Telluride Bluegrass: Initial 2017 Line-up For Solstice

Just in time for the winter solstice, Planet Bluegrass is proud to announce the preliminary lineup for the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival – held the weekend nearest the summer solstice, June 15-18, 2017. Tickets and camping are on sale now here or by calling 800-624-2422. 

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The initial 2017 lineup for the Telluride Bluegrass Festival includes many of the brilliant artists who have defined the adventurous genre of “Telluride Bluegrass” for the past 43 years.

Among the new highlights of the 43rd annual lineup are:

– A special bluegrass set from multi-platinum country star Dierks Bentley with The Travelin’ McCourys;
– The return of powerhouse vocalist Brandi Carlile;
– The socially conscious indie grooves of Dispatch;
– The transcendent harmony of Elephant Revival;
– A festival-opening solo set from new Prairie Home Companion host Chris Thile;
– And the only appearance of the all-star Telluride House Band featuring six of the world’s most revered acoustic musicians: Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan, and Bryan Sutton.

This initial lineup represents about two-thirds of the festival’s main stage lineup.Watch for major additional artist announcements in the coming months,leading up to the complete single-day lineup announcement in early March.

Line-up:

* Sam Bush Band
* Brandi Carlile
* Dierks Bentley with The Travelin’ McCourys
* Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Bela, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart
* Dispatch
* Yonder Mountain String Band
* Greensky Bluegrass
* Bela 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
* Telluride Troubadour & Band Contests

Plus many more still to be announced…

Four-day passes and single-day tickets, as well as camping in several offsite campgrounds, are still available. As always, Planet Bluegrass charges no handling fees on any tickets.

About Telluride Bluegrass:

Set in a historic mining town deep in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, the 10,000-person festival is held the weekend nearest the summer solstice. Four different alpine waterfalls are visible throughout the small town,population 2300; elevation 8750’.

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Susan Viebrock

Susan Viebrock

Susan is Telluride Inside… and Out’s founder and editor-in-chief, the visionary on the team, in charge of content, concept and development. For 19+ years, Susan has covered Telluride’s cultural economy, which includes non-profits and special events. Much of her writing features high-profile individuals in the arts, entertainment, business, and politics. She is a former Citibank executive specializing in strategic planning and new business development, and a certified Viniyoga instructor.

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