Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Announces Full Lineup


18th Annual Festival September 16-18, 2011

The 18th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival announced an unprecedented lineup of talent, including headliners Willie Nelson, The Flaming Lips and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. This year's Festival lineup shifts to new heights boasting new and unforgettable performances to grace the stage of Telluride Town Park. This annual event takes place in scenic Telluride, CO on September 16-18, 2011 with Festival performances including Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa, moe., Marcia Ball, Fitz and the Tantrums, Mavis Staples, Anders Osborne, 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Marcia Ball, Eric Bibb String Band, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights, Lionel Young Band, The Sugar Thieves, and many more.

"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 boasts amazing musical talent and late night Juke Joint performances to bring the house down!"

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; musical entertainment abounds in Telluride at the 18th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.

On Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, Blues & Brews proudly presents the Grand Tasting. One of the premier tasting events in the southwest featuring more than 150 beers from over 50 accredited national microbreweries, including Telluride Blues & Brews Festival's official beer sponsor, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

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. Three-day Festival passes are available for $160.00 and provide entry to the Festival grounds for all three days, entry to Saturday's Grand Tasting and a souvenir tasting glass. VIP and Early Bird 3-day passes are SOLD OUT!

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. Camping is located adjacent to the Festival grounds starting Thursday, September 15th.

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

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