2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival: Bela Fleck and Locals Tickets

2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival: Bela Fleck and Locals Tickets

Banjo Flag, Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Banjo Flag, Telluride Bluegrass Festival

I know, I know- we’re in the middle of the best ski season opener we’ve experienced in years, and here I am urging you to think ahead to next summer. OK, I get it, but I suggest you look over the information just in from Planet Bluegrass, keeping in mind that the rest of the world’s 4-day passes to the 2014 Bluegrass sold out in 10 minutes on December 6. And a few hours later the single day tickets for Friday and Saturday were gone, too. Now do I have your attention?

Four Day Passes for San Miguel County Residents

“… please remind San Miguel County residents that they can purchase 4-day passes at Telluride Music while supplies last.  We will sell up to 1,000 tix (150 more than last year) which are available exclusively to residents of San Miguel County.  These special discounted locals tickets ($195 each) will be sold in-person only, exclusively at Telluride Music Company (201 East Colorado Ave.). Cash or local checks only. For store details call: 970.728.9592.  Residents of San Miguel County must present a proof of residency (e.g. ID or utility bill) at time of purchase. Each San Miguel County resident may purchase one 4-day pass for him/herself, as well as a second 4-day pass for a guest (who need not be a San Miguel County resident).”

“Bela Fleck and Colorado Symphony to headline sold-out Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Program includes Fleck’s concerto for banjo and orchestra, following world premiere at Boettcher Concert Hall

Denver, CO – December 11, 2013 – World-renown banjo player and bluegrass legend Bela Fleck will again pair with the Colorado Symphony, performing as a co-headliner at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The largest ensemble to ever play the Telluride Bluegrass stage, Fleck and the CSO perform together on Friday, June 19.

Fleck and the CSO join Sam Bush on roster for the four-day festival, which runs June 19-22 at Telluride’s Town Park. More than one dozen additional feature artists will be announced next week. Now in its 41st year, the Telluride Bluegrass is among the world’s most beloved summer music festivals, drawing 10,000 music fans to the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado each Summer solstice weekend.

Fleck and the Colorado Symphony will perform “The Imposter,” Fleck’s original and acclaimed concerto for banjo and orchestra, which premiered at Boettcher Concert Hall in May. Scott O’Neil will conduct. The festival appearance anchors a short CSO tour of southern Colorado.

In addition to “The Imposter,” Fleck’s May concert with the Colorado Symphony included Fleck’s arrangements of classical works, including Debussy’s “Children’s Corner” and Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata.” Conducted by O’Neil, the concert was a highly collaborative showcase for Fleck and the CSO, featuring solos from Claude Sim (violin), Silver Ainomäe (cello) and Karl Fenner (bass).

“We’re excited to be working with Bela again, who is one of the world’s great banjo virtuosos, and also a skilled and creative composer,” says Anthony Pierce, Vice President of Artistic Administration for the Colorado Symphony. “Performing at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival is a wonderful opportunity for us to introduce our players to thousands of bluegrass fans, who will have a chance to hear symphonic music in a new way. Like Telluride’s ‘Festivarians,’ the CSO loves strings and acoustic instruments. It’s a perfect combination.”

Four-day passes for this year’s Telluride Bluegrass Festival sold out in ten minutes after going on sale December 6; single-day tickets for Friday and Saturday sold-out a few hours later. Camping passes and single-day tickets for Thursday and Sunday are still available at bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422.”

OK, you can go back to waxing your skis. You’ve been advised. Hurray for the snow, hurray for next June’s Bluegrass Festival! Watch Telluride Inside… and Out for further updates.

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