Introducing Sierra Nevada Brewing Company 2019 Craft Beer Styles

The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is thrilled to team up again with long time craft beer partner Sierra Nevada Brewing Company for the 2019 Festival! Throughout the festival, enjoy a variety of Sierra Nevada beers at the Sierra Nevada Beer Truck, VIP bars, House of Brews, Blues Stage bars, special High Altitude Lounge and during the Grand Tasting. From easy-drinking lagers (including the festival exclusive Back Porch Lager), hoppy IPAs and wild creations, Sierra Nevada styles will satisfy casual beer drinkers, aficionados and everything in between.

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Taste Tease 2019: Volume 1

The Telluride Blues & Brews ‘Taste Tease’ series is our attempt at giving you a look at some of the 170 beer styles you’ll be able to sample at this year’s Grand Tasting. Leading up to the festival, the Blues & Brews Staff will be sampling six beers a month and reporting on our findings. We hope you find this series as informative and fun we do! This month’s blog features Sierra Nevada’s Sierraveza, Telluride Brewing’s AlpenGOSE, Ska Brewing’s Mexican Logger, Bell’s Brewing Two Hearted Ale, Avery White Rascal and Crooked Stave’s Sour Rosé.

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Super VIP Experience Backstage Dining Menu By Chef John Gerona

Putting the finishing touches on the new Super VIP Experience, we are thrilled to release the 2019 backstage dining menu presented by Telluride’s celebrated chef John Gerona. The all-inclusive Super VIP Pass lets you experience the festival at the highest level possible with on-stage access to the Ajax Sky Lounge & Sky Deck Viewing Platform, a decadent, gourmet chef "show cooking" station, an open bar with a personal mixologist, backstage catered meals, on-demand golf cart shuttle, artist meet-and-greets and so much more all surrounded by stunning alpine views.

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House of Brews 2019 Pour List

The House of Brews is your source for craft refreshment throughout the entire festival! Step inside and enjoy an eclectic mix of six premium craft beers and two hard ciders from six of the festival's top breweries - all hand-picked by the Festival staff. These beverages are unique, delicious and "must tries" for any beer or cider enthusiast. The House of Brews tent is located on the north side of the festival grounds, adjacent to the festival store and main entrance. Cheers!

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Super VIP Experience Drink Menu By Mixologist Jonathan Yaseen

Joining a fleet of exciting details about the new Super VIP Experience, we are thrilled to announce the 2019 craft cocktail and wine menu presented by Beverage Director and renowned Mixologist, Jonathan Yaseen. The all-inclusive Super VIP Pass lets you experience the festival at the highest level possible with on-stage access to the Ajax Sky Lounge & Sky Deck Viewing Platform, a decadent, gourmet chef "show cooking" station, an open bar with a personal mixologist, backstage catered meals, on-demand golf cart shuttle, artist meet-and-greets and so much more all surrounded by stunning alpine views.

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Super VIP Experience "Show Cooking" Menu By Chef Bud Thomas

New for 2019, we are proud to present the new Super VIP Experience - the most exclusive package we’ve ever offered. This all-inclusive pass lets you experience the festival at the highest level possible with on-stage access to the Ajax Sky Lounge & Sky Deck Viewing Platform, a decadent, gourmet chef "show cooking" station, an open bar with a personal mixologist, backstage catered meals, on-demand golf cart shuttle, artist meet-and-greets and so much more all surrounded by alpine views. We are excited to release the first details of the new package, the “show cooking” menu presented by Telluride’s finest, Chef Bud Thomas.

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2019 Blues For Breakfast

Wake up to a morning with live blues music, a hearty breakfast and drinks at Blues for Breakfast - a fundraiser for Telluride Blues Society and Telluride Elks Lodge! Kicking off at 9:00 am 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. Join us at the brand new "Back Porch Stage" at the Elks Lodge (located at 472 West Pacific Avenue), for a bite to eat as the first official chords of the day are struck. With cozy couches and comfortable seating along with rustic decor, the Back Porch Stage is the ideal setting to start your day off the right way!

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2019 Free Blues & Brews Yoga Sessions

Namasté! Relax, breath deep and unwind at the free Blues & Brews Yoga Sessions. Wake up to mornings of liberating movement in the crisp, refreshing mountain air. Guided by professional instructor Lauren Miller, enjoy a smooth yoga flow designed to improve your health, performance, and overall well being. The class blends playful exercises focusing on balance, strength, flexibility and power in a welcoming format. Guests of all skill levels are welcome to join us on Saturday and Sunday mornings during the Festival weekend to enjoy a fluid yoga flow and activating breath practice. Nestled in the cozy amphitheater of Elks Park in downtown Telluride, the yoga sessions are a fun and inspiring way to start your mornings.

