We reported initial details about the Telluride festival just before Christmas. Now we are able to bring further information about the four-day event. With feet of snow falling on the peaks above Telluride, it’s time to start dreaming about the warm summer days of snowmelt and sun – the music and magic of the 35th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival – June 19-22, 2008.
Have a look at the newly released single-day line-up and start planning for the full moon summer solstice in Telluride. Four-day and single-day tickets, camping, and lodging are all available now.
The 35th Annual Telluride Bluegrass coincides with the Summer Solstice and the days surrounding the full moon; the longest day of the year; the beginning of summer. It’s a magical time of sun and light, when the high country of Colorado puts away its skis and grabs hiking boots, kayaks, and a low-back festival chair to take in some bluegrass.
Thursday, June 19: Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Ani DiFranco Band, Arlo Guthrie, Del McCoury Band, Uncle Earl, Cadillac Sky, Darrell Scott
Friday, June 20: Leftover Salmon, Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder, Paolo Nutini, Tim O’Brien, Peter Rowan & the Free Mexican Airforce, The Emmitt Nershi Band, B?©la Fleck, Duos with Friends, Spring Creek Bluegrass Band
Saturday, June 21 (the summer solstice): The Frames, Sam Bush Band, Brett Dennen, Yonder Mountain String Band, Jerry Douglas Band, Tift Merritt, Steep Canyon Rangers
Sunday, June 22: Telluride House Band featuring Sam, B?©la, Jerry, Edgar & Bryan, The Swell Season: Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova from the film Once, Hot Rize with Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers, John Cowan & Darrell Scott Band, Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile, The Duhks, Solomon Burke
The Telluride website has biographical information for all the acts booked to appear at the festival this year.