for the Warner Field and Town Park campgrounds for the Telluride Bluegrass Music Festival.

BlueBilly Grit Capture Top Prize in 2012 Telluride Band Competition

Bluebilly GritNorth Georgia band BlueBilly Grit took first place in the nationally renowned Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition located in southwestern Colorado this year. Competing against eight other bands in the preliminary round and then moving onto the final round, the band played on the main stage for several thousand festival attendees and emerged as the winner.

The 39th Telluride Bluegrass Festival Begins Today

Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2012The Summer Solstice and the 39th Telluride Bluegrass officially begins today. Yesterday afternoon Greensky Bluegrass and Della Mae with special guest Peter Rowan took the stage at Sunset Plaza in Mountain Village for the 4th Annual FirstGrass show. This free show begins the official music of the their gathering of Festivarian Nation in Telluride.

Bluegrass Music Rings Through Telluride, Colorado June 21-14

Telluride StageTelluride, CO -- High in the San Juans of Colorado's Rocky Mountains an historic mining town comes to life during the Summer Solstice. For the past 38 years, the Summer Solstice has played the role of a significant ceremony. Wide-ranging interpretations of the solstice have varied among cultures for centuries. From celebrations of harvest to spiritual observances, from festivals to feasts, it's the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and marks the beginning of summer. For the small mountain town of Telluride, Colorado, the solstice symbolizes one thing: Bluegrass Music.

The 39th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival Set for June 21-24

Telluride StageTelluride, Colorado -- For the past 38 years, the summer solstice has played the role of a significant ceremony in Southwest Colorado. Wide-ranging interpretations of the solstice have varied among cultures for centuries. From celebrations of harvest to spiritual observances, from festivals to feasts, it's the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and marks the beginning of summer. For the small mountain town of Telluride, Colorado, the solstice symbolizes one thing: Bluegrass.

Telluride Nightgrass Schedule Announced

Sheridan Opera House photo Benko PhotographicsLyons, CO -- A day at Telluride Bluegrass doesn't end with the last soaring solo on the main stage. When the outdoor bluegrass music stops and the temperatures drop, picks and bows move indoors to the famed venues of Telluride and Mountain Village. Put away the tarps and poser pit: these intimate NightGrass shows thrive on the intimate communal energy of artists and festivarians just a few feet apart. Nightgrass stages become as crowded as the floor, with special guests waiting around every microphone (or even next to you in the crowd). These NightGrass shows compress late-night acoustic party energy into small spaces, primed for unforgettable memories...

Telluride Bluegrass Music Festival Announces Lineup for 2012

Alison Krauss & Union StationLyons, CO -- Planet Bluegrass sent us this announcement... "Dearest festivarian: It's time to get serious for a minute. No more easily-ignored pleas to scribble lottery dates on your calendar. The time for summer solstice action is now. Before your curious eyes get immersed in the single-day Telluride lineup (yes, it's below), stop and consider anyone you know who is still looking for tickets to Telluride Bluegrass... Maybe it's a pickin' buddy? Maybe it's the couple that camped next to you last year? Maybe it's you? Send them a reminder to enter the online lottery for single-day tickets right now. These are the only tickets left for the grand gathering of Festivarian Nation in Telluride; and the lottery closes this Thursday, February 9. Reminder sent? Great. Onto the good stuff...

2012 Telluride Bluegrass Music Festival Tix Going Fast

 Benko Photographics/Planet Bluegrass/ When we saw a 50% increase in Telluride Town Park lottery entries back in November, we realized 2012 might be a little different... We knew that dedicated festivarians like you had drawn a yin-jo over the onsale date on your calendar months ago, so we intentionally kept a low profile – no lineup announcements, no press releases, no last-minute reminders. We tweaked our webserver to handle more than twice the demand, but still we were stunned by just how many festivarians showed up last Wednesday morning: more than 4-times more than ever before!

Early Ticket Sales Promises Sellout for 2012 Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Telluride Bluegrass FestivalTelluride, CO -- Tickets to the 39th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and all its rocky mountain glory, are going on sale six months in advance. On Wednesday December 7 at 9:00 am mountain time, tickets for the June 21-24, 2012 festival will be available for purchase. A 4-day Festival Pass if purchased in December sells for $165.00. Single-day festival tickets will be available in May 2012, after the announcement of the finalized single-day lineups. Park Camping is sold out according to Telluride officials as of Nov 15, 2011 but hotels and vacation rental lodging are still plentiful.

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