Events


The Fun Continues...

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.


Festival Events

VIP Events

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. 

What You Get With Your VIP Pass

  • VIP Entrance to the festival each day - avoid getting stuck in line to get in.
  • VIP Area is located next to the main stage with shade tents and seating provided
  • Beer, wine, water & specialty drinks ($)
  • On-site mobile massage therapists
  • VIP Brewers Reception on Friday with complimentary food and cocktails
  • Private "VIP Grand Tasting" with 20 select microbreweries
  • Gospel Brunch -champagne and bloody mary reception with lite food
  • Private VIPee restrooms
  • Merchandise Booth conveniently located in VIP Area
  • Candy Bar on Sunday
  • Free entry into Late Night Juke Joint music venues with priority access
  • Raw Bar
NEW for 2014: VIP Sports Bar with bar seating and four large HD screens for viewing your favorite sporting event without missing a moment of music from the festival main stage.
 
VIP Sports Bar includes:
 
• Four (4) Large HD Screens to watch your favorite NCAA or NFL game
• Surround Sound System
• Plenty of Bar seating
• Cash bar
 
NEWLY added Raw Bar ($) ~ Sat., September 13th from 3:00 -6:00 p.m.

*VIP Tickets DO NOT include entry into the Bal de Maison or Fais Do Do. These tickets are sold separately.

All VIP events take place within the VIP area of the festival grounds. Click here for tickets. Click here for schedule

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Rainbow Kids Area

Festival fun for the little ones

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.com

Click here for schedule

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Blues for Breakfast

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 Acoustic Blues Competition - come eat breakfast and watch 6 musicians vie for a spot on the main stage later in the day.

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Acoustic Blues Competition

The Telluride Acoustic Blues Competition seeks talented musicians who excel in the blues genre and is open to any solo acoustic performer who is not currently signed to a record label or publishing deal.

The top six entries chosen are invited to play at the festival's "Blues for Breakfast," held at Telluride Elks Lodge from 9 am - Noon on Saturday, September 13th.

Click here for all the details.

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Parade

Come join the parade Saturday, September 14 at 11:15am on Main Street. We will be marching into the festival with a bagpipe procession, Living Folklore characters and our featured festival brass band!

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Sunset Blues Concert

Join us in Mountain Village Sunset Plaza for our FREE kickoff Blues & Brews Festival Concert the Wednesday prior to the festival weekend.

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Grand Tasting

Celebrate our Grand Tasting Saturday, Sept. 13th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm in the festival grounds where the following 56 breweries are participating with over 170 different beers. Check out the complete list here. Bottoms up!

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Late Night Shows

Juke Joints

After the festival ends in Town Park, we continue the music at 10pm on both Friday and Saturday nights at the local “Juke Joint" shows located in various venues throughout Telluride. Juke Joint passes allow access to all Juke Joint venues for the night purchased. Be aware, Juke Joint passes do not guarantee entry to the show, all venues are first come, first served and based on the capacity of each venue. As they fill up, we direct you to which Juke Joints are not full. As the night goes on, crowds at the Juke Joints tend to rotate, so even if you can't catch the start of the band you want to see, there's a good chance you can catch the last half of their show. So, if there is one particular band you really want to see, get in line early for the show!  Doors open at 9:45pm. The VIP 3-Day Pass includes entry into all Juke Joints, dependant on capacity. Doors open at 9:30pm for VIP pass holders.
 
Click here for tickets. Scheduled announced in 2014.
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Bal de Maison

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 - we are having a dance party on Thursday, September 11th 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.

Thursday Night

More information is coming soon. Click here for Tickets. Click here for Schedule times.

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Fais Do Do

This closing Sunday evening show features an exclusive festival artist performance at the Sheridan Opera House starting at 9pm

"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.

More information coming in 2014!

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