With tickets selling at a historic pace, Planet Bluegrass is thrilled to announce the preliminary lineup for the 39th AnnualTelluride Bluegrass Festival (June 21-24, 2012).  Four-day passes and camping are available at or 800-624-2422. Single-day tickets will be available later this winter after the announcement of the complete single-day lineup.

Following is a list of our preliminary line-up:

* Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas
* Sam Bush Band
* John Prine
* k.d. lang & the Siss Boom Bang
* Telluride House Band featuring Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Bryan Sutton & Stuart Duncan
* Yonder Mountain String Band
* Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers
* Del McCoury Band
* Bela Fleck & the Marcus Roberts Trio
* Leftover Salmon
* O’Brien Party of Seven
* Peter Rowan
* Punch Brothers
* Greensky Bluegrass
* Della Mae
* Run Boy Run
* And many many more…
Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks, leading up to the complete single-day lineup (and the release of single-day tickets) later this winter. The schedule of late-night indoor NightGrass concerts will be announced in early spring.

Discounted tickets for Telluride locals will be sold from January 9-31, several months earlier than past years. Tickets will be sold exclusively at Telluride Music. Locals must present a proof of residency in the 81435 zip code (e.g. ID or utility bill) in-person (no phone or internet orders). Locals tickets will be discounted to $180 (which includes a $15 discount) for a 4-day pass (cash or local check only). Purchases will be limited to 2 tickets per person. The allotment of discounted tickets will be sold first-come, first-served; so they may sell-out prior to January 31.

Discounted holiday tickets sold-out in just 2 hours. After just two weeks of ticket sales, fewer than 1,000 of the 4-day passes now remain. Tickets for the 2011 festival sold-out in April, more than 2 months before the event.

In light of festival tickets selling out earlier than ever, Planet Bluegrass highly encourages lodging companies to alert their Bluegrass bookings to purchase their tickets right away.

Volunteer applications for new volunteers will open on January 18 – online-only at

(Note: Slider image by Tim Benko. Image in article is by Clint Viebrock)

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