Big Announcements Begin to Unveil for Telluride's Summer Festival Season. Exclusive Lodging Discounts Offered by

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Telluride, Colorado plays host to over twenty unique festivals each year ranging from popular live concerts to absolutely nothing at all. 40th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, 2nd annual The Ride Festival and more release new details.

Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Town Park

Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Town Park

Telluride plays host to over twenty unique festivals each year ranging from popular live concerts to absolutely nothing at all.

It might be snowing here in Telluride... but the summer festival season is already beginning to heat up! Head to for updated information on schedules, lineups, ticket sales, activities and exclusive discounted lodging for the 2013 festival season.

Each summer, thousands of people flock to the jagged San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado in search of their own unique celebration. Bluegrass, Wine, Yoga, Jazz, Mushrooms, Film, Arts, and Blues… just to name a few. And on the one weekend when there’s absolutely nothing going on in town, there’s even the infamous "Nothing Festival" to keep you busy.

Welcome to Festival Capital, USA. Welcome to Telluride, Colorado.

A handful of the favorite summer festivals have just recently released headliners, lineups and other information:

  • 40th Telluride Bluegrass Festival, June 20-23, 2013, has announced its complete lineup featuring: Mumford and Sons, Dispatch, The String Cheese Incident, Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas Band, Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Feist, Leftover Salmon, Hot Rize, Chris Thile and the Punch Brothers, Del McCoury, Yonder Mountain String Band and many more favorites. Coinciding with the Summer Solstice, Bluegrass Festival is one of the most popular festivals bringing anywhere from 15,000 to 20,000 people to town. will run a contest to the sold-out festival for two, 4-day passes and lodging. Stay tuned on Facebook.
  • KOTO Community Radio’s The Ride Festival, July 13-14, 2013, will celebrate its second year with former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne in tandem with indie rocker St. Vincent, as well as Cake, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Steve Earle and more. Early bird tickets are on sale now.
  • The 20th Anniversary Telluride Blues & Brews Festival will take place September 13-15, 2013. Festival passes are now on sale on their brand new website with lineup to be announced this spring. Past years’ headliners included Phil Lesh & Friends, Gov’t Mule, the B-52s, Willie Nelson, The Flaming Lips, BB King, and Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi. In addition to incredible musicians, this festival features beer sampling from over 50 microbreweries.
  • Telluride Film Festival, August 29-September 2, 2013, will celebrate its 40th anniversary this fall. With Argo's recent win, the Telluride Film Festival has hosted the world or North American premiers of four out of the last five Academy Award Winners for Best Picture. Catch the premiers of amazing films in our beautiful little Colorado mountain town.

Haven’t been to Telluride? The town was founded in 1858 after gold and silver were discovered, Butch Cassidy robbed his first bank here, Nikola Tesla selected the site to build the world’s first power plant, hippies re-settled these lands in the 60’s, skiing arrived in the 70’s, real estate agents invaded in the 80’s, Tom Cruise, Oprah and Oliver Stone call it vacation, and Tim McGraw even wrote a song about it. On Memorial Day Weekend every year, this small mountain town kicks off one of the most-anticipated festival lineups in the nation.

Start planning a summer vacation to paradise... today! is offering 15% off lodging on selected festivals. Call (877) 507-9695. Like us on Facebook and follow Twitter for up-to-date events, photos, videos, contests, exclusive lodging specials, discounted lift tickets and more.

About is owned and operated by Telluride Alpine Lodging - the longest-standing, locally-owned and operated lodging company in the Telluride region. Offering a wide selection of hotel rooms, vacation homes and condominium rentals in both town & Mountain Village, is the only place to look to find the perfect Telluride vacation rental.

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