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Neil Young Announces Two Shows In Telluride

Summertime in Telluride means festivals chock full of talented and iconic musicians like Pearl Jam, Gary Clark Jr., and Greensky Bluegrass. Music festivals in the box canyon never disappoint and now there’s even more reason to visit the area towards the end of our summer season. Besides the amazing sight of the leaves changing, Neil Young and Promise of the Real will be joining the lineup for the already epic 2016 festival season. What’s better? The extravaganza was the result of a collaboration between the leads of two of Telluride’s most iconic and popular festivals. Steve Gumble of the Telluride Blues & Brew Festival and Craig Ferguson of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival have banded together to announce two very special shows from the legend himself.

The singer, songwriter, musician, producer, and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will be rocking the box canyon here in Telluride during back-to-back shows on September 30th and October 1st. A perfect way to kick off the final festival of the season, the Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors from September 29th through October 2nd. Young will perform with Promise of the Real, fronted by Lukas Nelson, the son of country icon Willie Nelson.


A truly perfect fit for the venue and setting, Young will bring the heat and perform greats from over 50 years of musical genius. His melodical lyrics bring feelings of warmth, togetherness, and friendship, the kind of feelings that this town invokes upon arrival. These being Neil Young’s only shows in Colorado this summer, Telluride’s history of dominating the music scene the the West makes it a perfect fit.

Tickets will be available for purchase online, at local outlets, and by phone at (888) 512-7469 and they will go on sale on on the following dates:


Tuesday, July 26th - Telluride Local Outlets Pre-Sale

Wednesday, July 27th - Neil Young Pre-Sale for Telluride Festival of Cars & Colors Ticket Holders

Thursday, July 28th - General Public


This is one special event that rock and roll lovers should be sure not to miss. Check out our trip planning guide and special packages while you’re booking your trip to see legend and icon Neil Young perform live in the dead center of gold season here in stunning Telluride. Also check out other events going on throughout August and September on our events calendar. We’ll be rockin’ in the free world down here in the box canyon until you get here!