2017 Telluride Blues Challenge Finalists Announced

Over the past few year’s, 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, Gondola Sessions and the Colorado Blues Society, the Telluride Blues Challenge gives up-and-coming artist the chance to advance their careers.

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2017 House Of Brews Styles Announced

Try one, try them all - there’s no shortage of outstanding craft beer at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival House of Brews is your source for craft refreshment throughout entire the festival! Step inside and enjoy an eclectic mix of six premium craft beers and one hard cider - all hand picked by the Festival staff. These beverages are unique, delicious and must tries for any beer or cider enthusiast. The House of Brews tent is located on the north side of the festival grounds, adjacent to the festival store and main entrance. Cheers!

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Adventure Giveaway - Enter To Win The Festival Experience Of A Lifetime

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, Big Agnes, YETI, Voormi, Maui Jim, Mountain Standard, Gondola Sessions, Wagner Custom Skis 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!

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2017 Sunset Blues Concert

Join us in Mountain Village's Sunset Plaza for our FREE Sunset Blues Concert on Thursday, September 15th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. featuring Monkey Junk and Brian Keith Wallen! Sunset Plaza is just a short, beautiful gondola ride up the mountain from the town of Telluride!

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Taste Tease: Volume 2

Every September, 56 of America’s best craft breweries descend upon Telluride Town Park to showcase their best beer at the Telluride Blues & Brews Grand Tasting. Our new ‘Taste Tease’ blog series offers a glimpse at some of the 170 beer styles you’ll be able to sample at this year’s Grand Tasting. Crack open a cold one and get ready to discover your next favorite beer!

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2017 Free Yoga Sessions

Namasté! Relax, breath deep and unwind. Presented by Telluride Yoga Festival and guided by professional instructor Alyssa Saunders, enjoy a fluid yoga flow at the free Yoga Sessions. Learn activating breath practices, liberating movements and playful exercises in the fresh alpine morning air. Nestled in the cozy amphitheater of Elks Park in downtown Telluride, the Yoga Sessions are a fun and inspiring way to start your mornings. Guests of all skill levels are welcome to join. New to yoga or considering for the first time? Join in and discover the healing power of yoga.

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2017 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.

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Blues & Brews Partners With Music Maker Relief Foundation

As the 2017 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival draws closer, we are thrilled for the opportunity to once again partner with and contribute to the endeavors of the Music Maker Relief Foundation (MMRF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The MMRF was founded to preserve the musical traditions of America's South by directly supporting the musicians who make it, ensuring their voices will not be silenced by poverty and time. Through programs dedicated to cultural access, musical development and musician sustenance, the Foundation gives future generations access to their heritage through documentation and performance programs that build knowledge and appreciation of America's musical traditions.

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2017 Campground Sessions

A special perk is in store for those camping at the festival this year! Details of the camper exclusive, Campground Sessions shows have been announced. Campers are welcome to join Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, Jack Broadbent and A.J. Fullerton featuring Stud Ford and Nic Clark for daily performances during the festival.

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Blisters & Brews - 5K Fundraiser Race

The 2nd Annual Blisters & Brews 5k Fundraiser Race returns on the morning of Saturday, September 16, 2017. The 5k Race, sponsored by BootDoctors™ Paragon Outdoors, raises money for the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program in remembrance of honored festival friend Felix Snow. The race highlights the natural beauty of Telluride as racers climb up the town's River Trail and take in unobstructed views of the iconic Ingram Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. Through registration fees, donations and the generous support of the Telluride community, we proudly raised over $1,750 for the Telluride Adaptive Ski Program. We're looking forward to another amazing year of support. Registrations are now open!

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2017 Fais Do-Do: Closing Celebration

It wouldn't be the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival without Anders Osborne! The 2017 festival weekend ends with a special closing celebration show from Anders Osborne at the historic Sheridan Opera House on Sunday, September 17. Tickets are on sale now and very limited (less than 75 tickets left).

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2017 Bal De Maison: Opening Celebration

The opening celebration for the 2017 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival features the phenomenal LA-based three-piece band, The Record Company. Held at the historic Sheridan Opera House on Thursday, September 14, the Bal de Maison is the perfect way to kick off the festival weekend. Tickets are on sale now and very limited (less than 100 tickets left).

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The 2017 Schedule Is Here!

Plan your weekend and don't miss a beat! Bonnie Raitt, Anders Osborne, and Benjamin Booker lead the Friday bill, TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' Band, Tab Benoit and The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band top Saturday’s performances, with Steve Winwood, Drive-By Truckers and The Blind Boys of Alabama closing out the festival on Sunday.

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Taste Tease: Volume 1

Each attending brewery and their beers are unique, showcasing distinct flavors, colors, smells and personalities. Every beer is a work of art taking months and sometimes years to perfect. Just as our artist lineup showcases a variety of distinct musicians, our craft beer lineup showcases a variety of distinct craft beers. Our new ‘Taste Tease’ blog series offers a glimpse at some of the 170 beer styles you’ll be able to sample at this year’s Grand Tasting. Leading up to the festival, Blues & Brews staff will sample six beers per month and report on our findings. Crack open a cold one and get ready to discover your next favorite beer!

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Artist Additions + Stand-Up Comedy Lineup Announced

The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival has elevated the vanguard once again with additions of new artists to the lineup, stand-up comedy and live performance painting to a dynamic weekend packed with three days of music, craft beer, and fun in the Rocky Mountains. Drive-By Truckers, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, John Németh & The Blue Dreamers, Hamish Anderson, Mitch Woods, Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps, and Brian Keith Wallen will join previously announced artists including Bonnie Raitt, Steve Winwood, TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band at this year's festival.

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Entries Now Open For 2017 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 2017 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!

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2017 Artist Lineup Announcement

As September 15-17 inches just a bit closer, the 24th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival reveals its 2017 artist lineup. The festival returns with a dynamic, well-rounded mix of live blues, funk, indie, rock, jam band, gospel and soul performances with Bonnie Raitt, Steve Winwood, TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band, Anders Osborne, Benjamin Booker, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Magpie Salute, Delbert McClinton and Self Made Men and many more.

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