The annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival will be filling the mountains of Colorado with music this weekend. Unlike last week’s Bonnaroo, in Manchester Tennessee, the festival in Telluride draws a much more mellow collection of acts. This years line-up includes – Lyle Lovett, Allison Krauss, Béla Fleck, Yonder Mountain String Band, Del McCoury Band, and more.
Coinciding with the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, the festival is not only a celebration of bluegrass but of the beginning of summer. Nestled in the San Juan mountains at 8,750 feet elevation, Telluride is a fantastic spot to begin the season. Mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, ghost towns, and the highest cascade in Colorado (Bridal Veil Falls) await those who want something beyond the music.
A four-day festival pass will set you back $185 but the day passes are just $60. Camping is still available for the concert so if you want to get into the mountains for some “pickin” act fast.