Telluride Bluegrass Festival Announces Initial 2016 Lineup


The 43rd annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival will take place in the historic mountain town of Telluride, Colorado June 16 – 19. Today, festival organizers have announced the initial lineup for the June event. Of particular note is the inclusion of Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, who last performed together in 2012. For now, this is the only confirmed date for the legendary act.

Sam Bush Band, Neil Finn, Emmylou Harris and John Prine will be among the headliners of Telluride ’16. Other acts announced today include Yonder Mountain String Band, the Del McCoury Band, Dave Rawlings Machine, Leftover Salmon, Greensky Bluegrass and The Infamous Stringdusters. The Telluride House Band’s set will feature many fixtures of past events including Bush, Fleck and Jerry Douglas. Additional lineup announcements are forthcoming.

While four-day passes sold-out faster than ever in the festival’s history, single-day tickets for Thursday and Sunday are still available. Four-day festival passes sold-out within 30 minutes of going on sale December 4.

Telluride Bluegrass Festival Initial Lineup

  • Sam Bush Band
  • Neil Finn
  • Emmylou Harris
  • John Prine
  • Telluride House Band (featuring Sam, Bela, Jerry, Edgar, Stuart & Bryan)
  • Bela Fleck & The Flecktones
  • Yonder Mountain String Band
  • Del McCoury Band
  • Dave Rawlings Machine
  • Tim O’Brien Band
  • Leftover Salmon
  • Punch Brothers
  • Jerry Douglas Band
  • Greensky Bluegrass
  • Peter Rowan Band
  • The Infamous Stringdusters
  • Chris Thile
  • Kruger Brothers with the Kontras Quartet
  • Shane Koyczan & The Short Story Long
  • Sierra Hull
  • The Lil’ Smokies
  • Telluride Troubadour & Band Contests