Telluride Bluegrass Festival and RockyGrass Confirm Initial Lineups
Planet Bluegrass has confirmed the lineups for two of its longest running roots gatherings. The 34th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival will take place from June 21-24, featuring such choice acts as Alison Krauss & Union Station, Sam Bush Band , Chick Corea & Bela Fleck, Emmylou Harris, Yonder Mountain String Band, B Fleck & the Flecktones, Chris Thile & How to Grow a Band featuring Bryan Sutton, Jerry Douglas Band, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile, John Cowan Band, Peter Rowan & Crucial Country, Dougie MacLean Band, Jackie Green, Mike Marshall & Hamilton de Holanda, Sparrow Quartet, Crooked Still, Infamous Stringdusters, Avett Brothers, and Greensky Bluegrass, among others. The festival will also present The Telluride House Band, which features festival stalwarts Fleck, Meyer, Douglas, Bush, and Sutton in a rare joint performance.
Then, from July 27-29, the RockyGrass Festival will take place in Lyons, CO. Artists currently on tap for the 35th annual gathering include Nickel Creek, Sam Bush Bluegrass Band, Del McCoury Band, Marty Stuart & the Fabulous Superlatives, Peter Rowan and Tony Rice Quartet, Chris Thile & the How to Grow a Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Claire Lynch Band, Kruger Brothers, Cherryholmes, Biscuit Burners, Bearfoot Bluegrass, Red Molly, and Long Road Home, among others. A number of artists will be added to both festivals in the coming months.