Campground Session with Jake Xerxes Fussell

The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival “Campground Sessions” offer an live music experience like no other! Each afternoon festival campers take a short stroll from the festival Main Stage to a wooded corner of the picturesque Telluride Town Park campground for an exclusive, intimate live music performance. Here campers are greeted by a rustic stage, a steady-flowing creek and the golden aspen trees the San Juan Mountains are famous for. Shot by the Music Maker Relief Foundation, this session captures Jake Xerxes Fussell’s powerful vocals, beautiful guitar playing and southern inspired, melodic songwriting while he performs ‘Cowpoke’.

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2019 Grand Tasting 'Best Of Fest' Winner

The results are here! All of the votes have been counted and the people have spoken, let's hear it for the back-to-back "Best of Fest" champions, Marble Brewery. To the crowd's delight, the award-winning brewery showcased these three winning styles at this year's Grand Tasting: Marble Pilsner, Cerveza Mexican Style Lager, and Double White.

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Steve Gumble2019
Announcing The Blues & Brews Kickback Rental Chair Program

Kick back and rent a comfy festival chair for the day or the whole weekend! Over the past few years, we’ve received feedback and requests for a way to rent a chair at the festival! We’ve heard your requests and are proud to launch the new Telluride Blues & Brews Rental Chair Program presented by Coleman! Rentals will be available starting Friday morning, September 13 at the Warming Hut located near the main festival entrance! Low back chair rentals are $15 per day or $30 for the weekend.

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Patrick Shehan2019, Coleman
Music Maker Relief Foundation Returns to Telluride

As the 2019 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival draws closer, we are thrilled for the opportunity to once again partner with and contribute to the endeavors of the Music Maker Relief Foundation (MMRF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The MMRF was founded to preserve the musical traditions of America's South by directly supporting the musicians who make it, ensuring their voices will not be silenced by poverty and time. Through programs dedicated to cultural access, musical development and musician sustenance, the Foundation gives future generations access to their heritage through documentation and performance programs that build knowledge and appreciation of America's musical traditions.

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We’re Giving Away A Vacation, A Guitar & 2020 Telluride Jazz Festival Tickets

The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is raffling off a signed guitar by Joe Bonamassa, valued at $1,500, a 7-Day Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise for two and two tickets to the 2020 Telluride Jazz Festival, to benefit local Telluride non-profits. We are raising funds for the One to One Mentoring Program, who empowers youth in San Miguel County to achieve their social, emotional and academic potential through professionally supported mentor relationships, and the Telluride Aids Benefit, a non-profit organization whose mission is to fight HIV/AIDS by heightening global and local awareness, as well as generating financial support for educational programs and patient care/prevention.

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2019 Woodstock, Oktoberfest & Funk Costume Parties

Channel your inner self at this year’s Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. We are hosting three full-blown costume parties and the Blues & Brews crew will be flaunting their eclectic style right along with you, so don’t be shy to step it up!

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The Complete List Of Beer Styles At The 2019 Grand Tasting

The comprehensive list of all the different beers that will be at the 2019 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Grand Tasting has been released. Join us on Saturday, September 14 from 12 - 3 pm to celebrate the craftsmanship and excellence of craft beer. Explore a vast offering of a dynamic variety of flavors in over 170 styles of beer and cider brought to you by 56 of the best craft breweries from around America.

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2019 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival "Survive And Thrive" Guide

Yes, like most festivals there’s a Main Stage, but at Blues & Brews and in Telluride there’s so much more! With multiple stages, yoga sessions, late night shows, TONS of beer styles to try, world-class restaurants, alpine surroundings and more, it can’t hurt to have a little guidance. Curated by our staff experts, we are proud to present the comprehensive 2019 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival “Survive and Thrive” Guide.

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Steve Gumble2019, Survive Guide
2019 Adventure Giveaway

World class music, delicious craft beer, fall colors and vast mountains to explore - It doesn’t get much better than the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival! We’ve teamed up with Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Tim’s Trauma Balm, Voormi, Maui Jim, Colorado Yurt Company, Coleman, Big Agnes, Eagle Creek, Bula and Backpacker Magazine to giveaway the festival experience of a lifetime along with some fresh gear. Enter below for a chance to win big! All you have to do is get here!

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Steve Gumble2019
2019 Telluride Blues Challenge Finalists Announced

Over the past few years, the Telluride Blues Challenge has risen to become one of the most distinguished 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 an invite to the Blues Challenge Finals held at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. Congratulations to 2019 finalists Cary Morin, Cousin Curtiss, Johnny Boy Kunk, Mike Tolle, Reverend Freakchild and Trent Grabert.

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The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival guide to Sampling Beer

With over 170 styles of beer to sample at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival the choices can be daunting! From classic lagers and IPAs, to wild sours and stouts, the complex flavors range far-and-wide. With so many unique tastes, aromas and colors, one may ask themselves, “What makes a good beer or how do I evaluate this beverage?” While everyone has a unique palette and opinion, there are a set of loose guidelines to evaluating a beer properly while sampling. Compiled from experts, brewers and friends, here is the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival guide to “sampling beer”.

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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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