There are a lot of events planned to enhance your festival experience, above and beyond the great music on the main stage! Check them out.
Blisters & Brews is a 5k Fundraiser Race giving Festival patrons the opportunity to exercise before they imbibe. The 5k Race, sponsored by BootDoctors™ Paragon Outdoors, will raise money for the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program in remembrance of dear festival friend Felix Snow. Beginning and ending in Telluride's Elks Park, Blisters & Brews provides runners with a safe, beautiful way to kick off their Saturday in downtown Telluride. For more info, please click here.
More information will be available in early summer 2017.Top of the page
A special perk available to campers only are the additional shows in the campground exclusive to campers only (camping wristband required for entrance). Artists will be playing on the Campground Stage each day of the festival. Don't miss the chance to see these performances in an intimate campground setting!
|Friday, September 15, 2017||4:00 - 4:45 p.m.||TBA|
|Saturday, September 16, 2017||4:00 - 4:45 p.m.||TBA|
|Sunday, September 17, 2017||4:00 - 4:45 p.m.||TBA|
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is teaming up with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, an educational non-profit organization to encourage all of you to green the scene by entering the “Making My Blues Green – Coolest & Cleanest Campsite Challenge". Just take a few minutes to swing by the Leave No Trace booth to register and let them know you are being clean and sustainable here at the festival and you are instantly entered to win FREE swag including tickets for next year’s festival! For more info, click here.Top of the page
Check out the Festival's Art Gallery to enjoy artwork from festival photographers Barry Brecheisen, Dino Perrucci, Jason Squires and performance painter Scramble Campbell. The gallery also hosts original paintings featured in past poster art. Some artwork will be available for sale.
Gallery hours and location TBA. More information will be available in early summer 2017.Top of the page
Celebrate our Grand Tasting on Saturday, September 16th from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the festival grounds where the following 56 breweries are participating with over 170 different beers. Brewery announcements will be made in early Spring 2017. Cheers!Top of the page
Kids of all ages can enjoy various activities in the Rainbow Kids Area throughout the festival weekend with the help from Living Folklore! Living Folklore features children’s entertainment, workshops, and two parades spefically geared for the kids (or the kid at heart) – one on Saturday and one on Sunday. The Rainbow Kids Area is located in the back of the festival grounds. Join the wild and wacky Living Folklore Clowns, Giggly Sprout and Gumbo Wobbly, along with additional activities that include a bungee trampoline, climbing wall, inflatable bounce games, face painting, a talent show, and much more! All activities are for children ages 3 and up! Fees are required for the games, and can be purchased at the Kids area. For the full Kids schedule, click here.Top of the page
Comedy returns to Blues & Brews in 2017 with stand-up shows from established and up-and-coming comedians. On Friday and Saturday nights, we will host the "Dirty Shows" starting at 10:00 p.m. during the Juke Joints. For the young at heart, please note that some of the comedy will be adult in nature. Catch all four comedians again on the Blues Stage, Saturday and Sunday afternoons during the Festival. For the complete Blues Stage schedule, click here.Top of the page
Join us in Mountain Village Sunset Plaza for our FREE kickoff Blues & Brews Festival Concert Thursday, September 14th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Mountain Village is just a short, beautiful Gondola ride away from Telluride! For more info, please click here.
Artist: TBATop of the page
Want some creature comforts to heighten your Festival experience? Purchase a VIP 3-Day Pass to enjoy the weekend in style and ease with a host of special amenities.
All VIP events take place within the VIP area on the festival grounds. Click here for the VIP schedule.
VIP Passes will go on sale Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (MT). For more info, click here.Top of the page
Thursday, September 14th, 2017 - 'Opening Party'
Doors: 8:30 p.m. Showtime: 9:00 p.m.
Originally Bal de Maison's were dances held at someones house - typically in the front room which was cleared of furniture. Quite often these dances were announced by the host of the party simply by standing on their porch and yelling to their neigbor. Word would often travel up to 40 miles this way. Well here is our shout out - we are having a dance party on Thursday, September 14th to open the Festival, spread the word!
Please note, VIP and Juke Joints passes are not valid for show entry, this is a separate ticket. To purchase tickets, please click hereTop of the page
Sunday, September 17th, 2017 - 'Closing Celebration'
Doors: 8:00 p.m. Showtime: 9:00 p.m.
"Fais do-do" which roughly translates to "Cajun dance party". The parties were named for the gentle command ('go to sleep') young mothers offered bawling infants so that they could get back out and dance with their husbands before someone else did. This is our final show of the weekend and soon we will all go to sleep! This show is a highlight for many and one you won't want to miss!
Please note, VIP and Juke Joints passes are not valid for show entry, this is a separate ticket. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (MT). For more info, click here.Top of the page