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Telluride Bluegrass Festival

By the Book in Telluride: Presenting 40 Years of Festivation

Michael Bialas | Posted 06.17.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

The Telluride Bluegrass Festival this week is celebrating its 41st year of roots music in the picture-perfect setting among the San Juan Mountain peaks in southwest Colorado. It's a shame if you haven't experienced it at least once.

13 Music Festivals You Should Actually Attend This Summer

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts

It's easy to hate music festivals. Some have grown so enormous and commercialized that you're more likely to encounter the stench of crowds and brande...

Telluride Bluegrass Festival Lineup

Posted 06.04.2013 | Denver

Bluegrass music and mountain fans are nearing their annual pilgrimage to the San Juan Mountains of Telluride for the summer solstice. June 20th wil...

5 Awesome Music Festivals At Ski Resorts

Liftopia | Posted 06.09.2012 | Travel
Liftopia

A party in the middle of the frozen forest transforms traditional warming huts into bars and sausage factories; the Arctic Disco is two dance floors inside a giant igloo carved out of ice.

Bright Lights and Dark Days Ahead: Dead Man Winter Comes Alive

Michael Bialas | Posted 11.27.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

It would be so easy to rebrand his latest side project as Trampled by Winter or Dead Man Turtles. Apparently, Dave Simonett, the primary songwriter, singer, guitarist and frontman of Trampled by Turtles, had something completely different in mind with Dead Man Winter.

Trampled by Turtles Kick Some Serious Bluegrass at Telluride

Michael Bialas | Posted 08.28.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Trampled by Turtles, the Minnesota quintet, put on a dazzling performance that couldn't be topped on Day 2 of the 38th Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Fathers, Mumford & Sons at Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Michael Bialas | Posted 08.21.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

The buzz has been building for Mumford & Sons since their first appearance at Telluride last year, and it may have reached epic proportions on June 19, 2011.

A Double Date With Sara Watkins at Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Michael Bialas | Posted 08.21.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Colin Meloy sarcastically said he was offering one number "free of charge" as the campaign theme song for Michele Bachmann. The "Calamity Song," drew raucous cheers and applause from the left-leaning crowd.

Steve Earle, Allison Moorer, Sarah McLachlan Go to Telluride Bluegrass Heaven (Day 1)

Michael Bialas | Posted 08.20.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

"The first time I played here, which was about 15 years ago I guess, I looked up during the set and saw the waterfall and forgot the entire second verse of the song I was playing."

Faces of Telluride, Part 3: Nora Jane Struthers, Fresh Face

Michael Bialas | Posted 08.15.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Along with her band the Bootleggers, Nora Jane Struthers has followed the formidable footsteps of bands such as the Dixie Chicks and Nickel Creek by winning the prestigious Telluride band contest.

Faces of Telluride, Part 2: Dave Simonett, Furious-Pace Face

Michael Bialas | Posted 08.14.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

The quintet that once performed shows in front of 10 to 20 people in Colorado headlined a sold-out concert on April Fool's Day 2011 at Denver's Ogden Theater. Now they are poised to make their first appearance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Faces of Telluride, Part 1: Abigail Washburn, Friendly Face

Michael Bialas | Posted 08.13.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

If Abigail Washburn didn't already have a job as an earnest clawhammer banjo player who takes adventurous side trips away from the bluegrass realm that has served her so well, the singer-songwriter could run for mayor of Telluride. And win.

Snobs in Hippieville: Our Guide to the 38th Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Erin Barnes | Posted 08.03.2011 | Denver
Erin Barnes

Music festivals are much like the Boy Scouts in that it's very important to be prepared. Here's how we have prepared ourselves for the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, June 16th-19th.

Festival Season in Colorado

Kathrine Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kathrine Warren

Summer festival season is in full-swing, and now that I live in the unofficial festival capital of the world (Telluride) my radar of summer festivals has expanded its reach by quite a bit.

EXCLUSIVE: Telluride Bluegrass Festival Announces Schedule

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The folks at Planet Bluegrass have done it once again, booking an impressive lineup for the 37th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Organizers s...