Each June, The Telluride Bluegrass Festival gathers music lovers from all over the world for four days of socializing, casual dancing, and lots of fun. The festival has taken place on the third weekend of June in Telluride, Colorado, since 1973. It is mostly focused on bluegrass and country music and is visited by 15,000-48,000 people every year.
The Telluride Festival is a family-friendly event with entertainment for kids, food and various competitions. In the past years the festival featured Johnny Cash, Sam Bush, David Byrne, Chris Daniels & The Kings, Bill Monroe, Nanci Griffith, Mark O'Connor, Dixie Chicks, String Cheese Incident, Railroad Earth, New Grass Revival, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Willie Nelson, Robert Plant, John Prine, Nickel Creek, Yonder Mountain String Band, John Butler Trio, Mumford & Sons, Elvis Costello, Telluride House Band, Trampled by Turtles, Kacey Musgraves and Yonder Mountain String Band, just to name a few.