Telluride Band Contest

Telluride Band Contest

Telluride Band Contest

Telluride Band Contest

The Telluride Band Contest is a nationally-recognized bluegrass contest. Finalists are awarded cash and prizes, as well as critical acclaim, well-deserved recognition, and a spot on the next year’s lineup to perform on the festival main stage. 

Congratulations to the 2023 Telluride Bluegrass Band Contest winner: The Fretliners from Lyons, CO. The Fretliners will be playing the 2024 Telluride Bluegrass Festival and have won an EP Recording package provided by eTown Hall Studio and Airshow Boulder as well as a free 4-day van rental from Titus Adventure!

How To Enter

2024 Prizes


Rules & Guidelines


Tips from the Telluride Band Contest Judges

2023 Band Contest Finalists

Past Winners