We are doing a series this month reviewing different festivals that we love. This is not just a festival but an organization that is creme de la creme. We will be featuring the epic Telluride Bluegrass Festival produced by the great Planet Bluegrass. Planet Bluegrass also produces RockyGrass (and RockyGrass academy) as well as Folks Fest in Lyons, CO. RockyGrass and Folks Fest are also some favorites of ours that we have sadly not been able to do since we moved to North Carolina. We highly recommend checking either or both out as not only is it amazing bluegrass and folk artists but they are located at Planet Bluegrass headquarters on the St. Vrain river right down the street from Oskar Blues Brewery.
Oh yeah….back to Telluride!!! Wow…..Telluride Bluegrass is just one of those festivals that should be on every festivarians bucket list. Telluride Bluegrass festival is nestled in the town of Telluride, CO at 9,000 ft elevation so be prepared for all types of weather including maybe even some snow. Held every year during the Summer Solstice Telluride Bluegrass offers an experience like no other. Epic landscape with some of bluegrass’s most incredible talent, and some of the happiest people on earth. You can hike to mountaintop lakes, take in the town life, or throw your Tarpestry in or around town park and listen the music play while taking a siesta by the river under some pine trees. Tarpestry hosts a giveaway every Saturday morning at Telluride Bluegrass for all of the legendary early morning tarp runners. If you don’t know what I’m talking about as far as tarp runners, check out this video! Smiles and sunshine and some of the most delicious food you can find inside and outside of the festival grounds. Telluride is a well oiled machine going on 46 years and is one of the most safe, green, happy and well organized festivals we have ever been to. Can’t really say enough about Telluride Bluegrass except that you need to go!