Rollilng Stone named Telluride Bluegrass and The Ride festivals as top 10 Colorado mountain music festivals of 2020!!!
Posted: January 17, 2020 by Karen McCarthy
5. Telluride Bluegrass Festival, June 18-21, Telluride
An adorning crowd of 10,000 self-proclaimed “Festivarians” dance to the music at the 31st annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, in Telluride, Colorado. (Photo by Tim Tadder/Corbis via Getty Images)
A top ticket of the Colorado festival season, TBF returns for its 48th year. Some 12,000 attendees are expected for each day’s twangy session. Buying tickets to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival requires a lot of advance planning since the event has become so popular. Though the lineup isn’t out until the new year, recent headliners include Kacey Musgraves, Jim James, Sturgill Simpson and Norah Jones. June is officially camping season in Colorado, though Telluride’s spread of boutique hotels may convince festival-goers to drop a little extra for something special. The Mountain Lodge Telluride has that warm alpine appeal and rooms that start around $169, while the Lumière with Inspiratooffers exquisite comfort around $500. For something that taps into Colorado’s Southwestern roots, consider the Ice House Lodge (from $248). Or try the New Sheridan Hotel (from $163) which opened in 1891, and was remodeled in 2008, and is smack in the middle of the town’s historic district.