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Blues Challenge 18 | Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

2018 Telluride Blues Challenge Finalists Announced

Over the past few years, 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 and the Colorado Blues Society, the Telluride Blues Challenge gives up-and-coming artist the chance to advance their careers.
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 | Telluride Blues Challenge 2018

Entries Now Open for 2018 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 2018 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!
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | Music Maker Relief Foundation Fundraiser Dinner

Fundraiser Dinner with Music Maker Relief Foundation

Join us for an unparalleled musical, cultural and culinary experience! On Thursday, September 13th, we are hosting an evening of live music, dinner and a special studio recording with a festival artist to support the Music Maker Relief Foundation. This fundraising event will be held at the intimate, mountainside recording studio, Studio In The Clouds, located in the towering San Juan Mountains surrounding Telluride. Attendees will be picked up and transported to the Studio in the Clouds where they will be treated to an exquisite, seasonal dinner menu prepared by Bravo TV's "Top Chef" competitor and owner of Telluride's own 221 South Oak restaurant, Eliza Gavin. This event gives attendees a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and get an exclusive, inside look at the recording process while watching artists create a record. Attendees will take home a one-of-a-kind copy of the recording and a signed souvenir to commemorate the experience.
Anders Osborne - "Big Talk" Live at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Anders Osborne | "Big Talk" Live at Blues & Brews

From the moment the Swedish native put down roots in New Orleans after traveling the world, he has become an irreplaceable part of that city’s musical landscape. Profoundly confessional songwriting, a voice that summons forth and conquers demons, and guitar work that pierces the soul, Anders’ work is incomparable. We’ve had him play this festival more than any other artist and with good reason. His authenticity and dedication to the blues form, which he fuses with rock ferocity and his unflinching lyricism, is the gold standard of modern blues music. Watch this high energy live rendition of "Big Talk" from the 2017 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.
Anders Osborne - "Sentimental Times" Live at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Anders Osborne | "Sentimental Times" Live at Blues & Brews

“This song was written for the Peace record recorded at Dockside Studios back in 2013. The co-producer and engineer Warren Riker was a big part of that record. The song was first intended to be written about missing my dear departed mother, but I switched gear a little bit and made it about feeling sentimental. Festival Director Steve Gumble and his crew at Blues & Brews have always treated me and my bands like family. Love em!” Watch this stunning live rendition of "Sentimental Times" from the 2017 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.
The Blind Boys of Alabama - "Amazing Grace" Live at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

The Blind Boys of Alabama | "Amazing Grace" Live at Blues & Brews

Testify! Hailed as "gospel titans" by Rolling Stone, The Blind Boys of Alabama first rose to fame in the segregated south with their thrilling vocal harmonies and roof-raising live show. Originally sprung from the halls of the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in the 1930s when they were just kids, Jimmy Carter was one of the original members and is still performing today. They toured and raised their voices as part of America’s Civil Rights Movement. At this stage in their impossibly long and remarkable 70+ year career, the release and tour of the new GRAMMY-nominated album, Almost Home, can’t help but feel like their swan song, or like the culmination of their long journey. Watch this stunning rendition of the timeless song "Amazing Grace" performed live at the 2017 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.
Samantha Fish - "Black Wind Howlin" Live at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Samantha Fish | "Black Wind Howlin" Live at Blues & Brews

For the uninitiated, Samantha Fish's rock and roll roots are in plain sight, and her sound fuses blues and soul into one steamy pot. With a 5-album discography spanning over the course of just six short years, her work ethic is diligent and refined. "Practice as hard and as often as you can," she says. "You can never practice enough". Her set on the Festival's Main Stage closed with an intense and passionate renditions of one of her earliest hits "Black Wind Howlin". It will be a while before you cool down after this one!
Samantha Fish - "Nearer To You" Live at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Samantha Fish | "Nearer To You" Live at Blues & Brews

When Samantha Fish first played this festival in 2016, she won our hearts in a huge way. One song in, she kicked off her red high heels (“I’m high enough without these”), and absolutely electrified the afternoon crowd with her sizzling guitar work, soaring vocals and a red-hot band that knew no other gear than overdrive. It was nothing short of amazing and we knew without a doubt we had to invite her back. Watch Samantha's return to the mountains with a performance of "Nearer To You" of her 2017 release, "Chills & Fever", that starts out slow and soulful but gradually builds into a full-blown, masterful and fierce ending.