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2019 Stand-Up Comedy At The Festival

Comedy returns to Blues & Brews with stand-up shows featuring five comedians and a brand new "Back Porch Comedy Club" at the Wood Ear (135 E Colorado Ave). With cozy couches and comfortable seating along with rustic decor and ambient lighting, Back Porch Comedy Club will be the ideal setting to catch some late night humor. This intimate venue will host the "Dirty Shows" on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 10:00 pm. For the young at heart, please note that some of the comedy will be adult in nature. Catch all five comedians again on the Blues Stage, Saturday, September 14 at 4:30 pm and Sunday, September 15 at 4:00 pm during the Festival.

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2019 Blues & Brews Late Night Shows

The festival nightlife in Telluride is thriving scene built on 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. From jammed out performances that approach last call, to foot-stomping rock shows and legendary collaborations, the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival's Juke Joint shows are not to be missed.

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2019 Sunset Blues Concert

Join us in Mountain Village's Sunset Plaza for our free Sunset Blues Concert on Thursday, September 12 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm featuring Ida Mae and Southern Avenue. Sunset Plaza is just a short, beautiful gondola ride up the mountain from the town of Telluride! The event and gondola ride are free and open to the public, and the event is rain or shine.

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2019 Blisters & Brews 5K Fundraiser Race

Blisters & Brews is a 5k Fundraiser Race on the morning of Saturday, September 14, giving Festival patrons the opportunity to exercise before the Festival. Presented by BootDoctors™ Paragon Outdoors and the Telluride Blues Society, the 5k Race will raise money for the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program in remembrance of dear festival friend Felix Snow. Don't want to run, but want to support? Non-athletic support donations are also available. Register now!

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2019 Bal De Maison: Opening Celebration

The opening celebration for the 2019 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival will feature the jaw-dropping, hair-raising guitar and vocal talent from Cedric Burnside. Held at the historic Sheridan Opera House on Thursday, September 12, the Bal de Maison is the perfect way to kick off the festival weekend. The doors open at 8:30 pm and the show starts at 9:00 pm. Tickets are on sale now and very limited (less than 50 tickets left).

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John Fogerty And Many More Added To 2019 Lineup

The upcoming summer season in Telluride, Colorado peaks on a high note on September 13-15 as the 26th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival reveals artist additions and it's stand-up comedy lineup. The legendary John Fogerty joins Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Boz Scaggs, Anders Osborne, Ryan Bingham, Tab Benoit and many more to complete a world-class artist lineup! Other additions include International Blues Challenge Winner Ms. Hy-C & Fresh Start, Joanna Connor Band, Husky & The Slow Attack, Eagle Eye Williamson, Grant Sabin with Michael Jennings, Molly Gene One Whoaman Band, along with five stand-up comedians. Click here to explore the entire lineup.

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Entries Now Open For 2019 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 and Telluride Blues Society, we are excited to present the 2019 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!

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Valerie June - "Astral Plane" Live At Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Her unique voice winds inside your heart like the best secret you ever kept. Valerie June hails from Tennessee, where numerous musical traditions intertwine and collide – gospel, Appalachian folk, blues, Americana. It is from this stew that her music is rooted in a style she calls, “organic moonshine roots music.” When she was a little girl, she tagged along with her father, a local promoter of gospel and R&B music, while he hung posters around Jackson for his upcoming acts. In her late teens, she made her way to Memphis where she played rock with her then-husband. Watch her perform “Astral Plane” from the 2018 Main Stage here!

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Samantha Fish - "Somebody's Always Trying" Live At Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

With each passing year, Samantha grows artistically, her energy approaches supernova, and her charisma shines bright as the Colorado sunshine on a perfect, September afternoon. No wonder she’s become a fan favorite. Easily shoulder-to-shoulder with the best guitarists in the business, she reminds us of the quote attributed to Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire’s elegant dance partner. “I do everything a man does only backwards and in high heels.” Watch the performance of “Somebody's Always Trying” from her album "Chills & Fever" live from the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Main Stage and see her again at this year's festival on September 13-15, 2019.

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Anders Osborne - "Different Drum" Live at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

There is something about Anders Osborne’s guitar playing that is utterly purifying. Every note is perfectly placed, at once feral and controlled, and emotion pours from his fingers and through his guitar’s supplicant strings into our very souls. Anders is this festival’s most frequent flier and after all these years, he never rests on his laurels, delivering set after astounding set. The Swedish native found the home of his heart in New Orleans after traversing the globe with his songs and his wanderlust, and now he is considered a native son. His musical influence stands shoulder to shoulder with that city’s mythical giants. Watch the energetic performance of “Different Drum” live from the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Main Stage.

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2019 Spotify Artist Playlist

Now streaming! We've curated a Spotify playlist featuring the 2019 Artist Lineup for your listening pleasure! Enjoy classic hits from Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Boz Scaggs and Anders Osborne, along with new singles from Ryan Bingham, Tab Benoit, Hiss Golden Messenger and Samantha Fish and many more. Dive deeper and discover hidden gems from up-and-coming artists. Tune in, turn up the volume and let the music take your mind away to a beautiful place called Telluride! All of these great artists will converge on the Telluride Town Park stage this September 13-15.

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