Elks Park Workshops
|Doc Watson Tribute at Elks Park
(photo Benko Photographics)
Watch for the announcement of the 2016 Elks Park schedule late in the spring, typically a few weeks before the festival.
A long-standing Telluride tradition, workshops are presented during the 4 days of the Festival. These intimate events bring together unique musical collaborations and more informal performances from festival artists as well as the preliminary rounds for both the Telluride Troubadour and band contests.
These events are presented free to all Festivarians at Elks Park, located on the south side of Colorado Avenue directly across from the Sheridan Opera House.
Download a mobile-friendly version of the entire 2015 Telluride Bluegrass schedule.
2015 Elks Park schedule
To help with your Telluride Bluegrass Festival planning, below is last year's (2015) Elks Park schedule. We'll be announcing the 2016 schedule a few weeks before the 2016 Festival.
- Thursday, June 18, 2015
- 11:00am — Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn: Banjo Love
- 12:15pm — Troubadour Contest: Preliminary Round
- 2:00pm —Yonder Mountain String Band: Flocking Black Sheep
- 3:15pm — Dave Bruzza & Dave Simonett: Daves Play Dylan
- 4:30pm — Punch Brothers: Happy Hour
- Friday, June 19, 2015
- 10:00am — Band Contest: Preliminary Round
- Noon — Edgar Meyer: Bass Alone & Other Cultural Oddities
- 1:30pm — Pete & Joan Wernick: Basic Jamming, Only 4 Chords Needed - GCDA (Bring your instrument!)
- 2:45pm — Troubadour Contest: Final Round
- 3:45pm — Tim O'Brien, Kris Drever & Bridget Kearney: Short Order Sessions
- 4:45pm — Troubadour winner announcement
- 5:00pm — Ed Helms, Ian Riggs & Jacob Tilove: The Lonesome Trio
- Saturday, June 20, 2015
- 10:30am — Michael Hornick, Bobby Wintringham & Friends: Instrument Building
- Noon — Telluride Troubadours: In the Round
- 1:30pm — Stephen Mougin: Mojo & Friends
- 3:00pm — Telluride Troubadours: In the Round
- 4:30pm — Robert Ellis & Kelly Doyle: Songwriting & Harmony (Bring your instrument!)
- Sunday, June 21, 2015
- 11:30am— Green Goddesses: Recycling Is Sexy
- 1:00pm —Trout Steak Revival: Performance
- 2:30pm— Telluride Troubadours: In the Round
- 4:00pm — Fruition: Performance
All workshops and times are subject to change. Check the signboards at Elks Park for any last-minute changes.