Telluride Bluegrass Taps Sam Bush's 50th Festival Appearance, Lyle Lovett, Charley Crockett

Article Contributed by IVPR | Published on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

For more than five decades, the legendary Telluride Bluegrass Festival has been a bucket-list destination for not just string band fans but live music devotees the world over, not to mention the musicians who’ve graced the Telluride stage over all of these years. In fact, Sam Bush is making his 50th appearance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival this year—June 20-23, 2024 in Telluride, Colorado—having only missed the inaugural festival in 1974. Show-stopping country sensation Charley Crockett, festival favorites The Infamous Stringdusters, and the legendary Lyle Lovett join Bush as headliners for this year’s event, joining repeat visitors like Leftover Salmon, Sierra Hull, Sierra Ferrell, Punch Brothers, and many more on stage in Telluride’s Town Park. First-timers at this year’s Telluride Bluegrass Festival Include Ocie Elliott, Madison Cunningham, Ripe, SistaStrings, Langan Band, Po Ramblin’ Boys, Danny Paisley, Ripe, and Larry & Joe. A full daily lineup can be found below.

“We’re so excited to be celebrating Sam’s 50th Bluegrass appearance,” says Planet Bluegrass’ Grace Barrett. “He’s an integral part of this festival’s history and what it means to people who trek all the way to the San Juans every June. His legacy brings new folks into our world every year. In addition to doing everything we can to commemorate his special anniversary, we’re also really looking forward to welcoming some first-time-TBF-ers to the Main Stage.”

For some lucky fans, an extremely limited number of tickets are still available right here, and for those lucky enough to have gotten their Telluride Bluegrass tickets already, there are still some camping passes available for Lawson Hill Camping and Mary E Ilium which can be found here. For any further information, please visit

Thursday, June 20th:

Charley Crockett

Madison Cunningham

Telluride House Band (feat. Sam, Béla, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan, & Stuart)

Big Richard

The Langan Band

Sierra Hull

Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass

Chris Thile

Friday, June 21st:

The Infamous Stringdusters

Elephant Revival

Leftover Salmon

As We Speak: Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, feat. Rakesh Chaurasia

AJ Lee & Blue Summit

Chatham County Line

The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys

Larry & Joe

Saturday, June 22nd:

Sam Bush Band

Sierra Ferrell

Telluride Troubadour

Punch Brothers

Ocie Elliot

The Lil Smokies


The Fretliners

Band Contest Finals

Sunday, June 23rd:

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway

Jerry Douglas & Tommy Emmanuel


Mighty Poplar

Peter Rowan

The Sensational Barnes Brothers