Blues For Breakfast

Experts have always said, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”

Start your mornings off proper with blues music, a hearty breakfast and drinks at Blues for Breakfast! Kicking off at 9:00 a.m. 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 Telluride's intimate Elks Lodge (located at 472 West Pacific Avenue), for a bite to eat as the first official chords of the day are struck.

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.

Read more about the Telluride Blues Challenge, click here.

A.J. Fullerton and the Telluride Blues Challenge Runner-Up

Take a peek at the future of the blues with A.J. Fullerton. This talented, young artist has earned accolades such as the 2016 Colorado Blues Challenge Solo-Duo Champion and the 2016 International Blues Challenge Colorado Representative. A.J. tours non-stop and is fully invested in perfecting his craft. Spend Sunday morning watching him channel the essence of the blues legends he idolizes, singing, picking and stomping driving blues music into the future. Sunday morning will also feature a full set from the runner-up of the Telluride Blues Challenge.


Admission is free!

Food and Drink

The Elks Lodge will prepare a traditional breakfast spread featuring classics like the "world-famous" black bean sauté from Oak...The New Fat Alley, scrambled eggs, pancakes, hash browns, toast, bacon and sausages. Coffee, juice and breakfast bar drinks will also be available. Breakfast is $12, Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and other breakfast bar drinks are extra.

Steve Gumble2016