This weekend in Telluride marks the 21st Annual Telluride Blues and Brews Festival and Telluride.com is pumped with anticipation. Top notch musical talent, beer tastings with 50+ microbreweries and delicious festival food in one of the world’s most scenic venues, Telluride Town Park. What more could one ask for?
The 2014 Telluride Blues and Brews Festival features a killer lineup paired with TONS of awesome events.
Sunset Blues Concert- The festival kicks off on Thursday, September 11th with the free Sunset Blues Concert featuring music by Dragondeer and Ryan McGarvey. Music starts at 5:00PM and runs until 7:00PM so bring a blanket and relax on the Sunset Plaza in Mountain Village.
VIP Events-VIPs enjoy a number of added amenities including a private VIP Grand Tasting, VIP Reception on Friday with complimentary food/cocktails, seafood raw bar, free entry to the late night shows, private restrooms and much more! It pays to be VIP!
Blues For Breakfast- A great way to cure the hangover! Head over to The Elks Lodge for breakfast and a Bloody Mary on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00AM until noon. Finalist from the Telluride Blues Challenge will compete on Saturday for a Martin guitar, money, and a spot in the 2015 Telluride Blues and Brews lineup.
Campground Sessions - Festival artists Shakey Graves, Kipori Woods, and Mohead will rock out exclusively for campers from 3:30-4:00PM each day starting on Friday.
Blues and Brews Yoga Sessions-Grab your yoga mat and a bottle of water...This year Telluride Blues and Brews partnered with the Telluride Yoga Festival to offer FREE yoga on Saturday and Sunday from 9-10AM in Telluride Town Park.
Rainbow Kids Area-It's not ALL about beer and music...Bring your kids to the festival and hang out in the Rainbow Kids Area featuring a bungee trampoline, a climbing wall, inflatable bounce games, face painting, clows and more!
There are a number of Late Night Shows at various Telluride venues. Here's the schedule:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
Bal De Maison - Opening Party
9:00 p.m. Sheridan Opera House Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
10:00 p.m. The Blues Stage - Bombino
10:00 p.m. Fly Me to the Moon Saloon - Patrick Sweany
10:00 p.m. Sheridan Opera House - The Lee Boys
10:00 p.m. The Elks Lodge - The Record Company
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014
10:00 p.m. The Blues Stage - Dumpstaphunk
10:00 p.m. Fly Me to the Moon Saloon - Zach Deputy
10:00 p.m. Sheridan Opera House - Black Joe Lewis with opener Kipori Woods
10:00 p.m. The Elks Lodge - The Slide Brothers
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
Fais Do Do - Closing Celebration (SOLD OUT)
10:00 p.m. Sheridan Opera House - Anders Osborne & Friends
Must See Acts:
Peter Frampton-English rock musician Peter Frampton has been writing hits since the 70’s. His album Frampton Comes Alive sold over 6 million copies and features classics such as “Show Me the Way”, “Do You Feel Like I Do”, and “Baby, I love your way”.
Buddy Guy- An absolute blues legend ranked by Rolling Stone magazine among the "100 Greatest Guitarist of All Time".
Meter Men-Featuring 3 of the original members of the Funky Meters-a group of talented musicians from New Orleans. Front man George Porter Jr. is arguably one of the best bass players of all time.
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic-You want the funk..gotta have that funk? Well you will get it alright. Last time George Clinton was in the box canyon with P-funk a few members graced the stage wearing diapers. Prepare yourself for a show!
The Violent Femmes-Don't miss this American alternative rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin with their popular tune "Blister in the Sun"
Charles Bradley- Funk/Soul/ R&B singer made his musical debut at the age of 65. His music is compared to Otis Redding.
Shaky Graves-rising solo musician with simple instrumentation and powerful vocals.
Zach Deputy-a one man multi-instrumentalist known for his looping skills.
In between festival acts get out and enjoy Telluride’s scenic beauty.
When it comes to putting on a world class blues festival, Telluride’s very own SBC Productions has it dialed in. From the lineup and the late night shows all the way down to the kids area and the food vendors, Steve Gumble and his team of hard working Telluride locals never disappoint. Cheers to creating memories that we will never forget…unless we overindulge in craft beer!