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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 mountain 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. Even though the festival only lasts for three days and four 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.

2016 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

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. Even though the festival only lasts for three days and four 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. For more pictures, videos, new and more visit www.tellurideblues.com

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Atmosphere

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Atmosphere

Friday, September 16th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Glamping - Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Glamping - Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Glamping Village provided by Colorado Yurt Company

2016 Sunset Blues Concert

2016 Sunset Blues Concert

Thursday, September 15th with Con Brio and Israel Nash at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Bal de Maison with Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

Bal de Maison with Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

Bal de Maison at the historic Sheridan Opera House on Thursday, September 15th.

Con Brio (Main Stage)

Con Brio (Main Stage)

Friday, September 16th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Colin Lake (Blues Stage)

Colin Lake (Blues Stage)

Friday, September 16th at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Isaac Aragon & The Healing (Blues Stage)

Isaac Aragon & The Healing (Blues Stage)

Friday, September 16th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Israel Nash (Main Stage)

Israel Nash (Main Stage)

Friday, September 16th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Jason Isbell (Main Stage)

Jason Isbell (Main Stage)

Friday, September 16th at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers (Juke Joint)

Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers (Juke Joint)

Friday, September 16th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers (Blues Stage)

Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers (Blues Stage)

Friday, September 16th, 2017 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Colin Lake (Juke Joint)

Colin Lake (Juke Joint)

Friday, September 16th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Comedians (Juke Joint)

Comedians (Juke Joint)

Friday, September 16th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Israel Nash (Juke Joint)

Israel Nash (Juke Joint)

Friday, September 16th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Mitch Woods' Club 88

Mitch Woods' Club 88

Friday, September 16th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Reverend Deadeye (Juke Joint)

Reverend Deadeye (Juke Joint)

Friday, September 16th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Shakey Graves (Juke Joint)

Shakey Graves (Juke Joint)

Friday, September 16th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Joe Walsh (Main Stage)

Joe Walsh (Main Stage)

Friday, September 16th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear (Main Stage)

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear (Main Stage)

Friday, September 16th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Mitch Woods (Blues Stage)

Mitch Woods (Blues Stage)

Friday, September 16th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Shakey Graves (Main Stage)

Shakey Graves (Main Stage)

Friday, September 16th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Atmosphere

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Atmosphere

September 16-18, 2016

Moreland & Arbuckle (Campground Sessions)

Moreland & Arbuckle (Campground Sessions)

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

The Delgado Brothers (Juke Joint)

The Delgado Brothers (Juke Joint)

Saturday, September 17th, 2016 (Juke Joint)

Moreland & Arbuckle (Blues Stage)

Moreland & Arbuckle (Blues Stage)

Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

2016 Telluride Blues Challenge Winner: Steve Itterly

2016 Telluride Blues Challenge Winner: Steve Itterly

Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Anders Osborne (Main Stage)

Anders Osborne (Main Stage)

Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Blisters & Brews

Blisters & Brews

Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

The California Honeydrops (Main Stage)

The California Honeydrops (Main Stage)

Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

The Delgado Brothers (Main Stage)

The Delgado Brothers (Main Stage)

Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Grand Tasting

Grand Tasting

56 microbreweries and 170+ beers and ciders at the Grand Tasting Saturday, September 16th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Gary Clark Jr. (Main Stage)

Gary Clark Jr. (Main Stage)

Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Mitch Woods' Club 88

Mitch Woods' Club 88

Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Reverend Deadeye (Blues Stage)

Reverend Deadeye (Blues Stage)

Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

North Mississippi Allstars (Main Stage)

North Mississippi Allstars (Main Stage)

Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers (Main Stage)

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers (Main Stage)

Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Blues & Brews Yoga Sessions

Blues & Brews Yoga Sessions

Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito

Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Phil Wiggins and George Kilby Jr Trio with Andy Calder (Campground Sessions)

Phil Wiggins and George Kilby Jr Trio with Andy Calder (Campground Sessions)

Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Anders Osborne with special guest Samantha Fish (Fais Do Do)

Anders Osborne with special guest Samantha Fish (Fais Do Do)

Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Vintage Trouble (Main Stage)

Vintage Trouble (Main Stage)

Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Jamestown Revival (Main Stage

Jamestown Revival (Main Stage

Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Little Freddie King (Main Stage)

Little Freddie King (Main Stage)

Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Samantha Fish (Main Stage)

Samantha Fish (Main Stage)

Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Tyree Morris & Hearts of Worship (Main Stage)

Tyree Morris & Hearts of Worship (Main Stage)

Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Jonathon Boogie Long (Blues Stage)

Jonathon Boogie Long (Blues Stage)

Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

A.J. Fullerton (Art Gallery, Blues For Breakfast, O.penVAPE Sessions)

A.J. Fullerton (Art Gallery, Blues For Breakfast, O.penVAPE Sessions)

Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Eagle Eye Williamson (Juke Joint, O.penVAPE Sessions)

Eagle Eye Williamson (Juke Joint, O.penVAPE Sessions)

Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

The Rusty Wright Band (Blues Stage)

The Rusty Wright Band (Blues Stage)

Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Shovels & Rope (Main Stage)

Shovels & Rope (Main Stage)

Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

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