Planet Bluegrass has announced that Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell will close opening night of the 40th Telluride Bluegrass Festival, on Thursday, June 20.
This change to the 40th Telluride Bluegrass lineup follows news released last Thursday festival stalwarts Mumford and Sons had to cancel both their performances at the Festival (main stage) and at the Sheridan Opera House.
Mumford and Sons bassist Ted Dwane underwent emergency brain surgery early last week, and doctors have advised the band to cancel the rest of its U.S. tour. The group will support Dwane, who returns to London, in his recovery.
The rest of the Thursday, June 20 main stage schedule remains unchanged.
Tickets to Mumford and Son’s now-cancelled Saturday-night Sheridan Opera House show will be refunded. Planet Bluegrass will announce a new Saturday-night Sheridan show from the Festival main stage on Thursday (including ticketing details).