The Grand Tasting (the best part of the festival for many) had 56 breweries offering tastes of over 170 different types of beer. From cider to IPAs, and even a bead toss for the little ones, there was something for everyone!
After the Grand Tasting, Tab Benoit hit the stage (pictured below).
Monohonics with Ben I’Oncle Soul also played an awesome set.
Last but not least, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings took the stage to close out the night. I am not sure if I have ever seen a more moving performance. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the crowd after she announced she had just received a second cancer diagnosis and completed her first chemotherapy session the Tuesday before she arrived in Telluride. She danced while singing “get up, get out” to her cancer and then went on to do an amazing, high-energy performance. Talk about a strong and amazing woman!
We are headed into the park for day 3 of the festival. Stay tuned for an update!