Telluride.com is giving away two, 4-day passes and 4 nights lodging at the Aspen Street Inn to one lucky winner for the sold-out 40th Telluride Bluegrass Festival, June 20-23, 2013:
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As the dust settles and the last piece of garbage is thrown away, it becomes apparent how amazing this past weekend was. And to be honest, how amazing the past 5 years have been. To wake up everyday and have Music on the Mountaintop as my job has been unreal and unfair. When we started 5 years ago, none of us ever dreamed of still being in the game 5 years down the line. We’ve had success and failures, achievements and disappointments but at the end of the day, we’ve been so lucky to bring amazing music to the community of Boone & the High Country. To all the artist, we thank you for performances, especially Sam Bush and Railroad Earth, two returning MOTM staples. To our staff – Billy Herring, Mary Webner, Jason Balcome, David Blackwell, Wes Hight, Matt Gould, and our friends from Brevard at Mountain Song Productions - you truly are the reason behind our success. Your sacrifice and support has carried us every step of the way. To my family and friends (which turns out to be a lot of my staff), I personally want to thank you for your continued support and love. And lastly, to our fans…I thank you from the bottom of my heart. It sounds simple but is true; we do this for you. The greatest feeling of the entire weekend is when I get to walk up on stage and see thousands of smiling faces. We’re glad to bring so much joy, to so many people.
Thank you to all our wonderful bands and sponsors. The 5th annual is gearing up to be something special. See you on the Mountaintop in 7 DAYS! For more info visit, Music on the Mountaintop.
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Workshops to Include: Zen and the Art of Improvisation, Introduction to Weird Instruments, Mandolin 101, and Morning Meditation with TIm Carbone
Special All-Star Tribute to Woody Guthrie Announced Featuring Railroad Earth, Sam Bush Band, Larry & Natural Bridge, and members of Monroeville
Single Day Tickets Now Available
Boone, North Carolina (August 02, 2012) - Music On the Mountaintop has announced a series of workshops curated by festival hosts Railroad Earth during the fifth annual three-day music festival outside of Boone, North Carolina this August 24-26, 2012. Taking place throughout the weekend, the members of Railroad Earth have created a series of interactive workshops designed to compliment the festival and bringing fans closer to their creative process. Workshops are to include: Zen and the Art of Improvisation featuring Railroad Earth’s Tim Carbone, Greensky Bluegrass’ Anders Beck and Railroad Earth’s Andrew Altman; Introduction to Weird Instruments featuring Railroad Earth’s Andy Goessling; Mandolin 101 with Railroad Earth’s John Skehan, Sam Bush and Andy Goessling; and Morning Meditation with Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth.
Love Colorado? Love beer? Love music? Of course you do. We’ve teamed up with Horny Toad, Paste Magazine and Telluride Blues and Brews to bring you the most mac daddy sweepstakes around. Kick it in Telluride for the 19th Annual Blues & Brews Festival, September 14th-16th, and get VIP status in Town Park to see Phil Lesh & Friends, Gov’t Mule, Little Feat, Robert Randolph and many, many more. Grand prize winner gets:
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Good luck. Hope to see you in Town Park!
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers play a free show tonight at the Sunset Concert Series. This Hall & Oats ‘Van Session’ is hot.
I’m giving away two, 2-day passes and free lodging to the inaugural Telluride RIDE Festival on August 25th & 26th, 2012!
LINEUP: Ben Harper, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Lucinda Williams, Los Lobos, JJ Grey & Mofro, North Mississippi Allstars, The Wood Brothers, The Lumineers, David Lindley, Jimmy Herring (from Widespread Panic), Matthew Curry & The Fury, James McMurtry, Nathaniel Ratcliff and Jeffrey Foucault.
For more details and to enter, click here.
Boonetown is about to throwdown some serious jams come August. Music on the Mountaintop has just confirmed its second round of artists for the 5th Annual festival located right outside of Boone (Foscoe, NC) this August 24th, 25th & 26th, 2012. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Naked Gods, Rose’s Pawn Shop, SalemSpeaks and DJ Sahgah have recently added to an already eclectic and diverse lineup.
Our host this year, Railroad Earth, will perform all 3 nights at the beautiful Grandfather Campgrounds – “Railroad Earth is thrilled to be bringing our energy and fan base together with Music on the Mountaintop, to build this into something for years to come,” said Railroad Earth general manager Brian Ross. Also, we’re ecstatic to have the following artists this year in the High Country – Dr. Dog, JJ Grey and Mofro, Sam Bush, The Futurebirds, River Whyless, The Hackensaw Boys, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, Holy Ghost Tent Revival and The Black Lillies.
Want to play at this year’s Music on the Mountaintop Festival, alongside Dr. Dog? ReverbNation is providing a free submission contest for bands and aspiring artists… you must submit by July 1st, 2012! For more details, click here.
Play our Spotify Playlist and get to know our artists –> 2012 MOTM Spotify Playlist
SEE YOU IN AUGUST!
Photos from the 39th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival. For the entire album, click here.
Head for the Hills just crushed Elks Park. Go see them live… you won’t regret it.
Today’s view from Telluride Town Park Stage. 20,000+ people will flock to the 39th annual Bluegrass Festival this week. For more info, read my ‘2012 Bluegrass Bible‘.
Big Easy Express Trailer: San Francisco to New Orleans with Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show.
Special THANKS to the D&SNGRR, their staff, our artists and most importantly our guests who attended the 2nd Annual Durango Blues Train!
Stay tuned for news on our next Train departure.
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival present the 2nd annual Durango Blues Train on June 2, 2012. This exclusive musical event provides 3 hours of live blues music while traveling on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive through the spectacular and breathtaking canyons of Colorado’s San Juan National Forest for an unforgettable experience.
Festival season is among us my friends. If you’re looking for a great time in the High Country of North Carolina… check out Railroad Earth’s Music on the Mountaintop! This year we’re extremely excited to announce our partnership with Railroad Earth, have old favorites back like Sam Bush and Larry Keel and bring in the new sounds of Dr. Dog and Futurebirds to the Boone area. We just released the 5th annual Music on the Mountaintop Initial Lineup for August 24-26, 2012 right outside Boone, NC… stay tuned for many more coming soon!
We’re releasing the 2012 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival initial lineup next week. Stay tuned… it’s going to be big!
Here’s a quick preview: