Telluride Bluegrass: Lineup/Tickets For 2018

The 45th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival announces the initial lineup for the weekend, June 21-June 24, on the winter solstice, or exactly 6 months from opening morning.

Discount tickets for Telluride locals/San Miguel residents are still available exclusively at Telluride Music. Before the Telluride Music processing fees, 4-day passes are discounted $10; single-day tickets are discounted $5. There is a limit of 2 4-day passes or 2 single-day tickets (per day) to each SMC resident.Tickets for the general public went on sale 2 weeks ago here or 800-624-2422.  More information here. 

In addition to the many bluegrass all-stars across the generations who return for this 45th Anniversary celebration (from Sam Bush, Del McCoury, Emmylou Harris, Tim O’Brien, Telluride House Band  –  to Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mtn String Band, Leftover Salmon, Punch Brothers, Stringdusters) this year’s lineup also includes:
“Live from Here” with Chris Thile. The national live radio broadcast of this 2-hour music variety show — formerly known as A Prairie Home Companion — will be broadcast live from the Main Stage on Saturday afternoon featuring the music and culture of Telluride Bluegrass.
Sturgill Simpson, the daring, genre-expanding country superstar.
St. Paul & the Broken Bones, acclaimed soul band from Birmingham, Alabama.
I’m With Her: Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz & Aoife O’Donovan, an all-star trio who “formed” at TBF a few years ago.
The Wood Brothers, high-energy rootsy trio led by Colorado-raised brothers.
Edgar Meyer & Christian McBride, a duet of the world’s two greatest upright bassists.
Peter Rowan & the Free Mexican Airforce featuring Flaco Jimenez. The 78-year-old Flaco Jimenez is the King of Tex-Mex accordion.
Here’s how the Bluegrass weekend shapes up as of now, with many more to be announced:

Sam Bush Band  *  Sturgill Simpson  *  Emmylou Harris  *  Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Bela, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart  *  “Live From Here” with Chris Thile (live radio broadcast)  * The Del McCoury Band  *  Yonder Mountain String Band  * Greensky Bluegrass  *  Leftover Salmon  *  St. Paul & the Broken Bones  *  I’m With Her: Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz & Aoife O’Donovan  *  Tim O’Brien Band  *  The Jerry Douglas Band  *  Punch Brothers  *  Edgar Meyer & Christian McBride  *  Bela Fleck  *  The Infamous Stringdusters  *  The Wood Brothers  *  Chris Thile  *  Peter Rowan & the Free Mexican Air Force featuring Flaco Jimenez  *  Billy Strings  *  Sugar & The Mint  *

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Brian Eyster

2 Responses

  1. Alex Kilzer says:

    What day does St Paul and the Broken Bones play on?

    • admin says:

      While the lineup has been announced, the schedule has not. Watch Telluride Inside…and Out for the actual schedule, which should be available in the next few weeks. Thanks for your inquiry.