Dierks Bentley, Brandi Carlile, Dispatch join Telluride lineup...
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  • 2017 Telluride Bluegrass lineup
• Telluride tix still available
• Yonder NYE giveaway
• Early discount tix for Folks

2017 Telluride Bluegrass FestivalHappy winter solstice, Festivarians! Today we celebrate the Yinjo-Yangdolin to our sunshine-filled gathering of Festivation Nation in Telluride every summer solstice. To add some light and warmth to the beginning of winter and the longest night of the year, we're excited to share the initial lineup for the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

(But before you're off dancin' to Sam, Dierks, Brandi, Dispatch, and many, many others, a friendly ticketing alert: a few Telluride Bluegrass 4-day passes and single-day tickets -- including Friday & Saturday -- are still available at shop.bluegrass.com. While you're there you might also pickup some holiday discount-priced 3-day passes for Folks Fest or a pair of the few remaining Friday & Sunday RockyGrass tickets...)

Now as promised, led by "The King of Telluride" Sam Bush's 43rd year, and the only appearance of the incomparable Telluride House Band, we're proud to share the beginning of the 2017 Telluride Bluegrass lineup:

Sam Bush Band • Brandi Carlile • Dierks Bentley with The Travelin' McCourys • Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Béla, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart • Dispatch • Yonder Mountain String Band • Greensky Bluegrass • Béla Fleck & Chris Thile • Elephant Revival • Punch Brothers • Hot Rize • Peter Rowan • Jerry Douglas Band • Tim O'Brien • Chris Thile • Sarah Jarosz • The East Pointers • Fireball Mail • many more still to be announced...

Brandi Carlile at the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass (photo: Benko Photographics)For our 44th pilgrimage to Telluride, we're excited to welcome multi-platinum country superstar Dierks Bentley for a special bluegrass set with The Travelin' McCourys. We're already feeling the goosebumps as Brandi Carlile will once again fill the box canyon with her soaring voice. Dispatch returns for a late-night set of socially conscious indie grooves. And the transcendent harmony of Elephant Revival will again illuminate the Shellman Memorial stage.

Our grand acoustic adventure at 8,750' features many of the groundbreaking artists who continue to redefine our unique genre of "Telluride Bluegrass." From the energetic jamgrass of Greensky Bluegrass and Yonder Mountain to the seminal songwriting of Peter Rowan, Tim O'Brien and Sarah Jarosz; from the virtuosity of Béla Fleck & Chris Thile and the Jerry Douglas Band to the joyously inventive harmonies of Punch Brothers and Hot Rize.

Festivarians at Telluride Bluegrass (photo: Benko Photographics)Among the new TBF voices are the stompin' fiddle & banjo of Canadian maritime trio The East Pointers; and the powerful bluegrass of Nashville quartet Fireball Mail. And we're far, far from done yet. Watch for more lineup additions in the coming weeks, leading up to the complete single-day lineup announcement in early March.

In case you missed it, 4-day passes, single-day tickets and camping are still available at shop.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422. Or if sleeping under the stars isn't your thing, check out our Telluride lodging page for Festivarian housing recommendations.

-- Other News --
Yonder on the TBF stage (photo: Benko Photographics)One of our favorite New Year's traditions is Yonder Mountain String Band at the Boulder Theater. This year they're playing 2 nights -- December 30 with The Railsplitters and an epic New Year's Eve show -- and we're giving away a pair of tickets to both nights. Check out our Facebook page for details.

We'll be announcing preliminary lineups for our Lyons festivals next month -- beginning with RockyGrass in early January, followed by the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival. Tickets and camping for both those festivals are on sale now at shop.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422, including a few remaining early discount-priced 3-day passes for Folks Fest.

Happy holidays from all of us at Planet Bluegrass! May yours be filled with love, friendship, and great music (here are a couple faves). Know that at this time of year we're very grateful to have the opportunity to work for all of you. We can't wait to create magic together in 2017.

With much love,
The Folks on Planet Bluegrass

Telluride Bluegrass Festival (photo: Benko Photographics)


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