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Telluride Blues & Brews takes place in the world-famous resort town of Telluride, Colorado, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Blues & Brews is a three-day celebration of blues, funk, jam bands, indie, rock, gospel and soul performances - accompanied by some of the best microbreweries in the country, a wide variety of food and craft vendors, children's activities, late night shows, and much, much more. Although, the festival is only three days and three nights, once you get to Telluride, you won't want to go home.
The historic mining town of Telluride, CO is situated 8,750 feet above sea level and is an acclaimed ski town by winter and the festival capital of Colorado in the summer. Telluride's main street, just steps away from the festival grounds, is home to a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and bars. After the music ends in Town Park for the evening, we move the festival scene into various music venues located throughout the town of Telluride. These are our "Juke Joints" and, once they get jamming, a walk down main street feels like a walk down Beale Street in Memphis.
When B.B. King first performed here in 2004, he sat on the stage, looked out at the mountains before him, and said, "Out of the 90 different countries I've been to, I've never seen anything more beautiful than what you have here." It's not the altitude that'll take your breath away. It's the views.
Unfortunately dogs are not permitted in the campground.Top of the page
Flights are available to the region directly into Telluride or nearby Montrose, Durango, Cortez, and Grand Junction. Five different carriers service the airports, and there are nine non-stop destinations: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco/Oakland and Phoenix. International airports in Denver, Salt Lake City, and Albuquerque are a scenic six to seven-hour drive away as well.
Telluride Regional Airport is approximately 15 minutes from Telluride and/or Mountain Village and is North America's highest commercial airport. At 9,070 feet above sea level, the airport offers picturesque views of the San Juan mountains. And now - getting to Telluride has never been easier. Direct and connecting air service is provided by Great Lakes Airlines and U.S. Airways Express through Denver and Phoenix. For more information, contact them directly at 970.728.5313.
Ground transportation is available from all airports. If you are not sure about the status of your flight, please contact the airline at least 3 hours prior.
For private pilots, the Telluride Regional Airport is a fixed base operator that can provide fuel and maintenance. For Air Charter services in the region, please click here for a list of Charter Service providers in the area.Top of the page
Telluride is centrally located in southwestern Colorado, along the scenic San Juan Skyway. A perfect base camp for adventures, Telluride is easily accessible from a variety of locations.
For current road conditions, call 877.315.7623 or go to www.cotrip.orgTop of the page
Everything in Telluride is within walking distance, so there is no need for a car during the festival weekend. Both Telluride and Mountain Village offer free and paid ground transportation, as well as a free gondola system to move between the two communities. Our gondola system is the most convenient and scenic way to travel between Telluride and Mountain Village. The Gondola runs from 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday, and 7:00 a.m. - midnight on Sunday of the festival.
Parking is available in both Telluride and Mountain Village. We encourage guests to park and take advantage of the free gondola to travel between the two towns.Top of the page
The Festival Box Office is open during the week of the festival, and its hours of operation are:
The Festival Box Office is located at the Pacific Street entrance to Town Park, (cross Willow Street) behind the Telluride Post Office.Top of the page
All tickets are non-refundable and non-replaceable. Please keep them in a safe place!Top of the page
Each ticket holder must be present when exchanging tickets for wristbands at the Festival Box Office. An individual will not be able to receive wristbands for other ticket holders not present. Please bring a Valid Photo I.D.Top of the page
The festival does sell out, and recommend buying your tickets in advance! Tickets go on sale 10:00 am Mountain Time on March 1, unless March 1 falls on a Sunday then tickets will go on sale the first Monday of March - with the exception of Single Day Tickets, which go on sale on June 20th at 10:00 am Mountain Time.
Please be aware that VIP 3-Day, Early Bird 3-Day, Campground Vehicle, Campground RV, and Glamping passes sell out within the first day of sale. We do not reserve tickets in advance. The suggested way to purchase festival tickets is online through our website here, or by calling (866) 515-6166.Top of the page
PrintPass is the ability to print your own tickets on your own time from your own computer. No waiting for the UPS guy or the mail guy, get your tickets quickly and at your own convenience. Save on shipping costs and print at home. $0.75 per ticket max $2.75 per order.Top of the page
When purchasing your tickets, make sure PrintPass is selected as the delivery option. At the completion of your purchase you will receive an e-mail confirmation. No less than 48 hours you will receive a separate e-mail with instructions and a link to print your tickets.
Children 11 and under are free. However, children must be accompanied by an adult.Top of the page
Friday: gates open at 11:30 am
Saturday: gates open at 11:00 am
Sunday: gates open at 10:30 am
The festival weekend typically runs until 9:00 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. After thee festival ends in Town Park, music continues at 10:00 pm in our local Juke Joints, located within the town of Telluride.Top of the page
A limited amount of handicap parking is available in the Telluride Town Park parking lot. Access to this parking is over the vehicle bridge at the main entrance to the Park. The festival is wheelchair accessible and we provide a space in front of the sound booth for those in wheelchairs. Handicap restrooms and porta-pottes are provided on the festival grounds.Top of the page
We do not have a specific parking lot for the festival. You are free to park wherever you can find a legal parking spot in Telluride. Please be aware that main street and its adjacent side streets are paid parking (meters) - the paid parking is enforced from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm MONDAY THRU SATURDAY. Sundays are excluded from parking enforcement. If you decide to park in the metered parking areas, you can purchase a receipt for up to three hours of parking at a rate of fifty cents per hour. During the festival weekend, permit parking (O, G, and W Residential Zone parking) does not apply. You may leave your vehicle parked in these areas for the duration of the festival. For more detailed information on available parking during the festival please stop at our informational barricade at the entrance to town.Top of the page
Please leave your pet at home - Town Park laws forbid them in the festival and campground. Do not leave your pet in your car or tied to your car! If you are traveling with your pet, please arrange to leave them with the local pet boarding & sitting service.Top of the page
Please be aware that open alcohol containers (beer cans, bottles, etc.) are not allowed in the town of Telluride or Mountain Village . You are not allowed to leave the festival with a glass of beer or wine.Top of the page