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Home Things to Do Festivals Colorado’s 19th Annual Telluride Blues and Brews Festival Set for September

Colorado’s 19th Annual Telluride Blues and Brews Festival Set for September

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The 19th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is scheduled for Sept. 14-16, 2012, and the excitement is starting to build for the last festival of summer in Telluride, Colorado.

The festival is a three-day celebration of blues, funk, jam bands, rock, gospel and soul performances. Waiting for fans will be 56 microbreweries from across the nation, a wide variety of food and craft vendors, children's activities, late night shows, and more.

telluride_aerial_1099Festival headliners feature Phil Lesh & Friends, Gov't Mule, and The B-52s. Additional performances include Little Feat, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Anders Osborne, Heartless Bastards, MarchFourth Marching Band, Tab Benoit, Little Hurricane, Pickwick, The Lee Boys and many more.

The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival takes place in Telluride Town Park, a renowned outdoor music venue with breath-taking mountain peaks for a backdrop.

At the heart of our venue is the Fred Shellman Memorial Stage, a small, humble wooden stage that has held the weight of legends over the years.

When B.B. King performed here in 2004, he sat on this same stage, looked out at the mountains before him, and told the crowd, "Out of the 90 different countries I've been to, I've never seen anything more beautiful than what you have here."

The historic mining town of Telluride, Colorado is situated 8,750 feet above sea level and is a renowned ski town by winter and the festival capital of Colorado in the summer.

Telluride's main street, just steps away from the festival grounds, is home to a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and bars.

At night, after the music ends in the park, the festival scene moves into various music venues located throughout the town of Telluride. These are the "Juke Joints," and once they get jamming a walk down main street feels like a walk down Beale Street in Memphis.

For festival information, or to purchase tickets visit the Website at
www.tellurideblues.com . To purchase tickets by phone call toll free (866) 515-6166.

 
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