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.
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Kids of all ages can enjoy various activities in the Rainbow Kids Area including a bungee trampoline, climbing wall and inflatable bouncee games through-out the festival weekend. Living Folklore features children's entertainment, workshops, and two parades—one on Saturday and one on Sunday. Bring the kids to the Rainbow Kids Area to join the wild and wacky Living Folklore clowns, Giggly Sprout and Gumbo Wobbly. To learn more about Living Folklore clowns or the Arizona living folklore, visit www.livingfolklore.comTop of the page
Join us for Blues for Breakfast from 9 am—Noon on Saturday and Sunday mornings at the Elks Lodge (located at the corner of Townsend and Pacific). Enjoy solo performances by blues musicians while dining on scrambled eggs, pancakes, hash browns, sausage, coffee, and juice. The music is free. Breakfast, Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and a full bar are extra. Saturday's Blues for Breakfast coincides with our Telluride Blues Challenge - come eat breakfast and watch 6 musicians vie for a spot on the main stage later in the day.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!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|
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!Top of the page
Whether you’re enjoying the festival music, mountaintop adventures or relaxing among friends for the weekend in Telluride, the Blues & Brews’ “Yoga Sessions” presented by Telluride Yoga Festival is an opportunity to unplug from the ordinary and discover the extraordinary from within with our Saturday and Sunday Yoga classes in Elks Park (located on Main Street across from the courthouse).Top of the page
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival's Official Art Gallery for the festival weekend will be at Arroyo Wine Bar & Gallery, located at 220 E Colorado Avenue. Stop by, have a beverage, light bites and enjoy artwork from festival photographers Barry Brecheisen & Dino Perrucci, painters Scramble Campbell and past festival artists. Artwork will be for sale. Detailed information will be available soon, check back for details.Top of the page
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 hereTop of the page
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
Thursday, September 15th, 2016 - 'Opening Party' featuring Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
Doors: 8:30pm Showtime: 9:00pm
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 17th 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: 9:30pm Showtime: 10:00pm
"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