30th Annual Troubadour Contest

30th Annual Troubadour Contest

30th Annual Troubadour Contest

30th Annual Troubadour Contest

The Telluride Troubadour Competition is a nationally recognized songwriter competition open to anyone who writes and performs original music and is not currently signed to a major recording or publishing deal.

Contestants are judged on the quality of the song’s composition (50%), vocal delivery (25%), and the overall performance (25%).

Ten (10) finalists will be selected to receive a 4-day pass to the 2023 Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colorado to compete in live performance contest for cash and prizes, as well as critical acclaim, well-deserved recognition, and a chance to perform on the festival main stage!

Important Dates

December 1st, 2022 to April 18th, 2023 - Online Song Submission Window

May 9th, 2023 - Top 10 finalists (and alternates) announced to compete in the Troubadour Contest Finals during the Telluride Bluegrass Festival

June 15th-18th, 2023 - Troubadour Contest Finals (Live Performances) - Telluride, CO

  • June 15th - Elks Stage - Preliminary Round - All (10) Finalists
  • June 16th - Elks Stage - Final Round - Top (5) Finalists
  • June 17th - Festival Main Stage - Winner Performance

How To Enter - Song Submission



Past Winners