With just seven days until the Summer Solstice with Counting Crows and Emmylou Harris, we sincerely hope everyone knew this announcement was coming... 4-day passes for the 34th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival (June 21-24) are now sold-out.
If you missed out, that doesn't necessarily mean the gates to the Festivarian family reunion have been closed, quite yet: single-day tickets for Thursday, Friday, and Sunday are still available. But get yours right now at shop.bluegrass.com.
We will continue selling available single-day tickets online thru Tuesday, June 19, at which point any remaining tickets will only be sold in-person at the festival box office in Telluride.
The festival box office - located at the east end of Pacific Avenue next to the festival entrance - will be open every day starting Monday at 10am. Exact box office hours are available at bluegrass.com.
If you are driving to Telluride before Wednesday evening, be aware that road construction 5 miles west of Telluride may cause significant delays. Construction will be suspended, however, from 6pm Wednesday thru sometime on Monday morning. If you are traveling within those times you should not experience any problems. Full details are available at bluegrass.com or at www.cotrip.org.
If you are still looking for a ride to Telluride (or maybe even a ticket) check out the free Ride Board at festivarian.com. If you're not sure whether you need to spend a day (or more) at Telluride Bluegrass, spend a few minutes at the Festivarian Forum. It will only take a few minutes to read how becoming a Festivarian can change your life.
But don't linger there long. Check out the single-day lineups then grab your single-day tickets for Thursday, Friday, or Sunday, and maybe a NightGrass ticket or two, while you still can. The first tarp rush begins in just a few days.
We bid you safe and happy trails to Telluride. And if you happen to see someone along the way with a glowing grin, they're probably a Festivarian. Just like you. We'll see you in a few days...
The Folks on Planet Bluegrass
Sustainable Festivation Tip #4 - At the Festival
You've been counting-down the days on your (paperless, reusable) calendar for months. You've been stockpiling vintage TBF beer cups and sturdy plastic water bottles for weeks. And finally, your time is here...
At the festival you'll be composting or recycling almost everything - including all the plates, napkins, and silverware from all our festival vendors. If you have any questions about what goes where, our volunteers will helpfully advise you.
Our festival sponsors are professionals in the field of sustainable festivation. While you're at the Festival, spend some time with them in the Greentown area. They'd love to share some of their thoughts and insights on simple ways you can improve our planet.
This is your time and you should enjoy it. You never know: some of that enjoyment mixed with your new sustainable festivation mindset might just carry over into the rest of your life.
Pack It Out
After Alison Krauss has sung her last note on Sunday, Chris Thile has picked his last mandolin string, and the jam session next to your tent has finished their final fiddle tune, it'll be time to think about returning home.
We understand it can be a powerfully emotional time saying goodbye to the Festival and the Family, so we only ask 2 things of you:
Pack out everything you brought in - your chairs, your tarp, your disco ball, your couch, your cans, your guitar strings. If they fit in your vehicle on the way to Telluride, they should fit back in on the drive back home. Sure you'll have a few additions - a souvenir festival program, a few CDs, a poster, maybe a couple shirts - but we think it'll all still fit.
And second, find your aforementioned (paperless, reusable) calendar and write the words "TBF 35" on the dates June 19-22, 2008. We'll see you then. We'll all see you then.
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