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.
New for 2016! 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. To register for the 5k race, please click here.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 16, 2016||4:00 - 4:45 p.m.||Reverend Deadeye|
|Saturday, September 17, 2016||4:00 - 4:45 p.m.||Moreland & Arbuckle|
|Sunday, September 18, 2016||4:00 - 4:45 p.m.||Phil Wiggins and George Kilby Jr Trio with Andy Calder|
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
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival’s Art Gallery will be held at Arroyo Wine Bar & Gallery, located at 220 East Colorado Ave! Stop by, have a beverage and 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. The gallery will be open daily for the festival weekend from Thursday to Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to close. For more information, click here.Top of the page
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Celebrate our Grand Tasting on Saturday, September 17th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm in the festival grounds where the following 56 breweries are participating with over 170 different beers. Click here to see who's going to be pouring at this year's festival! Click here for the comprehensive list of over 170 styles of beer and cider. Cheers!Top of the page
In partnership with the Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation, the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is raffling off a signed guitar by Joe Bonamassa, valued at $1,500, a 7-Day Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise and two tickets to see Neil Young + Promise of the Real this fall, to benefit local Telluride beneficiaries. Buy raffle tickets at the festival in the Merchandise Tent, VIP Merchandise Tent and Blues Cruise RV near the entrance of the Festival grounds.
We are raising money for the One To One Mentoring Program and Telluride Aids Benefit (TAB). One To One Mentoring empowers youth in San Miguel County to achieve their social, emotional and academic potential through professionally supported mentor relationships. TAB is a non-profit organization whose mission is to fight HIV/AIDS by heightening global and local awareness, as well as generating financial support for educational programs and patient care/prevention.
This raffle has been made possible through the generous efforts of Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation (KTBA). KTBA was founded in 2011 to ensure the preservation of the blues music genre as well as music education as a whole. KTBA fuels the passion for music by funding programs and scholarships for students and teachers who possess the desire, but lack the resources or access to achieve their potential within the music industry.
Be sure to stop by the Merchandise Tent, VIP Merchandise Tent, and Blues Cruise RV to buy a raffle ticket to help show your support! Raffle tickets are $10 each, 3 for $20. For more information, please click here.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 with stand-up shows featuring Sarah Tiana, Eddie Ifft, Troy Walker and Sam Tallent. On Friday and Saturday nights, Arroyo Wine Bar & Gallery will host the "Dirty Shows" starting at 10:00 p.m. 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, September 17th at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 18th at 4:00 p.m during the Festival. For the complete Blues Stage schedule, click here. To read more about the comedians, click here.Top of the page
Join us in Mountain Village Sunset Plaza for our FREE kickoff Blues & Brews Festival Concert Thursday, September 15th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. featuring Con Brio and Israel Nash. Mountain Village is just a short, beautiful Gondola ride away from Telluride! For more info, please click here.Top of the page
Want some creature comforts to heighten your Festival experience? Purchase 3-Day VIP to enjoy the weekend in style and ease with a host of special amenities.
Thursday, September 15th, 2016 - 'Opening Party' featuring Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
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 15th 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 18th, 2016 - 'Closing Celebration' featuring Anders Osborne
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. To purchase tickets, click hereTop of the page