Telluride Turns 30
Some of the many artists on the four-day list are Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris & Spyboy, Leftover Salmon, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Waifs, Edgar Meyer, Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller Williams, Nickel Creek, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Kasey Chambers, and The Hackensaw Boys. As usual, the fest will take over Telluride, Colo., nestled against the San Juan Mountains, June 19-22.
Telluride is quite possibly the only music festival that boasts of free-time activities including gondola rides, mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding. There are also historic ghost towns and hot springs to check out while in the San Juan box canyon.
Promoting a family-friendly atmosphere, Telluride has some fun stuff for the kids in the Family Tent. Every day, there will be interactive entertainment by children’s entertainers, the Sunsense Solar Education Lab, and an arts and crafts tent. Mornings feature a juggling school and the Rocky Mountain Ark animal zoo.
For the big kids, Telluride offers a chance to channel your inner jam-god through daily workshops. These feature presentations, jam sessions, emerging artists, and allow for audience interaction.
Tickets are $170 for four-day passes and $55 for single-day. They are already on sale through bluegrass.com. Camp sites are readily available with more information found on the Web site.