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Wake Up With Live Blues Music

Breakfast, live blues music - The best way to start the day!

Wake up to a morning with live blues music, a hearty breakfast and drinks at Blues for Breakfast! Kicking off at 9am on both Saturday and Sunday of the Festival weekend, Blues for Breakfast offers a pleasant warm-up to a dynamic day and late night full of music. Saturday’s Blues for Breakfast features the Telluride Blues Challenge Finals, while Sunday hosts the Blues Challenge Runner Up and an additional performance.


Food and Drink

Blues for Breakfast has traditionally featured a breakfast spread with classics like black bean sauté, scrambled eggs, pancakes, hash browns, toast, bacon and sausages. Coffee, juice and breakfast bar drinks will also be available.

Stay tuned for a full menu coming this spring!


Telluride Blues Challenge Finals

Saturday’s Blues for Breakfast stage will see six talented solo blues artist battling for the top spot in the Telluride Blues Challenge, the opportunity to play the Town Park Stage and other prizes. The Telluride Blues challenge, accepts recorded submissions from unsigned artists located all-over the world. The experts from Blues & Brews and the Telluride Music Company will judge the artist submissions and invite six finalists to compete in the Telluride Blues Challenge. These artists are talented, hungry and will put on a must-see show to kick off the second day of the festival.

This event is a great way to see up-and-comers in the blues genre while starting your Saturday morning off before the Grand Tasting and music starts in the festival grounds. Watch as competitors perform 20 minute sets that will be judged on the quality of their overall live performance, instrument use, vocals, and presentation.