Telluride Blues & Brews: Line-up Announced
The 24th annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, September 15-17, announces its 2017 artist lineup. Three-day, late-night shows (Juke Joint) and camping passes are on sale now. Three-day Festival passes are $200, plus service fees. Single-day tickets go on sale June 14. For festival information or to purchase tickets, visit TellurideBlues.com. To purchase tickets by phone, call (866) 515-6166. Tickets are also available locally at Telluride Music, 333 West Colorado Avenue. Scroll down to be inspired by Bonnie.
Telluride Blues & Brews returns with a dynamic, well-rounded mix of live blues, funk, indie, rock, jam band, gospel and soul performances with Bonnie Raitt, Steve Winwood, TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band, Anders Osborne, The Revivalists, Benjamin Booker, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Magpie Salute, and many more.
The complete list of announced artists is included below.
“I couldn’t be more excited about the artists on this year’s lineup. Steve Winwood has always been on my Blues & Brews bucket list. When I heard about the TajMo collaboration between Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’, I knew it was a perfect fit for the festival” said Steve Gumble, festival founder and director. “It’s not too often that you get to see two blues legends with a full band play a set together. As always, we are thrilled to have Bonnie Raitt playing in Telluride again this year. With 20 albums, 10 Grammys, and an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, we’re truly honored to welcome Bonnie back to the mountains. When all these artists are placed on one bill, it forms a really well-rounded, powerful and inspiring music festival. Fifty-six craft breweries is just icing on the cake!”
At Telluride Blues & Brews, artists will perform on three stages surrounded by a backdrop of 13,000-foot peaks just as the fall foliage season begins to brighten the landscape. To complement the music, the Festival proudly boasts a wide variety of local and regional food and craft vendors, children’s activities, and cozy late-night club shows (Juke Joints).
In addition, attendees get to enjoy an assortment of special events throughout the festival weekend including the “Blisters & Brews” 5k fundraiser race, free yoga sessions taught by instructors from the Telluride Yoga Festival, the Telluride Blues Challenge, Campground Sessions, and the Sunset Blues Concert.
Honoring its craft beer roots, the festival uncorks an equally impressive and diverse collection of 56 craft breweries boasting 170 styles of craft beer and cider at the Festival’s Grand Tasting.
Highly regarded as one of the premier beer tasting events in the Southwest, the Grand Tasting takes place inside the festival grounds on Saturday, September 16, noon – 3 p.m. Official festival beer sponsor, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, will also be on hand with a bevy of favorites including classics and rare creations such as the “Back Porch Lager” (only available at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival).
2017 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival artist lineup:
TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band
The Blind Boys of Alabama
The Magpie Salute
Delbert McClinton and Self Made Men
The Record Company
Ben Miller Band
Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
A.J. Fullerton featuring Stud Ford & Nic Clark
Steve Itterly – 2016 Telluride Blues Challenge Winner
The Festival schedule for the Main Stage, Blues Stage, Campground Stage, and Juke Joints will be released in early summer.
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