Telluride Band Contest

Telluride Band Contest

Telluride Band Contest

Telluride Band Contest

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!

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. Check back soon for information on how to enter the 2024 TBF band contest.

Telluride Band Contest

New prize for 2023!

In partnership with Titus Adventure Company

This year, we’ve partnered with our buddies at Titus Adventure Company to gift the winning band a 4-day van rental. This prize gives folks the opportunity to schedule a mini tour in Colorado without having to worry about lodging accommodations. Talk about a score!

Find out more about the additional first place prizes below.

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Rules & Guidelines


Tips from the Telluride Band Contest Judges

2023 Prizes

EP Recording Package Details

2023 Band Contest Finalists

Past Winners