Telluride Blues & Brews: Artists Added

The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is excited to announce the addition of more artists to 2013 festival lineup and a special 20th annual Celebration Show to kick off the festival weekend, Thursday, September 12. The 20th annual Telluride Blues & Brews takes place September 13-15.Blues & Brews banner

Added to Telluride Blues & Brews 2013: Booker T. Jones, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Kim Churchill, James Bay, Low Volts, and The Congress. The festival weekend also features headliners The Black Crowes, Jim James, and Melissa Etheridge. Additional performers include Gary Clark Jr., John Hiatt & the Combo, Mickey Hart Band, Anders Osborne, Otis Taylor Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Allen Stone, ZZ Ward, The New Mastersounds, The Bright Light Social Hour, The Relatives, and IBC winner Selwyn Birchwood Band.

To kick off the 20th anniversary weekend, Blues & Brews is excited to announce a FREE Celebration Show featuring Booker T. Jones, Otis Taylor Band, and The Bright Light Social Hour.

“We are truly looking forward to celebrating our 20th year in Telluride,” said Steve Gumble, Festival Director. “Having had 20 years of community support, we want to show our appreciation with a free kick-off show. We know we owe our success to our fans and Telluride and that we couldn’t have made it this long without everyone’s support.”

The free show begins at 4:30 p.m. in Telluride Town Park, Thursday, September 12. Gates opening at 4 p.m. Food, beverage and craft vendors will be available on-site for the free event.

Renowned as one of the most scenic and intimate music festivals in the country, Telluride Blues & Brews is a three-day celebration of music and microbrews in Telluride Town Park, an outdoor music venue with breathtaking 13,000-foot mountain peaks for a backdrop. By day, experience live blues, funk, rock, gospel, and soul performances, the best brews in the country, a wide variety of food and craft vendors, children’s activities, and much, much more, all within the festival grounds and only a couple blocks from the heart of Main Street. By night, follow the festival music as it flows into town, where late-night “Juke Joints” fill indoor venues for after-hours jams. And you never know who will show up.

This year’s Sunday Fais Do-Do closing late-night show features Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. The intimate weekend performance takes place at the historic Sheridan Opera House Sunday, September 15, 10:00 p.m. (Limited tickets for the Fais do-do are $25 per person and are currently on sale.)

Three-day, Single Day, and Juke Joint (late night) passes are currently on sale. Three-day passes are available for $170 each, Saturday and Sunday Single Day passes are $65 each, and Friday passes just $55 each. Juke Joint passes are $25 per night, and feature late night jams at various intimate venues. Festival four-day camping passes are $40 per person, with camping located adjacent to the Festival grounds starting Thursday, September 12.

For a full schedule of events or to purchase tickets, visit us online at To purchase tickets by phone, call toll-free at (866) 515-6166. Tickets are also available locally at both Telluride Music, 123 E. Colorado Avenue, and Wizard Entertainment, 126 East Colorado Avenue .

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