2015 FirstGrass Concert

2011 Firstgrass (photo: Benko Photographics)
Festivarians at 2011 FirstGrass
(photo Benko Photographics)

For over a decade now Yonder Mountain String Band has officially "kicked-off" Telluride Bluegrass with their Wednesday night show at the Telluride Conference Center. Five years ago we decided that kick-off needed a kick-off of its own...

Join us in the inspiring location of Sunset Plaza in Mountain Village for this free outdoor show on Wednesday, June 17 from 5-8pm. Watch for the announcement of the 2015 FirstGrass artists later this Spring.

Sunset Plaza in Mountain Village

Sunset Plaza is located along Mountain Village Boulevard in the heart of it all – the Village Center. Well-located with easy access of the Chondola, Sunset Plaza is aptly named because of its west-facing orientation resulting in great sun exposure and amazing sunset views.

View from Mountain Village
Sunset Plaza in Mountain Village

Sunset Plaza is easily accessible by foot or gondola. Once in the Village Center, stroll through Heritage Plaza and Conference Center Plaza where many of the town’s shops and restaurants are located before following the cobblestone walkway to Sunset Plaza.

As always, the gondola from Telluride provides a breathtaking (and free) means of traveling to Mountain Village. Plan to spend the evening in Mountain Village - dining at one of the numerous great restaurants, wandering the shops, taking in the spectacular views, and enjoying the official first bluegrass of the 40th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

2015 FirstGrass Artists

Watch for the announcement of the 2015 FirstGrass artists later this Spring...

The FirstGrass Concert is completely free thanks to a partnership between Planet Bluegrass and the Town of Mountain Village.

Planet BluegrassTown of Mountain Village