Opening Party: Bal De Maison

Don’t miss the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival opening party, the 'Bal de Maison', with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and opener Eagle Eye Williamson! It will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 17th at the historic Sheridan Opera House.

The phrase Bal de Maison originated from dances held at someone’s house - typically in the front room. These dances were usually announced by the host of the party simply yelling from his or her porch to the neighbors. Word would sometimes travel up to 40 miles. So spread the word about our Bal de Maison and let’s have a great dance party to start the weekend!

Within Nathaniel Rateliff lives two , distinct musical personalities. One is the acclaimed folk artist. His intimate vocals and fine songs won him opening slots with The Fray and The Lumineers. The other is a passionate soul man, infused with rhythm and blues. This side of Nathaniel Rateliff is what we’ll see when he takes the stage with his band The Nightsweats.

Eagle Eye Williamson is a single man sitting behind a stripped down drum kit with a guitar at the ready. He is a Texan to the core. You can hear it in his molten voice, one that sounds like lonesome prairies and whiskey-soaked juke joints. You can hear it in his songs, self-penned tunes that are redolent of blues-infused rock - think ZZ Top. And when he’s played his last note, you’ll want more.

Please note, VIP and Juke Joint passes are not valid for show entry, this is a separate ticket. The show starts at 9:00pm and tickets are $20. To purchase tickets, please click here.

Patrick Shehan2015