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.
“I couldn’t be more excited about the artists on this year’s lineup. Steve Winwood has always been on my Blues & Brews bucket list. When I heard about the TajMo collaboration between Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’, I knew it was a perfect fit for the festival” said Steve Gumble, Festival Director. “It’s not too often that you get to see two blues legends with a full band play a set together. As always, we are thrilled to have Bonnie Raitt playing in Telluride again this year. With 20 albums, 10 Grammys, and an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, we’re truly honored to welcome Bonnie back to the mountains. When all these artists are placed on one bill, it forms a really well-rounded, powerful and inspiring music festival. 56 craft breweries is just icing on the cake!”
Artists will perform on three stages under the towering 13,000 foot Rocky Mountain peaks as the fall foliage season begins to brighten the landscape. To complement the music, the festival proudly boasts a wide variety of local and regional food and craft vendors, children’s activities and cozy late night club shows (Juke Joints). In addition, attendees can enjoy an assortment of special events throughout the festival weekend including the “Blisters & Brews” 5k fundraiser race, free Yoga Sessions taught by instructors of the Telluride Yoga Festival, the Telluride Blues Challenge, Campground Sessions and the Sunset Blues Concert.
Honoring its craft beer roots, the festival uncorks an equally impressive and diverse collection of 56 craft breweries boasting 170 styles of craft beer and cider at the festival’s Grand Tasting. Highly regarded as one of the premier beer tasting events in the Southwest, the Grand Tasting takes place inside the festival grounds on Saturday, September 16 from Noon to 3pm. Official festival beer sponsor Sierra Nevada Brewing Company will also be on hand with a bevy of favorites including classics and rare creations such as the “Back Porch Lager” (only available at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival). Additional artists and the stand-up comedy lineup will be announced in the coming weeks. The festival schedules for the Main Stage, Blues Stage, Campground Stage and late night Juke Joints will be released in the early months of summer.
Three-Day, late night shows (Juke Joint) and Camping Passes are on sale now. Three-Day passes are $200 plus service fees. Single day tickets go on sale June 14th. For festival information or to purchase tickets, visit TellurideBlues.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (866) 515-6166. Tickets are also available locally at Telluride Music located at 333 West Colorado Avenue.
Renowned as one of the most scenic and intimate music festivals in the country, Telluride Blues & Brews is located in the world-famous picturesque mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. The multi-stage (Main Stage, Blues Stage, Campground Stage) celebration of music and craft brews offers an eclectic mix of live blues, funk, indie, rock, jam-band, gospel and soul performances. Some of the best craft breweries in the country, along with a wide variety of local and regional food and craft vendors, children’s activities (climbing wall, bounce houses and bungee trampolines, parades), cozy late night club shows (Juke Joints), a 5k fundraiser race, free yoga sessions and much more round out the 24th annual weekend celebration. Set at the beginning of the beautiful fall foliage season, the event also boasts a number of unique local outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking and a free gondola between Town of Telluride and Mountain Village.