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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.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. At 9,070 feet above sea level, the airport offers picturesque views of the San Juan Mountains. Ground transportation is available from all airports.
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. - 12:00 a.m. Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday, and 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. 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 located at 300 E Pacific Street. The Festival Box Office is open during the week of the Festival, and the hours of operation are:
Exchange your tickets for wristbands (required for entrance) at the Festival Box Office. Avoid waiting in lines and exchange your tickets for wristbands earlier in the day.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
2018 festival passes are on sale March 1, 2018 To purchase or read more info, click here.Top of the page
The festival does sell out, and we recommend buying your tickets in advance! Tickets go on sale March 1, 2017 - with the exception of Single Day Tickets, which go on sale Wednesday, June 14th at 10:00 a.m. (MT).
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.Top of the page
Children 11 and under are free. However, children must be accompanied by an adult.Top of the page
The easiest way to get your tickets is to find your email order confirmation; tickets are attached as a PDF file you can print. Please be sure check your junk or spam folders if you do not receive your tickets in your inbox. If you are not able to locate your order confirmation, you can always contact us at 970-728-8037 or send an email to email@example.comTop of the page
Festival Passes for the 24th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival will be available online here, over the phone (866.515.6166) and also locally at Telluride Music (cash or check only), located at 333 West Colorado Ave.Top of the page
Yes! Tickets are available locally at Telluride Music (cash or check only), located at 333 West Colorado Ave.Top of the page
It's easy to get involved and be a part of the show by volunteering for the festival weekend! Earn a festival pass, and staff t-shirt, while making new friends and memories! Volunteer applications are now open. Read more and apply here.Top of the page
We are looking for high quality products, either handmade or unique and beautiful. Artisans and crafts people are highly encouraged to apply. Food booth selection will be based on affordable and creative menus, and we do not duplicate craft or food booths. For more info click here.Top of the page
Friday: Festival Gates open at 11:30 a.m.
Saturday: Festival Gates open at 11:00 a.m.
Sunday: Festival Gates open at 10:30 a.m.
The Festival weekend typically runs until 9:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. After the 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-potties 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
The festival is wheelchair accessible and we provide a raised platform to the side of the sound booth for those in wheelchairs. Handicap restrooms and porta-potties are also provided on the festival grounds. 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 Town Park.Top of the page
Unfortunately dogs are not permitted in the campground.Top of the page
Camping is first come first serve. If you would like to camp next to friends you will have to arrange this as best as possible with the area available.Top of the page
GA camping passes are not valid in the Glamping Village.Top of the page
There is a host located in the main campground all weekend. There will be security provided 24 hours a day from Thursday-Monday in all campgrounds. Campground security and host will strictly enforce all rules including quiet hours.Top of the page
We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items. If you leave anything at your campsite it is at your own risk.Top of the page
For general campers there will be outlets and charging stations provided. Charging stations may be found by the bathrooms. Glampers will have power in their tents.Top of the page
You are allowed to bring your own alcohol/food/beverages into your campsite. You are not allowed to walk into town with any open containers. You will not be allowed to bring any alcohol in to festival grounds either.Top of the page
You are allowed to grill on grills that are already in the campground, personal charcoal grills and propane grills in Town Park campground. If you are camping in Warner field you are not allowed to use charcoal grills, propane grills are permitted.Top of the page
Once you have exchanged your ticket for a camping wristband it is non-transferable. Mutilated or torn wristbands will not be honored.Top of the page
No you are not allowed to bring non-campers into the campground for security reasons.Top of the page
Smoking is permitted but we ask all of our campers to please be respectful of their neighbors. Marijuana may not be consumed openly or publicly. The best course of action is to be respectful to those around you at all times. Security will intervene if there are complaints.Top of the page
Yes there are showers and bathrooms available and they are ADA accessible.Top of the page
Cold showers are free but hot showers have a charge of $4.00 for 3 minutes. This must be done in quarters. The Campground Host will also have quarters for you if you forget. One set of showers is located by the swimming pool and the others are located on the east side of the campground. They will be available 24/7.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! Click here for more info.Top of the page
Please drive directly to the campground and festival volunteers will direct you to unload your vehicle and where to park your vehicle. From there you will be able to got to the Box Office and exchange your tickets for wristbands. You do not need your credentials to unload your equipment. You have 30 minutes to unload your vehicle unless you have purchased a campground vehicle pass.Top of the page
No, all camping is first-come/first-serve with no designated sites being enforced. There are no campsites in the campground and it is communal camping. So get to know your neighbors.Top of the page
Lost and found is at the warming hut next to the Town Park Oval on the path from the Box Office to the main entrance of the festival.Top of the page
Yes there are outlets but they are very limited and only at bathroom locations.Top of the page
You are allowed to bring a bicycle. However, there are no designated places to lock your bike within the campground. You can rent a bike from one of the many bike stores in Telluride. Please note that no bikes will be allowed in the festival grounds, you must leave your bike at the designated bike parking area at the Box Office or locked at your campsite.Top of the page
Depending on your campsite all camping is within a 2-3 minute walk to the festival site.Top of the page
If you have purchased a campground parking pass you will be able to park in the campground with a pass displayed in your windshield. If you have not purchased a campground parking pass campground volunteers will direct you to free parking for campers elsewhere.Top of the page
Yes, ice can be purchased through the campground host.Top of the page
A majority of camping is located within the Town of Telluride campground. If you arrive prior to Thursday you have to camp in a town designated campsite and pay Town of Telluride fees. After 8:00 a.m. Thursday the Festival takes over the campground and all camping becomes first come first serve - no designated sites. If you arrive Thursday morning, you are allowed to line-up early but will not be allowed to enter until 8:00 a.m. All Festival campers must be out of the campground by Monday at 11:00 a.m. at which time control of the campground returns to the Town of Telluride. Camping areas (walk-in/tent only) are only available starting Thursday morning at 8:00 a.m.Top of the page
No campers will be allowed in the campground that do not hold tickets for the Festival.Top of the page
There are plenty of options to camp outside of the Town of Telluride. The two closest campgrounds that we recommend are the Sunshine Campground and the Matterhorn Campground. Both are conveniently located within a short driving distance and are easily accessible without a 4-wheel drive vehicle.
There two ways to stay: Festival Camping and Lodging. Deciding where to stay for the Festival might be the hardest part of your trip planning. Do you prefer the fun atmosphere in the Festival Campground or the historic charm and modern luxury of Telluride and Mountain Village?
Camping is the most fun way to experience the festival. Stake out your campsite, pitch a tent and let the fun-filled weekend begin! The campground in Telluride Town Park opens on Thursday morning and is only steps away from the Main Stage and Main Street. For more info on Camping, click here
In the Town of Telluride, you'll find accommodations with intimate Victorian settings or modern design elements—all just steps away from award-winning restaurants. Head to Mountain Village and discover well-appointed lodging with town access via the free Gondola System and on-site, full-service spa services. The best deals are available through our Festival lodging partners click hereTop of the page