ROBERT CRAY COMPLETES THE TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL LINEUP

The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival returns to Telluride Town Park September 16-18th to kick-off another incredible year of good music, good fun, and some of the best microbrews in the country. This year’s event marks the 18th Annual festival and Blues & Brews is proud to announce five-time Grammy winning Robert Cray to the festival lineup.

Robert Cray leads the Blues Hall of Fame for the Class of 2011. Cray has established himself as one of the most popular artists in blues and has been a dominant force in blues ever since. He helped to reignite the blues on the national scene in the 1980s with his breakthrough album “Strong Persuader” in 1986. His soulful voice, creative guitar work, meaningful songs and dazzling live performances, shows why Cray has earned his rise to international fame and an inductee for the 2011 Blues Hall of Fame. Don’t miss Robert Cray’s intimate performance under the stars in Telluride Town Park.

The 18th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival will also feature headliners Willie Nelson, The Flaming Lips, and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Additional performances include Zappa Plays Zappa, moe., Marcia Ball, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Mavis Staples, Anders Osborne, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and many more.

Renowned as one of the most scenic music festivals in the country, Telluride Blues & Brews is located within the world-famous resort town of Telluride, CO, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.  The Festival is a three-day celebration of music and microbrews held in an outdoor music venue nestled within a box canyon of the San Juan Mountains. A humble wooden stage with towering mountain peaks provides a natural showcase for the Festival’s talent. For Festival-goers, the pristine mountain valley makes the perfect dance floor.

By day, experience live blues, funk, rock, gospel and soul performances, and the best microbrews in the country, a wide variety of food and craft vendors, children’s activities, and much, much more – all within the Festival grounds and only a couple blocks from the heart of Main Street, Telluride. By night, follow the festival music as it flows into town, where late-night juke joints fill indoor venues for after-hours jams, where you never know who’ll show up!

Three-day passes, Juke Joint tickets, and camping passes are currently on sale now. Single day tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday go on sale July 1st.

For Festival information or to purchase tickets online visit www.tellurideblues.com or call 1.866.515.6166 today. Tickets can be purchased locally at Telluride Music, located at 123 E. Colorado Ave.

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