WILLIE NELSON, THE FLAMING LIPS, ROBERT CRAY AND BIG HEAD TODD AND THE MONSTERS HEADLINE TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL

Counting down! 9 Days to go for the 18th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival . Taking stage September 16-18th closing an outstanding year of music in scenic Telluride, CO. This year’s Festival lineup shifts to new heights boasting new and unforgettable performances to grace the stage of Telluride Town Park. Today the official lineup has been announced and includes performances by Willie Nelson, The Flaming Lips, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Robert Cray, Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa, Marcia Ball, moe. Mavis Staples, Anders Osborne, Fitz and the Tantrums, 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann, and many more acts to follow.

“This year is one of the most eclectic and exciting lineups in the history of the festival,” said Steve Gumble, President and founder of the Festival. “This weekend has amazing musical talent daily and we’re not done. Our late night Juke Joints shows are yet to be announced!” added Gumble.

Every September, the bands, the fans, and the barrels of beer roll into Telluride Town Park for the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. The 2011 Festival promises another magical three-day celebration of live blues, rock, funk, gospel, aspiring new talent, and some of the biggest stars on the Festival circuit today! With over 20 nationally touring acts, music on the main stage all day, blues with breakfast in the middle of town at the Elk’s lodge stage, and late-night jams in four Juke Joint venues, there is no shortage of musical entertainment at the18th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. This year’s Festival is one not to be missed!

Along with an amazing weekend of music, Telluride Blues & Brews proudly presents the Grand Tasting on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011. One of the premier tasting events in the southwest, the Grand Tasting features more than 150 beers from over 50 accredited national microbreweries, including Telluride Blues & Brews Festival’s official beer sponsor, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

Additional Festival highlights include a wide variety of food and craft vendors, late-night Juke Joints shows, Blues for Breakfast, the Telluride Acoustic Blues Competition, and the Rainbow Kids area featuring a climbing wall, an inflatable obstacle course and castles, and our renowned Kid’s Parade.

Festival Passes

VIP and Early Bird 3-day passes are SOLD OUT! Regular 3-day passes, Juke Joint tickets, and camping passes are currently on sale now. Single day tickets for Friday, and Sunday are still available. Saturday single tickets are sold out!

3-day Festival passes are available for $160.00* and provide entry to the Festival grounds for all three days, as well as entry to Saturday’s Grand Tasting with over 150 microbrews from 50 accredited national microbreweries and your own souvenir tasting glass.

Juke Joint tickets are sold per night at $25* and provide the musical freedom to bounce from one venue to the next along Main Street, Telluride – sampling intimate late-night performances where you never know who will show up!

Festival 4-day camping passes are on sale now for $40 per person but are close to being sold out as well. Camping is located adjacent to the Festival grounds starting Thursday, September 15, and campsites are first come, first serve with passes sold per person, and not per site.

This is THE event NOT to MISS! For Festival information or to hurry up and purchase tickets visit www.tellurideblues.com or call 1.866.515.6166 today. Tickets available locally at Telluride Music, located at 123 E. Colorado Ave.

*All ticket prices subject to a $2.50 per day Town of Telluride fee and/or ticket handling fee.

Telluride Blues and Brews Festival -SEE YOU THERE!

 

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 micro-brews held in an outdoor music venue nestled within the aspen trees. 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.

PHOTO CREDITS:

 Barry Brecheisen for the Dana Fuchs, Front Stage, and Aerial Photo’s

Dino Perrucci, Beer glass

Alison Murphy, Kids Parade

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