Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | Telluride Blues Challenge

2018 Blues For Breakfast

Start your mornings off with blues music, a hearty breakfast and drinks at Blues for Breakfast! 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 will be the ideal setting to start your day off the right way!
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Telluride Blues Lodging and Travel Guide

With September inching closer every day, the time is now to have your Telluride Blues & Brews Festival plans dialed in. In addition to three days of world class music and craft beer, Telluride also offers plenty of boutique shops, delicious restaurants, outdoor recreation opportunities, historic relics and more. With the trip of a lifetime right around the corner, now is your last chance to take advantage of exclusive lodging offers and packages before they’re gone.
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | Stand-Up Comedy

2018 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 Elks Lodge. 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 15 at 4:30 pm and Sunday, September 16 at 4:00 pm during the Festival.
Taste Tease Vol 1 2018

Taste Tease 2018: Volume 1

Every September, 56 of America’s best craft breweries travel to Telluride Town Park to showcase their beer at the Telluride Blues & Brews Grand Tasting. Each of these breweries and their beers are unique, showcasing distinct flavors, colors, smells and personalities. Every craft beer is a work of art taking months and sometimes years to perfect. Just as our artist lineup showcases a variety of distinct music masters, our craft beer lineup showcases a variety of brewing masters. 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 Hazy Little Thing IPA, Big B's Lazy Daze Hard Lemonade, Telluride Brewing’s Whacked Out Wheat, Ska Brewing’s Rue B. Soho Grapefruit Lager, Uinta Brewing’s Mango Lime Pilsner and Crooked Stave’s Sour Rosé.
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | Festival Food

Food at the Festival: 2018 Blues & Brews Eats

If you enjoy food like we do, the savory, mouthwatering food menus from the 2018 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival vendors will keep your taste buds satisfied all weekend long. Our vendors satisfy even the most particular diet. Gluten-free? They've got you covered! Vegan or vegetarian? No problem! Paleo or Keto diet? You're in luck! See the full menu below and prepare for a scrumptious weekend!
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | Single Day Passes

2018 Single-Day Tickets On Sale Now

The day is finally here! Single-Day Tickets for the 25th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival are now available online and also locally at Telluride Music. 3-Day Festival Passes are sold out. This is your last chance to get tickets for the 2018 festival and these tickets will go quick. Get yours before they're gone!
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | Single Day Passes

2018 Single-Day Tickets On Sale May 30

Much faster than anticipated and certainly much faster than ever before in our 25 year history, we are astonished to share the news that 3-Day Passes for the 2018 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival are now sold out. Due to this overwhelming demand, we have decided to move up our Single Day Ticket on sale date from the original June 13 date to Wednesday, May 30th at 10 am (MT). Mark your calendars and set your reminders - don’t wait to buy, these tickets will go quick!
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | Juke Joints

2018 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 | Pee Wee Hayes

2018 Schedule Is Here!

Plan your weekend and don't miss a beat! Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Booker T's Stax Revue, and Samantha Fish lead the Friday bill, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, JJ Grey & Mofro, and the Marcus King Band top Saturday’s performances, with Gov't Mule, Anders Osborne and Valerie June closing out the festival on Sunday.