2019 Festival Partners
Left Hand Brewing Company
It all started with a humble homebrew kit and the drive to make better beer. Tired of the same bland and dated choices everywhere, Air Force friends Eric Wallace and Dick Doore set out to make the kind of beer that excited them; beer they wanted to drink. A hobby quickly became an obsession and it wasn’t long before Left Hand Brewing was born in Longmont, Colorado. Over 26 years later, we’re still forging our own path, building community around better beer. Because to us, serving both is equally essential. And because when you’re not satisfied with the way things are, you change them.
The idea probably hit Steve Savage while standing on top of a Colorado 14’er or while traveling across the rolling plains of Kansas where he went to College. His idea was to bring high quality eco-friendly products to the Boulder business community. In 1990, Steve took the orders, delivered the goods, counted inventory, and maintained the delivery van. It was several years before Steve rewarded himself the luxury of hiring an employee. Now, Eco-Products has over 60 employees in the Corporate office alone. As consumer’s environmental consciousness expanded, so did Eco-Products. Today Eco-Products sells over 100 different products to all fifty states, Canada, and Mexico. They grew from a small eco-friendly distributor into the most recognized brand of environmental foodservice products nationwide, always ‘walking the talk’.
Alpine Lodging Telluride
Alpine Lodging Telluride offers the authentic Telluride experience. As the area’s largest property management company with over 300 vacation rental properties in both Telluride and Mountain Village, Telluride Alpine Lodging truly has everything to satisfy your lodging needs. Whether you are looking for a condominium, private home, hotel room, or bed & breakfast, we have it all!
We all live many lives splitting our time between work, play, and giving back. At KEEN, we call this living a HybridLife. HybridLife is the KEEN mantra, our commitment to create solutions in our product and business practices, to design footwear, bags and socks that enable you to play anyplace without a ceiling; and our promise to care for each other and the world around us.
Klean Kanteen is a small, family-owned and operated company, located in Chico, California. Since 2004, Klean Kanteen has produced and distributed durable, stainless steel beverage containers as an alternative to single-use and plastic bottles. As a company, Klean Kanteen is characterized by an enduring commitment to product and service excellence. Klean Kanteen customers are treated like good neighbors, partners like dear friends, and goals are kept simple: to provide customers affordable, high quality, beverage containers and accessories that are good for them, and good for the planet.
Canyon, confectioners of Thc Sweet Life, is very excited to support the soul-satisfying goodness of Planet Bluegrass. Our amazing variety of edible cannabis confections are available in low, medium, and high dosages. They are the perfect way to fine tune your summer musical experience. Whether you’re an old pro with a lifetime of groovy experiences, or are just starting your banjo-mandolin-loving career, Canyon has the perfect lineup of tasty summer confections in doses that are sure to make the music come alive!
Sopris Health & Wellness
As an industry leader offering natural health alternatives, Sopris Health & Wellness produces a line of single-source CBD, a non-psychoactive compound extracted from industrial hemp in small batches. Based in Carbondale, CO, Sopris strives to increase the quality of life by providing alternative remedies that leverage the powerful therapeutic properties of CBD to elevate body, mind, and soul. Enjoy 20% off with discount code BLUEGRASS at checkout!
Kelty’s goal is to deliver proven gear that’s innovative, uncomplicated and built to last for those of you seeking good times, adventure and gear that brings it all together. They hope to empower and inspire you to get outside… create memories and fulfill the passion for adventure that we all have.
Meier Skis, based in Denver, Colorado, manufactures skis out of locally harvested Colorado Aspen and Pine Beetle Kill resulting in an award winning light and poppy ride. The handmade manufacturing process combined with the use of locally sourced materials may very well make Meier Skis the most sustainable ski manufactured in the world. Meier Skis, handmade skis from Colorado trees.
At Zeal Optics, we build the highest quality plant-based sunglasses and goggles for people like us who live for outdoor adventure. But that is just the beginning of our adventure. We focus on more than just being an eyewear company. We are guided by a simple set of beliefs: Use Less, Give Back, Explore More.
When Michael Hornick began building his first steel-stringed guitar in the summer of 1984, he realized immediately that he had found his passion in the world of woodworking. Michael was always fascinated by guitars and guitar music, as well as the beauty of forms created from wood. His approach to guitar building reflects his desire to achieve the perfect balance of visual, tactile, and musical aesthetics.
Founded in 1974, Taylor Guitars is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of acoustic guitars. Renowned for blending an innovative use of modern technology with a master craftsman’s attention to detail, Taylor guitars are widely considered among the best sounding and easiest to play in the world. Many of today’s leading musicians make Taylor their guitar of choice, including Jason Mraz, Zac Brown, Shawn Mendes, and Taylor Swift, among many others.
For well over a century and a half, The Martin Guitar Company has been continuously producing acoustic instruments that are acknowledged to be the finest in the world. The Martin Guitar Company has, through the years, managed to survive with each succeeding generation from C. F. Martin, Sr.’s Stauffer influenced creations of the 1830s to recent developments introduced by C. F. Martin IV. Continuous operation under family management is a feat bordering on the remarkable, reflecting six generations of dedication to the guitarmaker’s craft.
Nechville fulfills the needs of all performers from the grass roots all the way to top entertainers with their high quality, thought-out and trouble-free designs. Originating in the mid 1980s, Nechville Musical Products has blossomed into a world leader of banjo innovation and design. As a fully integrated manufacturer of several styles of banjos, Nechville holds patents on Helical mounted or Heli-mount banjos. Nechville has not only advanced the modern banjo but also introduced new improvements to the Bluegrass, Old-time, and Traditional worlds. FLUX-Mounted necks have given openback and traditional bluegrass players infinitely more control over their set up and playing style while adding the benefit of portability.
Guayakí Yerba Mate
Our passion is sharing the magical yerba mate and its mythical origins, while inspiring the most positive systematic changes for the people and forest along the way. Our mission is to steward and restore 200,000 acres of South American Atlantic rainforest and create over 1,000 living wage jobs by 2020 by leveraging our Market Driven Restoration business model, which directly links our customers’ purchases to our partner farming communities in the South American Atlantic Rainforests. Our partners sustainably harvest organic yerba mate from rainforest grown cultivations and reforestation projects, generating a renewable income stream, which enables these communities to improve their lives and restore their lands.
Allegro Coffee set out to share a vision of great coffee by establishing one of Colorado’s first specialty coffee companies. Backed by three generations of coffee expertise, and founded in 1977 in Boulder, Colorado, Allegro was one of the first Certified Organic Roasters as of 1985. Allegro was purchased by Whole Foods Market in 1997 based on a similar goal to provide customers with the best tasting products sourced in a sustainable and environmentally conscious manner.
Established in 1990, Sunsense Solar has grown into one of the premier solar electric design and installation companies in Colorado. Sunsense provides turnkey services for solar electric systems of all sizes and specifications. The Sunsense goal is to build proactively a long-term, sustainable business based on quality, consistency, credibility, and service to our clients.
Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association
TMVOA’s mission is to preserve and promote a vital resort community for its members, with attention to creating a sustainable village with a vibrant economy. To accomplish this mission, our primary areas of focus include: event sponsorship, gondola funding, grant awards, community research, and guest services funding. Please visit our website often to find out what TMVOA is doing and what’s going on in the community.
For over 30 years, Telluride Express has served the Telluride area with safe and reliable transportation. From airport transfers to specialty services, charters and more, we want to ensure that you enjoy your trip from the moment you arrive till the moment your plane leaves.
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