For the last 45 years, Telluride Bluegrass Festival has brought the best and brightest to Telluride, CO, reveling in the majesty that is folk and bluegrass music. This year’s 46th annual lineup is no exception, as many favorites, both old and new, will return to the festival once more on June 20th-23rd, 2019.
On Wednesday, the four-day music and camping festival unveiled their annual NightGrass programming. Colorado’s own Leftover Salmon will kick things off with the lone NightGrass show on Wednesday, June 19th at the Telluride Conference Center. The Sheridan Opera House will host Sierra Hull & Molly Tuttle (3/20), Yonder Mountain String Band (3/21), Steep Canyon Rangers (3/22), and Punch Brothers (3/23). Just a short ways up the road, the Michael D. Palm Theatre will see performances from Lake Street Dive (3/20), Railroad Earth (3/21), and Greensky Bluegrass (3/22). The Telluride favorite Fly Me To The Moon Saloon will host Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley Band (3/20), Horseshoes & Hand Grenades (3/21), and Jon Stickley Trio (3/22).
Telluride Bluegrass Festivals’ 2019 lineup boasts the likes of Brandi Carlile, Sam Bush Band, Kacey Musgraves, Jim James (full band), Gregory Alan Isakov, Greensky Bluegrass, Telluride House Band featuring Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Bryan Sutton & Stuart Duncan, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon (Stories From the Living Room set), Punch Brothers, Alison Brown, Becky Buller, Missy Raines, Molly Tuttle & Sierra Hull, The Tim O’Brien Band, Railroad Earth, Peter Rowan, Lake Street Dive, The Jerry Douglas Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, Chris Thile, Broke Mountain Bluegrass Band, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, Wood Belly, and many more.
Tickets to NightGrass shows are completely separate from festival tickets. To give festival goers a fair chance to get tickets, Telluride Bluegrass Festival will be selling all NightGrass tickets via a 48-hour online lottery again this year, which opens on Tuesday, April 9th from 12:01am (MST) through Wednesday, April 10th at 11:59pm (MST).
For more information on Telluride’s 2019 NightGrass programming, head here.