"When the frost bites the nose
And the snow chills the feet,
Much warmth can be found
In that music so sweet"
(1988 Telluride Bluegrass holiday card)
To which we'll add:
"No sweeter warmth can be found
Than the lineups of next year,
Get your tickets right now
For a summer of good cheer"
We know... you've been refreshing your inbox for the last month waiting for this message; checking that spam folder to a holiday soundtrack of Béla Fleck, John Cowan, or "Jerry Christmas." Well, wait no longer, your summer cheer is here...
After spending the past week personally introducing some of this year's new acts on the Festivarian Forum, we're thrilled to announce the entire preliminary lineup for the 37th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival (June 17-20, 2010):
• Sam Bush Band • Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer • Yonder Mountain String Band • Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Béla, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart • Del McCoury Band • Hot Rize • Leftover Salmon • Tim O'Brien Band • Jerry Douglas • Josh Ritter Band • Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile • Peter Rowan • Carolina Chocolate Drops • John Cowan Band • Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros • Imelda May • Cadillac Sky • Mumford & Sons • The Drepung Monks • Sarah Jarosz • The Hillbenders • And many more...
Tickets and camping are available now. This includes a very limited number of Warner Field camping passes (they may in fact be gone by the time you read this) and a similarly limited number of holiday-priced ($30 discount) 4-day passes.
Order now at shop.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422. As always, Planet Bluegrass charges no handling fees on any orders and Telluride Bluegrass tickets are fully refundable prior to May 7.
For you RV campers: the festival's RV camping has moved to Lawson Hill this year. A few of these passes may still be available. But act fast.
Single-day tickets will be available in the Spring after the release of the complete single-day lineup. In the meantime, we've got lots more names to announce. Keep watching the Festivarian Forum, and follow us on facebook and twitter for all the latest news.
With this being the historic 20th Anniversary of our "summit on the song" we just couldn't keep any secrets this year - especially when the lineup starts out looking like this.
• Ani DiFranco • The Swell Season • Richard Thompson • Greg Brown• The Waifs • Marc Cohn • David Wilcox • Darrell Scott • Liz Longley • and many more still to be announced...
Holiday-priced tickets and camping are available now to spend an August weekend with friends along the St. Vrain River immersed and stories and songs - shop.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422.
Maybe this is your year to join us for an entire week of inspiration and creativity at The Song School (August 8-12). This year's faculty includes David Wilcox, Darrell Scott, and many others – with many more to be added over the coming months. Make your reservations now. The Song School continues to fill-up earlier and earlier every year.
Now's your chance to pick-up 3-day passes for RockyGrass at a holiday price. They won't be around long. As if we needed to give you another reason to order your tickets this very instant, have you seen the initial lineup for the 2010 RockyGrass (July 23-25):
• Doc Watson • Sam Bush Bluegrass Band • Tony Rice Unit • Jesse McReynolds & Bobby Osborne • The Travelin' McCourys with Tony Rice • Infamous Stringdusters • The Seldom Scene • Sierra Hull & Highway 111 • Bearfoot • Mark Johnson & Emory Lester • The Farewell Drifters • 49 Special • and many more still to be announced...
Get your tickets and camping now – shop.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422 – for another classic weekend of bluegrass in Lyons. Spread the good cheer by forwarding this message to your festivarian family and beyond.
We've got many more exciting developments to share with you this winter. It's going to be another magical year on Planet Bluegrass. We can't wait to spend it with you.
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