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One of the most scenic & intimate music festivals in the country...

About Town of Telluride

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.

2014 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival was proud to announce the Violent Femmes, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic and Peter Frampton as festival headliners. Additional artists included The Meter Men, Buddy Guy, Dumpstaphunk, Lee Fields & the Expressions, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, The Slide Brothers, Zach Deputy, Roosevelt Collier & The Bayou Gypsys, Bombino, Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers, MoHead, Patrick Sweany, Shakey Graves, Roosevelt Collier "Artist at Large", The Record Company, Markus James, Chris Dracup, and Kipori Woods. Returning festival favorites Anders Osborne, the Robert Cray Band, The Lee Boys, Black Joe Lewis, and Ryan McGarvey also joined us for the 21st annual festival.

2014 Blues & Brews 'Best Of Fest'

2014 Blues & Brews 'Best Of Fest'

Photos By Barry Brecheisen, Dino Perrucci, Kevin Younger and Ryan Bonneau

Grand Tasting

Grand Tasting

Photos By Barry Brecheisen

Bal De Maison

Bal De Maison

Amy Helm & the Handsome Strangers Thurs., Sept. 11, 2014 Photo by Barry Brecheisen

Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes

Friday, Sept. 13, 2014 Photos by Barry Brecheisen and Dino Perrucci

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

Photos By Barry Brecheisen, Dino Perrucci and Ryan Bonneau.

Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2014 Photos by Barry Brecheisen and Dino Perrucci

Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2014 Photos by Barry Brecheisen and Dino Perrucci

The Meter Men

The Meter Men

Photos By Barry Brecheisen, Dino Perrucci and Ryan Bonneau.

Robert Cray

Robert Cray

Friday, Sept. 13, 2014 Photos by Barry Brecheisen and Dino Perrucci

Bombino

Bombino

Photos By Barry Brecheisen and Dino Perrucci

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires

Photos By Barry Brecheisen, Dino Perrucci and Ryan Bonneau.

Dumpstaphunk

Dumpstaphunk

Photos By Barry Brecheisen, Dino Perrucci and Ryan Bonneau.

Lee Fields & The Expressions

Lee Fields & The Expressions

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2014 Photos by Barry Brecheisen and Dino Perrucci

Zach Deputy

Zach Deputy

Friday, Sept. 13, 2014 Photos by Barry Brecheisen and Dino Perrucci

Black Joe Lewis

Black Joe Lewis

Photos By Barry Brecheisen and Dino Perrucci

MoHead

MoHead

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2014 - Blues Stage Photos by Kevin Younger

Shakey Graves

Shakey Graves

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2014 Photos by Barry Brecheisen and Dino Perrucci

Patrick Sweany

Patrick Sweany

Friday, Sept. 13, 2014 Photos by Barry Brecheisen and Dino Perrucci

The Lee Boys

The Lee Boys

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2014 Photos by Barry Brecheisen and Dino Perrucci

Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers

Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 Photos by Barry Brecheisen and Dino Perrucci

Scramble Campbell

Scramble Campbell

The Slide Brothers

The Slide Brothers

Friday, Sept. 13, 2014 Photos by Barry Brecheisen and Dino Perrucci

Ryan McGarvey

Ryan McGarvey

Photos by Kevin Younger

MoHead

MoHead

Photo by Kevin Younger

Markus James

Markus James

Photo by Kevin Younger

Chris Dracup

Chris Dracup

Photo by Kevin Younger

The Record Company

The Record Company

Friday, Sept. 13, 2014 - Elks Lodge Photos by Barry Brecheisen

Around the Festival

Around the Festival

Photos by Barry Brecheisen and Dino Perrucci

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