More Artists Announced + FREE 20th Annual Blues & Brews Celebration Show

The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is excited to announce additional artists to the 2013 festival lineup, and a special 20th annual Celebration Show to kick off the festival weekend in Telluride, Colorado on Thursday, September 12th. The 20th annual festival takes place September 13-15th in beautiful Telluride, Colorado.

Blues & Brews is proud to announce the addition of Booker T. Jones, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Kim Churchill, James Bay, Low Volts, and The Congress to the 2013 festival lineup. The festival weekend will also feature headliners The Black Crowes, Jim James, and Melissa Etheridge. Additional performances will include Gary Clark Jr., John Hiatt & the Combo, Mickey Hart Band, Anders Osborne, Otis Taylor Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Allen Stone, ZZ Ward, The New Mastersounds, The Bright Light Social Hour, The Relatives, and IBC winner Selwyn Birchwood Band. Click here to view the full 2013 festival line up.

This year marks the 20th annual Blues & Brews Festival in Telluride, Colorado. To kick off the festival weekend in Telluride and to show their appreciation after two decades of putting on one of the most respected festivals in the country, Blues & Brews is excited to announce a FREE 20th annual Celebration Show featuring Booker T. Jones, Otis Taylor Band, and The Bright Light Social Hour.

"We are truly looking forward to celebrating our 20th year in Telluride," said Steve Gumble, Festival Director. "With 20 years of community support, we want to show our appreciation with a free show to kick of the festival weekend in Telluride. We want to give back for all the wonderful years of fan and community support. We truly dedicate our success to our fans and the community of Telluride and we couldn't have made it this long without their support".

The Free show kicks off at 4:30 p.m. in Telluride Town Park, on Thursday, September 12th with gates opening at 4 p.m. Food, Beverage and Craft Vendors will be available on-site for the duration of the free event.

Renowned as one of the most scenic and intimate music festivals in the country, Telluride Blues & Brews takes place in Telluride, Colorado -- a world-famous resort town in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The festival is a three-day celebration of music and microbrews, held in Telluride Town Park, an outdoor music venue with breathtaking 13,000 foot mountain peaks for a backdrop. By day, experience live blues, funk, rock, gospel and soul performances, the best microbrews in the country, a wide variety of food and craft vendors, children's activities, and much, much more - all within the festival grounds and only a couple blocks from the heart of Main Street, Telluride. By night, follow the festival music as it flows into town, where late-night "Juke Joints" fill indoor venues for after-hours jams, where you never know who'll show up!

This year's Sunday Fais Do-Do closing late night show will feature Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. This intimate weekend performance happens at the Historic Sheridan Opera House on Sunday, September 15th at 10:00pm. Limited tickets for the Fais do-do are $25 per person and are currently on sale.

Three-day, Single Day, and Juke Joint (late night) passes are currently on sale. Three-day passes are available for $170 each, Saturday and Sunday Single Day passes are $65 each, and Friday passes just $55 each. Juke Joint passes are $25 per night, and feature late night jams at various intimate venues. Festival 4-day camping passes are $40 per person, with camping located adjacent to the Festival grounds starting Thursday, September 12.

Click here for a full schedule of events and/or to purchase tickets click here. To purchase tickets by phone, call toll-free at (866) 515-6166. Tickets are also available locally at both Telluride Music, located at 123 E. Colorado Ave and Wizard Entertainment, located at 126 East Colorado Avenue .

Marcus Smith2013