The Blues Don’t Always Come From the South, Go West! Telluride to be Exact.


The 20th Annual Telluride Blues and Brews Festival


Blues does not have to come from the south, it is alive and well out west.  Telluride, Colorado to be exact. Nestled in a valley where every direction has a post card view, music fills the air and people gather in droves. This festival should be on everyone’s bucket list. It displays something for everyone, a family atmosphere and plenty of activities to enjoy. Telluride is the perfect setting to see some of your favorite stars up close and personal.

A 3 day festival in September that grows larger and larger every year, the artists want to play there just for the surrounding views. Previous performers include Chris Robinson and the Brotherhood, Robert Randolph, Little Feat and Trombone Shorty. You can also listen to up and coming artists like Anders Osborne, March Fourth, Orgone and many more. The music starts at noon and continues well into the night. Oh, and did I mention it is also a beer festival? That is always a bonus and the main sponsor  is Sierra Nevada and they always provide a great vibe.

Anders-Osborne Little-Feat March-Fourth Orgone Robert-Randolph

Did you take a hike up the Jud Wiebe Trail and miss a few acts? No worries my friend most of the bands play in the local clubs around town after the festival closes for the night, take a look at the Juke Joint line up and find the hot spots.

This year’s acts include The Black Crowes, Jim James, Melissa Etheridge and one of my favorites Gary Clark Jr. (that guy can shred a guitar). Enjoy the blues, brews, scenery and clean air of Telluride, CO. and mark it on your calendar.  This is not one you want to miss.