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Telluride Bluegrass Music Festival/Planet Bluegrass/ Lyons, CO -- These days of darkness which we've known, will blow away with this new sun and bring unto us gentle tidings of joy, peace, and glimmers of the long summer days to come... For lurking among the Cottonwoods and river rock sculptures, we've begun to hear the faint whispers of St. Festivarius – tales of anniversaries and festivarian journeys, songs and stories, music and mountains, tarps and tickets, summer bliss and savored friendships, and lineups.

Yes, this is the email candy your inbox has been craving: the beginning of the 2013 Planet Bluegrass artist announcements...

For many across Festivarian Nation, the confluence of 40 years, the solstice, and the full moon has been enough to commit to our annual pilgrimage to 8,750' in Telluride. To that inspirational list we can now add a historic lineup of musicians who will share the Shellman stage this June 20-23 for the grand acoustic adventure that is Telluride Bluegrass...

  • Sam Bush Band
  • Jackson Browne
  • Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
  • Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Béla, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart
  • Yonder Mountain String Band
  • Feist
  • Hot Rize
  • Richard Thompson
  • Leftover Salmon
  • Jerry Douglas Band
  • Punch Brothers
  • Tim O'Brien
  • Peter Rowan
  • Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy
  • Trampled by Turtles
  • Sara Watkins
  • The Infamous Stringdusters
  • Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Sarah Jarosz
  • Elephant Revival
  • Lake Street Dive
  • BlueBilly Grit
  • Telluride Troubadour
  • many more still to be announced...
    • As you've hopefully heard by now, 4-day passes for the 40th Telluride Bluegrass sold-out in less than 4 hours on December 5 (!), followed by Friday and Saturday single-day tickets a few days later. But tickets are still available for Thursday and Sunday as well as camping in 3 of our campgrounds (High School, Lawson Hill, Mary E Ilium) and lodging in Telluride and Mountain Village. Order your tickets while you still can at shop.bluegrass.com.

      We'll be sharing several more major lineup additions in the coming weeks. A few of these names we're keeping to ourselves to give Festivarians extra time to grab these last few Thursday and Sunday single-day tickets.

      If you're still searching for your 4-day pass, we're now accepting Telluride volunteer applications. Or post your plea on the Festivarian Forum's "Ticket Exchange" board. As we get close to the March 22 refund deadline we'll release any returned tickets in the "Returned Ticket Resale" section of shop.bluegrass.com.

      Finally, we're now accepting songwriting submissions for the prestigious Telluride Troubadour contest. Finalists perform throughout Telluride during the festival, with the winner receiving a gorgeous custom Shanti guitar.

      Visit the Planet at www.bluegrass.com for additional information, updates and tickets.

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