Next week, June 18-21, the town of Telluride will multiply in size. Around 15,000 people will fill the quiet box canyon for the 42nd Annual Bluegrass Festival in town-park. The event has become one of Telluride’s most popular and is fun for a great variety of visitors and locals. The festival will start with a free concert in Mountain Village on Wednesday night, and ends Sunday night after four consecutive days of bluegrass music including Ry Cooder, Sharon White & Ricky Skaggs; John Butler Trio; Janelle Monáe; Kacey Musgraves; Trampled By Turtles; Yonder Mtn String Band; Greensky Bluegrass; Rhonda Vincent; the incomparable Telluride House Band featuring the King of Telluride Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan and Bryan Sutton; and many more.
The Denver Post wrote an article discussing the necessary balance that small towns must achieve to host a major festival, which you can read in its entirety on the Post’s website DenverPost.com. It mentions Telluride as one such town to have achieved this balance; a notion we at O’Neill Stetina Group sincerely agree with. Bluegrass is one of many unforgettable summer events and a great time to come fall in love with such a unique and special place.