Telluride Troubadour Contest

Telluride Troubadour Contest

Telluride Troubadour Contest

Telluride Troubadour Contest

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

Contestants are judged on the quality of the song’s composition, vocal delivery, and the overall performance. Finalists are awarded cash and prizes, as well as critical acclaim, well-deserved recognition, and a chance to perform on the festival main stage!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to postpone the Troubadour contest this year. We look forward to bringing it back in full force for the 50th annual Bluegrass in 2023.

Thank you for your patience and dedication. We look forward to reviewing your submissions beginning in July.

Entering the Contest

We will accept entries for the 2023 Troubadour Contest beginning July 1st, 2022. The entrance fee is $10 per song. Contestants may submit up to two original songs. We will post submission details later on.

Important submission dates:

  • April 22nd, 2023: All submissions must be postmarked on or before.
  • May 4th, 2023: We will notify all finalists and alternates by this date. Watch for the public posting of Troubadour finalists around this time.

Rules & Guidelines

2019 Troubadour Finalists

2019 Honorable Mentions

Past Winners