Telluride Blues & Brews: Hurry, Saturday Selling Out

Telluride Blues & Brews: Hurry, Saturday Selling Out

Blues & Brews bannerTelluride Blues & Brews Festival, one of the most scenic and intimate music weekend in the country, celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year, Friday, September 13 – Sunday, September 15, 2013. The event, an eclectic mix of blues, funk, rock, indie, jam band, gospel and soul performances, also features some of the best microbreweries in the country, a wide variety of food and craft vendors, children’s activities, late night jams, and much more.   Headliners this year include The Black Crowes, Jim James, and Melissa Etheridge. Additional festival appearances include Gary Clark Jr., John Hiatt, 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, IBC winner Selwyn Birchwood Band

Don’t wait to purchase your Saturday Single-Day tickets. They are now in very limited quantities with 3-day passes following close behind to sell out. If you plan to attend Saturday, you snooze, you lose.

Saturday Single Day tickets and 3-day passes include the Grand Tasting, one of the premier beer tasting events in the Southwest, featuring more than 150 beers from over 50 microbreweries.

Saturday and Sunday Single-Day passes are $65 each. Friday are passes just $55 each.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.


The Congress is scheduled to play Sunset Blues Concert, Wednesday, September 11, 5:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m., Mountain Village, Sunset Plaza. The Denver Post-Reverb described the group as “Colorado’s answer to the Black Keys.”


The 2013 Juke Joints feature the following artists: Booker T. Jones, Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Jim James and Karl Denson, Anders Osborne, Rebirth Brass Band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Allen Stone, ZZ Ward, The New Mastersounds, The Bright Light Social Hour, and the Selwyn Birchwood Band.

Tickets are now limited for all late-night Juke Joints.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.


Roger Mason:

Roger Mason is the 2013 Festival artist. Hanging out with Roger Mason is like a trip to an amusement park: All of the senses are bombarded at once. Roger is a gifted painter – and a fixture on Main Street, his personal atelier when he’s in town. And an accomplished bass player – he performed with The Band, regularly with Keith Carradine, and once Peter Rowan at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival back in 1979, toured with Itzak Perlman. And a comedian – he once had a radio program, “Kafka Radio,” with John Goodman. And a collector of antique cars. Roger’s muse is the New Sheridan Hotel. It is also his exclusive art gallery in town: dozens of his paintings hang throughout the hotel.

Roger hails from New York’s Hudson Valley. He was trained at New York’s Pratt Institute and found his way to Telluride through a music gig.

Meet Roger at his daily poster signing at the mercantile tent from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. daily. For more info visit:


Festival camping is located in Telluride Town Park adjacent to the festival grounds in a beautiful, natural campground located between the San Miguel River and Bear Creek Falls.

NEW FOR 2013: the Town Park Campground Sessions. Blues & Brews is excited to announce additional artist shows in Town Park Campground. This exclusive event is for campers only (camping wristband required for entrance). Artists Low Volts, James Bay, and Kim Churchill will perform daily in the festival camping area next to Lower Bear Creek Falls. Don’t miss your chance to see these intimate performances in a wilderness setting!

Four day Camping passes are only $40 with only limited amount of camping passes available.

Blues & Brews Giveaway:

Enter to win the following. Contest ends Friday, August 30:

Two 3-day passes to the 2013 Telluride Blues & Brews
3 nights of lodging
2 – pairs of Bollé Sunglasses
1 – case of New Belgium Brewing beer (21+ only)
2 – Festival chairs from Bootdoctors
1 – CAMELBAK hydration pack from Bootdoctors
2 – Free bike rentals from Bootdoctors

To enter, please click here.

Volunteer and be a part of the show:

Volunteer applications are almost FULL. If you want to volunteer for Telluride Blues & Brews, please submit your volunteer application soon.

For the volunteer application, please click here.

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