Telluride Bluegrass Fest Bestows Big Opportunities in 50th Annual Lineup

Bella White / Charles Wesley Godwin / Sierra Ferrell

There are bigger festivals, and maybe in someone’s opinion, better festivals. But few festivals in the roots space are as prestigious as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in beautiful Telluride, Colorado. Celebrating its 50th year in 2023 of hosting bluegrass and bluegrass-adjacent music in the beautiful mountains during the summer solstice, this year is slated to be something especially memorable.

As you can imagine, the 2023 lineup for June 15th to 18th includes some stalwart names of bluegrass, from The Del McCoury Band, The Peter Rowan Band, and The Earls of Leicester, along with ample acts from the jamgrass world such as Greensky Bluegrass and Leftover Salmon, as well as legends from the country and bluegrass world like Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Alison Krauss with Robert Plant.

But the best part is how Telluride Bluegrass continues to open its doors to the important voices of independent country, and give them an opportunity to mark off a bucket list experience by taking the Telluride Bluegrass stage. In 2023, this honor is going to Charles Wesley Godwin, who is absolutely surging right now do to his sincere and powerful Appalachian songwriting and proximity to Zach Bryan, and Sierra Ferrell who is finally filling the void in independent country of a true female headliner.

Also just announced as part of the full 2023 lineup is fan favorite Town Mountain, who just released a new album Lines in the Levee in late 2022, and Two Runner out of California which has paired Paige Anderson and Emilie Rose. They’ll be releasing their debut album Modern Cowboy on March 24th. Another worthy name is Bella White, who releases her new album Among Other Things on April 21st.

Unfortunately if you want tickets, Telluride has long since sold out. However, promoter Planet Bluegrass will put refunded tickets back on sale in the coming weeks. You can find info about re-sale tickets by CLICKING HERE.

But whether you can make it to Telluride or not, it’s cool to root on your favorite artists who will enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in 2023.

50th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival Lineup:

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

The String Cheese Incident

Sam Bush Band

Béla Fleck and The Flecktones

Emmylou Harris with Watchhouse

Gregory Alan Isakov

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Punch Brothers

Del McCoury Band

Greensky Bluegrass

The Infamous Stringdusters

Leftover Salmon

Nickel Creek

Yonder Mountain String Band

Long Jon

Telluride House Band

Sarah Jarosz

Tim O’Brien Band

The Peter Rowan Band

The Earls of Leicester

Chris Thile

Sierra Ferrell

Charles Wesley Godwin

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy

Bella White

Yasmin Williams

Town Mountain

Two Runner

Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba

Full Cord (winners of the 2022 Telluride Band Competition)

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