31st Annual Troubadour Contest

31st Annual Troubadour Contest

31st Annual Troubadour Contest

31st Annual Troubadour Contest

Congratulations to the 2023 Telluride Troubadour Contest winner Jackson Emmer!

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%).

2024 Telluride Troubadour Top Ten (10) finalists will be selected to receive a 4-day pass to the 2024 Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colorado to compete in a 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 7th, 2023 to March 5th, 2024 - Online Song Submission Window

March 28th, 2024* - Top 10 finalists (and alternates) announced to compete in the Troubadour Contest Finals during the Telluride Bluegrass Festival

June 20th-23th, 2024 - Troubadour Contest Finals (Live Performances) - Telluride, CO

  • Thursday June 20th - Elks Stage - Preliminary Round - All (10) Finalists
  • Friday June 21th - Elks Stage - Final Round - Top (5) Finalists
  • Saturday June 22th - Festival Main Stage - Winner Performance

*Date subject to change

How To Enter - Song Submission


2024 Prizes

2023 Troubadour Finalists

2023 Honorable Mentions

Past Winners