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Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2023

Three days of fantastic music in a breathtaking scenery

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

One of the most beautiful music festivals in the American West, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival takes place every September in the ski town of Telluride, located in a scenic box canyon, surrounded by towering fourteeners. The event, which was started in 1994 as a celebration of craft beer culture and music, features blues, indie, rock, funk, roots, jam-band, gospel, and soul. The Festival also offers fun activities for children, cozy late-night club shows, morning yoga sessions, food and craft vendors. Besides, Telluride is a top destination for outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and camping.

Telluride Blues & Brews takes place in a beautiful open-air Telluride Town Park at the end of the town’s Main Street. It features a large Main Stage, a comfortable indoor Blues Stage, and a cozy festival campground surrounded by yellow aspen trees.

Over the years, the festival has hosted such legends as Joe Cocker, The Allman Brothers Band, Lou Reed, BB King, Robert Plant, James Brown, Etta James, Willie Nelson, ZZ Top, The B-52s, Joe Walsh, The Black Crowes, Peter Frampton, Steve Winwood, Bruce Hornsby, and Sharon Jones.

The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival features 21 breweries during five intimate tasting sessions with unlimited samples for attendees. A themed bar presented by the Colorado Brewers Guild offers unique, multi-brewery, collaborative beers. Beer Showcase usually starts with a multi-course beer pairing dinner. A three-day pass to the festival starts at $250. A one-day pass is about $95.

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