Lineup Dreaming

Next year is a big one…let’s hear some lineup dreaming. Top of my list? Dolly. I know, I know, seems unlikely, but as far as I know she has never played and is such an icon. Who else is on your list?

For those wondering, Billy Strings already has other gigs that weekend. :slight_smile:

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Henhouse Prowlers, and Pretend Friend are two acts that should be on that stage.

I’d love Sturgil again.
Ween all country set
Hot Rize
I’d like to see two house bands sets, 1 the standard classic band, and 2 a new generation house band of younger players
I think some fun happy dancing feel good music like Michael Franti would be nice
Larry Keel
Bad Livers, or Danny Barnes and David Grisman
Just saw Bela Fleck do his Banjo concerto with Symphony, and that would be awesome to see at TBF!
Kyle Tuttle Band
Elephant Revival w/ Sage Cook and Big Dan
Truckstop Honeymoon
Arlo Guthrie
John Fullbright
King Cabbage Brass Band for 2nd lines through audience
and of course Dolly




Tommy Prine would be perfect for TBF

Crying Uncle is ready to move up. They played Del Fest, IBMA, and HSB. These kids are hot pickers, fine singers, and all around good folks.

Todd I love the next gen house band set! Our Og House Band is irreplaceable, but formalizing that chance for the younger bands to have that set where they come together across bands and do sit ins would be so much fun.

Denver’s Devotchka!! Nick Urata and Devotchka has done music for Little Miss Sunshine, Crazy Stupid Love, Foxtrot and many more. They are from DENVER!!!

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Tyler Childers just announced his 2023 tour.

Looks like he is in Missouri the 15th and open all month after. All signs point to a telluride set

Just saw a terrific show by Bill Evans, Darol Anger, Chad Manning, John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist,and Jim Nunally. They go by California Bluegrass Reunion and they were absolutely first rate.

They would make a terrific addition to the Shellman Stage.

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Nickel Creek just announced January shows in Europe & Nashville.

Just sayin’…


Havent been since '17 so need help… in so many ways. Can we drive from mt village to fest each day…we did in’11. Im bettin no

No driving in from MTN Village. But, the Gondola down the mountain is free and runs all day until late!

Dolly (obviously)
Bonnie Raitt
Willie Nelson
The Highwomen
Jason Isbell and 400 Unit
David Crosby
The Chicks
Neko Case
Chris Stapleton
Sturgill (he hasn’t been back since Cutting Grass and it’s time)
Nickel Creek reunion
Charley Crockett
Ben Harper
Tedeschi Trucks return
Wood Brothers ditto
Marcus King Band
Fleet Foxes
Sam Bush and House band obvs
Del McCoury
Peter Rowan
Tim Obrien
Billy Strings
Sierra Hull
Molly Tuttle
Lil Smokies
Big Richard
Bring back St Paul and Broken Bones
Lake Street Dive
Valerie June
First Aid Kits
Andrew Bird
Lone Bellow
War and Treaty
John Craigie
Hiss Golden Messenger
Langhorne Slim
Sunny War
Sam Burchfield (new fav)


Tony Furtado has a relatively new banjo album out. I would to see him back on stage.

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Sam Bush Band
Leftover Salmon
Lukas Nelson And Promise of the Real
Jewel (she lives there so might as well hop on stage)
Poi Dog Pondering
Some sort of set by ‘kids’ (adult kids included) of top musicians who have played TBF. There are so many!

Agreed with everyone else’s suggestions too! Dolly would be awesome!

:musical_note: :notes: :heart:

James Taylor
Keb Mo
Definitely Hot Rize

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Keb’ Mo would be great!

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Hot Rize
Del McCoury Band/Travellin’ McCoury’s
Billy Strings/Terry Barber
Lukas Nelson
Neil Young
James Taylor
Larry Sparks
Chris Stapleton
Trey Hensley
Vincent Neil Emerson
Tyler Childers
The Wooks (the band, not the body odor folk)
John Hiatt
Jimmy Buffett
Town Mountain
Sam Bush
Peter Rowan
Brent Cobb
Colter Wall
Sierra Ferrell
Jason Isbell (acoustic set)

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Billy Strings just announced his spring / summer tour. It STOPS on June 17th! Not looking good for TBF.