2016 tickets and camping are on sale now at shop.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422

2016 Festival Tickets

"The granddaddy of the modern festival circuit."
—Relix Magazine

Festival passes and camping for the 43rd Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival (June 16-19, 2016) are on sale now at shop.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422.

If you missed out on tickets, fear not. We will begin releasing any returned tickets on Tuesdays -- at a randomly chosen time between 10am-2pm MST -- online-only in the "Returned Ticket Resale" section of shop.bluegrass.com. This year we began releasing these tickets in early January.

As always, the price listed here is the final price you pay - we charge no handling fees of any kind. Once you have your tickets, connect with your fellow Telluride Festivarians.

2016 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Tickets
4-day Festival Pass
$230
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Thursday Festival Pass
$80
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Friday Festival Pass
$80
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Saturday Festival Pass
$80
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Sunday Festival Pass
$80
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NightGrass Shows Sold-out via Online lottery
2016 Telluride Bluegrass Camping
Town Park Camping w/ 4-day Festival Pass
Sold via online lottery open November 2-11
$340
Sold-out via online lottery
Town Park Vehicle Pass
Town Park camping pass required.
Sold-out via online lottery open November 2-11
$200
Sold-out via online lottery
Warner Field Camping w/ 4-day Festival Pass
Sold via online lottery open November 2-11
$340
Sold-out via online lottery
High School Camping
4-day Festival Pass required
$65
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Lawson Hill Camping
Single-Day or 4-day Festival Pass required
$60
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Mary E. Ilium Camping
4-day Festival Pass required
$55
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Mary E. Ilium Vehicle Pass
Mary E Ilium camping pass required
$55
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Lawson Hill RV
4-day Festival Pass required
$200
Sold-out

Children 12 and under are free for festival and camping with a paying adult. Tickets are refundable according to our refund policy. Please note: Resale of Telluride Bluegrass Festival and NightGrass tickets for more than the initial value is extremely un-festivarian and strictly forbidden.


Festival box office
Festival box office

Ticketing Policies

Tickets for Telluride Bluegrass continue to sell-out faster than ever. To get tickets to as many dedicated Festivarians as possible, we're continuing with the ticketing changes we made two years ago.

One Price for 4-Day Passes

As the number of Festivarians lined-up to purchase tickets on the onsale day has dramatically surpassed the number of "holiday discount" tickets, this discount no longer makes sense. What was originally intended to reward Festivarians who purchase tickets for the holidays, has become a nominal reward for the tech-savy few and a major frustration for everyone else just trying to purchase tickets. Two years ago we cut this discount in half, and last year we removed the discount completely -- investing this money instead in new webservers to better handle our initial ticketing demand.

Bela Fleck & Chris Thile (photo Benko Photographics)
Béla Fleck & Chris Thile
(photo Benko Photographics)

Earlier Single-Day Ticket Onsale

Again this year we will begin selling single-day tickets on the same day that 4-day passes go onsale (Friday, December 4). Prior to last year we had waited to begin selling single-day tickets until we could announce the complete single-day lineup – typically sometime in late winter. Rather than forcing ourselves into another single-day ticket lottery (as we had to do in 2012), we have decided to make this year's tickets available prior to the single-day lineup announcement.

Ticket Limits

Again this year you will be limited to a maximum of 4 tickets of a given type (e.g. 4-day pass, Friday single-day) per customer. After enforcing several different ticket limits over the past few years, this limit of 4 tickets per customer is intended to get tickets to as many Festivarians as possible, while limiting large purchases by scalpers.

Telluride Festivarian (photo Benko Photographics)
Telluride Festivarian
(photo Benko Photographics)

Online Lottery for Warner Field Campground

As we have done with Town Park camping passes for more than a decade, for the second year Warner Field camping passes are also being sold via an online lottery. With the demand for Warner Field camping growing dramatically for the past few years, a lottery has become the only way to fairly sell these very in-demand passes.

Email Barcode Tickets

All tickets for the 2016 Telluride Bluegrass Festival will again either be emailed (as PDF attachments containing a barcode) or held at will-call. These emailed barcode tickets need to be printed at home and scanned at the festival box office. By using barcode tickets, we aim to deter scalpers and avoid incidents of tickets lost in the mail. Of course, if you prefer not to use these new email / barcode tickets you can elect to have your tickets held at will-call. As always, there are no service fees for any Planet Bluegrass tickets.