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Blues Challege Finalists

2017 Telluride Blues Challenge Finalists Announced

Over the past few year’s, the Telluride Blues Challenge has emerged as one of the most coveted music competitions in the Southwest! Musicians from all over the country submit their best songs for the chance to make the top six and earn in invite to the Blues Challenge Finals held at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. Presented by Telluride Music, Telluride Blues Society, Gondola Sessions and the Colorado Blues Society, the Telluride Blues Challenge gives up-and-coming artist the chance to advance their careers.
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | 2017 Late Night Schedule

2017 Blues & Brews Late Night Schedule

The nightlife in Telluride is thriving through a musically-charged local culture. 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. On both Friday and Saturday nights, see 5 different shows each night for one ticket for $30. Juke Joint passes allow access to all venues for the night purchased. Late Night tickets are on sale now in limited quantities.
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | Telluride Blues Challenge

Entries Now Open for 2017 Telluride Blues Challenge

Calling all musicians, play your way to the Main Stage of the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival! Through a partnership with Telluride Music Company, Telluride Blues Society and Colorado Blues Society, we are excited to present the 2017 Telluride Blues Challenge. The Telluride Blues Challenge is an annual competition providing talented up-and-coming artists from the blues genre with an opportunity to advance their professional career and play the Telluride Blues & Brews Main Stage!
Con Brio - "Give It All" Live at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Con Brio | "Give It All" Live at Blues & Brews

Con Brio's songs are about love, hope, failure, and political turmoil – life itself. A deeply talented band of seven with a horn section to keep it brassy and sassy, not only does Con Brio possess the funk, but they’ve also got love and passion covered, too. “We don’t want to walk, we don’t want to drive,” band leader Ziek McCarter says. “We want to fly. We want to levitate.” So do we.
Con Brio | "Paradise" Live at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Con Brio | "Paradise" Live at Blues & Brews

Known for their live shows – lively, ass-shaking, throw your hands in the air pure joy, Con Brio's sound is infused with funk-rock psychedelic soul that is reminiscent of Sly and The Family Stone. Fronted by a man some swear is the second coming of none other than James Brown, Ziek McCarter moves like his back ain’t got no bone. Paradise is the name of their 2016 release and paradise is where we’re going with this exuberant band. Watch the live version of their set opener "Paradise" live from Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.
Gary Clark Jr. | "Our Love" Live at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Gary Clark Jr. | "Our Love" Live at Blues & Brews

Gary Clark Jr is a mind-blowing guitarist, diverse songwriter, and a singer with power and soul. We were honored to welcome him back to the Colorado mountains for the 23rd Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. Watch the live version of "Our Love" from Saturday night at the 2016 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.
Gary Clark Jr. | "The Healing" Live at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Gary Clark Jr. | "The Healing" Live at Blues & Brews

There must be something in the water in Austin, Texas. It is a fertile ground for musicians and from that rich soil of tradition, legend and camaraderie arose Austin native, Gary Clark Jr. His prodigy-level skills on guitar making him welcome on Austin’s storied stages transforming the blues and R&B into rock and roll. Watch him perform "The Healing" live from Telluride Blues & Brews Festival on Saturday, September 19th, 2016.
Moreland & Arbuckle "Long Did I Hide It" // Gondola Sessions

Moreland & Arbuckle Video with Gondola Sessions

"Long Did I Hide It" is a song from Moreland & Arbuckle's 2016 Alligator Records release Promised Land Or Bust. The lyrics speak of empathy, frustration and suppression, which complement the wailing harmonica on this quick blues track. Our friends Gondola Sessions captured this intimate recording live in Telluride on board the breathtaking Telluride Gondola.

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