Telluride Bluegrass has observed the winter solstice by letting fly the initial lineup for its upcoming 44th annual bluegrass festival. The 2017 edition of the lauded music festival, which takes place on June 15-18, will feature Brandi Carlile, Dierks Bentley with the Travelin’ McCourys, Dispatch, Chris Thile (who’s now the host of “A Prairie Home Companion”), Sam Bush (of course) and many more. Image courtesy of the festival. You can see the entire list of bands in the initial announcement below. Tickets to the festival are $82-$235 and are on sale now via bluegrass.com. The 2017 Telluride Bluegrass Festival has announced its initial lineup. Telluride Bluegrass 2017 initial lineup

Sam Bush Band
Brandi Carlile
Dierks Bentley with The Travelin’ McCourys
Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Bela, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart
Dispatch
Yonder Mountain String Band
Greensky Bluegrass
Bela Fleck & Chris Thile
Elephant Revival
Punch Brothers
Hot Rize
Peter Rowan
Jerry Douglas Band
Tim O’Brien
Chris Thile
Sarah Jarosz
The East Pointers
Fireball Mail
Telluride Troubadour & Band Contests