Telluride Blues & Brews: 2018 Lineup Announced

Telluride Blues & Brews: 2018 Lineup Announced

Three-day, late-night shows (Juke Joint) and Camping Passes are on sale now for the upcoming Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, September 14-16. Three-day passes are $200 plus service fees. Single-day tickets go on sale as of June 13. For festival information or to purchase tickets, visit To purchase tickets by phone, please call (888) 512-7469. Tickets are also available locally at Telluride Music located at 333 West Colorado Avenue.

With winter in the rearview mirror, September 14-16, 2018 is just around the corner and with those dates, the 25th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, which now reveals its 2018 artist lineup.

The festival returns with a dynamic, well-rounded mix of live blues, funk, indie, rock, jam band, gospel and soul performances. Featured are Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters; Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite; Gov’t Mule; Booker T’s Stax Revue; JJ Grey & Mofro; Anders Osborne and many more.

The complete list of announced artists is included below.

“This year is extra special because it is my 25th year producing Blues & Brews. It is hard to imagine that this all started when I was just 28 years old. 25 years and stronger than ever” said Steve Gumble, Festival Director. “This is one of the more exciting lineups for Blues & Brews. Two words: Robert Plant. To have a legend like Plant on our stage is well… Just pinch me! Charlie Musselwhite and Ben Harper could not be a better fit for us and Gov’t Mule has been a part of the festival since the very early years. I am especially looking forward to the many traditional blues artists from the Music Maker Relief Foundation roster. All of these artists combine to form a really well-rounded, powerful and inspiring music festival. Fifty-six craft breweries is just icing on the cake!”

Artists will perform on three stages under 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; Blues For Breakfast; 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 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 15, noon to 3 p.m. 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).

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.

2018 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Artist Lineup:

Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite

Gov’t Mule

Booker T’s Stax Revue

JJ Grey & Mofro

Anders Osborne

Samantha Fish


The Marcus King Band

Valerie June

The California Honeydrops

Son Little

Pee Wee Hayes

Marco Benevento

RL Boyce and The Hill Country Allstars

Don Bryant featuring the Bo-Keys

The Glorifying Vines Sisters


The Keeshea Pratt Band

Albert Castiglia

Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen

Johnny Sansone

Mitch Woods

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Husky Burnette

The Bones of J.R. Jones

Russ Chapman – 2017 Telluride Blues Challenge Winner

Scramble Campbell

The stand-up comedian lineup will be announced soon.


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 25th 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.

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