Take a look at our Planetary codes. The Festival experience is more pleasant for everyone involved when we all adhere to the following…
- Show goes on rain or shine.
- No pets - including dogs, cats, birds, or any other animals - are allowed anywhere on the Festival grounds, campgrounds, or parking lots/cars. It would be cruel to bring your pet to this Festival. Service animals, of course, are an exception.
- Alcohol, Glass, and Video Cameras are not allowed on the Festival grounds. You are welcome to bring your own food and soft drinks in appropriate containers. We serve beer, wine, and cocktails at the Festival (don’t forget your ID). We also have a limited assortment of vendors with reasonably priced yummy food. Taping is permitted unless the performing artist requests otherwise.
- Not responsible for loss, damages, or personal injury.
- All tickets must be exchanged for a wristband, which must be worn on your wrist, for festival entry.
- In 2021, with restrictions as they exist, everyone (ages 0+) must pay full price, and will count towards your total number of ten in a corral.
- Dancing and hula hooping are welcome in designated areas.
- Sorry, no frisbee playing in the Festival.
- Please use only low back chairs in front of the sound booth on the Festival grounds. If we can roll a basketball under it, we will ask you nicely to move behind the sound booth.
The success of our efforts to make the Festival more green depends on everyone. For several years, everyone involved has noted a great spirit of cooperation among Festivarians in regard to the efforts to reduce waste. By preparing ahead of time, you can make a difference with regards to festival waste and energy consumption. Here are a few ideas:
- Bring reusable items such as water bottles, insulated travel mugs, and vintage TBF beer cups.
- Carpool. Not only is it more gentle on the environment, it’s more fun too! (You think YOU sound good singing along to vintage New Grass Revival at the top of your lungs on the way to Telluride? You’ll sound even better with more people!) Check out the “Hitching a Ride” board at the Festivarian Forum.
- Take your recycling home when you leave the valley so that we can reduce the number of truck trips to carry the waste to Grand Junction.
- Bring your own personal eating utensils and reusable napkins.
- If you’re staying in a hotel or condo, let them know that you don’t need to have your towels and sheets washed daily.
- Bring your own bag if you buy groceries.
- Bring home your beer cups, as they will last for years. If you can’t, please dispose of them only in the specially marked containers at the beer booth and customs gate.
- Share your knowledge and ideas with Planet Bluegrass on survey cards and in Greentown, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a question that isn’t posted, please email it to: email@example.com.
The festival runs daily from around 3pm to 10:30pm. Check out the complete main stage schedule.
For 2021, the Box Office will be located in the Warming Hut under the white tent near the entrance to Town Park. This is also where Lost & Found will be located.
The 2021 Box Office hours are:
Tue 6/8: Noon-6pm
Wed 6/9: 10am-6pm
Thu 6/10: 10am-10pm
Fri 6/11: 10am-9pm
Sat 6/12: 10am-9pm
Sun 6/13: 10am-9pm
Mon 6/14: 9am-5pm
Tue 6/15: 10am-6pm
Wed 6/16: 10am-10pm
Thu 6/17: 10am-9pm
Fri 6/18: 10am-9pm
Sat 6/19: 10am-9pm
Sun 6/20: 10am-9pm
Mon 6/21: 9am-Noon
Please come prepared for any weather conditions. This includes: intense sun, heat, rain, wind, sleet, and yes, possibly snow. The show happens rain or shine! At an altitude of close to 9,000 feet, the weather can change quickly; it does get chilly at night even if the temperature is in the 90s during the day. SUNSCREEN IS A MUST! Please remember to DRINK LOTS OF WATER and WATCH YOUR ALCOHOL consumption, especially if you’re coming from lower elevations.
Service animals are permitted at the Festival. Each service animal must remain with its owner and be restrained. Emotional support animals, comfort animals and therapy dogs are NOT service animals as defined by the ADA Guidelines, and therefore are NOT allowed.
NO, NO, NO. NO PETS ALLOWED in the campgrounds, the show, or the parking lots. Be your pet’s best friend and do not bring him or her to the show. Service animals, of course, are an exception.
If you need a place for your dog to stay, try the following options:
- Montrose Veterinary Clinic: 970-249-5469 (Sunday pick-up 5-6 only)
- Deleff Kennels (Delta): 970-874-4058
- Cottonwood Ranch & Kennel (Crawford): 970-921-7100
- San Juan Vet Clinic (Montrose): 970-249-4490 (24-Hour Emergency Vet. No boarding.)
- Wag Resort (Grand Junction): 970.241.2949
Please note: Most boarders require proof of current vaccinations, that your dog is spayed or neutered, well brushed, and that they play well with others.
Yes. The usual barricade will not be in place due to the reduced capacity. You may not camp or sleep overnight in your vehicle in any of the parking lots. We encourage you to walk or bring your bike and use the beautiful bike path!
We aren’t currently aware of any road construction issues. But we will post any information here as it gets closer to the Festival.
IF YOU ARE JUST COMING FOR THE DAY…
Parking is free in the Gondola Parking Garage during the day. After your vehicle is parked for the day, you will take the free gondola down to the town of Telluride. The scenic gondola ride takes about 15 minutes and the Festival is a five block walk from the gondola station.
IF YOU are staying in a hotel…
It’s likely your hotel has parking accommodations. Check with them in advance to see what your options are. If your hotel does not provide parking, you are able to use public parking in Mountain Village for $25/per night. Learn more about Mountain Village parking.
IF YOU ARE CAMPING…
You are permitted to drive your vehicle into or near the campground in order to unload. Once you have unloaded your gear, the campground parking staff will direct you to park your vehicle. You must have a permit to use any of the lots designated for campers.
IF YOU ARE CAMPING AND HAVE A VEHICLE PASS…
You may park inside the designated campground.
Handicap parking is available at the festival with an authorized handicap sticker.
Yes, there is a small airport in Telluride.
Their number is (970) 728-8600.
We have two campgrounds available from 0 to 10 miles from the festival. The town of Telluride and the United States Forest Service certainly acknowledge your respect for these areas, and so do we. Thank you.
Campgrounds are equipped with porta potties and fresh water. Town Park also has regular bathroom facilities. There are no hookups at any of the campgrounds.
ALCOHOL, GLASS, and VIDEO CAMERAS ARE NOT ALLOWED on the festival grounds. You’re welcome to bring in your own food and soft drinks in appropriate containers. We serve beer, wine and cocktails at the festival (don’t forget your ID!). We also have a limited assortment of vendors with reasonably priced YUMMY FOOD!
We will be at a reduced capacity of 2,500 people per day, and everyone will be fully socially distanced in corrals of ten. Corrals are 12ft x12ft.
Audiotaping the music at the festival is permitted. Recording devices must be self-contained (we do not provide AC outlets or patches to the soundboard), and you may not obstruct the view of your fellow festivarians with your equipment. There is no designated area for taping.
In 2021, with restrictions as they exist, everyone (ages 0+) must pay full price, and will count towards your total number of ten in a corral. We love our family friendly culture, and plan to return to our “children under 12 are free” policies in future years once capacity restrictions allow.
The gondola stops running at midnight from Sunday-Thursday and at 2 am on Friday and Saturday.
The festival dates revolve around the weekend closest to the Summer Solstice. Next year the festival dates are June 16-19, 2022.