The festival will kick off with the fifth annual Sunset Blues Concert, Thursday, Sept. 17th at 5:00 p.m. in Mountain Village’s Sunset Plaza. Free and open to the public, the event will feature Hillstomp and The Johnson County Coroners.
Along with a spectacular weekend of music, Telluride Blues & Brews will feature The Grand Tasting on Saturday, Sept. 19th from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. One of the premier beer tasting events in the Southwest, the Grand Tasting features more than 170 beers from over 50 microbreweries, including Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Blues and Brews’ official beer sponsor.
This year, Blues & Brews is thrilled to announce additional events and amenities, including a film premiere, a festival art gallery, a live festival painter, yoga classes, costume contests and much more.
On Wednesday, Sept. 16th at 7:30 p.m. join Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, KOTO-FM’s DJ Jimmy Jazz, the Hotel Telluride, and the Palm Theater for the film premiere of ‘This Ain’t No Mouse Music!’ at Telluride’s Palm Theater. The event is a fundraiser for San Miguel Resource Center, preventing domestic violence and sexual assault.
The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival’s Art Gallery will be at Arroyo Wine Bar & Gallery, located at 220 E. Colorado Ave. We encourage attendees to stop by, have a beverage, light bites and enjoy artwork from festival photographers Barry Brecheisen & Dino Perrucci, and artists Daryl Price, andScramble Campbell, among paintings from other past festival poster artists. The gallery will be open daily for the festival weekend Thursday through Sunday at 7:00 a.m.
Telluride Blues & Brews is excited to welcome Colorado’s favorite performance painter Keith ‘Scramble’ Campbell to the festival, where he will paint to the music throughout the weekend.
Be sure to join Blues & Brews and Telluride Yoga Fest for Telluride Yoga Sessions. Festival guests can enjoy free yoga classes for all skill levels in Elk’s Park each Saturday and Sunday morning during the festival.
Don’t miss the Sharp Dressed Fan Costume Contest on Friday, Sept. 18th. Dress like ZZ Top, your favorite “little ol’ band from Texas”, for a chance to win TWO 2016 Blues & Brews Festival weekend passes.
Additional festival highlights include food and craft vendors, the ‘House of Brews’ tent featuring various craft beers, the Telluride Blues Challenge, Project Shelter’s onsite camping gear, and the Rainbow Kids area.
Three-day, single-day, and Juke Joint (late-night) passes are currently on sale and quantities are extremely limited. Three-day passes are $185 each, Saturday and Sunday single-day passes are $65 each, and Friday single-day passes are just $55 each. Juke Joint passes are $25 per night. Festival camping takes place next to festival grounds on Thursday through Sunday. Four-day camping passes cost $40 per person. Kids 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
For festival information or to purchase tickets online visit TellurideBlues.com. To purchase tickets by phone call (866) 515-6166
. Tickets are also available locally at Telluride Music, located at 333 West Colorado Ave. and Wizard Entertainment, located at 126 East Colorado Avenue.
To stay up to date on all festival news, please visit TellurideBlues.com
and the official Facebook and Twitter pages. The festival’s official hashtags are #TellurideBlues and #TBBF15
Hope to see all your beautiful faces there!