Blues Gives Back

The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Gives Back and You Can Get Involved

The power of music to gather, evoke emotion and send a message is undeniable. The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is committed to partnering with and supporting causes and nonprofits local and national. For 2018 we’ve teamed up with the Music Maker Relief Foundation, Leave No Trace, Telluride’s One-to-One Mentoring Program, Telluride AIDS Benefit, the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program and the Telluride Blues Society to help with their causes while offering meaningful festival programing for attendees.
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | 2018 Grand Tasting

2018 Grand Tasting Beer Styles

It's here! The comprehensive list of all the different beers that will be at the 2018 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Grand Tasting has been released. Join us on Saturday, September 15 from 12 pm - 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. As you walk into the beautiful Telluride Town Park Festival Grounds you’ll be greeted with a special souvenir tasting glass. This tasting glass is your vessel to sample some of the best craft beer in the world. Costumes, high-fives, smiles and massive crowd-wide cheers are all frequent. After you’ve tried as many beers as you like, it will be time to vote for your favorite brewery. When the Tasting is over, the brewery with the most votes will be crowned "Best of Fest" winner and awarded a trophy on stage. Cheers!
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | 2018 Campsite Challenge

"Making my Blues Green" - 2018 Campsite Challenge

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival teamed up with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, an educational non-profit organization to encourage all of you to green the scene by entering the “Making My Blues Green – Coolest & Cleanest Campsite Challenge". The contest is open to all campers attending the Blues & Brews festival. Just take a few minutes to swing by the Leave No Trace booth to register and let them know you are being clean and sustainable here at the festival and you are instantly entered to win FREE swag including tickets for next year’s festival!
2018 Survive and Thrive

2018 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 2018 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival “Survive and Thrive” Guide.
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | 2018 Raffle

We’re Giving Away A Vacation, A Guitar & 2019 Telluride Jazz Festival Tickets

The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is raffling off a signed guitar by Joe Bonamassa, a 7-day Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise for two and a pair of tickets to the 2019 Telluride Jazz Festival, to benefit local Telluride non-profits. We are raising funds for the One to One Mentoring Program and the Telluride Aids Benefit. Be sure to stop by the merchandise tent or Blues Cruise Bus to buy a raffle ticket, learn more about the prizes and help show your support for our local non-profits!
Born to Play: Charlie Musselwhite - A Blues & Brews Artist Interview Series

Born to Play: Charlie Musselwhite - A Blues & Brews Artist Interview Series

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Director Steve Gumble has long had a love affair with bringing world class musicians to Telluride, Colorado for over two decades. This year, he sat down to trade stories with blues icon Charlie Musselwhite during the second episode of our artist interview series "Born To Play". The two discuss Charlie's multifaceted, long-lasting career that now brings him back to Telluride as a headliner at the 25th Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.
Adventure Giveaway

2018 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, Kelty, YETI, Voormi, Maui Jim, Colorado Yurt Company 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!
Taste Tease 2 | 2018

Taste Tease 2018: Volume 2

Every September, 56 of America’s best craft breweries travel to Telluride Town Park to showcase their beer at the Telluride Blues & Brews Grand Tasting. Each of these breweries and their beers are unique, showcasing distinct flavors, colors, smells and personalities. Every craft beer is a work of art taking months and sometimes years to perfect. Just as our artist lineup showcases a variety of distinct music masters, our craft beer lineup showcases a variety of brewing masters. This blog features Sierra Nevada’s Otra Vez Lime & Agave, Bonfire Brewing’s WtFO, Stem Ciders A Salted Cucumber Apple Cider, Boulder Brewing Due East New England-Style IPA, Ska Brewing’s Oktoberfest and Avalanche Brewing’s Gose.
High Altitude Lounge

Introducing The 2018 High Altitude Lounge

Back and improved for 2018 the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and Colorado Yurt Company are proud to present the High Altitude Lounge Craft Beer Lounge! Throughout the event, the lounge will give attendees a chance to try rare creations from the brewery and interact with the folks from Sierra Nevada brewing company in a unique atmosphere.