Kinda changes everything.
You are receiving this email because you are an esteemed ticket holder of Town Park Camping ticket(s) for the 49th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival!
THERE HAVE BEEN MAJOR CHANGES TO TOWN PARK CAMPING THAT WILL AFFECT WHERE YOU ARE ABLE TO SET UP CAMP. PLEASE READ ON FOR THE DETAILS.
Town Park Camping Festival Tickets have historically allowed camper access to the Town Park Campground and Primitive Area, as well as the Open Space land to the south of Town Park Campground, known as Zone 1. This distinction is illustrated in the map below.
This year, the Telluride Open Space Commission has implemented new management strategies for the Zone 1 parcel, which includes several areas being closed for revegetation. As a result of this, we have been required to control the number of campers in this area, and limit it to 400 people. To do this, we will be creating a separate ticket for Zone 1, called a Zone 1 Add-On, that you must “purchase” (there will be no charge) in order to camp in Zone 1.
NOTE: Anyone with a Town Park ticket will still be able to enter Zone 1 to partake in jams, meals, etc, but they cannot set up camp there without the Zone 1 Add-On Ticket.
If you don’t plan to camp in the Zone 1 area, or don’t have a preference either way, you don’t need to do anything. However, if you do want to camp in the Zone 1 area, here is what you need to know:
The “on-sale” (remember this ticket is free) for the Zone 1 Add-On will be 10am on Thursday, April 28th, 2022. "Tickets" can be "purchased" here.
You will need to “purchase” (did we mention it’s free?) one Zone 1 Add-On ticket per person that wants to camp in Zone 1.
A Zone 1 Add-On ticket is only valid with a valid Town Park Camping ticket. The Zone 1 Add-On ticket has NO VALUE ON IT’S OWN.
You will be able to purchase up to four (4) Zone 1 Add-On tickets per order.
Remember - fellow Town Park Campers without Zone 1 Add-On tickets will still be allowed to enter Zone 1 to jam and party, but they will not be allowed to set up camp.
OTHER IMPORTANT CHANGES TO NOTE:
There will be areas within Zone 1 that are closed for revegetation. This means you may not be able to set up camp where you have in years past. Please, please, please respect these closures so that we are able to continue camping in this area for the future.
Town Park Campground opening times are changing. The checkout times for non-festival campers in Town Park have shifted to later in the day on Saturday, June 11th, so Zone 1 will have a different opening time than Town Park Campground Proper. Additionally, we will be utilizing a lottery system to control entry and keep things fair.
ZONE 1 Camping Lineup Lottery Begins: 8am on Saturday, June 11th (must have Zone 1 add-on ticket) - more info to come.
Town Park Campground and Primitive (Including All Vehicle Spaces) Lineup Lottery Begins: 2pm on Saturday June 11th. MORE INFO TO COME 🙃
The Town Park Campground requires online reservations from the Town of Telluride if you plan to arrive before Saturday, June 11th or stay later than Monday, June 20th. The reservation system should go online in late April and is likely to sell out as fast as the Festival does. Updates will be posted here
There will be new lineup and load-in procedures for Town Park and Zone 1 this year. Keep an eye out for those in a future communication. Give us a holler if you have any questions. We can’t wait to see you in June!
The Folks on Planet Bluegrass
Craig, Zach, Amy, Geoff, Jelena, Natalie, Allison, and Grace